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“Mother Nature needs her daughters”: all-women Antarctic expedition sets off

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Professor Lindsay Stringer from the University of Leeds is one of 76 members of an all-female expedition heading out to the Antarctic tomorrow (Friday 2 December). The group will spend 20 days in the frozen environment learning leadership skills to fight climate change and to overcome male prejudice. The expedition, called Homeward Bound, was the initiative...

Virtual reality partnership leads to award for digital innovation

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A collaboration between the School of Earth and Environment and Leeds College of Art has won an Outstanding Digital Innovation award at the Times Higher Education Awards. The Virtual Worlds Project was created by Dr Jacqui Houghton, Dr Dan Morgan, Dr Geoff Lloyd and Clare Gordon with colleagues from Leeds College of Art as a...

Leeds is top UK university for environmental impact of research

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A Times Higher Education news story has  shown Leeds is the top UK university for the environmental impact  of its research and eighth in the world between 2011-2015, based on field weighted citation impact (from Elsevier’s Scopus database). Utrecht University in The Netherlands came top, followed by Stanford, Stockholm and Harvard. The University of Oxford came ninth....

Visions of the future old and new inspire climate change workshop

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Graphic novels and artwork from the University of Leeds’ archives were used to inspire creative visions of the future in a workshop with teens for the Being Human humanities festival. Thirty-three students aged 16-18 from schools in Bradford and Leeds attended the workshop at the Treasures of the Brotherton for an event that focussed on...

Natural solutions and community resilience key concerns for flood risk management

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An event on flood risk management that featured interactive “live learning” by polling the audience produced its own data set for use by researchers, stakeholders and local government. Streaming: Getting the social in flood policy used handheld devices to facilitate audience voting on a range of questions about participants’ experiences of flooding,  the causes  of it and...