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Issue 495, 26 January 2004
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Reith Lecture at Leeds
Leeds graduate and Nobel Prize-winning playwright and novelist Wole Soyinka will return to the University to present the fourth of this year’s BBC Reith Lectures, at 7pm on March 25. Soyinka will give a lecture entitled A Quest for Dignity as part of his Climate of Fear theme. Soyinka is noted as a fearless advocate for democracy and human rights in Nigeria and has had more than 40 works published during his career. A number of guest places are still available for the event in the conference auditorium, which begins with a reception at 6.15pm. Please email

Online art
orks of art by current and past staff and students at Leeds can now be bought online through a new University spin-out company at Prints and original are for sale on the site, which has works ranging in price from less than £100 to more than £5,000.

High culture at Bretton Hall
Bretton Hall campus will host the 17th International Festival of Mountaineering Literature on March 27. The festival will see mountaineering writers from all over the world address the audience. Tickets are £25. Linda Smith ext 39022.

Reducing carbon dionxide emissions
Dr Garry Felgate, Director of Action Energy from the Carbon Trust will give a lecture on climate change in the School of Music lecture theatre on 8 March at 5pm. The University is working with the Carbon Trust to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. Contact

Contacts in Kenya
Lecturer Angie Hulley of exercise and sport psychology would like to know if there is anybody in the University who has contacts in Kenya. She needs to get in touch with schools, colleges or workplaces prior to a visit to recruit control participants for a study into eating disorders in female distance runners. Contact or ext 35085

Media guide
If Paxman wants an interview on your latest research or the Today programme hopes you’ll shred someone else’s findings you can now find a guide to dealing with the media on Campusweb. Produced by the press office, the guide aims to help you get the most from going public and avoid the major pitfalls. It doesn’t replace media training provided by SDDU but it does explain why academics and journalists need each other and provides practical advice on dealing with the media. The press office is here to help if you are contacted by a journalist and need advice, if the enquiry isn’t in your area of expertise, if they want to know about University policy or use our facilities. The media guide can be found at here.

Leeds selected for science training event
The University has been selected to host one of the largest training events for science teachers in the world, providing an opportunity for scientific, medical and engineering departments to showcase their teaching and research. The annual Association for Science Education (ASE) meeting will take place at Leeds on January 6-8 2005. For further details contact Dr Jim Ryder


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