INFANTS, CAREGIVERS AND THE BEGINNINGS OF COMMUNICATION
Organised by Goldsmiths Association for Early Childhood at Goldsmiths College, London University, SE14. Professor Colwyn Trevarthen, Edinburgh University, is the main speaker and there will be workshops on aspects of language development, story props and outdoor play. Fee: Pounds 27.50 (includes membership fee to end of 1996), Pounds 17.50 members. Details: Geva Blenkin, 0171 919 7338.
THE ROLE OF TRUSTEES IN SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES
Organised by Winckworth Pemberton Solicitors in association with Church of England National Society and the Edmund Plowden Trust at Wesley's Chapel, City Road, London EC1. Speakers include: Derek Worlock, Archbishop of Liverpool, Michael Thatcher, head of education law at Winckworth's, and Mike Spearking, Department for Education and Employment. Heads, governors and LEA officers welcome. Fee: Pounds 99.88. Details: Roger Fitton, 0171 593 5000.
APPRAISAL - CONSISTENCY AND CONTINUITY
Organised by Kent County Appraisal Team at Bridgewood Manor Hotel, Rochester. Speakers include: Alan Evans, co-author of the National Evaluation, Duncan Graham, chair of the National Steering Group, and Anthea Millett, Teacher Training Agency. Fee: Pounds 250, Pounds 150 non-residential. Details: Brian Scragg, 01622 672202.
FROM INSPIRATION TO REALITY: OPENING UP ADVENTURE TO ALL
Organised by Foundation for Outdoor Adventure and the National Association for Outdoor Education at Novotel, Sheffield City Centre. Speakers: Judy Ling Wong, director, Black Environment Network, and David Parker, director of quality and development, Prince's Trust Volunteers. Fee: Pounds 45. Details: Elaine Willis, 01203 675575.
MUSIC AND THE PSYCHE II
Follow-up conference to one held in June organised by London's City University. Speakers will include: Brian Eno of Queen, and Paul Robertson, presenter of Channel 4's Music and the Brain. Proposals are invited by September 30 for workshops and lectures on specialist topics such as initiatives for improving holistic musical awareness within the classroom, and gender and musical consciousness. Details: fax 0181 441 5756.