Bletchley Park Trust last month launched a pilot scheme to help school teachers learn computer programming

In brief

Issue 111/10, p7, 01.10.2011
Funds seek trustees - Bletchley school initiative - Liverpool Biennial dates - Family workshops day
Funds seek trustees

The National Heritage Memorial Fund (NHMF) and Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) are seeking trustees and committee members. Four trustees are wanted for the NHMF/HLF board and 13 members to join seven committees across England. More details can be found on the Department for Culture, Media and Sport’s website. The closing date is 17 October.

Bletchley school initiative

Bletchley Park Trust last month launched a pilot scheme seeking volunteer software developers from industry to support school teachers who would like to learn computer programming. A summit of software developers, employers and teachers met at the museum to discuss where the next generation of computer programmers would come from. The Teacher-Practitioner Exchange programme will run until June 2012.

Liverpool Biennial dates

The Liverpool Biennial has announced a new director and its dates for next year. The festival’s new artistic director and chief executive is Sally Tallant, who is head of programmes at the Serpentine Gallery, London. The biennial takes place from 15 September to 25 November.

Family workshops day

Kids in Museums is running daylong Family Fortunes workshops on how museums can attract more families. It will include sessions from VisitEngland, the British Museum and the Oxford Museum of Natural History. It is being held at the Jewish Museum, London, on 29 November. Kids in Museums has also teamed up with the Children’s Commissioner to run Takeover Day in museums on 11 November.