Conferences and courses

1st December 2000 at 00:00
CONFERENCES AND COURSES The Open University's philosophy department is running a conference for teachers of A or AS level philosophy and religious education at Walton Hall, Milton Keynes on March 17. Speakers include professors Simon Blackburn and Edward Craig, Cambridge University. Group sessions on offer are: ethics, philosophy of religionmind, and theory of knowledge. Fee: pound;10. The Philosophy Department, Faculty of Arts, The Open University, Milton Keynes MK7 6AA. Web: www. teachconf.htm 2001: A Spatial Odyssey, the Geographical Association's annual conference and resources exhibition, will be held at Sussex University, April 9-11.

GA, 160 Solly Street, Sheffield S1 4BF, Tel: 0114 296 0088. E-mail: Web: The Historical Association's Conference of the True Millennium will be held at Grey College, Durham University, July 25-28. Lectures include: Sir Arnold Wolfendale on 1000 Years ofAstronomy: where next?, Professor David Knight on 1000 Years of Science, and Revd Dr Gavin Wakefield on 1000 Years of Christianity. Discussion groups include: medieval monks, the Roman woman, the Venerable Bede and Suleyman the Magnificent. Outings will be organised. Fee: pound;200 residential, pound;90 non-residential, day rate pound;25. Bursaries available to 16-25-year-olds in full-time education. Send large SAE to: HA Conference, History of Education Project, School of Education, Leazes Road, Durham DH1 1TA. Web: www. Isle of Purbeck Field Studies, now part of New Barn Field Centre, Dorset, is offering new syllabus AS and A-level courses in geology for OCR centres and geography for OCR and EDEXCEL centres. Geology covers the four necessary field work skills using the Dorset coastline and geography can include coastal studies, tourism, impact of the coastline and human geography topics such as market towns. Noel Donnelly, tel: 01929 556031.

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