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Open lectures 22 November, London 27 November, Cardiff The Audit Commission is holding two open evening lectures followed by discussion.

Details: Claudio Morales, 020-7396 1251 (London) and Jenny Monteiro, 02920-262 550 (Cardiff ).

Research & development 24 November, Manchester 'Mainstreaming research and development: sharing good practice' is an event organised by the Manchester Centre for Healthcare Management targeting chief executives and non-executives, chairs, human resource directors, clinical governance leads and primary care group/primary care trust managers.

Details: Stephanie Mullen, 0161-275 2910.

Housing and asthma 24 November, Internet Cornwall and Isles of Scilly health authority offers the chance to participate in an e-group conference on 'Housing and asthma'. Topics for discussion include housing grants, energy efficiency advice, evaluating a project and the health authority's involvement.

Details: Julia Tibbett, 01326-316 496.

Investment event 28 November, Barking The Outer London Education Consortium is hosting an annual investment and achievement event for successful bids for 1999-2000 across its trusts and health authorities.

Exhibits and presentations will include project work on mental health, a nurse development scheme, library developments and national vocational qualification programmes.

Details: Liz Boateng, 020-8532 6390.

Health and well-being 28 November, Leicester The Institute for Environment and Health is holding a seminar on 'Health and well-being: does our environment matter?' to discuss the relative importance of health-determining factors.

Key themes are: what is good health, the context of health determining factors, together with psycho-social factors and the environment.

Details: seminar secretary, 0116-223 1614.

Settings for health 29 November, Heathcotes/Preston North End A one-day conference on settings for health, 'Making healthy choice the easy choice', has been organised by the Health for All Network. Speakers include , North West regional director of public health Professor John Ashton, Dr Jill Farrington of the European Healthy Cities Network, and Rabbia Khan, English network co-ordinator for the Healthy Hospitals Network Details: Pam Ashton, 0151-231 4474.

Promoting independence 29 November, London 'Promoting independence for older people' is an Anchor Trust conference examining the challenges for service providers as more older people look to them for the support.

Details: Rachel Clinton, 020-7759 9108.

Mental health 29-30 November, Nottingham Rampton Hospital Authority's professional education department is holding a conference on 'Dilemmas of the disordered personality'with three mental health providers.

Details: Joanne Gleaden, 01777-247 232.