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Foresight The week ahead

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If you know of events, exhibitions, books, programmes or websites that ought to be included in Foresight, contact Karl Thompson, tel (020) 7505 6682 e-mail: karl. thompson@ construct. emap. com 15 June

How did they build that: Use of underground spaces. Building underground is complicated and dangerous. Vast Roman catacombs, London's sewers and mines are all investigated in a study of construction defying the odds.

Discovery sci-trek, 7pm 16/17 June Meccano exhibition. The 100th anniversary of the invention of Meccano continues with a one man show from Colin Davies. Colin featured in Foresight recently with his model of the Skylon, shown at a Festival of Britain exhibition. This one is just Meccano, friends, so go along and marvel - free of charge - at Colin's latest creations, including some classic steam engines and locomotives. The museum is also a working water mill. Colin, we've had some very nice things to say about you recently, so please remember to send the cheque.

Mill Green Museum, Hatfield, Herts 2pm-5pm, tel (01707) 271362 17 June Three Gorges: The biggest dam in the world. An examination of the ecological dilemmas raised by China's decision to tame the Yangtze by building a 4km long dam to hold back 500km 3ofwater.

Discovery channel, 5pm 17 June Equinox: The day the oceans boiled. This science and technology series kicks off with a look at global warming and the possibility of a 20infinity rise in world temperatures. The last time there was such an upsurge animals shrank, with horses becoming the size of cats, and it took 60,000 years for the earth to cool down.

Spooky.

Channel 4, 9pm 17 June History of water. The role of water in man's development including dams such as the Three Gorges in China, and the importance of water in the Industrial Revolution. The value of water is incalculable, readers, but consider this: When John Mills and co made it to safety after weeks in the desert in Ice Cold in Alex, what was the drink they most wanted?

Yes, it was lager. Makes you think doesn't it?

Discovery Civilisation, 12 noon 19 June Big brother. I'm afraid until the launch of channels specialising in 24 hour coverage of paint drying or grass growing you'll have to settle for this tedious pile of garbage. It's enough to make you want to go out and build a bridge.

Channel 4, 5pm 19 June Can you live without designer labels? The answer is yes. More bore from four.

Channel 4, 8.30pm 27 June Conference: How to manage projects online. How to get the best out of project extranets and allow construction and design teams to manage projects over the net. Speakers will include experienced and senior construction executives with practical experience of project extranets. Tickets are £225. (Hey, come on, it's drop in the ocean for you highly paid web wonders! ) Details, Natalie Rubinstein, (020) 7505 8614 or www. nceplus/ promotions/project_extranets

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