exhibition of caricatures, costumes and books from the
collection of leading dancer with the Imperial ballet,
Nicolai Legat, is on show at the Lawrence Batley Centre
Gallery at Bretton Hall. Nicolai and his brother Sergei
were dance students with the same trainer as Pavlova and
they made an album of caricatures of ballerinas and dancers
of the Imperial Ballet. The exhibition shows newly acquisitioned
items to the collection, including some from Nicolai Legat's
daughter, Mimi Legat, herself a dancer. The exhibition
runs until July 20, and the gallery is open on Monday
to Thursday from 9am-5pm and on Fridays from 9am-4.30pm.
For more details, contact Sonya Kielty on email@example.com,
ext 39134 or see the website at http://naea.leeds.ac.uk
service to Leeds
graduate and chief executive of the BBC World Service,
Mark Byford, will return to Leeds to talk about broadcasting
and visit communications studies on April 26.
lecture From Headingley to Kabul: global broadcasting
in the digital age will offer an insight into Byford's
management of the world's favourite radio station, which
150m people listen to each week, according to the Financial
Times. The World Service called for more government funding,
as plans get under way to reach 70% of the world's capital
cities by 2003-04 .
studied law at Leeds before embarking on an career with
the BBC, which brought him close to becoming director-general
from a first job as teaboy for BBC Leeds.
lecture is open to all and starts at 12 noon on April
26 in the Rupert Beckett lecture theatre.
in the media
chance for scientists to work 'behind the scenes' in the
media is being offered through fellowships run by the
of up to eight weeks are available to practising engineers
and scientists with organisations including the BBC Radio
Science Unit, New Scientist, Einstein TV, Countryfile
and the Guardian. They will work alongside journalists,
gaining first-hand experience of the news accumulation
and selection process.
will normally run from August to October and the deadline
for applications is April 30. For more information contact
or see the BA
are being invited to fill vacancies on University committees
on honorary degrees; expeditions and travel bursaries;
promotional chairs (arts, earth and environment, engineering);
and readerships (medicine, dentistry, psychology and health).
to school governing bodies at the Holgate School and Foundation
in Barnsley, Batley Grammar School, The Read School in
Drax, Silcoates School in Wakefield and Whitcliffe Mount
School in Cleckheaton are also being sought.
interested should contact Helen Pickersgill firstname.lastname@example.org
or ring ext 34036 by May 3.
are a small number of lay (external) vacancies on the
University's governing body, the Council. The closing
date for receipt of names, to be considered by the nominating
committee, is May 7. For more information on how to make
a nomination, contact Helen Pickersgill (details above).
have elected the following staff to Senate (appointments
are for three years unless otherwise indicated): Professor
Margaret Atack (arts); Dr Simon Burrows (2), Dr Jeremy
Higham, Ms Miriam Zukas, Miss Nicola Bown (1) (BLESS);
Dr Jane Francis (earth and environment); Dr Mark Kelmanson,
Mrs Pamela Davies (2) (mathematics and physical sciences);
Dr Robert Gee, Dr Osvaldo Querin (engineering). See also
Senate news, Reporter
Elections by members of the Senate to the Council and
University committees will begin on April 22. Ballots
for these elections will be circulated on May 8.
time in the library
health sciences library is now opening until midnight,
Monday to Thursday during term time, and from midday to
7pm on Sundays. A new access, from level four of the Worsley
building, operates from 9pm-midnight and weekends, but
there will be no access to other parts of the Worsley
Brotherton and Edward Boyle libraries open at 8.30am Monday
to Friday for self-service issue and return; issue counters
and enquiry desks open at 9am. For more information, see
The Library will be asking all staff and postgraduate
researchers for ideas on improving services in a questionnaire
survey which follows last session's students survey. A
report will be produced for next session and the Library
will endeavour to act on all suggestions.
instructions for audiovisual equipment in central lecture
theatres are now available online. Media services director
David Brook said: "We hope to improve awareness of lecture
theatre facilities and minimise confusion about how to
instructions have a list of all central lecture theatres,
with step-by-step guides on how to use every piece of
equipment, along with full photographs and illustrations.
For more information, see www.leeds.ac.uk/mediaservices/roominformation.html
and for feedback, email email@example.com
are needed for a study into the effects of nutrition on
premenstrual symptoms and mental performance, particularly
the role of phytoestrogens, a plant-based compound, believed
to reduce the risk of breast cancer, cardiovascular disease,
osteoporosis and menopausal symptoms. Volunteers, who
will be compensated for their time, must be aged 18-45
and not taking any hormonal preparations such as the pill
Maria Bryant in psychology (ext 36692 or 35753 email mariab@psychology.