25th June 1999 at 01:00

Annual symposium, comprising lectures and exhibitions aimed at GCSE and A-level students, teachers and careers advisers, at the Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore, London SW7. Tickets: pound;5 (one teacher free per 10 students). Details: Clare Grimes, 0171 591 3007; e-mail: JULY 7-8 CITIZENSHIP EDUCATION

Organised by and held at Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London WC1. Speakers include: David Blunkett, education secretary; Bernard Crick, London University; Nick Tate, chief executive, Qualifications and Curriculum Authority. Fee: pound;40, pound;35 students; pound;20, pound;15 students one day. Details: Joanna Biggs, 0171 612 6313; e-mail: JULY 8 THE MULTILINGUAL CITY

Organised by Sheffield education department at Sheffield HallamUniversity. In the light of Sheffield's initiative to encourage everyone in the city to learn to speak another language, it will explore such topics as: the Nuffield language inquiry; Sheffield community language schools; Sheffield University'scommunity languages research project and the European dimension. Fee: pound;10; pound;20. Details: John Sanderson, 0114 273 5733.


The JTA's annual conference will be held at the Renaissance Jamaica Grande Resort, Ocho Rios, Jamaica, on the theme "Building a culture of excellence in schools". Key speaker: Dr Claudia Harvey, UNESCO education officer for the Caribbean. All-inclusive teachers' rates: US$340 single occupancy; US$250 double occupancy. Details: 0181 516 6355.

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