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Malcolm Chase obituary

Social Historian Malcolm Chase has sadly died aged 63 after suffering from a brain tumour.  During his time at Leeds, Malcolm explored British labour history and political radicalism during the 19th century, and his pioneering work on Chartism is particularly well known. In addition to his outstanding scholarship, he was an enthusiastic and inspiring educator. Read his obituary here.

Alumni feature: A safer environment for disabled people around the world

Visually impaired activist and campaigner, Amy Kavanagh (History 2010), has used social media to create a positive movement across the globe. After encounters with overenthusiastic helpers did more harm than good, Amy’s campaign – #JustAskDontGrab – was born. Read about her journey from Leeds here.

Future Fashion Factory

With its roots in textiles, Leeds is spearheading a £5.4 million project to transform the UK fashion industry.

Feeding the world

How can we feed a growing global population in a changing climate? A farm packed with smart technologies will help us find out.

My Dad inspired a podcast

From a kitchen table to the Royal Albert Hall: how three Leeds alumni turned some dubious content into comedy gold.

Alumni feature: Adam Lowe

Adam Lowe has been writing since he was a child. Now a published author of five chapbooks of poetry, LGBT+ History Month Poet Laureate, and with his first full-length collection nearly finished, he’s come a long way...

Next Vice-Chancellor appointed to the University of Leeds

Professor Simone Buitendijk has been appointed Vice-Chancellor of the University of Leeds.

Live at Leeds 50 years old

14 February marks 50 years since The Who recorded their album Live at Leeds right here in the Refectory. Listen closely to the album, named by Rolling Stone magazine as the best live album ever, and you'll hear an audience full of our very own alumni. What was it like 50 years ago, when bands like The Who, the Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin played at Leeds? Our alumni tell the story of these legendary days. 

Alumni Feature: Podcast creator lines up with the stars

Jake Warren (Social Policy 2013) finds himself in illustrious company. He will soon line up alongside the likes of Emma Barnett, Frank Skinner, Peter Crouch, Greg James and Zoe Ball at the Audio & Radio Industry Awards, where his podcast, Conflicted, has been nominated for the Best Independent Podcast. Explore Jake's story - from Bakery 164 sandwich recommendations, to his top three favourite podcasts, to his founding of a multimedia story telling company, Message Heard.

Running with the pack

Toronto Wolfpack are the world's first professional transatlantic sports team, competing in rugby league's top-level professional club competition. Wolfpack Vice President, Commercial Jon Pallett (MBA 2011) shares his insight about the challenge of marketing a club that is based more than 3,000 miles away from their competitors.

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