"Teaching contemporary literature" is the theme of an English Association conference on March 25 at St Catherine's College, Oxford. Speakers include: Dr Valentine Cunningham, fellow of Corpus Christi, Oxford; John Marks, Bacup and Rawtenstall Grammar School, poet, critic and author; and John Mole, head of English at St Albans School, poet and author. Fee: Pounds 37, Pounds 32 members. Details: Helen Lucas, English Association, University of Leicester. Tel: 0533 525927.