Events: The NS Guide to What's Going on in Politics, Current Affairs and Culture

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AN INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOANALYSIS TODAY

British Psychoanalytical Society. A course held on Wednesday evenings at the Institute of Psychoanalysis during the autumn and spring terms. Each week, there is a lecture followed by discussion in small groups. All lecturers and group leaders are practising psychoanalysts. For further details and to reqister, contact Paula Taylor at: The Institute of Psychoanalysis. Tel. 020 7563 5010, e-mail: Paula.Taylor@iopa.org.uk Website: www.psychoanalysis.org.uk/events2.htm

monday ** September 8

DELIVERING PUBLIC SERVICES - localism, pluralism and centralism, 4pm - 8pm. John Kay, visiting professor at LSE, is the final speaker in a discussion day organised by the Local Government Association and the Government Department at LSE. Chair: LGA chairman, Sir Jeremy Beecham. 6.45pm, Old Theatre, LSE, WC2. Free, open to all. Further information e-mail: aimee.cook@lga.gov.uk

TUC 2003 - YOU ARE INVITED TO A FRINGE MEETING ON THE UNION CASE FOR VOTING REFORM

Speakers: Billy Hayes, general secretary CWU (speaking in a personal capacity); Richard Rosser, general secretary TSSA; Richard Burden MP. Chair: Nina Temple from Make Votes Count. Wednesday 10 September 5.30pm (or close of congress). Venue: Ash Room, Quality Hotel, Brighton. All welcome. Refreshments provided. Organised by Make Votes Count

friday ** september 12

THE URBIS CONFERENCE: A PROTOCOL FOR 21ST-CENTURY CITIES?

The conference will debate the need for mobility and transport infrastructure investment in realising the creation of a new urban renaissance and the successful regeneration of our communities. Speakers include: a senior cabinet minister; David Lunts, ODPM; Tony Grayling, IPPR; Arlene McCarthy MEP; Stephen Joseph, Transport 2000; Dr Pierre Laconte, UITP. 10am-4pm, The Lowry Hotel, Manchester. For further information, call Connect Conferences on: 020 7222 2176 or e-mail: urbis@connectpa.co.uk

saturday ** september 13

FOUNDATION HOSPITALS & THE HEALTH SERVICE REFORMS:

This conference will bring together campaigners and public service professionals to discuss the impact of the health service reforms and is organised by Labour Reform, the SHA and ATTAC London. Speakers include, Sarah Burns (New Economics Foundation); Phil Green (Unison); Roger Seifert (Keele University) and Steve Iliffe (International Association for Health Policy in Europe). 11am - 5pm. Contact Rosamund Stock on: 0845 458 0610 or e-mail: r.e.stock@lse.ac.uk Sponsored by Health Matters London School of Economics.

ENVIRONMENT AND TRANSPORT POLICY FORUM

Speakers: Elliot Morley MP, Minister, of State, (Environment), Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs; Tony McNulty MP, Minister, Department for Transport. Format: Keynote speech and then participant consultation. This policy forum is a vital opportunity to influence Labour Party environment and transport policy. A policy forum is a discussion that looks at Labour Party policy consultation documents (or a specific topic within them), records the discussion in some way, and constructs a summary submission to the Labour Party as a result of the meeting. Time. 10.30am - 4.45pm. Venue: The Mechanics Institute, 103 Princess St, Manchester, M1 6DD. Further info: www. …