THE BOOK GARDEN. The John Rylands Library, re-opens on March 6. One of its exhibitions "The Book Garden: artists' books from the former USSR" is showing from March 17 - May . The library is open Monday-Friday, 10am - 5.30pm and on Saturdays 10am -1pm. Contact: Jacqueline Yallop, exhibitions officer, John Rylands Library, University of Manchester, 150 Deansgate, Manchester M3 3E. Tel, 0161 834 5343.
An electronics libraries exhibition and seminars will be held in the North and South Cloisters of University College London (Gower Street, WC1) from February 21-23 (11am - 5pm). The exhibition will bring together professional, business and educational advances in this area. Contact: 0171 380 7051 or Gillian Alderman, 0171 387 7050 ext.3000.
SPEED OF THOUGHT
Martin Tovee will give a seminar in Room 47, psychology department, science laboratories, South Road, University of Durham on "How Fast is the Speed of Thought", on February 24 at 4.30pm. Contact: PR Dept, Old Shire Hall, Durham. Tel, 091 374 2947.
A DIFFERENT RHYTHM
Alex Pascall will perform a musical journey, based on his popular 1994 BBC Radio 3 series tracing the impact of black music and musicians on the British music scene, in the junior common room, Keynes College, University of Kent, Canterbury on February 24 at 8 pm. Contact: Ingrid Wilson on 01633 267 367.
MARKETING FOR HEALTH
A national healthcare marketing conference will be held at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, Westminster on March 15. Its objectives include: to show what effective marketing in health care involves; how to create and support a winning team; demonstrate setting up a patient-centred approach; the use of marketing; and how to develop a strategic approach to the supply of healthcare services. Contact: Janette Sheerman, Freepost University of Bradford Management Centre, Emm Lane, Bradford, BD9 4BR .Tel, 014 384366.
Philip Bean will give his inaugural lecture "Crime, drugs and the mentally disordered offender" in lecture theatre CCO11, James France building at Loughborough University of Technology on March 1 at 4.30 pm.