The 7 April marked the 250th anniversary of William Wordsworth’s birth, the great poet of the Romantic tradition, beginning yearlong celebrations of his life and work. Keith Rowntree investigates a surprising connection with our University’s past.
With VE Day now being celebrated, Keith Rowntree reflects on just some of the students and staff from one of our predecessor colleges who were thrown into a conflict that scattered them across the globe.
In the second of his articles, Keith Rowntree explores how students and staff of the City of Leeds Training College coped with adverse conditions during WW2.
In the first of two articles, Keith Rowntree reflects on the experiences of our University now during the pandemic and previous historical events; exploring how one of our foundation colleges contributed in two world wars.
On the evening of 17 February 1916, Gilbert Ashcroft sent a postcard to his mother Hannah thanking her for a recent parcel and a letter he had received just that day.
One hundred years ago, in the April 1919 Bauhaus manifesto, the architect Walter Gropius wrote ‘Architects, sculptors, painters—we all must return to craftsmanship!’
To mark International Women's Day on Friday 8 March, Keith Rowntree explores the life of a long forgotten member of staff at the City of Leeds Training College.
John Ruskin was born on the 8 February 1819, 200 years ago. To commemorate his bicentenary Keith Rowntree explores the links between the celebrated art critic and Leeds School of Art.
Guest blogger James Fisher investigates the fascinating story behind a little known big sculpture.
A previous post highlighted the somewhat forgotten history between Leeds Beckett University and the original Leeds College of Art, and consequently the University’s legitimate claim of Henry Moore as part of its heritage. Moore’s legacy in Yorkshire is extensive, a permanence which is especially apparent with the eponymous Henry Moore Institute located on The Headrow in central Leeds.