ANTHONY CARO The Whitworth Art Gallery is hosting the first retrospective of Sir Anthony Caro's table sculpture in celebration of his 70th birthday. The exhibition traces the exploration, by one of the great innovators and inventors of 20th century sculpture, of the table theme over the past 30 years. December 8 to February 4. Details: Penny Hamilton, Whitworth Art Gallery, University of Manchester, Oxford Road, M15 6ER (tel, 0161 3 4865).
ELECTRODE REACTIONS Dieter Kolb, professor at the University of Ulm, will lecture on "The Study of Electrode Reactions with Atomic Scale Resolution" at Leicester University on November 16 at 3pm. The lecture will take place in lecture room B in the chemistry department. Details: Miss E. Davies in the External Relations Department.
THE BURNING BUSH Lucie Skeaping's "The Burning Bush" will be performed on November 22 at 8pm at the Turner Sims Concert Hall (music of the ghettos of Eastern Europe, Oriental and Moorish sounds of the Mediterranean and comic songs of the Yiddish Theatre -- with a variety of instruments to reflect broad geographic roots). Details: Jan Ward or Miriam Phillips at the University of Southampton, tel, 0703 592223).
SHARING CHOICES The seventh consent conference, "Sharing Health and Welfare Choices with Old People", organised by the Social Science Research Unit, Institute of Education, University of London will take place on November 24 (10am-4pm) at Friends House, Euston Road. Details: Jackie Lee, Social Science Research Unit, 18 Woburn Square, London WC1H 0NS. Tel, 071 612 6397.
JAPAN DAY The Japanese Language Association, based at Bath College of Higher Education, is holding Japan Day at the Stanton House Hotel near Swindon on November . The day will feature music, flower arranging, watching Zen archery, brush writing and other activities. Details: 0225 483913.