Tag : history

Scissors – LUU hosts first women-centred LGBTQ+ club night

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Tonight marks the first Leeds University Union’s women-centred queer dance party, Scissors. Emma Healey, LUU’s Equality and Diversity Officer, came up with the concept for the event which launches the start of LGBTQ+ History Month. The event is open to all genders, but aims mainly to celebrate the women, non-binary … Read More

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Top 10 most memorable outfits in fashion history

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Over the decades, fashion has surprised us all with its weird and wonderful creations. Here’s a round up of our top 10… 10. Elizabeth Hurley – Safety Pin Dress In 1994, actress Elizabeth Hurley was the talk of the night when she graced the red carpet with Hugh Grant for … Read More

Back to the future of fascism

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‘The deeply disillusioned, those intellectually apathetic to neo-liberal conservatism amongst us.’ Maybe not what one would expect when uncovering the core values of those promoting America’s revamped, yet still racist, alternative right. People’s fears, frustrations and anger are certainly at the forefront of far right-wing populist movements across the Western … Read More

Where are all the women?

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It’s 2016, so how come women still aren’t being given the same amount of representation as men? Gender imbalance within academia is something that is often discussed, but then put to one side. Often, people choose to focus on the merit of professors, students or staff, regarding someone’s intelligence as … Read More

For how long will the past survive?

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During the summer I went down to the Southbank with a friend to see a replica of London being burnt down to commemorate 350 years since the great fire of London. It was an exciting event to go and see. The public crowded around the Thames to get a good … Read More

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: The Gryphon takes you back to 1950…

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Locked away in the vaults of the Brotherton Library lie treasures unimaginable… or at least unexpected. From cookery books to original Shakespeare folios, Special Collections has a little, or a lot, of everything. With freshers now over, but many of you no doubt still feeling rather ‘fresh’, The Gryphon delves … Read More

A first-class performance: Leeds Korfball club make history

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Leeds Korfball club qualify for first-tier of the nationals for the first time ever in the club’s history Each of the team’s ten players made the score sheet on the day The team storm to a scintillating victory over tournament hosts Sheffield AFTER finishing fourth at the Yorkshire preliminaries and only … Read More

Leeds History students given wrong exam paper

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The School of History has come under fire after students sitting the examination for ‘Rise and Fall of the Soviet Union’, on Saturday 16th January, were left dumbfounded at being handed the incorrect paper. The module had been clearly laid out both by the tutor, James Harris, and the Module … Read More

Heroic Hamilton Claims Historic Win

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THE US Grand Prix was host to an historic event last weekend, as Lewis Hamilton entered an elite club of Formula One drivers who have achieved three World Championship titles. The driver now ranks among the greatest ever to grace the sport, sitting in the upper echelons of motorsport’s best, with … Read More

Leeds: A Musical History

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Leeds has always been cursed with having very impressive musical neighbours and, to be fair, when pop music exploded into the public consciousness in the early sixties, our city didn’t really put up a good fight. In the 1960’s when The Beatles were flying the Liverpudlian flag all over the … Read More