MAURICE COCKRILL EXHIBITION. Nottingham University will present a major retrospective of Maurice Cockrill's paintings at the Djanogly Gallery, for the first time in 12 years. The exhibition tells the story of his extraordinary and inventive career with work varying from photo-realism to near abstraction and runs until May 14 (Monday-Friday, 10am-6pm; Saturday 11am-6pm; and Sunday 2pm-5pm). Contact: Liz O'Neill, Arts Centre, The University of Nottingham, University Park, Nottingham. Tel: 0115 951 5797.
ETHNIC AND RACIAL STUDIES
The fourth annual lecture of the journal Ethnic and Racial Studies is part of the series of lectures celebrating London School of Economics' centenary. The lecture by Sandra Wallman, professor of social anthropology at the University of Hull, entitled "Ethnicity, Work and Localism: narratives of difference in London and Kampala, Uganda" will be given on May 4 at 5.30pm in the Old Theatre, LSE, Houghton Street, WC2A 2AE. Contact: Professor Martin Bulmer. Tel: 0171 955 6653.
FIFTY YEARS OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS
As part of University of a Sussex series of lectures, Norman Dombey, professor of theoretical physics, will lecture on "Fifty Years of Nuclear Weapons" at 6pm on May 9 in the molecular sciences lecture theatre. Contact: University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton. Tel: 013 678209.
An exhibition of paintings, prints and installations called "Contemporary Palestinian Art" are part of a PhD research project supervised in the Manchester Metropolitan University. Bashir Makhoul has examined the historical, social, economic and political factors that have shaped the outlook and destiny of Palestinian artists. This exhibition will be shown until May 6 (10.30am-4pm at the Manchester Metropolitan University, Grosvenor Art Space, Cavendish Street, Manchester. Contact: Tel: 0161 247 1901.
The European Union for School and University Health and Medicine is a growing voluntary group of youth health care professionals from Eastern and Western Europe. It will hold its first British Congress at the University College of Ripon and York St John from August 30 to September 2. The theme of the conference is "Growing up in Europe". Topics include: health and the environment; children in crisis; disability; employment and unemployment; and lawlessness. Contact: Dr Roger Harrington. Tel: 01280 816612, Charles Smith. Tel: 0181 898 4197.
DEMOCRACY AND THE MEDIA
A conference organised by the Raymond Williams Memorial Trust Society "Democracy and the Media" will be held on June 3 at the Edward Lewis Theatre, Middlesex Hospital, Windeyer House, Cleveland Street, London W1. Themes and speakers include: James Curran (Goldsmiths College), John Eldridge (Glasgow University), Michael Rustin (University of London); new forms of popular culture: Iain Chambers (Universitario Orientale, Naples), Angela McRobbie (Thames Valley University); Alan O'Shea (University of East London), print culture: Neil Belton (Jonathan Cape), Martin Kettle (The Guardian), Ursula Owen (Index on Censorship); film and television: John Akomfrah (Black Audio Film Collective), Philip Dodd (Sight and Sound), Penny Woolcock (BBC); Melvin Bragg, Lidia Curti (Universitario Orientale), Mark Fisher (Labour Party), Nicholas Garnham (University of Westminster). Contact: Frances Wells, Department of Cultural Studies, University of East London, Dagenham. Tel: 0181 590 7722 ext.41.
CHAOS OF CATS
The University of Central Lancashire is to hold a conference for staff administering and organising CAT schemes in colleges and universities on May 19. It will provide a chance to examine and develop systems and quality assurance procedures. J. Johnson, University of Central Lancashire. Tel: 01772 892253.