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Issue 495, 26 January 2004
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Jubilate!Jubilate! A musical centenary
To celebrate 100 years of music at the University of Leeds, school of music staff and students have together created a CD Jubilate! which pays homage to notable musicians who have contributed to the University’s vibrant music scene. The CD includes choral, brass and orchestral music from the 19th century to the present day. Organ music from the newly-restored Armley Schulze organ (left, see here also) also features. Proceeds will go towards the £500,000 needed for a pipe organ and a concert grand piano in the newly refurbished Clothworkers’ Centenary Concert Hall. More than £100,000 has already been raised. To order Jubilate!, contact Genny Rose on 32588 or email music@leeds.ac.uk

Balloon to go up at kids' celebration
Campus nursery Bright Beginnings is to hold a centenary social evening on May 12 from 6.30 to 8pm at Bar Coda in LUU. Parents and children who use the nursery now or did in the past are welcome. The children will be able to make centenary artwork, there will be birthday cake with 100 candles and a balloon release. For more information contact ext 31818 or nursery@union.leeds.ac.uk

Paulin to speak on Wordsworth's Tintern Abbey
Poet Tom Paulin is coming to the University to give a public lecture on the politics of Wordsworth’s poem Tintern Abbey. The event will take place on Thursday May 6 at 6.30pm in the Rupert Beckett lecture theatre of the Parkinson building. For further details contact professor Ed Larrissy of English, ext 34772, e.t.larrissy@leeds.ac.uk

Walking into history
Interested in local history? Then why not come along to one of the ‘Walking with history’ guided walks? Organised as part of local history month, the walks are being run by the school of continuing education. This month’s walks include: Hipperholme – from hillside village to Victorian suburb on May 8, Victorian and Edwardian Springfield Mount on May 17, Leeds Women’s suffrage walk on May 18 and Huddersfield – the landed estate and the town on May 23. For further details contact: ext 33222, sce@leeds.ac.uk or www.leeds.ac.uk/sce

Passing on inspiration at learning and teaching conference
Staff who want to contribute to the second learning and teaching conference on Friday 17 December 2004 should submit proposals by May 14. The conference, entitled ‘Active learners – inspiring teaching’, will include opportunities to present short discussion papers, interactive workshops and a poster display in the Parkinson Court. The first keynote speaker will be the prominent figure Peter Knight, director of the institute of educational technology at the Open University. Please submit a short (max 100 words) abstract and other requested information to conference organiser Christine Talbot on c.j.talbot@leeds.ac.uk For themes of parallel sessions and other details see: www.ldu.leeds.ac.uk/news/events/conference.htm

Women getting the balance right
The Association of Women in Science and Engineering is to hold two meetings at Leeds. On 6 May from 12.30-1.30pm an informal lunchtime discussion on work-life issues will be led by Alison Dunn of the school of biology. On 18 May from 3.00-5.30pm Simon Duncan of the University of Bradford will speak on combining motherhood with employment and counsellor and trainer Rose Cook will speak on achieving work-life balance. The venue for both meetings is the school of earth sciences seminar room, level nine. Further details from l.neve@earth.leeds.ac.uk or ext 35226

 

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