RAISING STANDARDS. Paul Black will lecture on "Ideology, evidence and the raising of standards" in the Great Hall, Strand Campus, King's College London on July 11 at 6pm. Information: Trevor Pearce, School of Education, Cornwall House, Waterloo Road, London SE1 8WA. Tel: 0171 872 3183.
REFUGEES AND ASYLUM SEEKERS. The University of Hertfordshire will host a conference on Refugees and Asylum Seekers and Resettlement: The Context of Higher Education on July 21-23. Themes include: understanding the experiences of refugees/asylum seekers; facilitating access to higher education; progressing in higher education; education and employment; cultural and conceptual differences; role of the providers.
Information: Dr Sneh Shah, School of Humanities and Education, University of Hertfordshire, Watford Campus, Aldenham, Watford, WD2 8AT. Tel: 01707 285 677/fax 5616.
THEORETICAL INITIATIVES. On July 22-24 the Annual Conference on Critical Realism, the Sciences and Emancipation will be held at the University of East London. Speakers at 'Theoretical Initiatives for the contemporary crisis of rationality, social sciences and humanity' include: Roy Bhaskar, Chris Norris, Cecile Jackson, Margaret Archer, Bob Fine, Heikki Patomaki, Ulker Seymen and Mike Rustin. Information: Bill Bowring, School of Law, University of East London, Longbridge Road, Essex, RM8 2AS. Tel: 0181 590 7722 ext.2194. Fax: 0181 599 5122. E-mail: W.S.B.Bowring@uel.ac.uk.
A SUMMER FEAST. Tthe Peter Scott Gallery will be showing work , with a particular emphasis on artists from the north of England, until August 11. These include: Prunella Clough, Terry Frost, Kitty North, Marjan Wouda, Adrienne Craddock and Phil Morsman. Also showing will be other contemporary artists from outside the region including John Bellany, Peter Howson, Amanda Faulkner. The exhibition will be closed on July 10, 11 and 12 for degree ceremonies.
Information: Alison Rawlings, Peter Scott Gallery, Lancaster University. Tel: 01524 593057.
ROUTES TO QUALITY. "Routes to Quality", a conference for those involved with libraries and information services will be held on August 29-31 at Bournemouth University's Talbot Campus. Speakers with extensive personal experience will address practical aproaches to quality, discussing pitfalls and drawbacks as well as benefits and successes. Information: Sally Grant, Bournemouth University, Department of External Affairs and Marketing, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, BH12 5BB. Tel: 01202 595546. Fax: 01202 595034. Email: sgrant:bmth.ac.uk.
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