Be Curious with us

Explore the cutting-edge research taking place at the University of Leeds beyond our live open day, in the comfort of your own home.

Be Curious With Us offers a snapshot into the exciting and innovative research that is shaping our world. Explore cell migration, the impact of the textile industry, the carbon footprint of your lunch, electron microscopy and much more!

Do you know how green your t-shirt is?

Do you know the impact your clothes have on the planet? From growing the cotton, the production process and shipping clothes across the world, your wardrobe can have huge carbon footprint!

Water under pressure

Ever wondered what it's like in the ocean depths? Dark, cold and inhospitable? But there is life down there! Find out how studies into pressure and organisms on Earth are helping to pioneer research into life on Mars!

Messing about in boats | mapping canal depths with radar

Ever looked at a canal and wondered, "How deep is it?". You’re not alone! Geophysicist Dr Adam Booth from the University of Leeds School of Earth and Environment takes to the water and uses radar technology to explore the Leeds-Liverpool canal, explaining the science and why its important for us to monitor our waterways.

From human cells to metal cells | studying the harmful effects of materials

Cells are the building blocks of life. But what happens when toxic material gets inside them. Cutting edge studies at the University of Leeds has allowed researchers to create artificial cells, allowing them to test hazardous materials without testing them on humans.

Cardiac Diffusion Magnetic Resonance Imaging (CdMRI)

Cardiac diffusion magnetic resonance imaging (CdMRI) provides a tool for noninvasive investigation of the heart. Find out how research into transferring new advances in imaging techniques and scanning technology to cardiac imaging will allow for new, faster and clearer diagnostic investigation.

The carbon footprint of your food

Ever thought about the impact your lunch has on the planet? The carbon footprint of the food industry is huge. So how can you make a difference? Find out how a healthy shepherd's pie, eating less meat and sourcing your food locally can be both good for the planet and for you!

ICKLE | the impact of COVID-19

The ICKLE project focuses on the impact of the disruption of the Covid-19 Lockdowns in the UK on the youngest school pupils; those who were in reception year during the first period of disruption in Spring 2020.

Projections and length scales in electron microscopy

Do you know what things look like close up? Really close up. Electron microscopy allows researchers to view materials on an atomic scale. Find out more about electron microscopy and the exciting work of researchers here at the University of Leeds.

Cell migration and wound healing

The study of cell migration is key to our understanding of our development, and how we make medicines to treat disease and injury. Delve deep inside with this fascinating look at the microscopic cells inside of our bodies.

ÅNGSTRØM | a Northern Ballet and University of Leeds collaboration

See what happens when two worlds unite. Choreographed by Kenneth Tindall in a unique collaboration with Dr Briony Thomas and the University of Leeds, ÅNGSTRØM explores the connection between science and ballet, geometry and choreography, challenging our perceptions of science and art.

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