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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.

Leeds Alum recognised for exceptional contribution to positive social change

Howe Wong (Electronic and Electrical Engineering 2011) has been recognised for his contribution to positive social change at the British Council’s annual Study UK Alumni Awards in Malaysia. Howe has worked closely with government agencies to implement several rural electrification projects which have benefited over 30,000 households in the rural non-electrified region of Sarawak.

World-beating Leeds stands out in Class Central’s list of best online courses

Class Central’s Best Online Courses of 2019 uses learner feedback to rank online courses from around the world. The University of Leeds stood out with four courses in the line-up – more than any other institution in the world

Leeds flying high for top employers

Students at the University of Leeds are among the UK’s top ten most targeted by leading employers.

MBE for Leeds alumna

Dr Eileen Burns (Medicine 1981), has been awarded an MBE for her services to medicine. 

Deaf people at risk of being 'excluded from astronomy'

The deaf community risks being excluded from aspects of modern science because the number of new advances is outpacing the development of sign language to explain them, a leading researcher says.

Leeds crowned Christmas University Challenge champions

For the first time in the show’s history, a Leeds team was crowned University Challenge Champions after winning last year’s Christmas special. Find out more


Greenland losing ice 'faster than expected'

Greenland is losing ice faster than in the 1990s and is tracking the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s high-end climate scenario.

Walking and cycling to work linked with fewer heart attacks

Walking and cycling to work were associated with fewer heart attacks across 43 million adults in England, according to a new national study.

Fungi could reduce reliance on fertilisers

Introducing fungi to wheat boosted their uptake of key nutrients and could lead to new, ‘climate smart’ varieties of crops, according to a new study from Leeds.

Training the next generation of biological scientists

The White Rose universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York have received renewed Government funding for 150 PhD researchers in the biological sciences.

Sir Alan Langlands to step down as Vice-Chancellor

Sir Alan Langlands is to step down as the Vice-Chancellor of the University during 2020 after seven years in post. He will continue to undertake his full duties and responsibilities at the University until a new Vice-Chancellor formally takes up post.

Shining a light on creativity in Leeds

A confluence of art and biology forms part of University's Light Night offering this year. Light Night is the UK’s largest annual arts and light festival. It will see the transformation of some of the Leeds' most recognisable spaces over 10-11 October, with artworks and performances.

Finding an effective way to reduce pressure ulcers

Expensive high-tech air mattresses are only marginally better at preventing pressure sores and ulcers than a specialist foam mattress, according to the results of a major study by Leeds.

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