ART OF A CONTINENT. The Royal Academy of Arts is hosting an exhibition of artistic achievements in African art, particulary Egypt, its Sahara neighbours and the often neglected south, until January 21, 1996. Information: Katharine Jones or Victoria Tagg at the Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly, W1V 0DS. Tel: 0171 494 5615. Fax: 0171 439 4998.
ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION. The Association of University Departments of Environmental Science in Europe will hold its third international conference on January 11-12 at the University of Hertfordshire. Conference themes include: EU facilitating programmes; curriculum initiatives; quality assessment; industrial links. Information: Miranda Smith, Conference Secretary, Environmental Sciences, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield Campus, College Lane, Hatfield, AL10 9AB. Tel: 01707 284505. Fax: 01707 284514. Email: M.E.Smith@herts.ac.uk.
DARWIN SEMINARS. On January 18 (3pm-6.30pm) the London School of Economics continues iits Darwin seminars with: W. G. Runciman, Trinity, Cambridge - "Three levels of selection: the case of hoplite warfare," and Robert Hinde, St John's Cambridge - "War as an institution". Information: Centre for the Philosophy of Natural and Social Sciences, LSE, Houghton Street, London WC2A 2AE. Telephone: 0171 955 7573.
CREATIVE THINKING. Roger McKechnie will give the R. W. Mann Lecture on "The Role of Creative Thinking in improving Productivity" on January 18 in the Herschel Building of the University of Newcastle upon Tyne at 5.30pm. Information: Press Office, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7RU. Tel: 0191 222 6000.