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CONFLICT AND TRANSFORMATION

From 25-31 May

With Mo Mowlam, Scilla Elworthy and others. Open Space conference and training event to explore skills and provide tools to respond more effectively to conflict in our personal lives, organisations and in the world.

Conference 25-28 May; three-day professional training 29-31 May. Findhorn Foundation, Scotland. Tel: +44(O)1309 691933. www.findhorn.org/conflict

Tuesday*may 21

THE ORIGINS OF THE CIVILISATION OF ANGKOR

By Professor Charles Higham, FBA, University of Otago, New Zealand. Albert Reckitt Archaeological Lecture. Everyone is welcome, but because of limitations on space it is advisable to register with the meetings department.

The lecture begins at 5.30pm and take place at 10 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1. The lecture is followed by a reception, to which members of the audience are invited.

For further information, please refer to the Academy's website:www.britac.ac.uk Telephone: 020 7969 5246 or e-mail: lectures@britac.ac.uk

wednedsay*may 2

SPECIAL PATHS OR MAIN ROADS?: MAKING SENSE OF GERMAN HISTORY

By Professor Peter Pulzer, formerly of All Souls College, Oxford. Elie Kedourie Memorial Lecture. Everyone is welcome, but because of limitations on space it is advisable to register with the meetings department.

The lecture begins at 5.30pm and takes place at 10 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1. The lecture is followed by a reception, to which members of the audience are invited.

For further information, please refer to the Academy's website:www.britac.ac.uk or telephone: 020 79695246 e-mail: lectures@britac.ac.uk

PARLIAMENT AND THE PEOPLE: MODERNISATION OF THE HOUSE OF COMMONS.

Annual Hansard Society Lecture. Speaker: Rt Hon Robin Cook MP, Leader of the House of Commons.

6pm-7:30pm, The Old Theatre, London School of Economics, Houghton Street WC2A 2EX Entry free, by ticket only from 020 7955 7492 (fax) or hansard@hansard.lse.ac.uk

sunday*may 26

AFTER 11 SEPTEMBER: FEAR AND LOATHING IN THE WEST

A one-day conference produced by the online publication spiked (www.spiked-online.com).

Speakers include Francis Fukuyama (author, The End of History and the Last Man), Mick Hume (editor, spiked, Times columnist), Frank Furedi (author, Culture of Fear), Dr Michael Fitzpatrick (author, The Tyranny of Health and spiked columnist), Simon Wessely (professor of psychiatry and adviser to the British army), Hazhir Teimourian (Middle East analyst), Thomas Deichmann (editor, Novo magazine, Germany)

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