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The week ahead

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

15 June-15 October Buckminster Fuller: The most comprehensive exhibition yet staged in the UK of work by the famed engineer, industrial designer, scientist, architect, philosopher and pedagogue.

Design Museum, London Details (020) 7403 6933 17 June Green Bridge opening: The park built on a bridge spanning London's dusty Mile End Road will be handed to the public to a fanfare composed for cars, bicycles and pedestrians.

1.00 am, Mile End Park, London Details, Lianne Jarrett (01273) 674 692 17 June Time Tales: The series takes a look at various sites and landmarks in London, and discovers the City's hidden past. A group of Surrey youngsters learns how Guildford Castle was built, and discovers how to make chain mail armour.

12.30 pm London Weekend Television Details, Sara Black for LWT on (020) 7261 3924 18 June The Day The World Took Off: In 1350 Britain was a backward, windswept island of little consequence overrun by plague and conflict. China by contrast was the most powerful empire on earth, on course for technological supremacy. Yet despite this huge lead as extraordinary reversal was to take place over the next 500 years which would leave China lagging behind.

8.00pm, Channel 4 Details (0207) 306 8444 19 June Chartered Institute of Building Millennium Point Site Visit.

6.00 p.m. for 6.15 p.m.

Millennium Point Trust Co, Curzon Street, Digbeth, Birmingham.

Details, Jeanne Glenn (0121) 472 3295 20 June An introduction to wind and earthquake dynamics: One day course.

Institution of Structural Engineers, 11 Upper Belgrave Street, London SW1 Details (020) 7235 4535 or e-mail: conferences@istructe. org. uk 21-22 June Surface transport 2000: Exhibition and conference looking at transportation technology as a way of delivering multi modal transport policy, risk reduction, safety improvement, intelligent transport systems, and at infrastructure design and maintenance issues.

TRL, Crowthorne, Berkshire Details (020) 7973 6643.

www. surfacetransport. co. uk 22 June Mysteries of the Lost Empires: China Bridge: How did architects and engineers achieve their incredible feats using only simple tools? A team of international engineers gathers in China to find out how to build a bridge last seen 900 years ago.

9.00pm, Channel 4 Details (020) 7306 8444 22-23 June UK/US/French seminar - the seismic design of bridges: Course. Institution of Structural Engineers, 11 Upper Belgrave Street, London SW1 Details, (020) 7235 4535.

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