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Ananova Alert!

Ananova Alert! is a two-day event bringing together some of the UK's leading thinkers, artists, writers and commentators to examine the effect of social swarming and no-brow on contemporary society. Ananova Alert! will be held over two days - 27 and 28 November - at Century on Shaftesbury Avenue, London WC2. Attendees confirmed so far represent a wide range of views, talents and perceptions and include Will Self, Ekow Eshun, Billy Childish, Alex James, Mike Slocombe, Germaine Greer, Irvine Welsh and Penny Rimbaud. This event is free to attend; however, spaces are limited. For further details on Ananova Alert!, on speakers orhowto attend, contact the hotline on: 020 7208 7220 or log on to: http://www.ananova.com/alert

Change is possible

Thursday 31 January to Friday 1 February. A two-day conference about how we can transform public services through dialogue, participation and emotional literacy. With Margaret Hodge (DIES), Greg Dyke (BBC), Paul Corrigan (DH), Yve Buckland (HDA), David Cracknell (Cheshire CC), Victor Gallant (North Tyneside Council), Lin Homer (Suffolk CC) and Sue Page (Northumbria NHS Trust). Church House, Westminster, London SW1. Details from: 020 7588 5151 or e-mail: emotional.literacy@antidole.org.uk

TUESDAY @ NOVEMBER 27

Religious discrimination: evidence, contexts and options in the UK and Europe

Round-table discussion with Prof Paul Weller and Dr Kai Funkschmidt at the European Parliament Office, Westminster, London SW1.

12.15pm-2pm. Admission includes working lunch: [pounds sterling]15. Contact Judy Keep on: 0 1252 6l2 527 or e-mail: j.keep@btinernet.com.

WEDS @ NOVEMBER 28

Humour

The aim of the ethical discussion group is to explore some provocative, unconventional and open-ended aspects of life today. Speakers: Martin Bell, professor of philosophy (Manchester Metropolitan University), Simon Critchley, professor of philosophy, University of Essex. Moderator: Mike Garfield, principal lecturer, Dept Politics and Philosophy (Manchester Metropolitan University). 7pm. For more information, please contact: Lars Iyer on tel: 0161 610 3091; e-mail: lars.iyer@chorlton.com

Black star, green room

Ghana and the World Trade Organisation. Showing of the new On the Line documentary (November 2001), followed by discussion with David McKnight, producer. 6.30pm-8pm. Africa Centre, 38 King Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E 8JT. For further info tel: 020 7836 1973. www.africa.centre.org.uk or please e-mail: society@africacentre.org.uk

THURSDAY @ NOVEMBER 29

Terrorism, war and democracy

Society of Labour Lawyers human rights and discrimination group. The impact of 11 September on human rights. A panel debate on state responses and the role of law in the domestic and international spheres, with: Geoffrey Bindman (Bindman & Partners), Monica FeriaTinta (Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, Cambridge University), Gerry Simpson (London School of Economics), Keir Starmer (Doughty Street Chambers) and Stephen Jakobi (Fair Trials Abroad). 630pm London School of Economics, Clement House (Aldwych), 4th Floor, Room D402

Transcendence and the hermeneutic circle: some thoughts on Heidegger and Marion

Speaker: Beatrice Han (Department of Philosophy, University of Essex).

Manchester Metropolitan University, Geoffrey Manton Building, Rosamund Street West, Manchester Ml5 6LL. …