The University of Leeds Ladies' Club


Welcome to the University of Leeds Ladies' Club

98th Session 2021/2022

The committee is now producing a monthly newsletter. Find extracts,  in Programme, where you can find this month's, together with  previous newsletters. The next newsletter will be  due on the 31st. August, so if you want to  subscribe news, please do so by  August 28th at the latest.

To read President Carole's latest newsletter  about  past and forthcoming events, please look under Programme then down to  Summer 2022 

To read her review of 2021  up to the AGM of June 2022, also look under Summer Programme


Summer Term 2022

 jubilee pageant n flag

And this month's mystery image (below)

can be found in a famous West Yorkshire Garden.....

Summer Man Harlow Car

The Ladies' Club is now in  its ninety-eighth year.

We are a friendly group of over eighty members,

with a varied programme of talks, social events

and visits to places of interest.  . 


Before Covid the Ladies’ Club usually met at either 

Devonshire Hall, Cumberland Road, Leeds LS6 2EQ

or at

University House on the Leeds University campus.

See the two images upper right.

However, since Autumn, our coffee mornings have been held at 10:30am on the second Tuesday of the month at:

The Lawnswood Arms

LS16 7PH

Lawnswood Arms

These are informal meetings, so there is no need to book but for other venues it is important that you inform the named person on your personal programme by the due date if you wish to attend, as we have to advise the venues of numbers in advance. 



 £10 for 2023.  Due in now.

Please read on, or consult your email box for further details.

Details are also available to members in their printed programmes. Please make your cheques payable to: University of Leeds Ladies' Club and send to the  secretary at:

or, if you prefer, you may now pay for this and for other events directly to ULLC by Bank Transfer (BACS)

Please ensure that your name is given in the transfer details, as we will be unable to identify you without this information. Alternatively email the Membership Secretary to tell her.

                 Information regarding eligibility for membership can be accessed under the menu tab

About Us

where you can also access a moving picture gallery of members past and present:  


Below is a picture taken in the Union Building February 2020.

We are now meeting  at the Lawnswood Restaurant on the Otley Road.

 More pictures can be seen under the menu tabs:

  Gallery and Archive.




Please look up news items under  Programme

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

Quiz questions and answers are  emailed  by Carole Tabbron, our President.  






The two groups have resumed meeting informally once a month at members’ homes.

One group continued to meet through Zoom during Covid and now report in the newsletter.


The Group has resumed meeting on the first Monday of each month.

at 2.00pm for 2.15pm. 




West Park 

 The local groups  normally meet in members’ homes once a month.  

Details are available from the Local Group Leaders 

Informal Cinema Group

Resuming after the summer holidays, as Senior Afternoons have been replaced by children's films.


dialect project in library

The University of Leeds School of English

has digitised their historic dialect recordings archive for  the public. This is the most famous and complete survey of dialects in England. It is preserved in the University’s Leeds Archive of Vernacular Culture, a unique and nationally important multi-media archive. 

To learn more and to submit your own phrases and expressions in order to bring the archive into the 21st century and to preserve today’s language for future generations, visit:

Dialect and

We have much to contribute Ladies. 

(Note: the site administrator did research for this department in the 1960s) 

More news about the University is available on the podcast: