The University is hosting a rich and varied textile
exhibition to celebrate the first decade of the Theo Moorman
charitable trust for weavers. Theo Moorman (1907-1990)
was a weaver of outstanding ability, who set up the trust
before her death to provide financial assistance to younger
weavers for education, research, sabbatical periods or
exhibition involves weavers who have benefited from the
trust’s help, and includes tapestries, rugs, domestic
and fashion textiles, as well as photographs, sketchbooks,
samples and text. It offers an insight into the working
practices of the contributors, as well as a stunning display.
exhibition runs from 16 May to 29 June and a study day
will be held on 16 June involving three of the contributors.
work featured is Waterfront by Joan Baxter.
Tea or football?
you had to show an Omani teacher something of British
culture, what would it be: a cup of tea at Betty’s or
a football match? Two hundred and fifty Omanis will be
spending eight weeks in Leeds from June 26 or 27, as part
of their BA Educational Studies (TESOL) begun in January
are mainly in their late 20s or early 30s and have never
been abroad before, despite being teachers of English,
so they are very keen to learn about the country and to
meet British people.
you would like to meet them and can offer any time, please
contact Martin Lamb or Goodith White on ext 4620, or email:
email@example.com. All offers very gratefully
received (and expenses paid).
Yorkshire Playhouse artistic director Jude Kelly will
be giving the 46th Convocation lecture on 23 June 2001.
All graduate members of staff, whether their degree is
from the University of Leeds or another university, are
automatically members of Convocation, a formal body of
graduates with a worldwide membership of 100,000. The
annual meeting will be held in the Council Chamber in
the Parkinson Building at 9.45 am and the summer lunch
is in University House. For tickets and details ring Kelly
Smallbone on ext 6683 or see the convocation
non-invasive screening test by ultrasound to assess the
risk of osteoporosis is available through occupational
health at a cost of £15. The test will take 10 minutes
and will be available from June 4 – 6. The results will
be given instantly and those at risk will be advised to
consult their GP for a follow-up. Advice on diet and exercise
will also be given. To book an appointment, phone ext
has been illegal since 1 May 2001 under the Immigration
and Asylum Act to offer immigration advice unless authorised
to do so. University staff who are approached informally
by international students for help should refer such enquiries
to the only University staff now authorised to provide
information: deputy adviser to international students
Betty Vaughan or advisers from Leeds University Union
welfare services. The adviser’s office, LUU and UKCOSA
produce leaflets and posters with information on immigration,
and these are available for staff to offer to concerned
students. For further information, contact Mrs Vaughan
on ext 3931 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
you involved in interdisciplinary research or teaching
and thinking of setting up a centre to improve your collaborations?
Are you already involved in a centre but concerned that
there might be a better way to run it? The heads of centres
forum is holding a meeting open to any member of the University
on "Models for managing an interdisciplinary centre".
This will take place at 1430-1700 on Tuesday 12 June,
in room 1.23 in Psychology. For more information, contact
Lorna Halson on ext 4017 or email email@example.com
or see http://www6.leeds.ac.uk/dsu/centres/papers/HOCF0011.doc
Do it in the
pink, eat pink, drink pink. The breast cancer research
action group is asking people to do anything on Friday
15 June – so long as it’s pink – in an effort to raise
awareness and money for the campaign. Suggestions range
from gestures as high-profile as dyeing your hair pink,
to as discreet as wearing pink underwear. The group funds
the salaries of two research registrars and a research
nurse at the LGI. Supporters pay £1 and then can act as
zany and pink as they wish. For further details, contact
Anne Long on 0113 263 5176.
At an executive
you relish physical and intellectual challenges? If so,
you might be interested in the ‘Exercise executive stretch’
on July 13-15 at Whinney Hill near Catterick.
event, run by the Reserve Forces and Cadets Association
for Yorkshire and the Humber, is designed to bring the
reserve forces and the business community closer together.
University will contribute towards costs and travel costs.
For more information, contact Adele Laverton on a.l.laverton
@leeds.ac.uk before the end of May with your name, age
and a brief note detailing your level of fitness.