TIME AND THE PRIESTLEYS
Tom Priestley is showing his film, in which he talks to his father J B Priestley, at Central Library, Bradford, 2.15pm. The conversation covers J B Priestley's life as a writer and the pre-World War I Bradford he grew up in. The film is intercut with period photos and archive film footage including family home movies and Derek Jacobi reads from the author's works.
JANUARY 28-JULY 26
THE LIFE AND TIMES OF N M ROTHSCHILD, 1777-1836
Born into Frankfurt's overcrowded Jewish ghetto, Nathan Mayer Rothschild crossed the Channel in 1798 aged 21 with barely any English, began as a textile merchant in Manchester and moved on to banking in London. The rest is history and is told at the Museum of London, London Wall, EC2. Among fascinating objects on display are the coded messages the Rothschild brothers exchanged when organising the movement of gold supplies through enemy territory to Wellington's armies on the Spanish front, portraits, personal possessions, Jewish ritual objects and the Memorbuch record of life in the Frankfurt Jewish community. Details: 0171 600 3699.
DO HOWARD GARDNER'S MULTIPLE INTELLIGENCES ADD UP?
Public lecture to be given by John White, professor of philosophy of education, in the Elvin Hall, Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London WC1, 6pm. A wine reception will follow. Details: Judy Morrison, 0171 612 6750.
NEW FRONTIERS IN GEOGRAPHY: RAISING ACHIEVEMENT
Inset day organised by the Royal Geographical Society at 1 Kensington Gore, London SW7, 10am. Subjects include: target setting; and how to improve key stage 3 assessment and there will be update lectures on self-help housing in less developed countries and on global shifts in the economy. Fee: Pounds 25, Pounds 20 members. Details: Alison Glazebrook, 0171 591 3006; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The moving story of a mother whale and her calf in the increasingly threatened undersea world will be performed by Queen Ethelburga's College's school orchestra and choir at the Grand Opera House, York, 7pm, in aid of the World Wide Fund for Nature. A number of professional musicians will contribute to the ecological entertainment. Tickets: Pounds 10, Pounds 8 concessions from 01904 671818.
THE NEW DEAL: WILL IT WORK?
THE IMPACT OF COMPUTER MEDIATED COMMUNICATION ON TEACHING, LEARNING AND LIBRARY SERVICES
14+ NATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS REFORM: PROGRESS SO FAR
Staff-student research seminars organised by Greenwich University in the Jewry Street premises shared with Guildhall University, Aldgate, 5-6.30pm (tea and coffee at 4.30pm). The speaker at the first will be Dan Finn, Portsmouth University, who is a member of the National Advisory Group for Continuing Education and Lifelong Learning, the New Deal Task Force and special adviser to the House of Commons Employment Select Committee. Details: Patrick Ainley, 0181 331 9755.