National conference on educational disadvantage
Local authorities and teachers' associations have been invited by the Education Secretary, Mr Reg Prentice, to be represented at a one-day national conference, on April 16, to discuss proposals to establish a centre for information and advice on educational disadvantage.
Lifeline to open Newcastle office
Lifeline UK is extending its pregnancy care service to the North-East with the opening on February 17 of an office in MEA House, Ellison Place, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. This will be the fourth office to open in this country offering, through its professional counsellors, help to any woman who is distressed by an unintended pregnancy and who seeks its help without resorting to abortion. The telephone number is Newcastle 29029.
Belfast coin expert's university chair
Mr Michael Dolley, formerly or the British Museum's Coins and Medals Department, has been appointed Professor of Historical Numismatics in the Department of Modern History at the Queen's University, Belfast. The chair , has been created for him, 'and is one of very few of its kind in Europe. Mr Dolley, a Catholic, is Reader in Medieval Hikory at the Queen's University. He takes up his new appointment on October 1.
To lead Hertfordshire Education Committee
Mr Frank Cogan, leader of the Conservative group on Hertfordshire County Council, has been elected chairman of Hertfordshire Education Committee. He succeeds Mr Anthony Sheridan. who announced his impending resignation from the council because of increasing business commitments. Mr Cogan attended St Michael's, the Jesuit college in Leeds.
New United Kingdom Director of CORAT
Mr John Miller-Bakewell, who has spent the last nine years with Unilever, has been appointed the United Kingdom director of CORAT, the Christian Organisations Research and Advisory Trust, in Oxford. He succeeds the Rev Stuart Snell, the trust's first Director, who has been appointed International Director in Nairobi, Kenya. Mr Miller-Bakewell has been churchwarden of his local parish church in Leicestershire for 20 years.