The University of Leeds Ladies' Club

Welcome to the University of Leeds Ladies' Club

94th Session 2018/2019


The Ladies' Club is now in  its ninety-sixth 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 few of those members taken at a luncheon given by the Lady Mayoress .


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 inform  by the due date, if you wish to attend, as we have to advise the venues of numbers in advance. 



Details are available to members in their printed programmes. 

                 Information regarding eligibility for membership can be accessed under: 

About Us

For further information about membership and the Club's programme, please contact the secretary, Mrs. Gillian Roche at 


 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!



Addresses and  phone numbers of contacts can be found on the written  programme made available to members each term.





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