"Celebrating history" is the theme of the Historical Association's annual conference and AGM at the Wallace Collection, Hertford House, Manchester Square, London W1, April 5. The programme comprises a range of lectures and guided visits around the treasures of the collection, which includes French 18th-century pictures, 17th-century pictures and an impressive armoury. HA, 59A Kennington Park Road, London SE11 4JH. Tel: 020 7735 3901The Historical Association's Border Conference will be held in Carlisle, July 24-27.
Lectures include: Hadrian's Wall; and "War means Whisky! Liquor control and the Carlisle experiment, 1915-21". Parallel sessions will be run on Border history, the loss of the American colonies, ICT and history and the French Revolution together with guided visits. Prices start at pound;1 and student bursaries are available for accommodation. HA (Border Conference), Freepost, London SE11 4BR.
Events and courses for teachers and schools run by the British Museum in Great Russell Street, London WC1 include: "Focus on Islam", May 19-23, imaginative sessions on Egypt, Arabic and Islamic art - revealing the many worlds of Islam past and present; "Egypt Today for KS2", May 19, 22 and 23, 10.45am and 12.30pm, one-hour session, pound;60 per group; "Mycenaean Greece for ASA2 students", March 6, 10.45am-3.45pm; whole-school and other tailor-made courses on such topics as teaching history at KS2 and Greeks and Egyptians. Fee: pound;150 half-day; pound;250 full day.
Tel: Richard Woff, 020 7323 85118854 www.thebritishmuseum.org