University of Leeds

Welcome to the University of Leeds Ladies' Club

95th 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. The picture below is from this year's visit to the Department of Fine Art.


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,
Sort Code: 30 – 00 – 05 

Please ensure that your name is given in the transfer details, as we will not be able to identify you without this information. For details about whether you are eligible  to join, please refer to the menu bar under About Us

For further information, until our new programme is ready, please contact outgoing President Gillian Roche on


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!