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Issue no 485 | 28 October 2002
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Untitled watercolour, by Phillip RawsonPhilosophy, spirituality and art are the themes of a new exhibition at Bretton Hall, showing the work of sculptor and artist Phillip Rawson. Rawson’s legacy of figurative and abstact drawings, sculptures and books have recently been acquired by the National Arts Education Archive, based at Bretton Hall. The exhibition, at the Lawrence Batley Centre Gallery, runs until December 19. The watercolour shown is untitled.

Making a difference

If you know of someone at the University who, through their dedication and commitment, makes a real difference to people’s lives, you could nominate them for a public servant of the year award in the fields of education or health. More details on the awards at www.publicservants. Nominations by Nov 8 to Catherine Cho – email ext 34054

Booker at Bretton

Booker prize-winning author James Kelman will be speaking at the University next month. Kelman’s How late it was, how late, took the prize in 1994. Although criticised by some for his frequent use of profanity, most view his main achievement as legitimising the voice of the Scottish working classes, bringing it into the academic and literary world. Kelman will speak at 1pm in the Library lecture theatre at Bretton Hall on November 13. Entry is free. For more information, contact Alan Bissett on ext 39137 or email

Wider EU funding

Up to  500,000 funding is available for projects helping transition and reform in the western Balkans, the former Soviet Union and Mongolia and the non-EU Mediterranean countries. The EU’s Tempus programme covers curriculum development, university management, training courses for institution building in areas such as justice, the environment, public service development and social policy. The application deadline is December 15. For more details, email or see

Wardens wanted

A resident warden is required for Trinity and All Saints College where 70 University first-year students are housed. If you would like to be considered for this or future posts, contact Ann Collier on ext 36079 or email Warden posts are either residential (free accommodation and a £2,263 honorarium) or non-residential (£4,665 honorarium).

Business of science

A series of lectures and discussions on science, business and society – ranging from criticism of the big drug companies for suppressing unwanted research to questioning the future for open access to genetic data – is taking place in Leeds from November 18-22. Run by the Royal Society and Café Scientifique, the events involve a wide range of speakers from academic and business life. Full details of topics, times and venues under other events on the website.

Ready for Christmas

Clothworkers court in the snowThe 2002 University Christmas card will soon be available. Cards cost 30p each and say ‘Season’s Greetings’, though your own greeting can be overprinted. To order your cards, call Jennifer Butler on ext 36109.


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