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Issue 493, 27 October 2003
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Sculpture by Eduardo Chillida: Besarkada XIVAn exhibition by one of Spain's most eminent twentieth century artists, Eduardo Chillida (1924-2002), is running at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park at Bretton Hall until February 29. Eduardo Chillida’s large iron sculptures will be on display in the landscape (pictured right is Besarkada XIV), with his stone carvings, ceramic sculptures and graphics in the indoor galleries. The indoor exhibition will also include models and photographs of one of Chillida's most famous works, the Comb of the Wind in San Sebastian. This exhibition presents a rare opportunity to see a survey of work by this influential artist.

Lost and found
The story of how the missing original manuscript of Evelyn Waugh’s Vile Bodies was unearthed and brought to the University will be told by Professor Martin Stannard of the University of Leicester in a lecture for the centenary of Waugh’s birth. The lecture takes place in the Edward Boyle library conference room on November 6 at 5.30pm. The manuscript, and other unique Waugh items are on show in the Brotherton library from Nov 7-Dec 23.

Give your support
The new student support network – now open to all staff who offer support to students – will be officially launched on November 5 at 12.45pm in the Edward Boyle library conference room. Head of student counselling Nigel Humphrys and head of the skills centre Maggie Boyle will outline the network’s past achievements and future plans. The event starts with a sandwich lunch. To book a place, email Pam Clayton on

Lines on lines
If you ever wanted to be part of a bigger picture – now’s your chance. Pick up a blank card from outside the University Gallery and draw a single line on it to take part in Leeds Lines on Lines, a two-year campaign to promote drawing. The cards will be joined together at participating venues across the city, to create an ever-expanding line. More details from the gallery at 32777 or email

Before you take a trip
The University’s travel insurers have excluded cover for trips to Afghanistan, Chechnya, Iraq, Israel and Yemen, unless prior notification is given. Special terms and/or restrictions will apply. Before booking trips to these countries, call finance on ext 36029.

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 November 14 to Catherine Cho – email ext 34054

A Xmas greeting
The 2003 University Christmas card will soon be available (pictured left). Cards cost 30p and say ‘Season’s Greetings’; departments should place orders for overprinting by November 14. Call Jennifer Butler on ext 36109

Business acumen
Short management courses are being run jointly by the University and Atkins centre for corporate learning, to be held at Weetwood Hall. Courses cost £295 per delegate per day. Full details and booking form at or call Mandy Ruthnum on 01372 752190

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