March 31, 1995

Primates and Man

The Royal Society and The British Academy are holding a discussion meeting on "Evolution of Social Behaviour Patterns in Primates and Man" on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 4 and 5 (10am-5.30pm) at The Royal Society, 6 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1. The meeting has been organised by R. I. M. Dunbar, W. G. Runciman and J. Maynard Smith. It will bring together primatologists, archaeologists, psychologists and anthropologists from Europe and the United States whose work addresses the evolution of social behaviour and the transmission of culture in primates and early man. Topics covered will include ecological evolution and primate social relationships, function and intention in the calls of primates, the function of male-kin bonded groups in hominid social evolution, social behaviour among prehistoric hunter-gatherers and the function of language. Contact: Tel 0171 839 5561 ext8. Fax 0171 839 2891.

Beauty and Banknotes

Images of women have adorned paper money across the world for almost 200 years examples of which are on show in an exhibition held in the Cripps Gallery of the Fitzwilliam Museum until May 26 (Tuesdays-Fridays 10am-12 noon). Contact: Fitzwilliam Museum, Trumpington Street, Cambridge. Tel 01223 332900.

Passionate Canadians

Lectures will be given as part of the Institute of United States Studies programme at 6pm in the Chancellor's Hall, Senate House, Malet Street, London: April 4 - Francis Carroll, John Adams fellow at the Institute of US studies will be lecturing on "Passionate Canadians: The Historical Canadian-American Boundary"; May 15 - Julian Bond, school of public affairs at the American University, Washington, will lecture on "Civil Rights, Now and Then". Contact: Kenneth Orbeck or Anna Brooke, Senate House, Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HU. Tel 0171 636 8000 ext 5100.

Why Communicate Science

A one-day conference has been organised by the Science Communications Teachers Group and the Wellcome Centre for Medical Science on April 21. Speakers include: Martin Bauer, London School of Economics; James Wilkinson, BBC news and current affairs; Joan Soloman, education studies, Oxford; Holly Stocking, journalism, University of Indiana; Alan Irwin, human sciences, Brunel University. Contact: Joanna O'Brien, Wellcome Institute, 183 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE. Tel 0171 611 8229.

Reading Back

Loughborough University is hosting the 18th Annual Woodfield Lecture on "Reading Back: Children's Literature and Youth Culture". Speaker: Kimberley Reynolds, director of the Children's Literature Research Centre, Roehampton University. The lecture will be held on May 10 in room X401, department of information and library studies at 11am. Contact: Margaret Evans, department of information and library studies, Loughborough University, LE11 3TU. Tel 01509 223050.

Education in Penal Systems

The International Forum for the Study of Education in Penal Systems will be holding a conference in Hull on May 12 and 13. Speakers include: Stephen Duguid of Simon Fraser University, Canada; Stephen Shaw, director of the Prison Reform Trust; and Rita O'Hare, manager of the APEX National Development Unit. Contact: Mrs J Chester, The Avenues AEC, Park Avenue, Hull, HU5 4DA. Tel 01482 46486.


A conference on "Government Policies and their Effects on Children will be held at the Harris Park Conference Centre on September 6, including the themes: government policy (economic and social) and its impact on children; child oppression and courses of remedial action; the range of children's activities in society; defining the child - towards "liberation" or "protection". Contributors are invited to send an abstract (750-1,000 words) of their paper by April 28 to Dr M. Lavalette or Kevin Kearns, Department of Public Policy, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, PR1 2HE. Contact: John Dugmore. Tel 01772 893016. Fax 892908.

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