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The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery

The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery


Have you ever heard the legend of Tolkien’s house or the space-age buildings where a science fiction series was said to have been filmed? Perhaps you’ve wondered about the history of unusual items in the Library’s Special Collections, from the Nobel Prize to a blank sheet of paper with an impressive provenance.

In connection with Local History Month, this fun afternoon talk and discussion, led by Liza Giffen and Richard High, will be re-telling and dispelling of some of the weirdest and most wonderful campus myths. We’ll explore the history local to the University through archival sources and material from the collections, as well as inviting people to bring along stories and recollections of their own.

Free event, all welcome. No booking necessary but limited seating so please arrive early.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowed


Free entry



The Stanley and Audrey Burton Gallery


Parkinson Building,
Woodhouse Lane,
University of Leeds,



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Map reference: SE 295347  Lat: 53.80848 Long: -1.55279

By Car:

From Leeds city centre take the A660 towards Skipton. After one mile the main University building is on your left. The Gallery is situated in the Parkinson building on Woodhouse Lane. The entrance is off the south end of the Parkinson Court (turn left at main reception desk). There is wheelchair access to the gallery from the north entrance of the Parkinson Building (via Chemistry) with a disabled parking space nearby.

By Public Transport:

Buses 1,56,85,96,96A,97,97A and X84 from Leeds city-centre stop outside the Parkinson Building.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Leeds station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed