Leeds plays host to the world’s largest conference of its kind this week as the University’s International Medieval Congress (IMC) comes to the city once more.

Simon Armitage has performed one of his first official duties since becoming Poet Laureate, announcing the winner of the University of Leeds’ new poetry prize.

Why do arts and culture matter? What difference do they make to people’s lives? How do we know what difference they make to individuals and communities?

University of Leeds Professor of Poetry Simon Armitage has been appointed the UK’s new Poet Laureate.

As the region gears up for a rich new festival of sculpture this summer, the University has unveiled a series of events to explore the art form’s place in the world.