JUNE 10. THE SILENT PIONEERS: WOMEN IN THE EARLY FILM INDUSTRY
International symposium at National Film Theatre 2, South Bank, London SE1 for students of film, cultural and women's studies and anyone interested in the subject. It will include screenings and papers on: Alice Guy and the Gaumont legacy, Germaine Dulac, censorship and personal conflict, Lois Weber, Musidora and the vaudeville inheritance, androgny and issues of gender and sexuality. Tickets: Pounds 25, Pounds 17.50 concessions. Details: 0171-928 3232.
JUNE 12-JULY 26 PARENTING AND EDUCATION
Free introductory talks for parents and professionals at The New Learning Centre, 211 Sumatra Road, London NW6 and 21 Kensington Park Gardens, London W11, led by No l Janis-Norton, learning and behaviour specialist, and her colleague Gillian Edwards. Subjects include: dyslexia and dyspraxia, resolving parent-child conflicts, sibling squabbles and peer-group problems, and tackling severe school problems. The NLC also runs tutoring and study skills groups and parenting skills courses. Details: 0171-794 03215328.
JUNE 21-23 DIRECTIONS '95 - THE SCHOOLS' FAIR
Free TES-sponsored exhibition and seminars for the 15-plus age group at Hall 2, Wembley Conference and Exhibition Centre, London, 9.30am-4pm. Open to school parties, individual students, teachers, careers advisers and parents, it will include higher education institutions, potential commercial employers and vocational organisations. Details: Vivienne Herke, 0171-782 6393.
JUNE 29. RAISING READING STANDARDS IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS
Seminar organised by Harwich School Reading Initiative at the Butterfly Hotel, Colchester, Essex for senior managers and heads of learning support. Speakers include: Wendy Cooling, broadcaster and reviewer, and Simon Ross-Pearce, Reading Initiative coordinator, Harwich School. Fee: Pounds 75. Details: 01255 506272.