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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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High rankings for Leeds

Leeds has moved up two places in this year's Guardian University Guide, retaining its position in the top 20.
The University also recently improved its position in the latest Complete University Guide and achieved a top five position in the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey.  



Keith Bloomfield (1930-2017)

Keith Bloomfield, who graduated from Leeds in Geological Sciences (1951) has died.



Food science

Jon Prinz (Dental Surgery 1977) is a self-proclaimed custard expert. A food scientist working in Holland's Wageningen Centre for Food Research, Jon cooks up an array of interesting flavours and textures



Discovery of ‘hidden forests’

Leeds scientists have shown there is at least 9% more forest cover across the globe than was previously assumed. By using very high resolution satellite imagery available through the Google Earth, they found an additional 467 million hectares of forest in the world’s drylands – arid areas that cover 42% of the Earth’s land surface.



Marriage discrimination

A new study from the School of Geography has found that discrimination against same-sex couples denied religious marriage is endemic. Researchers found that same-sex couples are excluded from approximately 40,200 places of worship in which opposite-sex couples can get married.



Riding blind

Two Leeds alumni are attempting to smash the world record for the fastest tandem time from Lands End to John O'Groats. Keith Leddington and Graham Drew will be tacking the 920 mile journey together as Graham is blind, raising money for Guide Dogs.



George Jones, 1938-2017

George Jones, former lecturer in Political Studies 1963-1966, has died



The lungs of Leeds

A new photography exhibition will allow residents of Leeds to get a glimpse of the city's parks and green spaces since the early 1900s. The photographs show the important role the parks have played in city life, including unseen images of a zoo at Roundhay Park in the 1920s.



New art for Nexus

The University has commissioned the British-American artist, Liliane Lijn, to create a new work of public art for its new building, Nexus



Drilling into the mysteries of the world’s highest glacier

Climate change scientists are heading to the Himalayas in a bid to become the first to successfully drill through the world’s highest glacier. An international research team will work at an altitude of more than 5,000 metres on the Khumbu glacier in Nepal and will be using a specially adapted car wash unit to drill up to 200 metres into the ice.



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