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The week ahead

Foresight

If you know of events, exhibitions, books, programmes or websites that ought to be included in Foresight, contact Andrew Mylius. Tel (020) 7505 6656, e-mail andrewmy@ construct.emap.co.uk

I27 February

Six experiments that changed the world - Mendel and the pea: Early 19th century Czech monk Gregor Mendel carried out pioneering genetic research in a greenhouse, growing peas. Comedian Ken Campbell continues his garden- shed scientific odyssey.

7pm, Channel 4

28 February

Secrets of the Incas: Historian William Sullivan attempts to explain why the powerful Inca Empire fell to just 170 invading Spanish conquistadors in the mid- 16th century.

8pm, Channel 4

29 February

House and city: Lecture on urban houses and housing by academic Seth Stein.

University of Bath department of architecture and civil engineering. Admission by ticket only.

Details: Emma Greeley, tel: (01225) 826908

2 March

Visionary cities: Chandigarh, India. Twentieth Century Society lecture looking at utopian planning in the capital of the Punjab, by Sunand Pradad.

Details: Celia Shelley, tel: (020) 7250 3857

2 March

Roland Paoletti: London Transport architect in chief gives an illustrated lecture on the delivery of the Jubilee Line Extension stations.

7.15pm, Photofusion Gallery, 17a Electric Lane, London SW9.

The event accompanies Space Stations, a photographic show covering trial operations and the opening of JLE stations, on until 18 March.

Details: (020) 7738 5774

Until 3 March

Building Design Partnership: An exhibition exploring the materials used in buildings, from the vernacular to the high-tech.

Monograph Gallery, The Lighthouse, Glasgow

Details: (0141) 946 6600.

9 March

Construction adjudication seminar. Adjudication is an increasingly popular means of resolving construction disputes. It is fast and efficient - adjudication takes 28 days. But if you are on the receiving end it is vital to know what you are up against.

4-6pm, Titmuss Sainer Dechert, 2 Sergeants Inn, London, EC4.

Details: Jo Cotton, tel: (020) 7775 7571. e-mail: cottonj@titmuss-dechert.com

9 March

Perception vs analysis - how to handle risk: Royal Academy of Engineering lecture. In the face of increasing professional accountability, Shell UK chairman Malcolm Bridend looks at ways of juggling technical, commercial, health and safety, and environmental risk.

5.30pm, 6 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1. Details: (020) 7222 2688. www.raeng.org.uk

9 March

Visionary cities: Rome: archaeological metropolis; Twentieth Century Society lecture by Francesco Garofalo, looking at the interpretation and application of utopian views of the city.

Details: Celia Shelley, tel: (020) 7250 3857

9 March

James Sutherland History lecture: Ex-Arup consultant Dr Francis Whalley talks on: From bomb shelter to post-war buildings - 40 years as a civil engineer in Government.

5.30pm, Institution of Structural Engineers. 11 Upper Belgrave Street, London SW1

Details: Madelaine Baldon, tel: (020) 7235 4535

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