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Issue 491, 16 June 2003
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Display at Blackwells bookshop
Illustrations 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.

Tomorrow’s people
Baroness Susan Greenfield is to give the 48th annual Convocation lecture on June 21. Her lecture: Tomorrow’s people: how 21st century technology is changing the way we think will give a taste of her forthcoming book of the same title.

Baroness Greenfield’s 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 in 2001.

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. leeds.ac.uk

Academic promotions
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).

Poetical pastimes
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 ‘whatever’s in the room or out the window’. Entries must be emailed to k_scott@tasc.ac.uk 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@ leeds.ac.uk

Library latest
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.

Customers 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/ newpublicity.htm
Enquiries to Ian Young on ext 35560.

 

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