As commemorations of the Great War draw to a close during 2018, the University’s Archive and Special Collections continue to exhibit photographs of the 2nd Northern General Hospital that occupied the buildings at Beckett Park from 1914 until 1927.
In this centenary year of the Royal Air Force, it seems an appropriate time to look into the heroic story of Acting Flight Sergeant Arthur Louis Aaron V. C. The only Leeds recipient of the Victoria Cross during the Second World War.
On the afternoon of 13 July 1913, the great and the good of Leeds society sat in the newly completed Great Hall at the City of Leeds Training College at Beckett Park.
Guest blogger, David Handley, shares his thoughts and provides a snapshot of life training to be a teacher at the City of Leeds Training College from 1959 to 1961 – Archivepost
Exploring archive material found in our Archive and Special Collections at Leeds Beckett reveals more than meets the eye about Leeds Beckett’s association with the original Leeds College of Art and sculptor Henry Moore.
Guest blogger Professor Gavin Butt, Attenborough Chair in Drama, Theatre and Performance at the University of Sussex, writes about his project dealing with the relationship of Leeds arts schools and bands – Archivepost.
In the Summer of 1907 Ernest Beckett, Lord Grimthorpe, began negotiations with Leeds Corporation to sell Kirkstall Grange.
On our Headingley Campus, some of us take lunchtime walks in Churchwood and Queenswood, venturing that little bit further onto West Park Fields or into Beckett Park. Among the dog walkers and the echo of trains in the valley below, backgrounded by the rumble of perpetual traffic like a far-off sea.
Guest blogger Alan Roberts writes about a little-known aspect of our Headingley Campus during WW1 – Archivepost.