June 30, 1995

YIXING TEAPOTS Two master teapot makers from Yixing, China, will demonstrate their techniques during the International Potters' Festival at Aberystwyth Arts Centre (July 14-16). Yixing county on the western shore of Lai Taihu contains some of China's most beautiful scenery which has traditionally attracted poets and artists. Information: Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Penglais, Aberystwyth, SY23 3DE. Tel: 01970 622 889.


As part of the JMU summer professorial lecture programme, Gerry Kelleher, professor of artificial intelligence, will talk about "The Automatic Modelling of Belief" on July 4 at 4.30 pm in Lecture Theatre 137, Byrom Street. Information: Liverpool John Moores University Press Office, 0151 707 1187.


A one-day conference to raise awareness of physical and personal security required in further and higher education institutions has been organised for July 6 at the University of Central Lancashire. Information: J. Johnson, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, PR1 2HE. Tel: 01772 892253.


A workshop on the nature of entities and how the boundaries between them are established and moved has been organised by the University of Bath for July -31. It should also appeal to researchers in artificial intelligence, animal language and learning. Information: Harry Collins, Social Studies Centre, University of Bath, BA2 7AY.


The Centre for Arab Gulf Studies at the University of Exeter will be holding a conference on "Higher Education in the Gulf: Problems and Prospects", July 10-12. under three broad headings: higher education institutions - how is the western model working after three decades; the national context - including economy and development, relationships with government, social mobilisation; cultural considerations - Islamic and Western cultural traditions, access for women, cultural dependency, national identity.

Information: Centre secretary, Centre for Arab Gulf Studies, Old Library, Prince of Wales Road, Exeter, EX4 4JZ. Tel: 01392 264024.

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