December 22, 1995

HERE AND NOW. The Whitworth Gallery at the University of Manchester is exhibiting the work of 15 contemporary artists to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the Society of Wood Engravers until February 10. The works range from the avant-garde to the vernacular. Information: Penny Hamilton, Gallery Services Officer, Whitworth Art Gallery, Oxford Rd, Manchester, M15 6ER. Tel: 0161 3 4865. Fax: 5 7451.


Wilhelm Hennis of the University of Freiburg will talk about "Max Weber and William James - Pragmatism and the Sociology of Religion" on January 12 at 2.30pm at the German Historical Institute, 17 Bloomsbury Square, London.


A two-day conference entitled "Students Supporting Students: Principles and Practice" will be held on February 21 and 22 at the Moat House Hotel, Northampton. Themes will include: principles; rewards for students; training and support. Delegates will be given the chance to explore and apply the themes in different contexts in active and participative workshops. Information: Sheila Edwards, Conference Administrator, Nene College of Higher Education, Park Campus, Boughton Green Road, Northampton, NN2 7AL. Tel: 01604 735500 ext2515. email:


The University of Sheffield is hosting a conference on March 18 and 19 to examine learning which transcends disciplinary boundaries and specialisms, exploring a research approach to learning and teaching. Workshop sessions will cover the relationship between teaching and research; curriculum issues; changing practices of teaching and learning. Information: Helen Oliver, 388 Glossop Rd, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S10 2JA. Application deadline is January 15.


The Association for Information Management has organised a one-day workshop on copyright law's effect on electronic media. Themes covered on January 31 will include: what is copyright - how is it obtained, who owns it, types of copyright; how it applies to electronic media - software copyright, literary works and electronic copyright, the position of CD-Rom, floppy disc and online databases. Information/booking: ASLIB, Information House, 20-24 Old Street, London EC1V 9AP. Tel: 0171 253 4488/fax 0171 430 0514. email:


The Center for Holocaust Study and the History of the Book at Drew University are co-sponsoring a conference on "The Holocaust and the Book: Destruction and Preservation". Academics, teachers, librarians and the public are invited to the conference on November 14, 1996. Proposals are invited for papers on issues including: burning; confiscation; censorship; book preservation; ghetto, camp and clandestine libraries; underground, official and collaborationist publishing; keeping of journals and diaries. Page abstracts by March 1 to Center for Holocaust Study, Rose Memorial Library, 301 Drew University, Madison, New Jersey 07940, US. Tel: (201) 408-3600.

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