VOLUNTARY SECTOR. The National Council for Voluntary Organisations has organised a conference, Researching the UK Voluntary Sector, September 7-8, to be held at the NCVO, Regent's Wharf, 8 All Saints Street, London N1. Information: Dave Leggett. Tel: 0171 713 6161.
The Birmingham Institute of Art and Design will hold a series of workshops to encourage individual experimentation and idea development on silversmithing from September 18-23. They offer electroforming; chasing and carving; individual concept/theme . Practical sessions will be combined with lectures , demonstrations,and visits to workshops. Information: Gay Booth, Jewellry School, Vittoria Street, Hockley, Birmingham, B1 3PA. Tel: 0121 331 5940.
TENSIONS IN RESEARCH
The Teacher Education Study Group's Annual Conference will be held on October 21 in London. Speakers will include: Bryan Davies, MP and Gordon Kirk, principal of Moray House Institute of Education. Information: Kerren Simmonds, Chichester Institute of Higher Education, Bognor Regis Campus, Upper Bognor Road, Bognor Regis, PO21 1HR. Tel: 01243 865581.
MANAGEMENT IN GOVERNMENT
The Civil Service College will hold a conference, Management in Government: The Future on November 16 and 17. Key speakers may include: David Hunt, Cyril Ramaphosa, Anne Taylor, Robin Butler. Linked workshops will consider: "The International Dimension" with speakers from South Africa, Canada, Hungary and the Ukraine; Quality and Customer Service. Information: Blair Drummond, Charles Barker plc, 56 Dean Street, London W1V 6HX. Tel: 0171 830 8409. Fax: 0171 439 1077.
A one-day women's studies conference on re-thinking identities will be held at Nene College, Northampton on November 18. The following issues will be considered: class, race, national, relational, political, dis/ability, generational, physical, personal, religious, sexual, cultural. Information: Irini Charitou, Nene Centre for Research, Park Campus, Nene College, Northampton NN2 7AL. Tel: 01604 735500 ext.2423. Fax: 01604 791114. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.