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Is it really grim up north?

Last week, PhD students Michael Reeve and Andrew McTominey hosted an event at the Leeds Library to explore how regional identity is expressed across the North of England. In this blog post, they share their experience of the successful event.

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Imagining Yorkshire

On Thursday 5 March, Dr Lynne Hibberd, Dr Zoë Thompson and Dr Casey Orr paid a visit to the Rhubarb Triangle location of Oldroyd's Farm in Wakefield. The team are spear-heading a project which looks at rhubarb as central to Yorkshire identity, gathering people's stories about rhubarb. In this blog post, Lynne relates her experience of the day.

 Dr Lynne Hibberd
Black and white buildings

Is it really grim up North?

As the North-South divide hits the news again this week, with the ever-expanding force of London leading to more and more decline in our northern towns, Dr Lynne Hibberd and her research team are examining what it means to be northern and what the future of our northern towns may be. Is it really grim up North?

 Dr Lynne Hibberd

Le Grand Départ: A cycling legacy?

With less than a month now to go until the Grand Départ, we're continuing our series of academic expert blog posts around this highly-anticipated event. This week, Professor Jim McKenna writes about the idea of sporting legacy and considers the likely impact that the Tour de France coming to Yorkshire will have on our cycling habits.

Blue sky thinking on Educating Yorkshire

With a one-off Christmas special on the cards for Educating Yorkshire, Dr Caroline Bligh, Senior Lecturer in Education and Childhood, considers what we can learn from the success of Thornhill Community Academy.

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