booklet called "Business Studies" which describes courses in colleges, polytechnics and universities and the qualifications they lead to the booklet is one in a series called "Choose Your Course" and is available free from Room 2/11 DES, Elizabeth House, York Road, London SE I. Other titles in the same series include "Looking After People", "Becoming an Engineer" and "Careers in Teaching."
A Catholic Charity Ball will be held at "Norcalympia", Norbreck Castle Hotel, Blackpool, on April 27. The cabaret will be provided by the Catholic Stage Guild and there will be dancing to the Magic Showband. Tickets can be obtained from any of the following: The Catenians, the Knights of St Columba, the Catholic Women's League, or the Union of Catholic Mothers. A United Nations Seminar on Nuclear Collaboration with South Africa was held in London last week. The seminar was organised by the UN Special Committee Against Apartheid and speakers included Mr Sean McBride, The Irish Foreign Minister and UN Commissioner for Namibia.
St Margaret's Westminster Singers and the Richard Hickox Orchestra will give a concert of works by Mozart at Westminster Abbey on March 8 at 8 pm. Tickets are avail able, price CI to £5, from St Margaret's vestry.
A charity concert organised by the Upper Norwood Methodist Church for the local Council of Churches and on behalf of Christian Aid will take place at Alleyn's School, Townley Road, London, SE22, tomorrow at 7pm. Andrew Watkinson, a young violinist and other musicians will play chamber music after a buffet supper. The last concert raised £500. Tickets from Christian Aid Concert, 104 College Road, London, SE2I.
The Association of Senior Religious is holding its first conference and annual general meeting in the Notre Dame College of Education Halls of Residence, Aigburth, 1.iverpool, from April 3 to 5. Fr Michael Gaine, Director of the Liverpool Institute of Sock)
• Religious Studies, will direct the conference, the theme of which is "Senior Religious in a Changing World". Details from Sister Josephine Murray, SND (ASR National Secretary), Convent of Notre Dame, Weld Road. Birkdale, Southport.
"Jesus in his times" will be the theme of a weekend course organised by Centre Space for March 16 to 18. It aims to look at the claims that Jesus made for himself, the way he saw his mission, and the opportunities and constraints he faced. Details of this and of all their courses can be had from Centre Space, Coakham Farm, Crockham Hill, Edenbridgc, Kent (Tel Croetham Hill 338).
The Irish Chaplaincy will hold its St Patrick's Festival at 7.30pm on March 13 in the Royal Albert Hall. Tickets cost between £1 and £4 and proceeds go to pastoral work with, among others, young people at risk, battered wives and down and-outs. Details from the Irish Chaplaincy, 52 Camden Square, London. NW!. Details of Christian Aid's financial committment to the victims of suffering in Southern Africa is to be found in a new leaflet published this week entitled Christian Aid in Southern Africa. It details grants made to victims of the conflict, both in Rhodesia, Zimbabwe and in the states of Angola, Zambia, and Mozambique. It also outlines the number of refugees in the care of liberation movements and some of the needs that exist.
Catholic Scouts are asked to keep October 20 and 21 free so that they can attend the Catholic Scout Advisory Council annual conference. The original dates have had to be changed because of problems in finding a suitable venue. The council is searching for a place to hold the conference.
A Third World Action Conference entitled "The Wastemakers" will be held at Oxford from April 20 to 22. The weekend, which costs £7 including food, will include films, discussions, exhibitions and a musical evening. The speakers will be Susan George, author of "How The Other Half Dies", and Dudley Seers, fellow of the Institute of Development Studies at Sussex University. Further details from Third World First, 232 Cowley Road, Oxford. (Tel: Oxford 45678).
Many Anglican bishops and clergy, including Dr Donald Coggan, Archbishop of Canterbury, attended a memorial service for Dr Kenneth Carey, former Anglican bishop of Edinburgh, at St Margaret's Church, Westminster, last week. Dr Carey spent several years as Principal of Westcott House theological college in Cambridge. He died in January.
A meeting for "Charismatic Laypeople" will be held at the City University, St John Street, London, EC I, Friday next. Called "Unity of the Spirit", it aims to bring all Christians together to pray and discuss their role in Church and society.
The Michael O'Duffy Society will hold a concert at the Westminster Cathedral Conference Centre at 7.45pm on March 15. It will commemorate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Thomas Moore, and Michael O'Duffy will be among the performers. Details from the society at the Irish Club, 82 Eaton Square, London, SW I. Dr Alan Walker, director of world evenagelism for the World Methodist Council, will be the guest apeaker at a North Lancashire district evangelistic weekend from March 1012, Dr Walker, who will be travelling from Australia, will speak at King George's Hall, Blackburn, on March 10, and will preach at North Shore Methodist Church, Blackpool, on March 11. He will also visit Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Westminster, Deptford, Epsom, Barking and Belfast.
The Clarence Wheelers Cycling Club of Hampton, Middlesex, will hold its annual sponsored ride this Sunday. Proceeds will go to the Moiesey Venture for mentally handicapped young people and the training fund for the club's junior riders. Cllr D. Cockshutt, the Mayor of Elmbridge, will start the event at 10,30am and it is hoped to exceed last year's total of £200 in sponsorship which went to research in leukaemia. Details from Mr Brendan Langan, (Tel 01-937 1775).
A Lenten Evening of Recollection will be given by Canon F. Bartlett in the Parish Hall of St Anselm and St Cecilia's Church, Kingsway, London, at 6.30pm on March 14. The evening has been organised by the London branch of the Civil Service Catholic Guild, which will hold its annual meeting on May 12 and 13 in Blackpool. Details from Mrs M. Whalley, 46 Luton Road, Anchorsholme. Blackpool.