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Balancing prosperity and sustainability: a role for arts and culture

- Researchers from the University of Leeds are to play a key role in exploring how arts and culture contributes to sustainable prosperity.

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Collection highlights JRR Tolkien’s time at the University of Leeds

- A collection of letters, poems and prose by The Hobbit creator JRR Tolkien has been acquired by the University of Leeds, where he taught in the 1920s.

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University backs Leeds 2023 European Capital of Culture bid

- The University is backing a bid for Leeds to be the 2023 European Capital of Culture. The city will have to declare its intention to bid by December 2016, with the successful city announced in 2018.

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The unlikeliest of Pals? An Indian soldier alone among Yorkshiremen

- A shattered pair of spectacles in an Indian museum has helped shed light on the fascinating story of a lone non-white soldier among Yorkshire volunteers fighting on the Western Front.

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The South Bank Show Archive finds a new home

- A major archive comprising hundreds of hours of unseen interviews with many of the world’s leading artistic figures has been established at the University of Leeds.

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What can the world learn from the way Germany confronted its past?

- As the world prepares to mark 70 years since the liberation of Auschwitz, an international exhibition looking at how Germany confronted the Holocaust is unveiled.

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