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.

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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.

A major new research project is harnessing a diverse range of disciplines to examine how technologists can learn from people with disabilities – and support them in the future.