FEBRUARY 28-JUNE 8 AUGUST SANDER: "IN PHOTOGRAPHY THERE ARE NO UNEXPLAINED SHADOWS"
Exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, London WC2, of the work of the great German photographer. On display are his "People of the 20th century" portraits of farmers, professionals, intellectuals, aristocrats and the outcasts of society, the sick and the dying. Landscapes, topographical work and surveys of Cologne before and after the war are also included. Details: 0171 306 0055.
MARCH 3 ANDREW HUTCHINGS MEMORIAL SERVICE
Friends and colleagues are invited to a Thanksgiving service for the life of the former general secretary of the Assistant Masters Association, and founder member and vice president of the Associated Examining Board, at Church of St Martin-within-Ludgate, London EC4, noon.
MARCH 10-14 MUSIC FESTIVAL
Birmingham Conservatoire's annual student-led festival offers 17 events packed with jazz, rock, folk, Indian, African, Javanese and contemporary music. Tickets: 0121 236 5622.
1996 A-LEVEL HISTORY APPEAL
The Independent Appeals Authority for School Examinations will hear the appeal at Newcombe House, 45 Notting Hill Gate, London W11, 10am. Open to the public. Details: 0171 243 9245.
COMMUNICATING WITH NON-VERBAL CHILDREN: EDUCATIONAL THERAPY IN AN SLD SCHOOL
Marilyn Selby, educational therapist in a school for pupils with specific learning difficulties, is presenting this lecture at Tavistock Clinic, 120 Belsize Lane, London NW3, 7pm. Admission: Pounds 6, Pounds 3 members. Details from Forum for the Advancement of Educational Therapy and Therapeutic Teaching: 0181 998 4224 (evenings).
SET 97: NATIONAL SCIENCE WEEK
London's Museums of Health and Medicine (LMHM) have organised special events. These include: "Murder most murky" and "What a nasty pain" at Chelsea Physic Garden, 10am-12.30pm and 1-3.30pm, trips into the world of forensic biology for nine to 14-year-olds, fee Pounds 1 per pupil, details: 0171 352 5646; and "Laugh? I nearly died", a graphic account of the uses of laughing gas, opiates and anaesthetics in operations, at the Old Operating Theatre, admission from Pounds 1.25 (children), details and LMHM information: 0171 955 4791. The Science Museum is running engineering workshops and talks on the Internet and computer technology, details: 0171 938 8000; and the Wellcome Trust a drama on Rosalind Franklin, "discover the cell" tours, and a talk on "Genes or jeans?", details: 0171 611 8888.
CELEBRATE THE COMING OF EASTER
Meat spit-roasting on the kitchen fire, butter-making in the dairy and traditional skills in the loom shop are some of the activities taking place in the 17th-century Clarke Hall in Wakefield. Visitors can listen to music of period, talk to stewards about the house and family, and join in Easter competitions. Admission: Pounds 3 adults, Pounds 6 family, Pounds 1.50 pensioners. Details: 01924 375598.
INTO THE 21ST CENTURY: UK SKILL PROFILES AND PROSPECTS
Lunchtime lecture by Hilary Steedman to launch a new Centre for Economic Performance report. Venue: CEP conference room, 4th floor, Lionel Robbins Building, Grange Court, off Carey Street, London WC2, 1pm. Further lectures focusing on economic policy issues relevant to the forthcoming election will be given on March 24 and April 30. Details: 0171 955 7797;e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
HORSE FUN DAY
Around 2,000 nine to 11-year-olds will be trying a horse ride in safety at either a local riding school or at school. The project, sponsored by Charles Owen (manufacturer of safety headgear for riders), aims to break the myth that horseriding is expensive. Worksheets are available for preparation work. Schools may call 01482 657105 to check if their area is covered.