August 11, 1995

FREDERICK DOUGLASS. To celebrate the 150th anniversary of Frederick Douglass's first trip to Britain, The David Bruce Centre for American Studies at Keele University will host an international colloquium on September 1-3. The colloquium will include: William McFeeley (University of Georgia) on "Frederick Douglass:

His Time and Ours"; Richard Bradbury (Exeter University) on "Frederick Douglass and the Chartists"; Cynthia Hamilton (Manchester Metropolitan University) on "Frederick Douglass and the gender politics of reform"; Richard Hardack (Haverford College, Pa.) on "The Slavery of Romanism"; Sarah Meer (Jesus College, Cambridge) on "American Anti-slavery Exports". Information: The Secretary at the David Bruce Centre for American Studies, Keele, Staffordshire ST5 5BG. Tel: 01782 583010/fax 583460.

A LEARNING WORKFORCE. A conference, "A Learning Workforce", has been organised for employers, trainers, representatives of TECs and managers and teachers in further and higher education on September 12 and 13. The conference will focus on the following questions: Does the school curriculum encourage students towards lifetime learning? Do national education and training targets complement the development of NVQs? Should there be financial incentives for employers to take part in work-based learning? Information: Elke Elliott, conference organiser, Department of Continuing Education, Lancaster University, The Storey Institute, Lancaster, LA1 1TH. Tel: 01524 849494/fax 849499. Email:

SOUTH ASIAN STUDIES. The annual conference of the British Association of South Asian Studies will be held on September 14-16. Contributions are invited on the following topics: Labour history in India; Modernisation in the princely states; the modern South Asian economy; Issues in the diaspora; South Asian film; Political violence in South Asia today. Contact: Pat Ellis, Faculty of Health Care and Social Studies, University of Luton, Park Square, Luton LU1 3JU. Tel: 01582 489392/fax 489358. Email: Booking form: Palvi Raval, conference administrator, email:

EVALUATION. The first annual conference of the UK Evaluation Society will take place at Church House, Westminster on September 20-21. The title is: "Evaluation: policy and practice" and will cover the themes - evaluation methodology; ethics of evaluation; power and politics in evaluation; policy uses of evaluaiton; learning to be an evaluator; the relationship between auditing, inspecting and evaluating. Information: UK Evaluation Society, c/o 30 Tabernacle Street, London EC2A 4DD. Telephone: 0171 417 0407. Fax: 0171 417 0567.

MANAGEMENT WOMEN. The Dutch Foundation for Women in Education Management and the Dutch Association of School Managers have organised an international conference "Women in Education Management - Ways to Progress". It will be held at the RAI Congress Centre, Amsterdam, November 19-21. Information: Keijzer-Lambooy, VrlOM, Postbus 94, 3980 CB Bunnik, The Netherlands. Tel: +31 03405 94122/fax 64104.

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