The University of Leeds Ladies' Club


Welcome to the 99th academic session of the University of Leeds Ladies' Club


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  circulated on or about the 31st. December,  so if you want to  subscribe news, please do so by the 28th. of December.

To read President Carole's review of 2022  up to the AGM of the 26thJune 2023 look under  Programme: Summer 2023

To read her latest newsletter and  to  find out  about  past and forthcoming events, please look under Programme : Autumn 2023

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

We are a friendly group of over eighty members,

with a varied programme of talks, social events

and visits to places of interest.  

In March we visited The Parkinson  to see

"The Treasures of the Brotherton"


The Michael Marks Building

on the Western Campus of Leeds University.

For further details, pictures and events,

look in Summer and Autumn 2023 under  Programme and  Gallery,

where you will find details regarding the  image  below  

for the 16th November:


Meanwhile, here is an image taken from...


And She Built A Crooked House

by Gemma Anderson-Tempini.

It can be seen at 17 Burton Crescent, Far Headingley,  Leeds, as part of the year of culture.

A very thought-provoking but also fun and engaging installation in a house with a lot of history. It is particularly appropriate for a half term visit with Halloween in mind.

For more information go online for Leeds Arts Attractions, where you can book tickets.

It's free !


Our coffee mornings are now held at 10:30am on the second Tuesday of the month at:

The Lawnswood Arms

LS16 7PH

Please note! The December one will be on Tuesday 5th

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  by the due date if you wish to attend, as we have to advise the venues of numbers in advance. 



 £10 for 2023/24.  


If you are interested in joining us please contact the 

 Secretary, Gillian Roche, on

There are two categories of membership, Club Membership and Associate Membership. Eligibility for both groups is listed under About Us: Constitution but note that Associate Membership is by invitation only by a Club Member. 


About Us

is the tab under which

you can also access a moving picture gallery of members,

past and present:  


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

 More pictures can be seen in the Programme pages

and 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  programme made available to members each term  by email.

Quiz questions and answers are  emailed monthly  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  meets 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.  

“For further information about any of the groups please contact the Secretary on

Informal Cinema Group

Seniors on Thursday afternoons at the Cottage Road Cinema. To see the coming 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: