Football referee Howard Webb to deliver guest lecture
Howard, one of the top referees in the world, will deliver his presentation at the Lewis Jones Suite at Headingley Carnegie Stadium on Tuesday 27 May as part of the University's Carnegie Conversation lecture series.
He will provide the audience with stories about his life and experiences with the game of football before taking part in a question and answer session, facilitated by ex-Leeds United, Newcastle and Middlesbrough footballer, John Hendrie.
Howard is a current Premiership Football Referee and has officiated in the World Cup Final, Champions League Final and the FA Cup Final. He has been a FIFA referee since 2005. He is also a former South Yorkshire Police Officer.
The first Carnegie Conversations lecture of this year's series took place on Wednesday 25 February and was hosted by BBC Sport's Tanya Arnold. Tanya who was joined by Yorkshire County Cricket Club Director of Cricket, CEO Mark Arthur, and first team coach Jason Gillespie as they explored leadership in sport both on and off the pitch with Yorkshire County Cricket Club.
The second lecture in the series took place on Wednesday 5 March and was entitled 'The making of a champion'. The lecture was delivered by Malcolm Brown, who oversees the programmes of many of British Triathlon's Leeds based performance athletes and was instrumental in Britain's preparations and progress towards and during London 2012, which culminated in Alistair Brownlee's gold medal triumph.
The psychiatrist tasked with helping England prepare for this year's World Cup in Brazil, Dr Steve Peters delivered his presentation on Monday 17 March where he shared some of the science and techniques behind his phenomenal performance success as consultant psychiatrist to the British Cycling Team, Sky ProCycling, Liverpool Football club and other elite sports teams.
Last year's highly-acclaimed series saw luminaries from across the world of sport take part, including current England rugby union head coach Stuart Lancaster, Leeds Rhinos and England captain Kevin Sinfield, Baroness Sue Campbell and former England cricket captain Alec Stewart.