Be Curious LATES programme

Join our Be Curious LATES events, created exclusively for grown-ups! 

Each night, we invite you to meet three of our researchers and get to grips with the world-leading and wondrous research that goes on inside a university.


Upcoming LATES events

Be Curious LATES: Fabric Futures

Wednesday 28 September, 8–9pm (BST)

From field to fabric: cotton goes through a complex production process and is touched by many different hands in the supply chain before it can be transformed into the clothes you wear.

How green could your next t-shirt be? Join us as we discover a more sustainable future for cotton, shine a light on some cotton success stories, and consider the role that consumers can play to ensure a fairer future for all in the global supply chain.

This event is the final in a series of three Be Curious LATES events, which explore the complex, challenging and globally important history, production and consumption of cotton, with contributions from universities, the fashion industry, historians and sustainability experts.

Speakers: Sushma Iyengar (Kutch Mahila Vikas Sangathan founder), Simon Ferrigno (Freelance researcher and writer), Professor Surender Munjal (University of Leeds) 

To register for your free ticket visit our Eventbrite page.


Previous LATES events

Check out our most recent LATES below and view all of our livestreamed LATES events in the Be Curious LATES YouTube playlist

Be Curious LATES: Cotton’s Hidden Voices

This event is the second in a series of three Be Curious LATES events, which explore the complex, challenging and globally important history, production and consumption of cotton, with contributions from universities, the fashion industry, historians and sustainability experts.

Join us to explore the current issues with cotton production, the function of fast fashion, and find out the perspective of fashion industry workers. We'll be challenging myths, exploring the slow fashion movement and taking a deep dive into irresponsible consumption and production.

Speakers: Alia Malik (Better Cotton Initiative), Allan Williams (Cotton Research and Development Corporation - Australian Cotton), Dr Mark Sumner (University of Leeds)

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