University of Leeds

Autumn 2018

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE

 It gives me great pleasure to welcome you all to a new season of activities and meetings with the University of Leeds Ladies' Club. Your committee hopes that there is something of interest for everyone and that you are able to catch up with friends, old and new, after the summer break. I hope that you have enjoyed the glorious summer weather, even if our gardens have suffered as a consequence.  

We start our programme on Monday 24th September with our usual Harvest Lunch at University House, when the University Catering Department provides tasty sandwiches for us and the ULLC Committee members have a chance to demonstrate their baking skills. The Great British Bake-Off it is not! However, it is a chance to mingle and exchange news after the summer.

 On Thursday 18th October, Sheila Wainwright, an Ambassador for Dementia UK, will give us a light-hearted talk on a serious subject that could touch many of us. Over the last few years, she has raised a great deal of money for Admiral Nurses and she will tell us about some of the interesting experiences she has had as a consequence. Hopefully, she will be accompanied by an Admiral Nurse from Leeds who will briefly talk about her work. Sheila will also bring a robotic cat - I say no more.

 Following this, on Wednesday 21st November, Rose George will tell us about her life as a journalist. She has travelled extensively and she has written books on sanitation (or lack thereof) across the world, and on shipping. Her latest book, on blood, will be published in October. The full title of her talk is “From Saddam's birthday party to the highest football final in the world: my life as a journalist” so I think we will be in for an interesting talk. 

 The last item on our programme is our traditional coffee morning and bring-and-buy sale at Devonshire Hall on Wednesday 5th December, when we raise money for the Lord Mayor's Charity. This is a good opportunity to buy some “stocking-fillers” as well as delicious cakes.

 Finally, thank you to everyone who returned their “data protection” forms so promptly and so enabled us to up-date our records. Margaret Bradbury will be very pleased to receive your subscriptions at the earliest opportunity, as they are now due. If anyone would like to serve on the Committee when a vacancy next arises, please let me know. 

 I look forward to seeing you all at our first meeting in September.

 Diana  Wetherill August 2018 

 

 

To see images of the year 2018 so far, please click on the tab : Programme

 

AUTUMN PROGRAMME 2018

Harvest Lunch

Monday 24th September          12:00 noon – 2:00 pm

Great Woodhouse Room, University House

RSVP by 17th September to Mrs G Roche

   gmroche@btinternet.com

                                                                

Members and potential members only               £6.00

        

Afternoon Meeting

Thursday 18th October             2:00 pm for 2:30 pm

Fenton Room, Devonshire Hall

A talk by Sheila Wainwright

“Who cares?”

RSVP by 11th October to

Mrs Gillian Roche as  above

 

Guests welcome                                                     £5.00

   

Afternoon Meeting

Wednesday 21st November           2:00pm for 2:30pm 

Fenton Room, Devonshire Hall

A talk by Rose George, who is the daughter of Sheila Wainwright, last month’s speaker.  

Rose is a well-recognised writer and has just published her fourth book, on blood, which has been well reviewed in The Times, The Guardian and elsewhere. 

She recently spoke at the Ilkley Literary Festival, amongst others. 

 

“My life as a journalist ”

 

RSVP by 14th November to

Mrs Gillian Roche as above 

Guests welcome                                                     £5.00

Christmas Coffee Morning

Wednesday 5th December          10:30 am – 12:00 noon

Evans and Belfield Rooms, Devonshire Hall

 

  

This year we are raising money in aid of St. Gemma's Hospice for the Lord and Lady Mayoress of Leeds' Appeal

RSVP by 28th November to

Mrs Gillian Roche as above 

Members only                                                         £5.00

Looking forward.....

Looking ahead to 2019, here are some dates for your diaries –

Tuesday 15th January                                      Visit of Lady Mayoress, Cllr Mrs Pat Latty to tea

Woodhouse Suite, University House

1.46 – 3.45 pm (time to be confirmed)

 

Thursday 14th February                                  Visit to the School of Medicine. Clarendon Way.

12 noon – 4.00pm                                            to include sandwich lunch

 

Friday 22nd March                                            Talk by Mr Johnny Hayes

2.00pm for 2.30pm                                          Title to be confirmed

Fenton Room, Devonshire Hall                  

 

Sunday 14th April                                              Carvery Lunch with talk by the Chancellor,

12-30 pm for 1.00pm                                                      Dame Jane Francis

Woodhouse Suite, University House

 

 

 As you know, the University has a new Chancellor, Dame Jane Francis, who is Director of the British Antarctic Survey. She has accepted our invitation to join us for our Spring Carvery Luncheon on Sunday 14th April 2019 and to give us a talk on her work.  She is in Antarctica in March, which is why the Lunch is later than usual.  Again guests are very welcome to what the Committee hope will be considered a prestigious event. 

 

Full details will be in the Spring programme.