Reporter 420, 11 May 1998


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Tetley warden needed

Applications are sought from suitably experienced members of academic, academic-related or senior administrative staff for the position of resident warden at Tetley Hall. The hall is a mixed residence accommodating 225 mainly first-year undergraduate students. Primary responsibilities of the wardens are the pastoral care of the students, the maintenance of disicpline and the development of the community aspect of hall life. The closing date is May 22. Contact Mrs L Brown on ext 6079, e-mail l.j.brown@adm.leeds.ac.uk

Identify yourself

The SDDU has a resource centre which contains books and videos, covering issues such as research skills, equal opportunities and presentation skills, available for loan to members of staff. The booking procedure now requires the member of staff’s ID card. Staff taking items out on loan from the resource centre must bring their card. The resource centre is open every day, 9.30am to 4.30pm, except Thursday. *More...

Textiles on display

The work of final year BA (Hons) Textile Design students will be on display from June 1 to 5. This year’s exhibitors include seven woven fabric designers, eight knitting specialists, six printers and three yarn designers. The exhibition will be open from 9.30am to 5pm in Room W 1.50, first floor of the Wool Division building, near the Clothworkers’ Library.

So you think you know about copyright?

A University seminar on current copyright issues will be held on May 21 in the Edward Boyle Library Conference Room from 10am to 1pm. Speakers include Professor Charles Oppenheim (Loughborough University), an authority on copyright and electronic media, Legal Adviser Adrian Slater, and Librarian and Dean of Information Strategy Lynne Brindley. All staff are welcome, particularly those involved in teaching and research.

Christian socialism

The 1998 Scott Holland lectures will be given by the Reverend Canon Alan Wilkinson at the Emmanuel Chaplaincy Church. Entitled ‘Christian Socialism – Charles Gore to Tony Blair,’ the lectures will be on consecutive Saturdays, May 16 and 23 from 10.15am to 3.30pm. There will be a fee of £5 per day.

Artists in print

This Saturday the Dean Clough Galleries in Halifax will play host to the first major contemporary artists’ book fair outside London.

The event will bring together many new and established artist-bookmakers, imprints and private presses from the UK and abroad. A series of lectures from makers and curators, chaired by Chris Taylor of the University’s Department of Fine Art, will be held. Many artists will be available to talk about original and multiple artists’ books and bookworks. ‘The Lost Workers of Halifax’ and the influence of Richard Wagner’s music dramas on artist Phil Redford’s work are among topics which will be discussed. Admission to the fair, open on Saturday May 16 from 11am to 8pm and car parking at Dean Clough is free. For further details contact Chris Taylor, email c.a.taylor@leeds.ac.uk

Tony Kemplen’s pack of hand-printed playing cards relate to a Second World War incident where a returning American bomber crashed into a public park on the outskirts of Sheffield – just missing a suburban housing estate. The cards document the event and also the destruction and deaths caused by the bombs the plane dropped onto the city of Dresden. They are part of the contemporary artists book exhibit at Dean Clough Galleries.

Hike to help

Mencap is looking for volunteers to take part in a ten-day fundraising hike in the shadow of Pakistan’s Hindu Kush mountain range. Hikers will journey from Islamabad to the 150 year-old Chinese settlement of Passu and continue to the glacier of Lupdor. Once participants have paid the £250 registration fee and raised a minimum sponsorship requirement, flights, food and accommodation are free. The hike will raise money for Mencap’s work of supporting people with learning disabilities and their families and carers. For an application pack call 0645 777779.

Brass Week concerts

Among the concerts to take place at the University from May 11 to 16 as part of the CHAIN International Brass Week featured on the front page are:

All concerts will take place in the Clothworkers’ Centenary Hall. For further information contact Sue Wheater ext 2584 *More...

Employers’ appointment

The University’s Pro-Chancellor, Colonel Alan Roberts, has been appointed to serve on the main committee of the University and Colleges Employers Association (UCEA). He would be happy to hear from any members of the University who wish to raise any issues or pass on information.

Book sale

New and secondhand books at bargain prices can be bought in the Senior Common Room from May 11 to 15. The sale is in aid of the World University Service and donated books should be given to Pat Brooke or Gordon Leedale in the SCR.

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