Charity award

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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Dr Pauline Bittiner, 1932-2016

Dr Pauline Bittiner died on 19th October 2016 at the age of 84. She graduated in Medicine from the University in 1958.

Alumni launch language learning service

Mursal Hedayat (Economics 2015), helped by Eleanor Penney (Natural Sciences 2014) have launched Chatterbox, a language learning service delivered by refugees. It aims to help refugees rebuild their professional lives and simultaneously tackles the UK’s language skills deficit.

Choreographer cast away

Dance graduate and acclaimed choreographer Wayne McGregor (1991) talks music as a guest on BBC Radio 4's Desert Island Discs

World’s largest peatland discovered in Congo

A vast peatland in the Congo Basin has been mapped for the first time, revealing it to be the largest in the tropics. Co-leaders of the study, Leeds' Professor Simon Lewis and Dr Greta Dargie from University College London first discovered the peatlands’ existence during fieldwork in 2012. 

Award for Leeds engineers

Two Leeds Engineering PhD graduates have been awarded the prestigious Northern European Engineering Impact Award for Innovative Research. Dr Earle Jamieson (2016) and Dr James Chandler (2016) won the award after their work on Kinelab, a software application that tracks manual dexterity in childhood.

New study estimates frequency of volcanic eruptions

Leeds-led research suggests that ash clouds are more common over northern Europe than previously thought, but puts the average gap between them at about 44 years.

Sociologist Zygmunt Bauman dies at the age of 91

Renowned sociologist Professor Zygmunt Bauman has died. Professor Bauman was head of the sociology department at the University of Leeds until his retirement in 1990.

Alumni recognised in new year honours

Congratulations to all the Leeds alumni whose achievements were recognised in the new year honours:


Dr Helen Livingstone (Medicine 1989) For services to End of Life Healthcare

Karen Darke (Chemistry & Geological Science 1992) For services to Sport 

Martin Haigh (PhD Mechanical Engineering 1990) For services to the Community and Charity


Angela Cox (Mircobiology 1981) For services to Education

New graduate's first major development

A young graduate is managing her first major development - just 14 months after starting her career in housing.  Amelia Norton (Economics & Geography 2015) is now Assistant Development Officer at Futures Housing Group having joined the East Midlands-based housing provider’s graduate scheme in September 2015

Arnie's sidekick

Quantum physics graduate Gemma Godfrey (2004) will be on the panel of 10 experts on the US Apprentice fronted by Arnold Schwarzenegger.

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