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Research at Leeds Beckett

 

At the forefront of knowledge

Our research community is delivering innovative, multidisciplinary research helping to address some of the most pressing challenges we face today. Across a range of disciplines our researchers are striving to improve quality of life, equality and the environment around us. We are dedicated to making a difference and our research pages showcase the real-world impact taking place at the university.

Research lectures

Professorial Inaugural Lectures
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Inaugural lectures form a key part of the academic community at Leeds Beckett, and enable our staff to showcase their research to a university-wide audience.
Leeds Cultural Conversations
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Leeds Cultural Conversations is a series of monthly lunchtime talks organised by the Centre for Culture & the Arts which showcases the leading research being undertaken by our academic staff and encourages debate.
Inside Out
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This series of lectures aims to bring the best minds of our generation to inspire and support the work students and staff do across the schools of Art, Architecture & Design and Film, Music & Performing Arts.

Research News

A research retreat into songwriting

In our latest PhD spotlight feature, we caught up with Carl Flattery, principal lecturer in Music here at Leeds Beckett, who is studying for a practice-based PhD in songwriting, delving into ideas of memory and place.

Cementing Yorkshire as the home of sculpture

In the latest of our PhD student spotlight features, we met up with Julia McKinlay, an artist studying for a practice-based PhD alongside developing a new international sculpture festival for Yorkshire.

Youth sport coaching programme launched in America

A successful European programme providing innovative approaches to education for youth sport coaches – led by Leeds Beckett University and the International Council for Coaching Excellence – is now being launched in the United States.

Public Lectures and Events

Sep 19

A Leeds Law School Symposium on Prevent

Prevent is a pre-criminal stage, no one is prosecuted under it, and it is a multi-agency response to help those who are referred to it. However, suspicions remain that Prevent is another layer of state surveillance on suspect communities, a view not helped with the introduction of the statutory responsibility on those working in education, prisons and health to deal with individuals who behave or express terms that raise cause for concern.

Sep 20

Yorkshire Sculpture International symposium

This symposium will critically reflect on the first Yorkshire Sculpture International with a day of talks by artists, curators, fabricators and educators.

Sep 22

"Ah, I feel like at home!": migrant families, urban gardening and cultural heritage

Oct 2

Black-British Champions in Cycling Exhibition

Black-British Champions in Cycling Exhibition

Oct 15

Bloody Brilliant Women

Leeds Business School is excited to open their 2019/20 guest lecture series with Channel 4 presenter Cathy Newman.

Oct 16

Inside Out - Nick Montfort, MIT

‘Infinite Verse in Theory and Practice’ - Nick Montfort will be considering the role and place of the concept of the 'infinite' within verbal art.

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