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Sue Crockford (1943-2019)

Sue Crockford (English and Fine Art) has passed away. Sue was an eminent gilm director and producer who documented the women’s liberation movement in Britain.



Early education setback for summer premature births

Children born as little as three weeks premature, who consequently fall into an earlier school year are at increased risk of experiencing setbacks in their education after their first year of school, according to new research from Leeds.



Dr David Waring (1944-2019)

Dr David Waring (PhD Colour Chemistry 1969) has passed away. He was 74



Scientists create the world's thinnest gold

Scientists at the University of Leeds have created a new form of gold which is just two atoms thick – the thinnest unsupported gold ever created.



Ear 'tickling' therapy could help ageing

Tickling the ear with a small electric current could rebalance the nervous system in over-55s and help them age more healthily, new research from Leeds suggests.



The words on the street: new public art

A new work of public art has been unveiled on campus. Converse Column, by British-American artist Liliane Lijn, has been installed outside the University’s new Nexus innovation centre on Discovery Way. The nine metre-high revolving “poem machine” features two separate poems turning in opposing directions.



Building up an appetite for a new kind of grub

Edible insects could be a key ingredient to avoiding a global food crisis, according to a new report from Leeds, but there are significant barriers to overcome before they are part of the mainstream.



Digital success

Carrie Rose (Digital Media 2015) has launched a new digital agency, Rise at Seven. Since graduating, Carrie has worked with international brands and delivered award-winning work in the digital marketing industry. Carrie was also shortlisted this year for Young Digital Marketer of the Year.



Comedy award for producer

Producer Ish Kalia (International Studies 1996) has won a BAFTA in the category of Best Comedy Entertainment show for "A League of Their Own".



Celebrating satellites’ contribution to polar science

Seven areas of fast-flowing ice on the Antarctic Peninsula have been formally named after Earth observation satellites, following a request by a University of Leeds scientist.



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