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Issue 486, 25 November 2002
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Film still of Eva Hesse by Dorothy BeskindAn exhibition of Dorothy Beskind’s films and photographs of 1960s New York artists, in their studios, homes and at their exhibitions, is on show at the University Gallery until January 13. A young mother living in the suburbs, Beskind used photography to reconnect with contemporary art in the city. Pictured right is a film still of Eva Hesse in her Bowery studio in 1968. The exhibition coincides with a retrospective of Eva Hesse at Tate Modern.


Speak in tongues

Can you speak Czech, Albanian, Somalian, Hansa, Malay, Turkish, Shona, Cantonese, Arabic, Dari (Afghani), Portuguese, Xosa, Indonesian, French, Polish, Croatian, Spanish, Ndebele, Farsi, Russian or Japanese? Speakers of these languages are urgently needed to help children of refugees and asylum seekers in Leeds schools. For more information, contact Chris Pickering, campus connect, 34072

Carols by candlelight

The University Carol Service is at 4pm on Sunday 8 December in the Emmanuel Church, with choirs from the University community and carols sung by candlelight. Staff, students and their families from both Leeds universities are welcome. Contact Dr. C. Katulushi on ext 35071 or see

Save on childcare

Staff can now have part of their salary paid as childcare vouchers, redeemable at childcare providers affiliated to Busy Bees. Exempt from NI contributions, the vouchers can help save up to 10% of childcare costs. Any state-registered childcare provider can affiliate free of charge to Busy Bees. For a parent pack, explaining the scheme and how to get your childcare provider to join, call free on 08000 430860.

Guitar virtuoso

Described as one of the best classical guitarists in the world, Simon Dinnigan will play on December 5 in the Great Hall, from a repertoire including Tedesco, Regondi, Piazzolla, Ascencio and Albéniz. Simon has performed with the Royal Philarmonic Orchestra and has had solo concert tours in America and Europe. He was invited to play for the Queen at a private Jubilee party at Windsor Castle. See more at Tickets cost £7 (concs £5). Call 246 1741

Payment by Xmas

Staff paid at the end of the month will receive their salaries on December 23. To ensure travel expenses are paid in December, claims must be submitted by December 10.

Lectures in memory

Biennial lectures in memory of Professor Douglas Jefferson are being set up by the school of English. Professor Jefferson, who died last year, made a lifelong contribution to the University. To make a donation supporting the lectures, please send cheques (payable to the University of Leeds) to the Jefferson Lecture Fund, school of english. Donations will be acknowledged in the lecture programmes.

Best plan wins prize

A prize of £10,000 is on offer in the business plan competition run by the White Rose Centre for Enterprise. The competition is open to students at the universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York wishing to form a new company. The best business plan will win £10,000, with £10,000 for the runners up and £5,000 for the best bio-business plan. The entry deadline is December 13. See for more details

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