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Issue 499, 7 June 2004
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Clothworkers' HallRecital to mark reopening of the Clothworkers' Hall
Murray Perahia will give a recital to mark the re-opening of the Clothworkers’ Hall on June 25 at 6.30pm. The hall has been refurbished with a Centenary grant from the Clothworkers’ Foundation. Dr Perahia will play Sonata in A major, Op 101, Ludwig van Beethoven and Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel, Johannes Brahms. Limited tickets are available for University members with a maximum of two per application. Closing date is June 15. Tickets available from Helen Pickersgill ext 34036 or The Clothworkers’ Company presented the University with the Chetwynd cup on May 6 in honour of Leeds’ centenary. The cup was presented by the Master, Mr Paul Wates, to Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Professor David Sugden.

Honorary degree nominations invited
The committee on honorary degrees has invited nominations for consideration at its October meeting. Excellence and achievement in scholarship, the creative arts, medicine, social progress, business, administration or any other ‘area of human activity of lasting value and significance’ by anyone with a connection to the University or the region will be considered. Nominations should be sent to Catherine Cho at the Secretariat by September 3. Email

Saddle up in June
June 12-20 is ‘Bike to work’ week at Leeds. There will be cycle training for beginners, free breakfast, maintenance workshops, social rides, crime prevention advice and a bike sale. The week aims to promote cycling to work for better health and to cut down car journeys. For details contact Melisa Slater on ext 35793 or The University is celebrating the first anniversary of the scheme giving 15% discount off Metro cards. For details contact Victoria Rose on ext 34146 or

Getting set for retirement
The pensions department is organising pre-retirement courses on June 21, July 5 and in September, covering issues such as finances, well-being and pension scheme benefits. The target audience is members of staff thinking of retiring in the the next 12 months. For more details email

Fresher support
The Student Support Network conference on July 9 will be on the theme ‘Supporting the first year experience’. There will be discussion on what makes a difference to the student, whole faculty/school approaches and the opportunity to share existing good practice. The conference will run from 9.45-4.15pm at Bretton Hall campus and the cost is £25 per delegate. Coaches will be available from the Parkinson Building. For more information contact

A lecture to get your teeth into
Professor John Barnard will speak on the relationship of poet John Keats and Charles Turner Thackrah, one of the founders of the Leeds School of Medicine, on June 10 at 7.30pm. The Yorkshire medical and dental history society meeting will take place at the Thackray Museum, Beckett Street, Leeds. For details contact Bill Mathie ext 34363 or email See

Promotional chairs
Applications are invited from academic staff who want to apply for promotional chairs or readerships with effect from 1 August 2005. Circulars setting out procedures and timetables will be available from 1 August 2004 on the HR web page. For copies of the circulars or any queries about promotional chairs contact Susan Alexander, ext 33949, or email For readerships contact Shetwah Lee, ext 35773, email

Online resource for postgraduates available now
Postgraduate students and researchers now have free access to, an online community offering collaboration tools and services. In a free membership deal brokered by the White Rose University Consortium, postgraduates can exchange ideas worldwide in 500 discussion groups, access an online library, get special deals on books and download free bibliography software. The site also offers a course directory, a directory of job opportunities and access to secure file space.

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