Organised by London Association for the Teaching of English at Forest Gate Community School, Forest Street, London E7, for primary and secondary English teachers. Main speaker is Terry Furlong, inspector for English, and there will be a choice of workshops. Fee: Pounds 20, Pounds 15 members, Pounds 5 concessions. Details: John Wilks, 0181 318 2381.
MARCH 23 TEACHING THE TEXT AT KEY STAGE 4 Organised by the English Association at St Catherine's College, Oxford. Speakers include: Robert Protherough, formerly of the school of education, Hull University. Fee: Pounds 37, Pounds 32 members. Details: Helen Lucas, English Association, The University, Leicester LE1 7RH.
MARCH 30-31 VOYAGES OF DISCOVERY Organised by the education section of the British Society for the History of Science at the Royal Naval Museum, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. Aimed at teachers, students and the general public, it will include talks on aspects of maritime history relevant to the school curriculum and guided tours around the Dockyard ships and museums. Fee: Pounds 18 (two days), Pounds 12 (Saturday only). Details: Peter Ellis, 01983 652229.
APRIL 2 AGENDA FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE Organised by the Agricultural and Allied Education sector of the University and College Lecturers' Union at Stoke Rochford, near Grantham, Lincolnshire. Minister for Agriculture, Tim Boswell MP, and environmentalists will discuss the impact of sustainable development on agricultural education and the setting up of a colleges' network. Fee: Pounds 50. Details: Andy Sparkhall, 0171 837 3636.
APRIL 10-12 LET'S READ: NEW DIRECTIONS Organised by the National Association for Special Educational Needs at Edge Hill College of Higher Education, Ormskirk, Lancashire, to help teachers to update their understanding of reading failure and their strategies in enabling pupils to gain reading skills. Speakers include: Peter Pumfrey, Manchester University, and Henrietta Dombey, Brighton University. Fees start at Pounds 223.25 residential, Pounds 152. 75 non-residential (members). Details: Dee French, 01827 311500.