University of Leeds

Welcome to the University of Leeds Ladies' Club

94th Session 2018/2019


Welcome to our website!

The Ladies' Club is now in  its ninety-fifth year.

We are a friendly group of about a 100 members, with a varied programme of talks, social events and visits to places of interest. Below are some members of our Garden Group with their Convenor Heather.


The Ladies’ Club usually meets either at:

Devonshire Hall, Cumberland Road, Leeds LS6 2EQ

or at University House on the university campus.

See the two images upper right.

Coffee or tea, with biscuits or cakes, will normally be served before  talks.

It is important that you let the  person named in the programme know by the due date if you wish to attend, as we have to advise the venues of numbers in advance.


Please make your cheques payable to The University of Leeds Ladies’ Club and send to:

Mrs Margaret Bradbury, 131 Adel Lane,
LS16 8BW

Or, if you prefer, you may now pay by Bank Transfer (BACS) direct to

The University of Leeds Ladies' Club at:

Lloyds Bank 

                                For details about whether you are eligible  to join, please refer to the menu bar under: 

About Us

 Book Club News

We believe ours is the longest-running book club in the country!


Following a challenge, issued in The Times Literary Supplement on 23rd March 2018, Nick Thody, son of the distinguished French scholar Philip Thody, wrote in the edition printed on the 30th March 2018:

            "The University of Leeds Ladies' Club book group was founded in 1966. My mother Joy and another founding member both remain active members of the group after  an unbroken fifty-two-year stint."

So far our record has not been surpassed and we are very pleased to report that we now have a second group!




It is with great sadness that we announce the death of a much loved member, Margaret Peacock, following a period of ill health, which she bore with great fortitude and cheerfulness. She will be greatly missed.


The Groups meet informally once

a month at members’ homes.


The Group meets on the first Monday of each month 

at 2.00pm for 2.15pm. 




West Park 

 The local groups meet in members’ homes once a month.  

Details are available from the Local Group Leaders 

as shown above.

Addresses and  numbers of contacts can be found on the written or digital programme made available to members at each semester.