Conferences and courses

29th June 2001 at 01:00
The Historical Association's Conference of the True Millennium will be held in Grey College, Durham University, July 25-28. Lectures include: Sir Arnold Wolfendale on "1,000 Years of Astronomy: where next?"; Professor David Knight on "1,000 Years of Science"; and Revd Dr Gavin Wakefield on "1,000 Years of Christianity". Discussion groups include: medieval monks, the Roman woman, the Venerable Bede and Suleyman the Magnificent. Fee: pound;200 residential; pound;90 non-residential; day rate pound;25. Send large SAE to: HA Conference, History of Education Project, School of Education, Leazes Road, Durham DH1 1TA. Web: "Called by God: RE teaching, a Christian vocation?" is the theme of a conference for RE teachers and trainees at St John's College, Nottingham, September 14-16. Organised by the Association of Christian Teachers, CARE for Education and The Stapleford Centre, it will explore God in a multi-faith world; the RE teacher and the rest of the curriculum; and God in the RE teacher's life. Fee: pound;150. Contact Liz Slinn, CARE for Education, 53 Romney Street, London SW1P 3RF. Tel: 020 7233 0455.

E-mail: Forthcoming courses from The Christian Education Movement include: planning and developing quality RE in the primary school, December 6, London; assessing achievements in secondary RE, October 3, London; March 6 2002, London; March 19 2002, Leeds; May 21 2002, Bristol, November 19 2002, Birmingham; November 26 2002, London; and GCSE RS: raising standards, November 7 2001 in Birmingham. Day courses cost pound;95, pound;110 non-subscribers; half-day courses are pound;45, pound;50 non-subscribers. Contact April McIntyre,tel: 01332 296655. E-mail: Health and Safety in Fieldwork, a residential course at Preston Montford Field Centre, Shrewsbury SY4 1DX, takes place November 2-4. Run by the Geographical Association and Field Studies Council, it is suitable for teachers interested in working outside the classroom. Fee: pound;155 residential. Contact the FSC at Preston Montford, tel: 01743 850380.

In the lead-up to National Archaeology Day, July 22, The Centre for Archaeology at Fort Cumberland, near Portsmouth is running workshops for local schoolchildren until July 6. They are taking part in a mock-up dig, searching for finds and learning how to categorise and record the evidence to build up a picture of the past. English Heritage, 23 Savile Row, London W1X 1AB. Tel: 020 7973 3250.

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