HIDDEN TREASURE. "Hidden Treasure" is an exhibition which will turn the Djanogly Art Gallery into the setting for an adventure in contemporary children's picturebook illustrations. From collage and cartoons to intricate painted landscapes, the exhibition takes a closer look at an often undervalued artform. It runs until June 18. Opening times: Monday-Friday 10am-6pm, Saturdays 11am-6pm, Sunday and Bank Holidays, 2-5pm. Admission is Free. Information: Liz O'Neill, Djanogly Art Gallery, University of Nottingham, Nottingham Park, NG7 2RD. Tel: 0115 951 5797.
HIGHER EDUCATION & OPPORTUNITY
Skill (National Bureau for Students with Disabilities) has organised a one day conference on June 14. "Higher Education and opportunity", will include workshops together with keynote speeches. Workshops will focus on: dyslexia and creativity; changing the institution; careers and work placements; visual impairment and the visual arts. The conference will be held at Sunderland City Library and Arts Centre. Information: Sophie Corlett, Tel: 0171 4 0565.
"Integration" is a conference of scholars from East Central Europe and the University of Essex. It will take place at Wivenhoe Park Conference Centre on June 15-18. Topics: trade and industrial restructuring; labour migration; human rights; inter-state and external relations; commercial law. Information: Susan Sydenham, Centre for European Studies, University of Essex, Colchester, CO4 3SQ. Tel: 01206 874051.
PARTNERSHIPS IN ACTION
"Partnerships in Action" is an international conference focusing on knowledge and technology transfer and economic and social development. Speakers will include: Mario Rinaldi, Bologna; Tom Cannon, ex-director of Manchester Business School; California and Yasuyuki Aoshima, Unesco; plus representatives from a range of organisation worldwide including the DTI, CBI, COMETT, Royal Society of Arts, etc. The conference will be held June 22-23 at Church House Conference Centre, Westminster. Information: Monica Lapetra or Isabel Garcia, CAPITTAL UETP, University of North London, Tel: 0171 753 5424/fax 7064. E-mail: M.Lapetra@UNL.AC.UK.
CIVIL SOCIETY AND ITS ENEMIES
The Jean Monnet Lecture 1995, which is part of LSE's Centenary Public Lecture Programme, will be given by Ernest Gellner, director of the Centre for the Study of Nationalism, Central European University, Prague. Entitled "Civil Society and Its Enemies", the lecture will take place at 5.30pm on June 19 in the Old Theatre, LSE. Admission is free and the lecture is open to the public. At 2.30pm in room A86 a seminar on Social Reform and Partnerships for Democratic Development in Eastern Europe will take place with contributions from Robert Bennett and Ernest Gellner. The seminar will concentrate on building new decentralised political systems in Eastern Europe. Admission is free. Information: Howard Machin, Tel: 0171 955 7537.
DEMOCRACY IN UNIVERSITIES
The Council for Academic Autonomy has organised a one-day conference on June 26 entitled "Democracy in the Universities in the 1990s", which will be held in the Vera Anstey Room, Old Building, London School of Economics, Houghton Street. The morning session on "Collegiality and Managerialism" will include contributions from Mike Fitzgerald (vice chancellor, Thames Valley University), Liz Allen (Natfhe HE officer) and John Dearlove (dean of social sciences, University of Sussex). The afternoon session on "Academic Freedom and State Audit" will include contributions from Derek Fraser (vice chancellor, University of Teesside and member of HEFC(E) Quality Committee) and Anthony Smith, (sociology, LSE). The conference is open to all interested persons free of charge. Information: Professor A. D. Smith, Department of Sociology, London School of Economics. Tel: 0171 955 7309.
"Not Just Another Student: Non-Traditional Students and HE Libraries" is a one-day conference on June 28 and will be held in the Continuing Education Building at the University of Leeds. The conference will include sessions on library and information services for franchised courses, bridging the gap between what libraries provide and students need; information needs of international students; special services for non-traditional students; libraries and the distance learner.
Information: Ms M.J. Morgan, Librarian, Department of Adult Continuing Education, Leeds LS2 9JT. Tel: 0113233 3244/fax 3246. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.