University of Leeds

SPRING PROGRAMME 2017

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE

As I write this message, the end of the Autumn Term approaches and I and all the committee send our best wishes for Christmas and for a very happy and healthy New Year. The Spring Programme is now complete. We hope it will have something to interest everyone and that as many members as possible will be able to attend.
On Tuesday 24th January, it will once again be our turn to entertain the Lady Mayoress of Leeds to afternoon tea. As usual, this will be held at University House from 1.00pm to 3.00pm. It is always a most enjoyable event and we shall use the occasion to present our contribution to the Lord Mayor’s Charity Appeal from the money raised at the Christmas Coffee Morning. This year the Lord Mayor’s Charity is divided between Epilepsy UK and Heart Research UK.
On Thursday 23rd February, we will have a talk by Dr.Geoffrey Tabbron on the History of The City of London Livery Companies. Dr Tabbron will tell us about the origins of the livery companies, their important place in the life of the City of London, and especially of the work they do throughout the country to support education and training and to maintain standards.
On Wednesday 22nd March, we will have the annual Departmental visit. During our visit to Aviation Studies last year, we received an invitation to visit the Institute of Robotics this year and we have been delighted to accept. The Institute of Robotics works within a number of the engineering departments in the Faculty of Engineering. It is a subject which touches a wide range of disciplines and it promises to be a very interesting afternoon.
On Sunday 2nd April, we will have a slight departure from our normal routine and in place of the evening Spring Buffet we will hold a Sunday Carvery Lunch. This change to the regular programme was discussed and approved at the Annual General Meeting in June. The event will be held at University House from 12.30pm to 3.00pm and will comprise a wine reception followed by a two course Carvery Lunch Menu. We hope that this new venture will be well supported.
Just a gentle reminder that subscriptions are now due and should be paid by the end of the Autumn Term. If you have not done so already, details of how to pay are shown on the website.
Finally, it has been brought to the attention of the committee that some of our members are having difficulty attending events because of problems with transport, especially public transport. If you need a lift, or you are in a position to offer someone a lift, do please get in touch with either Gill Lydon or myself and we will try to arrange something for you.
Carole Tabbron 

 

Afternoon Tea with the Lady Mayoress of Leeds

Miss Lynne Scholes

Tuesday 24th January 2017 1.00pm to 3.00pm

The Great Woodhouse Suite,
University House

RSVP by 16th January to: Mrs Gill Lydon at
1. Alderhill Cottages, Stonegate Road, Leeds. LS6 4JH

Or tel: 0113 278 5596 or text 07940 539360
Or email: gillian_lydon@hotmail.com

Members only

 

Afternoon Talk

Thursday 23rd February 2017 2.00pm to 4pm

Fenton Room, Devonshire Hall

Dr.Geoffrey Tabbron

"Not just Sheep over London Bridge"

The history of the City of London Livery Companies

RSVP by 10th February to: Mrs Gill Lydon as above

Guests welcome £5.00

 

Visit to the Institute of Robotics

Image of several three D prints  below.

robotics visit 3D print out

Wednesday 22nd March 2017 1.00pm to 3.00pm

School of Mechanical Engineering

RSVP by 13th March to: Mrs Gill Lydon as above

Members only


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Sunday Carvery Lunch

Sunday 2nd April 2017 12.30pm to 3.00pm
The Great Woodhouse Suit University House

RSVP by 22nd March 2017 to: Mrs. Gill Lydon as above

Guests welcome  £15