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Leeds is making its mark on education research

Alumni Katy Shire (Psyschology 2015) and Charlotte Clowes (Education 2003) have been working alongside Leeds academics, including former acting Vice Chancellor Professor David Sugden, on a project to see if equipping teaching staff with skills used by Occupational Therapists can help pupils improve their handwriting

Smoking may limit body’s ability to fight skin cancer

Melanoma patients with a history of smoking cigarettes are 40 per cent less likely to survive their skin cancer than people who have never smoked, according to new research from Leeds.

An Otley Run

Joe Williams (Maths 1995) enjoyed the Otley Run so much that he's written a book about it. "'An Otley Run" is a verse novella telling the story of a day spent doing the legendary pub crawl

Forty years for Gang of Four

Founding member of Leeds punk band Gang of Four, Andy Gill (Fine Art 1979), is interviewed about life forty years since their first album release.

HSBC boss becomes chair of TheCityUK lobby group

Chairman of HSBC Mark Tucker (Textile Management 1980) is to become chair of business lobby group TheCityUK. The organisation contributes nearly a tenth of the UK’s total economic output, and employs over 2.3 million people.

Obituary: Dr Eric Vickers

Dr Eric Vickers (PhD German 1971) has passed away. He was 85.

Award for toy designer

Nathaniel Southworth (MBA 2018) has won the coveted MBA Entrepreneurial Venture Award (private sector) for his company KAP Toys Ltd. The company launched the ‘Real Talking Harry Potter Sorting Hat’, which marked the business out as ‘one to watch’ within the UK toy industry.

Obituary: Maisie Tothill

Politics graduate Maisie Tothill (2018) sadly passed away this month. She was 22.

Obituary: Professor Stewart Adams

Professor Stewart Adams (PhD Pharmacology 1952) has passed away. He was 95. Professor Adams was best known for inventing popular pain killer Ibuprofen

Leeds graduate in Netflix show

English Language graduate Emma Mackey is starring in Netflix show Sex Education.

SOLD! The antiques trade gets its first museum exhibition

A new exhibition taking visitors on a journey through the history of antique dealing, curated by a Leeds academic, opens this week at The Bowes Museum, County Durham. SOLD! The Great British Antiques Story, developed by Dr Mark Westgarth, is officially opened on Friday.

New cycle challenge for Karen

Paralympic gold medallist Karen Darke has just cycled along the Sacred Way in India, from Gangotri – a village by the source of the Ganges, to Varansi – an ancient city and the river’s Sacred Heart. The challenge is part of Karen's "Quest 79", a project involving 7 continents, 9 rides, raising £79K for The Spinal Injuries Association.

TV presenter turns her hand to ballet

Television presenter Anita Rani (Broadcasting 2000) is telling stories and helping tiny audiences with ballet moves as part of the Bite Size Ballet series, touring theatres this spring

New film score composed by Leeds alumnus

Composer and Leeds alumnus Rolfe Kent (Pyschology 1986) explains his ideas behind his film score of the new film Stan and Ollie. Rolfe's previous works include the music for Legally Blonde and Sideways, amongst many others

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