May 5, 1995

DESIRE BY DESIGN. 'Desire by Design: Body, Territory and Technology' is a one-day symposium and exhibition organised by Cutting Edge, a university research group focussing on issues of gender, design and media. The symposium, exploring feminist perspectives on design and technology, will be held at the University of Westminster on May 20 (10am-5pm). Information: Erica Matlow, University of Westminster, Watford Road, Northwick Park, Harrow, HA1 3TP. Telephone: 0171 911 5000 ext.4007 or email


A short course at Birkbeck College will be held from 6.30-8.30 beginning on May 18 at the Centre for Extra-Mural Studies, 32 Tavistock Square, London WC1. Information: Jean Daveney, Birkbeck College, 26 Russell Square, WC1B 5DG. Telephone 0171 631 6659/fax 0171 631 6688.


NATFHE have organised a conference to deal with concerns about changes in fees, grants, loans and benefits and the financial problems encountered by students. The conference will be held at the Britannia Street Conference Centre on June . Information: Shirley Lee, 0171 837 3636 ext.3291. Address: NATFHE, Britannia Street, London WC1X 9JP.


The University of Brighton and J.E. Purkyne University (Czech Republic) are hosting an international conference to consider the political and ideological role of higher education in an age of 'the free market'; the conception of individual and society underpinning a liberal society and its requirements of the university; and both practical and theoretical questions of the development of the autonomous 'critically educated' citizen which a liberal education has traditionally seen as its central concern.

"State and University in the New Europe: A Liberal Future?" will be held at J.E. Purkyne University, Usti nad Labem, Czech Republic on July 2-7. Information: Dr Bob Brecher, School of Historical and Critical Studies, University of Brighton, 10-11 Pavilion Parade, Brighton, BN2 1RA. Telephone: 03 600900.

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