A free lecture by Phil Baines, Type design for graphic designers, on 11 September from 6pm, accompanies the exhibition Sumner Stone: calligraphy and type design in a digital age, which runs until 15 September.
Venue: The Seminar Room, Goodspeed Gallery, 41-47 Old Street, London EC1.
As part of Creating Sparks: Where Science meets the Arts from 6-20 September, the DTI Foresight Ageing Population Panel, Research into Ageing and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council are holding an event which will bring designers, researchers and scientists together. Talking Sense: what stops designers understanding scientists? is held on 11 September from 2-5pm.
Contact: Helen Hamlyn Research Centre on 020 7590 4242.
The Institute of Packaging hosts Biodegradables – does the technology match the need? on 20 September from 9am until 5pm. The conference is aimed at high level decision makers and environmental advisors in the retail, packaging, design and manufacturing industries.
Contact: The IOP on 01664 500055 to register for a place. Venue: Le Meridien, 21 Piccadilly, London W1.
The next British Design & Art Direction President’s Lecture Deconstructivist or Architect?: Daniel Libeskind is held on 12 September.
Contact: Lisa Hirst on 020 7840 1125.
Venue: Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore, London SW7.