Reporter 462, 26 February 2001


This portrait of the artist’s sister Kate is among works by Bernard Meninsky which are on display in the University Gallery until March 2. Meninsky was one of Britain’s finest young artists of the 1920s, and this exhibition, entitled A Singular Vision, brings together 45 drawings, watercolours and oil paintings, including landscapes, figure drawings and portraits of his family and friends. It is the first public exhibition of his work for twenty years. The gallery is open from Monday to Friday from 10am-5pm. Admission is free. For further information contact ext 2777.
gallery website

Starting a new chapter

The Union bookshop will be closed in the week beginning March 26 while it relocates to the Riley Smith Hall. The shop will be operating from there throughout the third term, while extensive refurbishment of the old premises – planned to double its size – is carried out.

A huge clearance sale will take place during this period, with many items reduced to half price and less. Strictly first come, first served, this sale will end when the shop returns to its new premises.

The refurbishment is part of the extensive redevelopment of the Students’ Union building. Students should be warned of the impending closure during the Easter vacation.

Open for business

All University staff are invited to join celebrations marking the opening of Leeds University Business School. Light refreshments will be served in the School’s main reception on Friday 23 March between 3.30-5pm.

Kiss this thing goodbye

Information about all the latest treatments and aids to ceasing smoking will be available on No Smoking Day on Wednesday 14 March at a stand on red route, near the maths coffee bar. For more information, contact Arline or Maggie on ext 2922 or see

Media studies

Scientists and engineers keen to understand how the media works and how they can use it to help the public understand science are invited to apply for British Association media fellowships. These give academics the chance to experience life as a journalist and understand how to communicate their expertise through the media.

Secondments of up to eight weeks with organisations including the BBC Radio Science Unit, New Scientist, Nature Online, Countryfile and the Guardian, will be available between August and October.

Further details from mick.hillier@britassoc. or telephone 020 7973 3064. The closing date for applications is the end of April.

Do you copy?

Copyright Licensing Agency guidelines, which should be displayed besides every campus photocopier, state that the licence will continue until 31 January 2001. Universities UK (formerly the CVCP) has referred the terms of the licence to the Copyright Tribunal. The licence will be continued by statute until the conclusion of this referral. Statements by both parties can be seen at

If you have a photocopier without one of these notices, or have questions about copyright and copying, contact Pam Davies, Edward Boyle Library ext 5543

Nationalism and the left

A conference on Nationalism and the Left, organised by the Lipman-Miliband Trust for Socialist Education and Research is to be held at the University on 20/21 April.

Speakers from the Middle East, Scotland, Austria, Slovenia, Sweden and the UK will cover a range of issues including the problem of national identity, conflict in the Middle East, nationalism in the post-communist world and the challenge of right-wing nationalism.

The conference runs from 4pm on Friday 20 April and from 10am to 4.30pm the following day, and costs £10 (students/unwaged, free). For further details, contact John Schwarzmantel (j.j.schwarzmantel or Suzannah Lane

additional information on the conference

Searching questions

Are you keen to improve your literature searching techniques, or simply want to know more about databases and other online resources and how to find them? Then look no further that the Library’s latest information skills programme which runs until the end of March.

Sessions, lasting about an hour, are usually in the Edward Boyle Library level 10 computer training room. For further information You can book online at infoskills@library or phone ext 5520.

A taxing time for Juliet

VAT expert Juliet Smith will be on maternity leave from the beginning of March until January 2002. During this time, her VAT responsibilities will be shared by a small team from financial accounting. If you need help with VAT, please e-mail your query to or telephone ext 6031.

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