Our speaker is world renowned. He is Ron Davies BEd, FRPS, FIPF, EFIAP, FACI(M). Ron was born in Llangollen, North Wales and is Welsh speaking ( he also speaks English). For over 20 years he was an electrical engineer working in Research and Development. He later became a Mathematics teacher and retired early in 1992. He has been making diaporamas for nearly 30 years. In that time he has won 12 International Grand Prix prizes, 6 Gold Medals, 18 Silver Medals, 12 Bronze Medals, 45 FIAP Blue Ribbons and over 70 other International prizes and is currently 6th in the FIAP International world rankings. He has won the National Championships, the IAC Peter Coles Competition twice and the Great Northern Festival twice. He has also lectured and judged festivals in many countries, from as far apart as Australia and Argentina. He served on the RPS Distinctions Panel for the allotted 8 years. He ran the North West AV Days with Colin Balls for over 10 years. He has been awarded the Dobson Henry medal for services to the Audio-visual movement in the UK. For 10 years he was responsible for producing the magazine “AV World” with the Editor, Peter Coles and Colin Balls. He enjoys competitive single image photography as well as diaporama.
The meeting starts at 10.30 with attendees sequences. This is your chance to show off your work over the summer months and get some kind, helpful comments on improving it or maybe just saying how wonderful it is. This is always an important and enjoyable part of our day so please bring along your AVs. We will break for lunch about 13.00 and Ron will speak to us from 14.00 until about 16.30 or so with a break for tea/coffee at about 15.00.
Leeds Trinity University is located in Brownberrie Lane, Horsforth LS18 5HD. Here is a link to their website on how to find them: http://www.leedstrinity.ac.uk/aboutus/findus/pages/default.aspx.
There is plenty of free car parking available on site and our meeting will be held in the Auditorium and Conference suite. This is situated through the main Reception Area. ( Nos 13 and 14 on the campus map. http://www.leedstrinity.ac.uk/aboutus/findus/documents/campus-map-june-2013.pdf)
Please arrive by 10.00 if possible and have a cup of tea/coffee and a chat before the meeting starts at 10.30.
Our team of helpers will be organising the lunch this time, not the university.
We are providing sandwiches etc per person as follows:
4 small baps per person from a selection of beef, chicken, egg and cress, cheese. (Please take a selection of fillings so that those at the end of the queue also have variety)
1 small pork pie
1 packet of crisps
1 apple, banana or Satsuma
1 Kit Kat (2 finger)
Drinks of tea/coffee/orange juice.
This is available at the bargain price of £5.
You may of course bring your own lunch if you wish.
Tea/Coffee during the day.
Tea/Coffee will be provided from 10.00 before the meeting and tea/coffee and biscuits in the afternoon as part of the registration fee which is at present held at £10 for RPS AV Group members and £12 for non members.
It will be possible to have a carvery meal in the bar area after the meeting if you wish. This is available between 16.30 and 19.30 and is primarily for students but we are welcome if we so wish. Please let me know at least a week in advance if you wish to take up this offer. The cost is about £5 per head and will be payable direct to the bar staff.
Details can be downloaded here and the booking form can be downloaded here or by contacting Bryan Stubbs We look forward to seeing you there. If you have never attended one of these events then do not miss out on this opportunity to meet one of the world's leading exponents of Audio Visual.