A conference focusing on the experience of soldiers in the major combatant armies in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East during the second world war has been organised by the department of history at the University of Edinburgh on September 22-24. Speakers include: Martin Alexander, Omer Bartov, Brian Bond, Angus Calder, John Ellis, John Erickson, Jurgen Forster, Richard Holmes, John Keegan, Trevor Royle, Norman Stone and Theodore Wilson. Information: Jeremy Crang, Department of History, University of Edinburgh, William Robertson Building, 50 George Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9JY. Tel: 0131 650 3780 or 0131 6682098.
POWER OF MAGNETISM
Rex Richards, chancellor of the University of Exeter, will give the 1995 Convocation Lecture "The Power of Magnetism in Science and Medicine" chaired by Clifford Wadey, chairman of Exetery University Convocation. It will be held on September 23 at 2.15pm in the Peter Chalk Centre, University of Exeter.
A two-day international workshop to aid refugees in Yugoslavia will be held at the University of Luton on October 9 and 11. Participants are expected from Croatia, Bosnia and Serbia. Information: Patricia Murchie, University of Luton, Park Square, Luton, LU1 3JU. Tel: 01582 489015.
ETHICS AND COMMUNITY
A two-day conference on "Ethics and Community - the role of 'community' in relation to health care professionals, welfare and community workers" has been organised at the Imperial Hotel, Blackpool, on October 19 and 20. It will also raise issues in the debate about communitarianism and individualism. Information: Jane Johnson, University of Central Lancashire, Preston PR1 2HE. Tel: 01772 892253.