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Foresight The week ahead

8 November The Money Programme: The last oil shock. With nearly half the world's oil exhausted, what will happen when reserves run dry? 8pm BBC2

9 November Horizon. The secret treasures of Zeugma. This year a team of archaeologists excavated a beautifully preserved city buried in eastern Turkey for 1,000 years. With a dam soon to be built on the site, how much of one of the Roman Empire's greatest sites could be saved? 9pm BBC2

13 November 2000 Water UK & Environment Agency Water Efficiency Awards 2000: Conference, with keynote speakers Jonathan Porritt (pictured), director of green think tank Forum for the Future and Digby Jones, CBI One Great George St, London, SW1 Details, Julie Fitzsimmins, tel (020) 7344 1898. Email,

13-17 November Airport airside and landside design: A review of current standards in airport design and a look forward to the changing face of aviation. Concepts will be explored through case studies, including Manchester, Heathrow Terminal 5, Birmingham Eurohub, and Amsterdam. Loughborough University Details, Pam Wilson, tel (01509) 223401. E-mail

14 November Are we rethinking construction? One day conference looking at lessons learned so far from construction industry best practice initiative, M4I. Royal Institute of British Architects, 66 Portland Place, London W1 Details, Micol Klippel-Arden, tel (020) 7637 8692. Email

14 November Design of composite structures: Guidance on developments in combined steel/ concrete structures, focusing on why and when composite construction is efficient. Cambridge Details, tel (01344) 872776

15 November Value for money as a potential driver for the PFI market: Workshop looking at cost saving and innovation on PFI projects to date, with input from the National Audit Office on what drives and frustrates value for money. CIRIA, 6 Storey's Gate, London Details, tel (020) 7222 8891.

15 November Society's acceptance of risk: Seminar asking whether society is becoming less risk averse, what engineers can do to involve the public in managing risk and how risk is perceived. 4.30pm, Royal Academy of Engineering, 29 Great Peter Street, London SW1 Details, (020) 7222 2688

15 November Practical repair of old and historic buildings: One day course in association with the Society for Protection of Ancient Buildings. Institution of Structural Engineers, 11 Upper Belgrave Street, London SW1 Details, (020) 7235 4535.

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