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Photograph of workshop attendee sketching a life model

Life Drawing with Rob Oldfield

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Date: Saturday 1 Jul 2017

Location: The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery

Time: 14:00 - 16:00

Cost: £10, booking required

Join us in our monthly Life Drawing class with Gallery favourite and experienced tutor and artist, Rob Oldfield.

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This workshop is open to everyone, from newcomers who want to take up a hobby through to experienced artists looking to hone their sketching skills.

Materials will be supplied but please feel free to bring your own too.

Rob Oldfield has been leading our life drawing classes since August 2014 and everyone is a fan! Rob is a York-based artist, graphic designer, sign-writer, art technician and tutor. He has modelled for life classes for many years as well as teaching life drawing to his students. As a tutor, Rob encourages, advises and listens so please do come along and take advantage of his skills and experience.

Suitable for ages 16 +

Please note there is a £10 charge for this workshop.

To book your place, please visit our online booking system:


For further information please contact the Gallery by email: gallery@leeds.ac.uk or telephone: (0113) 343 2778

Collections Highlights: Medieval Manuscripts

Genealogical History Roll (Leeds University Library. Brotherton Collection MS 100) Event icon

Date: Monday 3 Jul 2017

Location: Treasures of the Brotherton, Parkinson Court

Time: 12:00 - 14:00

Cost: Free, drop-in activity

Join us for a drop-in session to see medieval treasures from Special Collections as part of the International Medieval Congress 2017.

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In partnership with the International Medieval Congress, we welcome all to see some of our medieval manuscripts up close. 

The Brotherton Collection contains finely illuminated 15th-century French and Flemish books of hours, psalters and prayer books. There are also German chained manuscripts from the 1450s and Middle English manuscripts. In addition, the Brotherton Collection boasts a manuscript Universal Chronicle which takes the form of a roll nearly 18 metres long. This manuscript is currently on display in the Treasures of the Brotherton Gallery.

These sessions are free and open to all. Drop in any time between 12noon and 2pm.

Collections Highlights: The Incunabula Collection

Taken from cover of Ovid's Opera (v.1), 1477, BC Incunabula/OVI/1 Event icon

Date: Tuesday 4 Jul 2017

Location: Treasures of the Brotherton, Parkinson Court

Time: 12:00 - 14:00

Cost: Free, drop-in activity

Join us for a drop-in session to see medieval treasures from Special Collections as part of the International Medieval Congress 2017.

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In partnership with the International Medieval Congress, we welcome all to see some of Lord Brotherton's incunabula up close.

The majority of Leeds University Library's fine collection of incunabula were collected by Lord Brotherton of Wakefield. The collection includes several notable illustrated works such as Hartmann Schedel's Liber chronicarum (Nuremberg, 1493), the Schatzbehalter by Stephan Fridolin (Nuremberg, 1491), Bernhard von Breydenbach's Peregrinatio in terram sanctam (Mainz, 1486) and Euclid's Elementa geometriae (Venice, 1482). The collection also contains a set of the works of Ovid, printed in Parma in 1477 with copious annotations and visual marginalia.

These sessions are free and open to all. Drop in any time between 12noon and 2pm.

Collections Highlights: Ripon Cathedral Library and Archives

Apocalypsis et Epistolae catholicae, cum glossis, Ripon Cathedral MS 3 Event icon

Date: Wednesday 5 Jul 2017

Location: Treasures of the Brotherton, Parkinson Court

Time: 12:00 - 14:00

Cost: Free, drop-in activity

Join us for a drop-in session to see medieval treasures from Special Collections as part of the International Medieval Congress 2017.

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In partnership with the International Medieval Congress, we welcome all to see items from Ripon Cathedral Library up close.

The Library of Ripon Cathedral is held on long-term deposit in Special Collections at the University of Leeds. Medieval manuscripts include a Latin Bible of c. 1260 and the Ripon Psalter of 1418. Hidden in the library are many medieval manuscript fragments, recycled to strengthen the bindings of the books. Around 70 fragments have been physically removed from the books and a much greater number remain in situ. The Ripon Dean & Chapter Archives consist of the medieval fabric and account rolls, chapter acts, and court papers.

These sessions are free and open to all. Drop in any time between 12noon and 2pm. 

Collections Highlights: The Yorkshire Archaeological and Historical Society

Dick Turpin: a register of deaths of prisoners in York Castle which records the execution of notorious highwayman Dick Turpin in 1739 Event icon

Date: Thursday 6 Jul 2017

Location: Treasures of the Brotherton, Parkinson Court

Time: 12:00 - 14:00

Cost: Free, drop-in activity

Join us for a drop-in session to see medieval treasures from Special Collections as part of the International Medieval Congress 2017.

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In partnership with the International Medieval Congress, we welcome all to see items from the Yorkshire Archaeological Society up close.

Since its foundation in 1863, the Yorkshire Archaeological Society has accumulated significant archival collections from all over Yorkshire. Many of them are records of major families, some of which date back as far as the 13th century. In 2016 these collections were deposited by the Society for safe-keeping in Special Collections at the University of Leeds, where they are again available for use by the public. The highlights of the Collection include the enormous series of surviving court rolls of the manor of Wakefield (1274-1925), the 15th-century stock book and 16th-century lease book of Fountains Abbey, the secular cartulary of Whixley, North Yorkshire (1430), and numerous early Yorkshire charters.

These sessions are free and open to all. Drop in any time between 12noon and 2pm.

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