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Jorvik Viking Festival

February 16-26

The city of York will still resound with warlike bellows and the clash of steel, but a battle of love is also taking place. King Sihtric of Dublin is to marry Princess Edith, the sister of Aethelstan, the West Saxon King of England, in a royal wedding ceremony at the Minster. Keep an eye out also for battle drills, a ship burial, the famous Trial by Ordeal, the Bloody Battle at Clifford's Tower, a long ship race on the Ouse and a saga and song night.

Tel: 01904 543403 www.vikingjorvik.com

Nazis and the Holocaust

February 24

Lecture for sixth formers with workshops and an opportunity to meet Holocaust survivors, organised by the Imperial War Museum at the London Jewish Cultural Centre, 94-96 North End Road, London NW11. pound;15 per student.

Tel: 020 8455 9900 www.iwm.org.uklondoneducation

Over the Rainbow

Closes January 31

Photography competition offering prizes of digital cameras. Includes a category for ages 14 and under. Students older than 14 can enter one of the other categories: colour; people; monochrome. It is run by the Isle of Wight Digital Imaging Group.


Online construction

Closes February half term

Ruconstructive, created by the ConstructionSkills council, invites key stage 3 pupils to create a film on the buildings they most like and dislike in their area. Key stage 4 students are required to create an advertisement aimed at their peers promoting careers in construction. Winners will receive a DVD recorder for their school.

For guidelines on linking the project to lesson plans visit www.ruconstructive.co.uk

Molluscs competition

Closes March 1

Up to three prizes of pound;200 are awarded annually by The Malacological Society of London for practical projects focusing on molluscs (slugs, snails, clams, tusk shells, cuttlefish, giant squid and octopus).

The project report can be in any medium from paper to PowerPoint or video.

Application forms and details from: Professor G Dussart, Canterbury Christ Church University, Canterbury, Kent CT1 1QU Email: gbd1@cant.ac.ukwww.malacsoc.org.uk

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