University of Leeds





Christmas is fast approaching as I write this message; so I, and all the committee, send our best wishes for Christmas and wish you all a very happy, peaceful and healthy New Year.  We have been working hard to put together a varied programme for the spring and we hope that there is something to interest everyone and that as many members as possible will be able to attend. 

On Wednesday 27th January, we are invited to take tea at the Civic Hall with the Lord Mayor of Leeds (Mrs Judith Chapman) and her consort, Mr Alan Chapman.  A tour of the Civic Rooms and the Council Chamber will be included.  Members should meet at the Portland Crescent entrance at 12.45pm where we will be met and escorted to the Ark Royal Room.   We shall use the occasion to present our contribution to the Lord Mayor’s Charity Appeal from the money raised at our Christmas Coffee Morning.  This year the Lord Mayor’s Charity is Specialist Autism Services – SACAR.

On Thursday 18th February, we have our annual departmental visit.  This year we have been invited to visit the Department of Aviation Studies which is part of SCAPE (The School of Chemical and Process Engineering) in the Houldsworth School.  During our visit, we will hear of the latest research into the environmental, medical and technological aspects of aviation and also have an opportunity to view the flight simulator on which trainee pilots learn their craft.  This should prove to be a popular visit and, as places are limited, early booking is highly recommended.

On Wednesday 9th March, Colonel Alan Roberts, the former Pro-Chancellor of the University, will talk to us about his work in the field of Bio-Materials in Surgery and Clinical Prosthetics.  His talk is entitled ‘Remaking Faces and Other Places.’   Colonel Roberts tells me that he has given this talk to other Ladies’ Clubs around the UK and assures me that it is “not in any way gory.”

On Friday 8th April, we end the Spring Programme with the Spring Buffet at University House.  This is always a very enjoyable occasion and we hope that the evening will be well supported.

Finally, just a little reminder that subscriptions are now due. 

If you have not paid already, please send your cheque to Mrs Margaret Bradbury (address overleaf).  Alternatively, if you wish to pay by bank transfer the Club bank details are shown overleaf. Please include your name in the transfer details and note that we can accept BACS transfers FOR YOUR SUBSCRIPTION ONLY and not for any other payments.


Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all,


Carole Tabbron