AGE OF GOETHE
A diverse collection of prints from an extraordinary era in German culture will be on show at Djanogly Art Gallery until December 20 ranging from romantic images of mythology to the humour of Chodowiecki's "Natural and Affected Behaviour". Information: Liz O'Neill, Djanogly Art Gallery, The University of Nottingham, University Park, Nottingham NG7. Tel: 0115 951 5797.
An examination of the developing connections in tourism education policy and practice, between teachers, researchers, practitioners and policy makers will be held on December 6 (10am-4.30pm) in British Airways Concorde Centre, Heathrow Airport. Information: Jill Ugo, The Tourism Society, 26 Chapter Street, London SW1P 4ND. Tel: 0171 976 6739 or 01959 577469.
EMPLOYERS AND SCIENTISTS
"Do employers want scientists?" will be debated at a conference for careers teachers and advisers at King's College London on December 13. Against the national background of a fall in enrolments on to science courses, the conference aims to examine why young people fail to be attracted by science when employers are keen to recruit well-qualified graduates, whatever their discipline. Speakers include Mike Powell, director of information systems, distribution and logistics for Sainsbury's Homebase Centres. Information: Susanne French. Tel: 0171 872 3003 or Richard Claas, 872 3050, King's College London, Cornwall House Annexe, Waterloo Rd, London SE1.
A conference has been organised at Middlesex University on December 13 to discuss social trends in Britain. Entitled "Moral Crisis or Moral Panic?: The present-day condition of civil society", the conference will focus on a range of questions including: is the family in terminal decline; Is there a moral crisis; should education aim at moral regeneration. Information: Rachael Strange, Middlesex University, White Hart Lane, London N17 8HR. Tel: 0181 362 5370.
DRINK THE MERCURY
Nottinghamshire Next Stage is presenting a programme of theatre-in-action productions in Nottinghamshire schools and at the Sandfield Centre. December 9-11: Drink the Mercury by David Holman and Brevetsky Street by Lin Coughlin are both directed by Geoff Bullen. Nona Sheppard is directing Oh What a Lovely War, December 17-21. More than 700 students are participating in Adult Education in the Arts and an acting diploma supported by the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. Information: Catherine Kirk, Nottinghamshire County Council, College Street Centre for the Performing Arts, College Street, Nottingham NG1 5AQ. Tel: 0115 9476202.