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Local college to global campus: the making of the University of Leeds

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Great Hall of the University of Leeds

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LS2 9JT

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A walk that tells the story of how the Yorkshire College of Science became a giant of higher education

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Founded “to promote education of both sexes and to provide instruction in such sciences and arts as are applicable or ancillary to the manufacturing, mining, engineering and agricultural industries of Yorkshire”, the College started with 3 professors and 24 students.

How did it become a place with more than 38,000 students and 8,000 staff? How has the former residential area been transformed to accommodate today’s vast range of research, teaching and learning?

My tour is based on the detailed research carried out by Professor Maurice Beresford (1920-2005) and published as 'Walks Round Red Brick'. He was a great teacher and scholar, still much missed. This walk and several others during his centenary year draw attention to his legacy.

Meet outside the Great Hall - pictured above. Please note that the map doesn't give quite the right location. The Great Hall is on University Road, not far from the Students' Union.

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