29th March 1996 at 00:00
APRIL 23-25


Fifteen separate scientific conferences at Telford International Centre, Shropshire, on such topics as women in physics; X-rays and radioactivity; and education and training in optics. Speakers include: Sir Robert May, the Government's chief scientific adviser. There will be a Physics in Action programme for schools. Details: Belinda Hopley (conferences) and Brian Davies (Physics in Action), 0171 470 4800. E-mail: WWW:



Organised for college principals, human resource managers and senior staff by Viva E-Quality Limited at Novotel, Birmingham. It will focus on the potential impact of EU and UK gender equality legislation on further education contracts of employment. Fee: Pounds 250 (Pounds 200 and Pounds 125 for second and third delegates from same institution). Details: Sue Scullard, telfax: 01235 536231.

APRIL 23,29, MAY 15 AND JUNE 11

THE 16-19 QUALIFICATIONS FRAMEWORK: SIR RON DEARING'S REPORT -IMPLICATIONS FOR FURTHER EDUCATION Consultation conferences organised by Further Education Development Agency at Hotel Russell, London WC1; Royal York Hotel, York; Grand Hotel, Birmingham; and FEDA, Blagdon, Bristol, respectively. Led by Caroline Mager, a member of Sir Ron's review team, they are aimed at senior curriculum managers, Further Education Funding Council inspectors and programme officers, and Training and Education Council education managers. Fee: Pounds 149. Details: 01761 462503.

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