JUNE 28. LISTENING TO CHILDREN: CHILDREN, ETHICS AND SOCIAL RESEARCH. Organised by Barnardo's at the Voluntary Sector Resource Centre, Holloway Road, London N7. Launch of a Barnado's-commissioned report by Dr Priscilla Alderson, London Institute of Education. Speakers include: Dr Alderson, Dr Ruth Sinclair, National Children's Bureau, and Gerison Lansdown, Children's Rights Development Unit. Fee: Pounds 47 including report. Details: 0181 550 8822.
JUNE 29. ADVENTURES IN PHOTOGRAPHY
Organised by the Imperial War Museum, Lambeth Road, London SE1 and Barbican Art Gallery on the role of the war photographer for sixth-form and college groups studying history, art, art history and media studies. Students will see how photography is used within the museum as a form of historical evidence and will visit the George Rodger exhibition at the Barbican. Fee: Pounds 8. Details: 0171 417 5313.
JULY 1. EARLY YEARS PHYSICAL EDUCATION
Organised by Birmingham Curriculum Support Service at University of Central England, Edgbaston for early-years practitioners, writers and consultants. Speakers include: Pauline Wetton, Durham University, and Hazel Manners, Brighton University. Fee: Pounds 90, Pounds 80 local schools. Details: 0121 428 1178.
JULY 4-6. EDUCATION, TRAINING AND PERSONNEL DEVELOPMENT
Exhibition and conference programme at Hall 6, National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham. Sessions include: "Contributing to the successful organisation by defining learning as a competitive advantage" led by Professor David Guest, Birkbeck College, University of London; and "Career development in the Nineties" led by Dr Wendy Hirsh, Institute of Employment Studies. Conference fees: Pounds 245 plus VAT (one day), Pounds 440 plus VAT (two days), Pounds 600 plus VAT (three days). Details: Isabel Bulley or Sharon Singh, 0171 973 6401.
JULY 7-9. SELF-ESTEEM SOLUTIONS
Organised by Self-Esteem Network and sponsored by Daniels Publishing at Homerton College, Cambridge.
Speakers include: Gloria Steinem, "pillar of the women's liberation movement", and Maurice Galton, professor of education, Leicester University. Fee: Pounds 295 plus VAT residential, Pounds 220 plus VAT non-res, Pounds 110 plus VAT daily rate.
Details: Michael Pye, Daniels Publishing, 01223 467144.
JULY 7-9. WHITHER SEN?
Organised by National Association of Advisory Officers for Special Education at The Scandic Crown Hotel, Rotherhithe, London SE16. Debates on special educational needs and the voluntary sectorpolitical sceneparents and the community. Speaker: Philippa Russell OBE, on "Children first - practice and policy changes". Fee: Pounds 270, Pounds 250 members. Details: Christopher Dyer, 01799 521257.
JULY 8. UNDER THREAT - EARLY-YEARS' TEACHER EDUCATION.
Organised by Tutors of Advanced Courses for Teachers of Young Children at Nottingham University. Speakers include: Bryan Davies MP, Labour spokesperson on higher education, Ann Markham, Teacher Training Agency, and Professor Philip Gammage, Nottingham University. Fee: Pounds 75. Details: Florence Beetlestone, Greenwich University, 0181 331 9420.
JULY 10-14. ADULT EDUCATION AND THE ARTS
International conference organised by The Arts in Fife, Fife Regional Council and Scottish Community Education Council at St Andrews University. Topics include: the arts and social change in South Africa and cultural action in Scottish communities. Social programme includes a ceilidh and visits to the Trossachs, Stirling and the museums of East Neuk of Fife. Fee: Pounds 325 residential including all events, Pounds 150 non-res excluding social events. Details: Bridget McConnell, 01592 414714.