Duathlon challenge October 14-16
Cycle six kilometres and run 2km faster than anyone else in separate men's and women's challenges at Cycle 2005 and you could win a Fuji Team SL road bike worth pound;2,000. Venue: ExCel, Royal Victoria Dock, near Canary Wharf. You can also have your swimming technique analysed in an Endless Pool. Entrants bringing their own bikes are offered secure parking and a free service. Entrance tickets: pound;10, pound;12 on the door.
Competition registration: Tel: 0870 126 1786 www.cycleshow.co.uk
Murder explained November 18
The London Jewish Cultural Centre has co-organised a conference for AS and A-level students with the Imperial War Museum, London SE1. Speakers include Dr Mark Levene, from Southampton University, on "Willing executioners? Explaining the actions of the perpetrators of mass murder".
Afternoon sessions include film and propaganda, uses of historical documents, and Touching the Past workshop - artefact handling exploring the history of the Holocaust. Fee: pound;15 per student.
Tel: 020 7416 53135444 www.iwm.org.uk
Robot recycling Closes November 30
To celebrate the DVD release of the movie Robots, Entertainment Resources is encouraging schools to take part in recycling projects and work with community groups to become more environmentally responsible. The class coming up with the best recycling initiative will receive the Rusties Recycling Award, which includes a double cinema ticket for each class member. The individual submitting the best invention will receive the Rodney Copperbottoms Inventors Award, which includes a year's cinema pass.
Famous for five minutes
The Historical Association is celebrating its centenary with a competition for sixth-formers. In January, each participating school will send a representative to a competition arranged by its local HA branch to talk for up to five minutes about the character they think has made the most significant contribution to society in the 100 years from 1906 to 2006. Regional winners will then be invited to a final in Birmingham on March 18, and the overall winner will receive a prize at the HA centenary day in London on May 19.
Tel: 020 7735 3901 Email: balloondebates@history. org.uk www.history.org.uk