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Issue 514, 27 February 2006
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Textile exhibitionTactile textiles on show
Textiles created from wool, yarn, wood and even plastic form the latest exhibition at ULITA - the University of Leeds international textile archive. The exhibition in St Wilfred’s Chapel, the result of work by second year BA students in textile design, explores techniques including knitting, weaving, printing and materials manipulation. Fashion concepts in mixed media textile design is open Monday - Friday 10-5pm until April 12. For more information see or call 0113 343 3919.

Re-writing Freud
Freud’s The Interpretation of Dreams is being constantly rewritten at the Brotherton library until March 20. A computer programme randomly selects words, one at a time from Freud’s 223,704 word text, and endlessly reconstructs the entire book, making a new work from the same words. The re-written text, displayed on a wall-mounted, touch-screen computer, can be reprinted and published.

Re-writing Freud is an international touring exhibition, supported by the Arts Council of England, the British Council and the University of Leeds. For more information contact or visit

For more information see the events website

Energising talks
Leeds is contributing to the crucial debate on future energy sources, uses, and their impact on the environment in a seminar series organised by the new Triple E (earth, energy and environment) interdisciplinary institute - all welcome.

Director of the eee institute Professor Rob Knipe said: “The speakers represent the key people driving the national and regional debate on energy issues. They’ll provide an important focus for energy discussions in the north of England.” The next lecture, on ‘materials for energy’ by Professor John Kilner, is on March 27 at 4pm in lecture theatre B, Houldsworth building. For more information see

Musical memorial
A concert for the Sally Macgill memorial scholarship fund will take place on Sunday 26 March. The fund, boosted by a successful sponsored walks and Three Peaks challenge in 2005, awards prizes in memory of Professor Macgill’s substantial contribution to the University. The programme will include Bach, Elgar, Haydn, Messiaen and Reiding performed by professional artists and friends of Professor Macgill, who died in the Boxing Day tsunami.

The concert will be in the Clothworkers’ Centenary Concert Hall at 2.30pm, tickets £10. For more information contact Biba Husak at, ext. 37439

Fairtrade fun
All are welcome to browse fairtrade stalls and exhibitions and to hear Dr William Young from earth and environment discuss ‘fairtradeification of multinationals’ on March 14 as part of the Leeds fairtrade fortnight. Dr Young’s talk, in the Rupert Beckett lecture theatre at 6.45pm, will follow a fairtrade declaration and celebration from 12pm in Parkinson Court. Events including a comedy night, beer, cider and perry festival and a fancy dress Sound of Music will take place around Leeds from March 6 to celebrate its status as a fairtrade city. For more information see

For more on the University's fairtrade status see

Raising the roof for charity
A charity concert organised by the Leeds University Union music society on March 10 will raise money for Cancer Research UK and The Handicapped Children’s Pilgrimage Trust. The symphony orchestra will perform Messiaen’s L’Ascension and the Arutiunian Trumpet Concerto and the choir of over 100 members will follow with pieces by Saint-Saëns. The conclusion of the concert in Leeds Town Hall is a performance of Fauré’s Requiem by both orchestra and chorus. A pre-concert talk is at 6.30pm and the concert begins at 7.15pm. For more information and tickets (from £12 to £5) contact the box office on 0113 244 3801.

New survey, all being well
All staff are currently being given the opportunity to have their say on issues affecting their well-being at work in the latest staff well-being survey. The survey asks in greater depth about some of the issues raised by last year’s survey.
The web-link for the survey is: If you would prefer a paper version of the questionnaire or would like more information, please contact Margaret Bradley on extension 31988. The deadline is March 8.

The University has begun a number of initiatives responding to issues raised in the last survey. Further information about these can be found at: hr/staff_services/wellbeing.htm

A technical question...
...could you represent your colleagues and express their views? Two technical employees are needed to discuss matters of concern to support staff and make recommendations to the support staff advisory group.

Meetings are held three times a year and you will be allowed time in the working day to attend.
To get involved, contact Wendy Allwood on ext 34333 or by 13 March.

Photos: textiles in the ULITA exhibition


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