lifelike (and deathlike) marionettes will
act out ‘the human struggle between
thoughts of death and lust for life’
in Death, or the maiden. Barbara
Kriegl and Scott Wallace from Vienna will
bring to life the dramatic works of medieval
poets including Oswald von Wolkenstein and
Walther von der Vogelweide, accompanied by
medieval music. The concert on July 11 is
part of the 2005 International Medieval Congress.
Other events include a medieval dance workshop
and food tasting (July 12) and a concert of
late medieval music performed on traditional
instruments (July 13). For more information
see the events
listings or www.leeds.ac.uk/ims
great and the good
Who should receive an honorary degree
from Leeds? The committee on honorary degrees
invite suggestions for consideration during
their October meeting.
Honorary degrees reward excellence and outstanding
and sustained achievement in research, scholarship,
education, the creative arts, public service,
medicine and health, social progress, business
and the economy, government, administration
or any other area of activity of lasting value
Nominees must be connected to the University
or the region, or whose distinction lies in
a field with which the University itself is
identified. Nominations to Catherine Cho at
the Secretariat – email email@example.com
– by September 12.
For more information on the committee on honorary
degrees see here.
Tickets are available to see Leeds music graduate
Michael Young take part in the finals of Britain’s
most prestigious conducting competition. The
8th Leeds conductors competition is an important
showcase for talent; past winners have gone
on to successful careers with internationally
Michael began his career directing the Leeds
University union symphony orchestra, the University
chamber orchestra and the LS2 contemporary
ensemble. Since graduating in 2003, he has
been studying for an advanced postgraduate
diploma in conducting at the Royal College
The first and second rounds are from July
6-9 at Leeds town hall, culminating in a gala
final concert on the last day. For more information
pulpit to ballot box
An election is soon to take place to the lower
house of the convocation of York of the Church
of England’s general synod. The University
has been asked to provide information about
qualified electors. Any member of staff who
is also a priest or deacon of the Church of
England is invited to contact Melody Mellor
in the Secretariat as soon as possible on
34062 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The University is to apply for fairtrade status,
Council decided on June 23. Fairtrade products
are already available throughout campus and
attaining fairtrade status would demonstrate
the University's continuing commitment to
There will be little impact on current catering
costs and the move will not entail a boycott
of other companies operating on campus. For
more information see Campusweb.
The science of replacement body parts will
be Leeds’ contribution to the Royal
Society’s summer science exhibition
running this week (from July 5).
Visitors can talk to researchers about artificial
muscles to help damaged heart tissue and try
the jump-o-meter to find out what a replacement
knee joint has to withstand.
The free exhibition at 6-9 Carlton House in
London is open daily from 10-4.30pm until
7 July. More about the exhibition is available
508 for more news on Leeds' work with
replacement body parts.
on the boule
Five University teams have entered this year’s
Colliers cup, the premier Leeds petanque competition,
which raises money for Macmillan cancer relief.
In the sport of petanque – sometimes
known as boules – teams of up to three
players attempt to get their metal ‘boule’
closest to the smaller ball known as the ‘coche’.
If you fancy having a go, there will be an
informal petanque contest during the summer,
culminating in a party where winners and losers
can share some decent French wine.
If you would be interested in coming along,
then contact Mark Walkley at email@example.com
the soccer season
Summer five-a-side football leagues start
on Monday for all staff and students.
Matches in four separate leagues will be played
on Monday lunchtimes and Monday and Tuesday
evenings at the sports centre and at Weetwood.
For full details contact firstname.lastname@example.org
or call ext 35080.