3rd March 1995 at 00:00


A world tour of around 400 exhibits from Beijing's Museum of Science and Technology has reached Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. It shows how Chinese inventions, such as printing, paper, gunpowder, the magnetic compass, and the wheel, have helped to shape the modern world. Exhibits include: a magnificent bronze chariot and horses and a Terracotta Army warrior. Concessionary rates for pre-booked school parties. Details: Jan Anderson, Schools Liaison Unit, 021 235 4618.

MARCH 9 A-LEVEL ECONOMICS APPEAL Independent Appeals Authority for Schools Examinations hearing at Newcombe House, 45 Notting Hill Gate, London W11, 10.30am, open to the public. Details: 071 243 9245.

MARCH 22, JUNE 21 MANAGING BEHAVIOUR IN SCHOOL: A POSITIVE APPROACH Kidscape workshop at 152 Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1. Topics include: a consistent behaviour policy; managing individual difficulties. Fee: Pounds 75. Details: 071 730 3300.

APRIL 2 THE LONDON MARATHON British athletes, John Regis and Tony Jarrett, are urging anyone with a confirmed place in the marathon to use it to raise money for Marie Curie Cancer Care. Contact Tracy Cooper on 071 201 2366 for a free pack and sponsorship forms.

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