UNTIL JANUARY 5 MEANINGFUL MAKERS
An exhibition at Watershed, Bristol, of photography-based work by local schools resulting from three residencies and linked to the school curriculum. Among the displays are collage constructions by a primary class of themselves in their chosen future careers, and "Home", a year-long project carried out by a GCSE art class, which included a week with a primary class. An educational forum about the initiative will be held on November 26, 5pm. Fee: Pounds 2.50, Pounds 1.50 concessions. Details: 0117 927 6444.
UNTIL NOVEMBER 21 TOP MARKS ART
An exhibition at the London Institute, 65 Davies Street, W1, of work by fine art students who obtained a first-class honours degree from one of the institute's five colleges (these include Central Saint Martin's College of Art and Design and London College of Fashion). It is a lively mixture of painting, printmaking, sculpture, photography, combined media, film and video and theatre design. Details: 0171 514 6000.
STARTING NOVEMBER 5 FREEDOM AND CONTROL IN EDUCATION
Melanie Walker, of the University of the Western Cape Academic Development Centre, is to give the first of a series of free lectures at the Institute of Education, Cambridge, 5.15 pm. Other speakers include: Professor David Hargreaves, Cambridge Institute (November 26); Professor Denis Lawton, London Institute of Education (February 11); and Professor Sheila Riddell, Stirling University (May 13). Details: Barbara Shannon, 01223 369631.
NOVEMBER 15 OXFAM'S FAST FOR BASIC RIGHTS
Schoolchildren are invited to challenge poverty by getting sponsored to give something up for the day, be it a meal, sweets, or even not wearing a school uniform. Funds raised will go to Oxfam's vital emergency and development work in over 70 countries. A teachers' pack is available which focuses on Oxfam projects in Bangladesh, Kenya and Brazil, and staff in local Oxfam offices will be happy to give a slide presentation at your school. Details: 0345 585783 or e-mail: email@example.com NOVEMBER 15 MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR BERYL LOVERIDGE
Beryl Loveridge's contribution to the education of girls in Islington will be celebrated at St Silas Church, Penton Street, London N1, 2.30pm, and afterwards at Elizabeth Garrett Anderson School. Miss Loveridge, formerly head of Starcross School, retired as head of EGA School in April 1994 and died in June 1996. Details: Carole Uncle, 0171 837 0739.
NOVEMBER 21 METROPOLITAN EDUCATION CONVENTION
Education Horizons' event for heads and governors at The Novotel, Hammersmith, London W6. Speakers: Professor Alan Smithers, Brunel University, and Dr Nick Tate, chief executive, School Curriculum and Assessment Authority. Seminar topics range from ways of raising finance to 100 ways to motivate pupils. Free. Details: Aileen Owen Davies, 01784 437134.