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Claire Cashmore: The road to Tokyo

Eight-time Paralympic medallist Claire Cashmore MBE (Linguistic and Phonetics 2011, Hon LLD 2013) takes on a whole new challenge in her fifth Games. Read about her preparations for Tokyo 2020.

Talking taboos: Olivia Cotes-James

Named in the Forbes 30 under 30 Asia list, find out how Olivia Cotes-James (English Literature 2013) formed a female-led period care company, and is improving lives across a continent.

Secrets of the sporting elite

In his new book, Alistair Brownlee talks about secrets of success with legends such as Sir Ian Botham, Michael Owen and Paula Radcliffe. Now, Leeds alumni can win a signed copy.

Kate O'Sullivan: A passion born in Leeds

Deputy Chair of British Rowing Kate O’Sullivan (Mineral Engineering 1985) was awarded a British Empire Medal (BEM) for her contributions to rowing. Hear what Kate has to say on our latest podcast.

Tribute to Emeritus Professor Brian Sleeman

Alumni will be sorry to learn of the death of Emeritus Professor Brian Sleeman, former Professor of Applied Mathematics. Read his obituary here.

Welcoming the Class of 2021

Our alumni community welcome the Class of 2021 with messages of congratulations, support and advice.

Jack Windsor Lewis obituary

Former students will be sad to learn of the death of Jack Windsor Lewis, who taught Phonetics at Leeds and was an expert on English pronunciation. 

A good head on his shoulders

Congratulations to Roy Ludlow for the publication of his book A Good Head on his Shoulders, a translation from French of a novel by Henri Troyat. The book costs £8.50, including postage and packing, of which £5 per copy will be donated to The Footsteps Fund. Copies are available from

Tackling viral diseases

Nigerian alumnus Dr Pelumi Adeyemi is working alongside colleagues from Leeds to tackle the deadly viruses causing sickness and diarrhoea in his community.

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