University of Leeds

Previous Programmes

 2010 - 2011

30 September: Harvest Lunch

21 October: Talk by Janet Douglas: "The Suffragist Isabella Ford"

 22 November: Talk by Simon Robinson: "Are we still the good guys? Ethics in the University"

10 December: Christmas Coffee Morning

26 January: Talk by Robert Rumble on history of Marks & Spencer + guided tour of exhibition

14 February: Talk by Layinka Swinburne: "Bandy Legs and Knock-knees"

3 March: We entertained the Lady Mayoress, Councillor Andrea ..... to tea

1 April: Spring Buffet

10 May: Summer Outing to Raby Castle, County Durham

9 June: President's Tea Party at the Old Stables, Adel Church

30 June: AGM

 

2009 -2010

29 September: Harvest Lunch

21 October: Talk by David Tompkins: "Protecting Birds of Prey"

23 November: Talk by Richard Andrews: "Isabella Andreini: the world's first famous actress"

3 December: Christmas Coffee Morning

26 January: Afternoon Tea with the Lord Mayor, Mrs Judith Elliot at the Civic Hall

4 February: Talk by Helga Hanks and Gill Moore: "Families - fascinating, fun and fraught"

11 March: Talk by Janet Montgomery: "Of chariots and kings - the origins of the Iron Age Arras culture of Yorkshire"

26 March: Spring Buffet

15 April: Talk by Heather Sugden: "Student Accommodation"

13 May: Summer Outing to Doddington Hall

16 June: President's Tea Party in the garden of Gillian Roche

28 June: AGM

17 May: Bluebell Walk , Middleton Wods, Ilkley, led by Liz Gibbs

 

2008- 2009

1 October: Harvest Lunch

15 October: Talk by Carole Smithies: "Barnbow in the Second World War" 

24 November: Talk by Julian Rushton: "Is there an English Mozart?"

3 December: Christmas Coffee Morning

16 January: Talk by Rita Savage: "Alone across the Pacific"

5 February: Talk by Anne Batchelor: "Can-U-Lifter?"

18 February: We entertained the Lady Mayoress, ..... to tea

26 February: Departmental Visit to the Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery

12 March: Spring Buffet

21 April: Talk by Peter Meyer: "Genetic Engineering in Plants"

5 May: Summer Outing to Markenfield Hall, Leyburn and Constable Burton

21 May: Guided Tour of Kirkstall Abbey

28 May: Talk by Joyce Hill: "A Bishop's Ambition - Wifred's Great Churches at Ripon, York and Hexham"

3 June: President's Tea Party at St Chad's Parish Centre

17 June: AGM

 

2007 - 2008

3 October; Harvest Lunch

31 October: Talk by Carole Smithies: "The Barnbow Lasses"

20 November: Talk by Mark Seaward: "The Role of Lichens in Shaping our World"

6 December: Christmas Coffee Morning

10 January: Talk by Jane Francis: "When Antarctica was green: looking to the polar regions as a window into a warmer world"

30 January: Talk by Rory McTurk: "Who said King Alfred Burned the Cakes?"

19 February: We were entertained by the Lady Mayoress, Mrs Jocelyn Cleasby to tea at the Civic Hall

14 March: Spring Buffet

15 April: Riverside Reflctions - A guided walk along the Aire to Holbeck

2 May: Talk by Clive Upton: "Mind the quality, feel the width: tolerance(s) in Standard English"

20 May: Summer Outing to Silstone and Wentworth Castle

6 June: President's Garden Party at the Old Stables, Adel Church

18 June: AGM