The Reporter
No 490, 19 May 2003
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The Jew, oil on canvas by Joseph Kramer

The University gallery exhibition The tortoise and the hare features Hackney-born son of a carpenter, William Roberts – the ‘tortoise’ – and Ukrainian-born Jewish artist, Joseph Kramer – the hare. Roberts was utterly focused on his art and his everyday routine while Kramer was a philosopher, early Expressionist, bohemian yet deeply spiritual, socialiser, and facilitator. They studied together before the First World War, and were linked through Sarah, Kramer's sister and early model, who subsequently married Roberts and became his 'muse'. Portraits of her by both artists feature in the exhibition, which compares and contrasts their styles and preoccupations. The exhibition runs from April 30 to June 20. Pictured above is Kramer’s 1916 oil on canvas, The Jew.

 

 

Right up your street
A guided walk up Springfield Mount is one of the events on offer by the school of continuing education for local history month. The walk on May 21 follows the early Victorian suburban street and finishes at the continuing education building, the former priory of St Wilfred. The one and a half hour walk is led by Dr Malcolm Chase and begins at continuing education at 7pm.

Dr Jill Liddington is leading a tour of Anne Lister’s Halifax, on May 27. Participants will start at the Piece Hall, built in 1779, visit the fifteenth- century Parish Church and walk up to the edge of the Shibden Hall estate which Anne Lister inherited from her uncle in 1826. The walk begins at the NW entrance to the Piece Hall at 6.30pm and lasts one and a half hours. Call ext 33222 for more details.

Language support
Can you speak Albanian, Arabic, Dari, Farsi, Hansa, Indonesian, Ndebele, Persian, Portuguese, Polish, Pushtu, Russian, Shona or Spanish? Speakers of these and other languages are needed to help refugee children in Leeds schools improve their English and integrate with other pupils. Volunteers are asked to commit to a two-hour session per week during school hours. Training and expenses are provided by Campus Connect. Contact a.karanika@adm.leeds.ac.uk ext 37217 for details.

E-learning seminar
At the WUN e-learning seminar on May 21, Professor Jim Ryan will speak on the theme of e-learning worldwide, the World Campus and future WUN global e-Learning opportunities. The seminar is at 12-1.15pm on Wednesday 21 May in the geography lecture theatre. To book a place email h.golding@adm. leeds.ac.uk; ext 31732.
See www.leeds.ac.uk/ international/wun/
elearning.htm for details.

Disability briefings
Briefings on the Special Educational Needs and Disability Act for staff involved in teaching-related activities and student support are being held on June 17 and September 18. The briefings outline the legislation, the implications for learning and teaching, and advise on improving accessibility. To book a place, email j.kocienski@adm.leeds.ac.uk; ext 34191.

Open day support
Staff are needed to help with open days on 26 June and 9 September, escorting visitors around campus and staffing the information desk. Help is also needed to handle calls during clearing on August 14-15 and 18-19. Training and briefing sessions are provided. For more details contact j.staveley@adm.leeds.ac.uk, ext 33995.

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