Reporter 442, 8 November 1999

Best of brass on way

The winners of the National Brass Band championship at the Albert Hall are coming to the University next week.
Fodens brass band is playing a concert during a week of events laid on by the music department. The festival of twentieth-century English music Voyages and discoveries begins on Saturday (November 13). It also includes performances by pianist Martin Roscoe (including music written by a PhD student) and the Universityís new fellow in composition Sam Hayden. For more information contact Doug Buist on ext 2584, email More

Muscle rub and massage

Staff with aching muscles and sporting injuries will be relieved to hear the sports centre is offering a series of curative courses. Physiotherapy is available on Monday and Wednesday evenings, aromatherapy and reflexology on Wednesday afternoons and massage on Thursday afternoons. For bookings and more information contact the centre on ext 5095.

High security hard drive

Grants towards the costs of protecting departmental computers with alarm systems or entrapment devices are available from finance. Advice and guidance on improving computer security, protection and insurance will also be available at a two-day event later this month.
The computer security awareness initiative on November 22 and 23 has been organised jointly by the security service and the finance department, with two external organisations. For more information contact Peter Vincent in security on ext 5661.

Jewellery wanted

Staff are being offered the opportunity to help save lives by donating old, unwanted or broken pieces of jewellery to the National Heart Research Fund. The fund's 'treasure chest appeal' is collecting gold, silver, gems, watches and damaged or 'odd' pieces. For more information contact the fund on 0113 234 7474.

48 days to go...

Boots, BHS and WHSmith are the latest firms to offer University staff Christmas bonuses with seasonal discount schemes.
The city centre stores are offering 10% reductions on November 25 and December 5. For tickets and more information contact Victoria Rose in human resources on ext 4146 or email More

Purchasing power

The constant search for value for money is highlighted on a website run by the central purchasing office. Staff who purchase anything on behalf of the University are being directed to the site, which also offers information on contracts and University policy. For more information see the site at purchasing or contact Richard Clarke on ext 4104. More

Memorial service

A memorial thanksgiving service has been arranged for Professor Colin McGreavy, who died this summer. The service, in the Clothworkers Centenary Concert Hall on November 26 at 1.15pm, is open to all members of the University. Anyone who wishes to speak at the service is requested to contact Professor Peter Dowd on ext 2796, More

Egg donor required

A Leeds couple whose only chance of having a baby is through IVF are appealing for an egg donor. If you are healthy, under 35, have completed your own family, can spare time for clinic visits and wish to help, contact the Assisted Conception Unit at the LGI, tel 292 6136, quoting reference ED/3174. Egg donation is non-commercial, voluntary and anonymous.

Seasonís greetings

The University Christmas card is now available (below). Featuring a snowy view of the North Yorkshire village of West Tanfield, the cards can be personalised to carry the names of departments.
For more information contact Helen Thomas in the alumni office on ext 6109, email

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