NOVEMBER 2. EQUALITY AND ACHIEVEMENT
Organised by National Union of Teachers at Hamilton House, London WC1. Speakers include: John Howson, Teacher Training Agency; and Audrey Osler, Birmingham University, on black teachers as professionals. Fee: Pounds 75, Pounds 25-Pounds 50 members. Details: Pauline HicksRuth Blunt, 0171 380 47274721.
VISUAL STIMULATION FOR CHILDREN WITH MULTIPLE DISABILITIES
Organised on behalf of the VITAL Curriculum Group by Royal National Institute for the Blind at Condover Hall School, Shropshire. Fee: Pounds 40 professionals, Pounds 10 parents. Details: Suzy Wallis, 0171 388 1266 ext. 2296.
MUNCHAUSEN SYNDROME AND MS BY PROXY
Organised by Assessment Services at New Hall College, Cambridge, for education, health and social service professionals. Speaker: Dr Michael Murphy, Queen Mary's University Hospital, Roehampton. Fee: Pounds 85. Details: 01223 890497.
TRAVELLER EDUCATION: AGENTS FOR CHANGE
Organised by National Association of Teachers of Travellers at Stakis Hotel, Leicester. Speakers: Professor Tim Brighouse, chief education officer, Birmingham; and Pat Holmes, West Midlands Education Service for Travelling Children. Fee: Pounds 265, Pounds 243 members. Details: Christina Hart, 01603 766133.
NOVEMBER 12 AND MARCH 11
VITAMINS, MINERALS AND SCHOOLCHILDREN
Organised in London and Glasgow respectively by National Dairy Council with the National Association for Teachers of Home Economics and other organisations. Issues include: nutritional guidelines for food provision in schools and factors which influence children's choice of food. Fee: Pounds 29.50. Details: Esther Jones, NDC, 5-7 John Princes Street, London W1M OAP (mark your envelope "Schoolchildren seminars").
ENGLISH AS A SECONDADDITIONAL LANGUAGE WITHIN THE SCHOOL SETTING
Organised by Bilingualism and Languages Network at Birkbeck College, Malet Street, London WC1. Topics include: whole school responsibility for ESL learners in practice, networking and the potential of information technology in enabling ESL learners and acceleration strategies. Fee: Pounds 60. Details: Ms C Tan, 0181 883 0237 (telfax).
SMALL SCHOOLS: BIG VALUES?
Organised by National Small Schools' Forum at TSB Training College, Telford, Shropshire. Speakers include: Keith Lloyd HMI; David Keast, Exeter Network; and Bill Laar, registered inspector and TES columnist. Fee: Pounds 110, Pounds 99 members or Pounds 30 day rate. Details: Emma BeechMike Carter, 01743 233893.
AERIAL CREATURES: PAUL NASH AND THE ART OF WORLD WAR II
Imperial War Museum conference for sixth form and college artart history students at Lambeth Road, London SE1, linking up with its Paul Nash exhibition. Speakers include: Julian Freeman, Brighton University, and Charles Hall, a Nash expert, and there will be an artists' panel discussion. Fee: Pounds 5. Details: 0171 416 5329.