May 12, 1995

CATALYST. Royal College of Arts graduates Gary Clarke and Gary Clough will show new work (see right) at Falmouth College of Arts Gallery, Woodlane, Falmouth, until May16 (10am-4pm). The mixture of photography and sculpture aims to provoke comment about the relationship between actual and implied form and space. Contact: Valerie Rooker, gallery co-ordinator. Tel: 01326 211077 ext255.


Professor V. Maller, ICI professor of computer systems at Loughborough University of Technology, will give his inaugural lecture, "Criminal Investigation - from Sherlock Holmes to the Computer" on May 17 at 5.30pm in Lecture Theatre CC011, James France Building.


Bradford and Ilkley Community College has organised a conference on May 19 to review developments in open learning workshops associated with extending and establishing support for students. The college has long experience of flexible learning in the delivery of English/communication skills and mathematics. The conference will run from 9.30am to 4.15pm. Contact: Debbie Khan, Communication Workshops, Bradford and Ilkley Community Collect, Great Horton Road, Bradford, BD7 1AY. Tel: 014 753317 or fax 014 753128.


The Graduate Research Centre in Culture and Communication at the University of Sussex has organised a one-day interdisciplinary conference on "Fetishism'' to complement an exhibition at Brighton Museum. Speakers include: Emily Apter, Homi Bhabha, Hal Foster, Sue Golding and Laura Mulvey. It will be held in the Sussex Arts Club on May 26. Contact: Catherine Lupton, Arts B, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton. Tel: 013 678877.


High Cross House, which contains a collection of art and artefacts from the first half of the century, will be open to the public (Tues-Fri 10.30 am- 4.30pm; Sat/Sun 2pm-4.30pm). The picture collection includes work by Edward Bawdon, Francis Hodgkins, Ben and Winifred Nicholson, Julian Trevelyan. The ceramics collection has works by Richard Batterham, Katherine Pleydell Bouverie, Shoji Hamada, Lucie Rie and Marianne de Trey. Contact: Maggie Giraud, High Cross House, Dartington Hall, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 6ED. Tel: 01803 864114.


The UCL Centre for Italian Studies will be launched on May 17 at 5pm with a lecture by Paul Ginsborg (author of A History of Contemporary Italy) entitled "The Myth of Risorgimento in the Anglo-Saxon World". Future activities, designed to involve the sciences as well as the arts, include a debate on newspaper representations of Italy and Britain and a symposium on the Italian Garden. Contact: Robert Lumley, University College London, Malet Street. Tel: 0171 387 7050 ext.3026.


The Institute of Contemporary British History has organised a conference "British History 1945-95 - The State of the Art" on July 10-14 at Queen Mary and Westfield College, London. Contact: ICBH, 50 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PG. Tel: 0171 387 2331/fax 0726. The themes and their chairmen include: The impact of two world wars on British society - Sir Frank Cooper; The rise and fall of party government in Britain and the United States 1945-95 - Samuel Brittan and John Charmley; When did postwar Britain end? - Keith Middlemas and John Ramsden; Thatcherism: the way lost? - Jeremy Paxman; Errors in British economic policy - Peter Jay.

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