Tag : The University of Leeds

Professor Dame Jane Francis announced as new Chancellor

11 months ago / 0 comments

Director of the British Antarctic Survey, Professor Dame Jane Francis, has been announced as the new Chancellor of the University of Leeds. She succeeds Melvyn Bragg  who stepped down this year, after 17 years in office. She was appointed by the University’s Court on Friday 8 December, having been nominated by … Read More

Leeds on Film: “proof that student life truly has not changed much in 30 years”

1 year ago / 0 comments

The Yorkshire Film Archive are a charity who are in possession of over 50,000 professional and amateur films. They have a huge variety of films which together document over 120 years of life in the North and are a rare and valuable record of British life and history. Charlotte Perry … Read More

In The Middle with Finuala Deazy

1 year ago / 0 comments

“Most English Literature students tend to be enamoured with the written word!” jokes Finuala Deazy, after I asked when it was that she realised she wanted to write. Speaking to the recent winner of the Alison Morland poetry competition was a genuine pleasure, as she revealed her methods and inspirations … Read More

Simon Armitage Joins School of English

1 year ago / 0 comments

Simon Armitage, one of the UK’s leading contemporary poets, has just joined the staffing team at the University of Leeds, School of English. Some of his multi-award winning poetry collections include Out of the Blue and Paper Aeroplanes. Armitage has also been a big contributer to contemporary translation, some notable … Read More

Music | Galaxians Interview at Beacons Festival 2014

4 years ago / 0 comments

What’ve you been up to so far? Matt: Just mooching about really. Whenever I come to Beacons there are so many people that I know, sometimes people that I haven’t seen for ages, and I  end up not watching any bands. But I went and danced to the Optimo set. … Read More

The Interview: Kudos TV's Jane Featherstone

6 years ago / 0 comments

Kudos TV’s Jane Featherstone: “Fearlessness is needed to break the mould”.   Lucy Holden gets thirty minutes with Jane Featherstone, to talk Spooks, life at Leeds in the 70s and how to drink Paul Gascoigne under the table. When a rickety green careers machine spat the suggestion of a future at … Read More