Reporter 401, 6 May 1997

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Plays in May

The Workshop Theatre is holding a number of free performances during May. A double bill of Samuel Beckett's Not I and Rockaby will be performed on Friday May 9 at 1.15 and 5.30pm. Virgin Mask, a contemporary Japanese play will run from May 14-16, together with Naked Window by James McNulty.

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Clothworkers' concert

A flute and piano concert by Rosa Capote and David Millan will be held in the Clothworkers' Concert Hall on Wednesday May 7 at 1pm. Tickets cost £2.50 (£1.50 for students of the Instituto Cervantes and the University).

Degree ceremony page

A page is needed to carry the train of the Chancellor's robe when she presides at Degree ceremonies on July 17. Interested staff with sons aged between ten and thirteen are invited to ring Joan Booth in the Vice-Chancellor's office, ext 4059.

Free software for HE community

A large amount of software is available to the community free of charge through the Lancaster University-based Higher Education National Software Archive. The archive is a national service funded by the Joint Information Systems Committee with a large collection of the latest available versions of freely distributed public domain software and shareware. A huge range of utilities for all the main microcomputer platforms, including DOS, Windows and Macintosh is available. HENSA's web site at http://micros.hensa. provides various user friendly ways to find and download software. For further help telephone 01524 594287 or email

Library closure

Access to the National Library of Scotland's collections will be severely restricted from this summer due to building work to improve safety standards. The George IV Bridge building will be closed for up to a year from September 1, and users will not be able to consult the Library's manuscript collections.

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Court and Council

The Court and Council Membership Committee will meet in June to appoint external members of the University Court and Council. University members are invited to submit nominations which should be sent, along with brief biographical details of the nominee, to George Brassay in the Secretariat by May 28.

Parking survey

The Equal Opportunities Committee is concerned that parents and others whose working hours are not flexible are being disadvantaged by the current car parking policy, which does not allow staff to purchase one-day passes until 9.45am. The Committee is conducting a survey to discover the extent of the problem. If you wish to take part, particularly if you are a parent and do not have a parking permit, please contact the Equal Opportunities Officer, Sue Harper, at Room 11/11, E C Stoner Building, ext 6700, email Women and parents who take children to school are preferentially treated in the allocation of car parking permits. There are currently some 2,000 permits issued to staff and 1,700 spaces on campus. Around 470 staff are on the waiting list for permits.

Medical matters

The School of Continuing Education is holding a day school on the History of Medicine with Alan Greaves, to be held in the Thackray Medical Museum on Saturday May 17. The cost is £17; contact ext 3220 for further details.

Victorian architecture

Dr Peter Leach of Central Lancashire University will hold a day school on Victorian architecture at Trinity and All Saints College on Saturday May 17 from 9.30 to 5.30. Details from Noreen Hamblin on 283 7191.

Wine tasting

The Senior Common Room Club Wine Club will hold a tasting of German wines on Monday May 19 at 8pm. Tickets £4.75 from Pat Brooke in the SCR Club office, ext 4161.

Alumni gifts

The Alumni Office has a range of branded items suitable for gifts for visitors to the University and for staff to take as gifts when travelling on behalf of the University. The range includes pencils, key rings and document folders suitable for use in information packs, leisurewear and silk ties, Royal Worcester china dishes, prints of the University and leather goods. Further details from Helen Thomas ext 6109.

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