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From France 2019 to 'Monday night footy'

Football – ‘the beautiful game’ – should be a sport everyone can play and enjoy.

Understanding the experiences of the women who support local women

For over 30 years, the Well Women Centre has provided advice, counselling and therapy to the women of Wakefield.

Brexit and the Politics of Aid

The politics of UK Aid and of Brexit are deeply intertwined.

Studying social sciences: the Dean's perspective

In this post, Professor John Craig, Dean of the Leeds School of Social Sciences, shares his thoughts on the skills of a social sciences graduate.

Social Science and the Emerging Strategies for Industry and Research

On Tuesday 21 March, the Yorkshire Chapter of the Academy of Social Sciences held a meeting at the University of Leeds. Jonathan Long, Professor in the Research Institute for Sport, Physical Activity and Leisure at Leeds Beckett University, and Brendan Gough, Professor of Social Psychology in the University’s Centre for Men’s Health, attended the meeting and share their reflections in this post.

Professor Brendan Gough
 Professor Jonathan Long

Trump, inauguration and impeachment

In this blog post Andrew Morton, part-time lecturer in Politics and International Relations (PIR) looks ahead to Donald Trump’s inauguration as US President on Friday.

 Andrew Morton

Civilising the torture and execution trade

“The 21st century has already become the epoch of the torturer”, says Dr Steve Wright, Reader in Applied Global Ethics at Leeds Beckett University. In this blog post, he explores the shocking British involvement in the torture trade and asks, can the torture and execution trade be civilised?

 Dr Steve Wright
Flying the nest

Flying the nest - a new beginning

Dr Steve Taylor, who teaches on the BA in Psychology and Society and the MA in Interdisciplinary Psychology, takes a look at 'empty nest syndrome' and suggests that parents shouldn't necessarily feel despondent as their children prepare to leave for University.