for the book by education lecturer Dr Catherine
Burke, and Ian Grosvenor, are on display until
June 21 in Blackwell's Bookshop, Woodhouse
Lane. The book - 'The school I'd like' - draws
on material from a competition run by the
Guardian, in which young people were asked
to imagine their ideal school. The authors
will be speaking about the book at the bookshop
on June 19, 6-7.30pm. Pictured is a 'perfect'
classroom, as imagined by Rachael, a secondary
school pupil from Amble.
Baroness Susan Greenfield is
to give the 48th annual Convocation lecture
on June 21. Her lecture: Tomorrows people:
how 21st century technology is changing the
way we think will give a taste of her forthcoming
book of the same title.
Greenfields research as professor of
pharmacology at Oxford focuses on understanding
brain functions and disorders. She is the
first female director of the Royal Institution,
and received an honorary degree from Leeds
The lecture is at 11.30am at the Yorkshire
Bank Lecture theatre, LUBS. Admission is free.
For details call ext 36683 email r.akerman@adm.
Academic staff wishing to be
considered for the 2003/04 exercise for promotional
chairs and readerships can now apply for positions
taking effect from 1 August 2004. Written
details of the procedures and timetable will
be available from 1 August 2003, and will
posted on the HR website. For further information,
contact Ann Milner on ext 35775 (promotional
chairs) and Shetwah Lee on ext 35773 (readerships).
A poetry competition at Trinity & All
Saints college aims to save the sanity of
invigilators, by turning the most mind-numbing
of academic jobs into a productive and poetic
interlude. Anyone invigilating in a school
or academic institution is being asked to
compose a limerick, whilst invigilating, on
the theme of whatevers in the
room or out the window. Entries must
be emailed to email@example.com
by June 30. The winners will receive book
tokens, and an anthology of the best entries
will be published on the TAS website in July.
University open day
The next University open day
will be held on June 26 from 9.30am-4pm. For
details, call ext 33995 or email schoolsliaison@
The ground floor of the Edward
Boyle Library is to be remodelled over the
summer, creating a larger open-access high-demand
collection of books, videos, dvds and photocopies
than is currently held in the counter collection.
It will be the first digitally-tagged collection
in England, providing for faster self-issue
and improved stock control.
will also be able to browse the collection,
and photocopy items without borrowing them.
Details are on the Library webpages at www.leeds.ac.uk/library/subjects/studlib/hdc/
Enquiries to Ian Young on ext 35560.