ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION. The University of Hertfordshire has organised an environmental education conference on January 11-12 focussing on: European Union facilitating programmes; curriculum initiatives; quality assessment; industrial links; collaborative research. Information: Miranda Smith, Conference Secretary, Environment Sciences, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield Campus, College Lane, Hatfield, AL10 9AB. Tel: 01707 284505. Fax: 01707 284514.
A GLOBAL RESPONSIBILITY
A one-day conference, "Nutrition and Health of Children: a global responsibility" will be held on January 11. The conference has been organised jointly by the McCarrison Society and the University of North London and will take place in The Medical Society of London at 11 Chandos Street, W1 from 11am to 7.30pm. Speakers include: David Morley, Institute of Child Health, London; Michael Crawford, Queen Elizabeth Hospital for Children; Peter Dunn, Institute of Child Health, Bristol. Information: Conference Secretary 0171 722 5298/answerphone 0171 722 9996 or at the Institute of Brain Chemistry on 0171 739 8422 ext. 6628.
WORLD OF TEXTILES
A two-day intensive course covering all aspects of textiles will take place on February -28 at Aston Business School in Birmingham and on June 11-12 in Manchester. The course is suitable for professionals, teachers and students of textiles and will cover: yarn formation; weaving; knitting, dyeing and finishing' nonwovens; textile design; the textile market; information sources for textiles. Information: Michelle McNamee, Events Organiser, The Textile Institute International HQ, 10 Blackfriars Street, Manchester, M3 5DR. Tel: 0161 834 8457.
MASS HIGHER EDUCATION
An international conference to be held on April 10-12 at Staffordshire University. Topics include: the demand for HE; gender and class; modularisation and semesterisation; research selectivity; management; quality; and the future of HE. The following will contribute as speakers: Oliver Fulton, Anthony Giddens, John O'Neill, George Ritzer, Mike Rustin, Peter Scott, Bryan Turner and David Watson. Information: Jean Wrench, School of Social Sciences, Staffordshire University, College Road, Stoke on Trent, ST4 2DE. Tel: 01782 294402.
To commemorate the bicentenary of Robert Burns's death, the University of St.Andrews in conjunction with the British Library Centre for the Book has organised a festival of nine talks on his work. The events will each be held in Scotland and London between February 6 and April 3. Speakers include: Robert Crawford; Ms A. L. Kennedy; Kirsteen McCue; Marilyn Butler; Douglas Dunn; Carol McGuirk; Nicholas Roe; Seamus Heaney and Susan Manning. Information: Robert Crawford, School of English, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, KY16 9AL. Tel: 01334462666/fax: 462655. London contact: British Library, Events Box Office, 41 Russell Square, London WC1B 3DG.
Tel: 0171 412 7660/fax: 412 7768.