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Book reviewers wanted
Are you interested in reviewing books for the Annals of Actuarial Science? Reviewers are asked to produce a review of up to 1000 words within four weeks of receipt of the book. Reviewers may keep the book and a review counts as verifiable CPD. A list of books awaiting review are available at www.actuaries.org.uk/knowledge/publications/annals/book_reviewers.

Please contact maria.lyons@actuaries.org.uk for more details.

Research outcome on mortality rates
The Profession funds a number of actuarial research projects each year. To find out more about the outcomes on Modelling and Forecasting of Mortality Rates III, please visit www.actuaries.org.uk/research/grant_aided_projects

IAA newsletter
The latest IAA newsletter is available at www.actuaries.org/LIBRARY/Newsletters/October_2008_EN.pdf. It includes information on the seminar on evolving risk-based solvency frameworks and valuation methods for the insurance industry, the forthcoming global enterprise risk management seminar, details on the 29th International Congress of Actuaries in March 2010 and an obituary for John Darvell.

Refurbishment update at Staple Inn
Three of the Profession’s meeting rooms are due to receive a facelift to create a modern boardroom-style environment. The refurbishment of the meeting rooms in Staple Inn Building South is set to begin on 15 December and be completed by 6 February 2009. Following a research and consultation process, changes to take place include:
>> Installation of fixed conference telephones on the tables in each room
>> Redecoration of the area, including new furniture, carpets and blinds
>> Installation of a video conferencing system in a meeting room at the Edinburgh office.

Staple Inn’s meeting rooms are available to all members of the Profession.