JANUARY 17-21 ART96: THE LONDON CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR
A variety of work will be on show at the Business Design Centre, Islington, N1, from some of the country's best-known names through to younger, up-and-coming artists. The Fair will also showcase the winners of the first annual Wingate Young Artists Awards. Details: 0171 359 3535.
WEDNESDAYS FROM JANUARY 17 APRIL 3, 1.15 PM FREE LUNCHTIME TALKS
The National Army Museum, Chelsea, London SW3, is complementing its displays and exhibitions with illustrated presentations on subjects which include the Battle of Falkirk (on its 250th anniversary), fighting with the bayonet, medicine and the soldier, and Bonnie Prince Charlie (to mark the opening of the museum's new special exhibition on February 7). Details: Julian Humphreys, 0171 730 0717 ext. 2210.
JANUARY 20 NEWTON PREP OPEN DAY
The school for bright children is opening its doors at 149 Battersea Park Road, London. Parents will have the opportunity to talk to experts on high ability children. Details: 0171 720 4091.
JANUARY 30 CAREERS FOR GEOGRAPHERS SYMPOSIUM
Organised by the Royal Geographical Society at Stonar School, Atworth, Melksham, Wiltshire, for sixth-form geographers and undergraduates. There will be talks and one-to-one discussions about a wide range of careers including retail, travel, charities, finance and the environment. Tickets: Pounds 2, members free. Details: Martyn Webster, 01225 702309.