We are a Development Education Centre, based mainly in Worcester and Malvern. Click on About Us to find out more.
We hold an annual conference, and also conferences for sixth form students at various schools and colleges in the two counties. Summaries and reviews of annual conferences can be accessed back to 2005. Click on Annual Conference.
Background to World Affairs presents an introduction to countries, organisations and issues in the contemporary world. Originally designed by David Terry as background for sixth form conferences, this has been found to have wider application, and has links to many other sites.
The three BEACONS Guides to Climate Change by David Terry make up a concise, unbiased and up-to-date summary of the facts and arguments about this critically important subject.
At our centre in Upper Colwall, near Malvern, we maintain a library of learning resources, which include a colourful array of costumes from countries around the world. These are available for borrowing by schools and individuals. Click on Artefacts and Topic Boxes to see our slideshow of these artefacts and lists of study boxes, CDs, DVDs etc.
Viewpoints includes a new section called This I Believe, where Emma Crump interviews various people who have been speakers at BEACONS conferences or otherwise connected with BEACONS about their views and beliefs on international development and related matters. Another new section here is May I Recommend? This presents short reviews of books, reports, articles, etc provided by our members and others connected with our work.
Happenings This section will be coming soon, offering news of upcoming and recent meetings and other events in the two counties. Meanwhile, in our right sidebar you will find latest news items from relevant government departments such as DfID, and Links lists various sites for material on development education.
Comment and Debate We welcome comments on anything you have read on our website, or you can post your views here on any development or environment issues that concern you.