The Eldon Gallery at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford is exhibiting 18th-century drawings in the lifetime of Voltaire. The exhibition, which includes work by Watteau, J-B Greuze, Boucher and J.B.M. Pierre, will end on November . The gallery's opening times are: Tuesday-Saturday: 10am-4pm, Sunday:- 2-4pm, closed on Mondays. Details: tel, 0865 8010.
A Glaswegian comic opera performed to the music of Carmen will take place on November 10 and 11 at 1.15 pm at the Drama Centre at the Ramshorn, University of Strathclyde. The drama centre is at 98 Ingram Street, Glasgow. tel, 041 2 5511.
The European Studies Research Institute at the University of Salford is marking its first anniversary with a cross-disciplinary conference on the emergence of a new Europe on November 11-12. The conference aims to bring together researchers wishing to cross disciplinary boundaries to address both specific and general issues dealing with the recomposition and reconstruction at many levels (socio-political, historical, literary, cultural, economic, environmental and linguistic). Details: Geoffrey Harris, Department of Modern Languages, University of Salford, Salford, M5 4WT. tel, 061 745 5614.
Since the early signs of dyslexia are apparent to the trained eye, the vital work on training methods for teachers to provide sympathetic and skilled support for children with learning difficulties carried out at the School of Education, University of Leicester will form the basis of a conference/workshop to be held on November 19. Details: Mrs Hunter-Carsch on 0533 523688.
Eri Lemos from the University of Athens will give a Centre for Hellenic Studies public lecture on "Homeric Heroes in Dark Age Greece" in the New Theatre, King's College London on November 22 at 6pm. Details: Yasmin Hilmi, tel, 071 873 2088 or fax 071 873 2830.
STRUGGLES AND SUCCESSES
On Saturday November 26 the University of Central Lancashire is holding a conference on "Women Breaking Boundaries in Higher Education: Struggles and Successes". The conference will be held in the university's Adelphi Building in Preston from 9.45am-5pm. Details: Jane Johnson or Sue Davies, tel, 0772 892253.
EXPLOITATION OF MAMMALS
A symposium organised by The Mammal Society in association with the Universities Federation for Animal Welfare will be held at the meeting rooms of the Zoological Society of London, November 25-26. Details: Victoria Taylor at UFAW, 8 Hamilton Close, South Mimms, Potters Bar, EN6 3QD. tel, 0707 658202 or fax 0707 6499.