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Issue 482, 20 May 2002


The work of two outstanding tapestry artists is on show in the University Gallery this month. Sue Lawty and Meira Stockl use similar techniques but their work is unique in appearance and concept. Lawty's linen and raffia tapestries are subtle and spare, and reflect the power of land and landscape. Stockl’s tapestries range from small, abstract jewel-like miniatures to large semi-abstract images in dark but rich, subtle colours. Both artists have exhibited internationally. The exhibition includes sketchbooks, found objects, samples, drawings and colour experiments, as well as finished pieces, showing the ideas and working methods used by the artists. The exhibition runs until June 21 and the gallery is open Mon-Fri 10am-5pm. Admission is free; ext 32777 for more details. The featured work is Meira Stockl's Hannah – surrounded by the endless demands of Ban.

Light lunch at Bretton?

Bretton Hall is holding an open day (with refreshments and light lunch) on June 14 to show off its refurbished meeting facilities, including a new self-contained executive suite, seating 16 delegates boardroom style, with two adjoining ten-seat rooms. Bretton Hall can cater for meetings and events for up to 250 delegates.

Book your place with Beryl Evans ext 31850 email by June 7.

Celebrate your graduates

Graduation is a time for celebration, and the press office would like to help departments make the most of their successes, by publicising their most interesting and impressive graduates. See for last year’s press releases. We don't just look for first-class degrees, or prizes, but for human interest stories, or obstacles overcome – offering general interest and encouragement to others to enter higher education.

If you know of any students graduating this year who merit publicity, then contact Hannah Love on ext 34100.

Who to honour?

Who do you think should receive an honorary degree from the University in 2003? Honorary degrees are awarded to people distinguished in an area of human activity of lasting value and significance, and with a connection either to the University, the region, or a field with which the University is identified.

Any member of the University can nominate potential honorary graduands – send your nominations confidentially, with an explanation of your choice if you wish, to Catherine Cho in the Secretariat (ext 34054 email The closing date for nominations is August 30.

Be a good host

Are you flexible, interested in foreign cultures, and living within easy access of the University? Could you help the language centre by hosting an overseas student? Accommodation is needed for short-term visits from mid-June to August and for long-term stays throughout the year. Contact Julie Lewis on 33253 (Mon-Weds only) or email

Go pink for charity

Wear pink on June 14, pay £1 for the privilege, and help raise money for breast cancer research. Leeds-based charity Breast Cancer Research Action Group is promoting – pink for a day – across the city's schools and colleges. Last year, the event raised almost £10,000. To take part, and get your ribbon, ring 267 4507 or 263 5176.

Chairs or readers?

Applications for promotional chairs or readerships beginning next August (2003) are now invited. For more information, contact Ann Milner ext 35775 email (chairs) or Shetwah Lee ext 35773 email (readers). Full details will be posted onto the HR website on August 1.

Copyright regulations

As reported in our last issue, the new Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA) licence allows multiple copying of copyright  material, but with important restrictions. Full information is available at or contact Pam Davies, ext 35543 email p.m.davies@

Rosemary's recruiter

Rosemary Longden of the language centre won human resources' competition to rename their jobs bulletin. HR received over 60 suggestions for new names, but Rosemary's The Recruiter carried the day. She wins a £15 voucher.

Getting the information

A major overhaul of internal communications will see campusweb redesigned and Reporter publication dates revised, improving information flow to staff and students.

The campusweb homepage will act as an internal news and information portal, with up-to-date announcements on everything from building works to research grant deadlines. For more information, contact head of communications Vanessa Bridge on or ext 34030.

The Reporter will go to monthly publication during termtime, with issues next term on Sept 30, Oct 28 and Nov 25. News items for internal or external dissemination should be emailed to or sent to the press office in 12.67 E C Stoner. The final deadline for the printed Reporter remains the Tuesday before publication.


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