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Wellcome Trust invests £5 million to launch the careers of clinician researchers in northern England

The Universities of Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle and Sheffield will receive £5M over the next five years to combine their strengths in biomedical and health research.

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Diana Joyce

Colleagues will be sorry to learn of the death, on 16 September 2016, of Diana Joyce, Personal Assistant in the Librarian’s Office, after a period of illness.

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Watch & Listen

The One Day in Leeds video celebrates the achievements of the Making a World of Difference campaign. Find out more about the campaign.

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Event highlights

Sep 23
  • 19:30 to
  • 21:00
  • £5
Nicholas Wolpe: A Better Life for All? Power, Politics and the Past in South Africa
Howard Assembly Room, entrance via Grand Theatre, 46 New Briggate, Leeds LS1 6NU

Nicholas Wolpe, founder of the Liliesleaf Trust and son of anti-apartheid activist Harold Wolpe, offers his powerful insight on South Africa's troubled past and uncertain present.

Sep 24
  • 14:30 to
  • 17:30
  • £3
Film screening and panel discussion: In the Mood for Love
Hyde Park Picture House

Join us for a screening of Wong Kar-Wai's In the Mood for Love at the beautiful Hyde Park Picture House. There will also be a panel discussion about the Chinese film industry today.

Sep 28
  • 17:30 to
  • 18:30
  • Free
Prize-giving: FUAM Graduate Art Prize 2016
The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery, Parkinson Court

Join us for a glass of wine to congratulate the winner of the FUAM Graduate Art Prize 2016! After the judges announce the winner, there will be a short talk by the artist.

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Inside track

Looking Brexit in the teeth

The Vice-Chancellor's Leader Column on the challenges posed by the Brexit vote.

Alan Langlands Alan Langlands

Alan Langlands is the twelfth Vice-Chancellor of the University of Leeds.

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ISSUE Issue 599 - July 2016

In this issue:
  • The International Medieval Congress
  • Extra funding for student sport
  • The Leeds Migration Research Network
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The Reporter is the University’s staff newsletter and is produced eight times a year.

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Swallows and Amazons author plagued with doubts, archive letters reveal

It is one of the most popular children’s stories of all time and has sold millions of copies, but letters by the author of Swallows and Amazons reveal his doubts about the book’s prospects.

First ever satellite track of endangered Caspian seals

The first ever satellite tracking study of one the world’s endangered seal species has revealed new information about their migration habits and hunting patterns.