"Have Standards in Mathematics Fallen Over the Last Ten Years?" will be one of conferences sponsored by The Times Educational Supplement at the British Association's Annual Festival of Science, which this year takes place at Newcastle University, September 9-15.
The Festival will bring together leading specialists from across the world to debate the latest scientific and educational issues. Other topics under the microscope will include: the role of performance indicators in primary schools; enhancing school effectiveness; and vocational learning. For more details, contact the Major Events Team, British Association, 23 Savile Row, London W1X 2NB. Tel: 0171 973 3076.