Reporter 399, 17 March 1997

Notice board

Why not tune in to video conferencing?

A free video conferencing service is being offered to researchers and teachers through a purpose-fitted studio in the Roger Stevens Building. Members of staff have already used the equipment to interview prospective employees in Canada, to teach students in Singapore and to viva a student in Alabama.

The link also allows sharing computer applications, showing of 35mm slides and white board presentations. The conference can be recorded on video. To view or sample the equipment contact Eric Daniels on ext 2673 or by e-mail at, or Olivia Wrigglesworth on ext 2667 or by e-mail at

Mountain nights

Bookings for Pennine and mountain huts for the period up to January 25 1998 can be made from Friday April 25, or from Friday May 2 for groups including non-University people. For more details contact Will Patterson on ext 5080.

Save a life

Leeds Student Charity Rag is supporting the Anthony Nolan Bone Marrow Trust drive to recruit volunteers for bone marrow donations.

A small blood sample is taken initially and volunteers are placed on a register until required. For more information, ring Jennie Meynell at Leeds University Union on ext 248 or e-mail

The Imperial Cancer Research Fund needs help in raising money and awareness of cancers affecting women. If you're a woman over 16 you can help this year by completing the 5km run, walk or stroll at Roundhay Park on Sunday May 11. To enter telephone, 0990 134314.

The comfort zone

Comfort and protection in survival conditions will be examined at the 1997 Survival Conference, to be held at Bodington Hall next month in association with the British Mountaineering Council. Speakers at the forefront of developments in these areas will discuss opportunities with representatives from industry. The conference, on March 25, is organised by University of Leeds Innovations Ltd and the Department of Textiles.

Any donations?

Donations of clothes, books, toys, bric-a-brac, household goods, plants and furniture are wanted for a jumble sale to be held at 1pm on Saturday March 22 in the Emmanuel Church Hall. Items can be brought to the Office of the Adviser to International Students in Parkinson Court between 9am and 4pm until March 21, or on the day between 9 and 10am. All proceeds will go to international charities.

Sub-Wardens needed

Applications are invited for the appointment of Sub-Wardens at Devonshire Hall for the next academic year. Further details from the Wardens on 275 1265.

Spring is in the air

To celebrate the arrival of spring, the Music Department has organised a festival running from April 23 - 26. A variety of lunchtime and evening concerts will take place on campus. For details contact Sue Wheater in the Music Department on ext 2584.

* More

Chesterman on show

An exhibition of the work of artist Jack Chesterman takes place in the University Gallery from 30 April to 6 June.

Chesterman's exhibits draw upon the work of Turner, Cozens and van Ruysdael, using source material from the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich and the Brancacci Chapel in Florence.

Ringing changes

Please note the following amendments to the telephone directory for the School of Healthcare Studies; Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme Co-ordinator Mrs Wendy Walker can be reached on 01943 876681.

Fax numbers for other School locations not listed in the telephone directory are:

Applied Health Sciences (LGI) 292 6095; Dales Wing 01943 870676; Learning Resources LGI 292 6095; High Royds Hospital 01943 876647; Midwifery, Hyde Terrace 244 9730; Nursing, LGI 292 6095.

Memorial service

A memorial service for Dr Maxine Pollard will take place at Emmanuel Church, University of Leeds, on Thursday 24 April at 1pm. Contact Sue Mason if you plan to attend on ext 6137 or e-mail

[Main news stories | University home page | Events]