exhibition charting 150 years of Spanish photography is
on show until 2 November in the school of fine art foyer.
The exhibition, jointly organised by CentreCATH and the
Instituto Cervantes, charts the history of photography
in Spain from the first demonstrations of the daguerrotype
during March 1839 at Barcelona and Madrid to the present
day. The exhibition will be open daily 09.30-16.45 from
29 October. The featured photo (left), taken in
1920, shows shop assistants at the Lux Photo shop in Gerona.
The exhibition will be opened on 29 October with a lecture
by the curator of photography from the National Museum
of Photography, Film and Television, at 6pm in seminar
room 1 in the Baines Wing.
Two for one
from the Basque Country, the quinteto Pablo Sorozabal
are now making their debut in the UK. The quintet, which
won the Basque Government's prestigious Chamber Music
Prize, has performed at major music festivals throughout
Spain, Italy, France, Germany and Poland since they first
came together in 1986. Their repertory includes world
premieres of Spanish composers of the second part of the
last century, such as Pablo Sorozabal, Ramon Lazcano and
Quinteto Pablo Sorozabal will be performing at 7.00pm
on November 1 in the Great Hall, University of Leeds.
Tickets are £6 or £4, but the Instituto Cervantes is running
a special buy one, get one free offer. Box Office: Instituto
Cervantes 0113 246 1741 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
and explosions are the subject matter of the inaugural
speech by professor of thermodynamics and combustion theory,
Andy McIntosh. The lecture interspersed with simple
demonstrations will be a general introduction to
the importance of understanding the fundamentals of combustion,
from gas cookers to natural creatures with their own mini
combustion chambers, with safety as one of the central
themes. The lecture is on Thursday 1 November at 5.30pm
at the Rupert Beckett Lecture Theatre. See
the full synopsis.
new international centre at 18 Blenheim Terrace, headed
by David Baker, has brought together the various offices
engaged in international activities: the international
office, the European office, the study abroad office,
the international student advisory service (previously
the office of the adviser to international students)
including the international students' centre and
the director of international scholarship development.
All telephone numbers remain the same.
open seminars are to be held this term for members of
the University to hear more about, and to comment on,
the new strategic plan for 2002-07. The seminars are provisionally
scheduled for 5.15 pm on Wednesday 31 October in LT 21
and Tuesday 13 November in LT 22 both in the Roger Stevens
Building, but time and venue will be confirmed on Campusweb,
where more detail can be found about the plan.
Bretton Hall, Wakefield and Leeds inter-campus daily courier
service is now in operation on a trial basis until Christmas,
delivering internal mail and other items. The service
is managed from Bretton Hall and 24 hours notice must
be given for ad hoc deliveries or collections. Contact
Paul Armitage on 01924 830261 ext 2177 or Kathryn Glover
on ext 2087 stating the number of items and giving an
indication of size and weight and collection/delivery
study abroad fair will be held between 12-2pm on Tuesday
30 October in the Parkinson Court, covering all the study
abroad exchanges in Europe (ERASMUS), North and South
America, Singapore, Australia and Hong Kong. The fair
is aimed at first and second year undergraduates in all
the travel agency based in the student union has been
taken over by USIT, a company which runs other university
travel agencies across the UK. University staff can still
claim discounts available through ULTRA, but will have
to fax through the order form immediately after a telephone
booking rather than sending the form by post as before.
to Professor David Sugden, who must have thought he'd
been part of an unexpected reshuffle, when he was mistakenly
dubbed Pro-Vice-Chancellor for research in the last Reporter
(Cutting the bandage, page 5). It is, of course, Professor
John Fisher who holds that portfolio, while Professor
Sugden is PVC for staff and colleges, including the recent
merger with Bretton Hall.
the full list of PVC's responsibilities on Campusweb
you are interested in joining a new bicycle user group,
then take your sandwiches to room 7.39 on level seven
of the Worsley building, round the corner from the coffee
bar at 1pm on Wednesday 31 October or contact either Sue
Kilminster on ext 1655, Mark Jenkinson on ext 4212 or
Jane O'Neill on ext 1664.
Join the group
clerical staff member is needed to join the support staff
advisory group, chaired by Pro-Vice-Chancellor Dr Harry
Lewis, which meets three times a year to discuss matters
of concern for support staff and acts as a channel of
communication. Anyone interested should contact Shetwah
Lee in human resources on ext 5773 before the end of November.