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Liz Margree (Theology and Geography 1995) and Jon Spooner (English Language and Literature 1996) accept a national award on behalf of the Unlimited Theatre Company.


"I would love to hear from anyone who remembers me from my time at Leeds (or even those who wished they didn't), especially those from Garstang Flats in 1974-75."

Lawrence Potter, Russian Studies 1975
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The lungs of Leeds

A new photography exhibition will allow residents of Leeds to get a glimpse of the city's parks and green spaces since the early 1900s. The photographs show the important role the parks have played in city life, including unseen images of a zoo at Roundhay Park in the 1920s.



New art for Nexus

The University has commissioned the British-American artist, Liliane Lijn, to create a new work of public art for its new building, Nexus



Drilling into the mysteries of the world’s highest glacier

Climate change scientists are heading to the Himalayas in a bid to become the first to successfully drill through the world’s highest glacier. An international research team will work at an altitude of more than 5,000 metres on the Khumbu glacier in Nepal and will be using a specially adapted car wash unit to drill up to 200 metres into the ice.



Unexpected pop success for English grad

English graduate Peggy Johnson (1980) has become an unexpected pop star. Initially asked to translate some song lyrics, little did she know that she would end up performing herself and become number one in the charts.



Spanish rap artist visits campus

One of the most successful rap musicians in the Spanish-speaking world visited campus this academic year. El Chojín spent time at Leeds last autumn finishing lyrics for his next album. He exchanged ideas with Leeds academics and students and gave a lecture to the Association of Hispanists of Great Britain and Ireland.



Dr Geoff Slater (1946-2017)

Dr Geoff Slater has passed away. Dr Slater graduated in Medicine in 1968.



Success for Leeds in student poll

Leeds has been voted in the top five universities in the UK in the new Times Higher Education’s Student Experience Survey. The University’s facilities, activities and societies, and student welfare and support all feature particularly strongly



Brexit: Working together

Vice-Chancellor Sir Alan Langlands has issued an official response to the news that Article 50 will be passed.



Global warming endangering Great Barrier Reef

Coral researchers including two experts from the University of Leeds have recorded significant coral bleaching across the tropics and the Australian Great Barrier Reef due to increased sea temperatures



Male breast cancer discovery 'could improve treatment'

Two key proteins involved in male breast cancer have been identified by University of Leeds scientists, potentially paving the way for more effective treatments.



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