In the news
Ken Hall played a vital role in Leeds United European
Championship match against Valencia – as a police interpreter.
According to the Yorkshire Evening Post Ken, a
keen Leeds fan, faced a dilemma over which team to support
because his wife was born and bred in Valencia. He has
so far helped police when French or Spanish sides have
travelled to Elland Road. Explaining his role he said,
"I’m basically there to liaise between the police
and the Spanish supporters, and try to ease any problems
there might be due to language barriers. So far the Spanish
fans have been extremely well behaved."
Dr Andrew Jackson’s
research on the changes in the Earth’s magnetic field
was featured in the Times. Dr Jackson, from the
School of Earth Sciences, has been combing the logs to
chart how declination, the angle between true north and
magnetic north, has changed since the 1600s.
is allowing him to build a picture of how the magnetic
field buried deep within the Earth’s core has evolved
over the centuries. He explained "This kind of complicated
movement of molten iron cannot generate a completely symmetrical
dipole. There’s a lot of asymmetry."
in the last issue of the Reporter (465) the rehousing
of the University of Leeds International Textile Archive
(ULITA) has received further attention from the regional
press. Both the Yorkshire Post and the Yorkshire Evening
Post noted that ULITA had been awarded the largest of
the Heritage Lottery Fund grants in Yorkshire to relocate
its textile archives to St Wilfred’s chapel on the Western
has reported that Professor Ian Hughes from the School
of Biomedical Sciences is the University of Leeds nomination
for the National Teaching Fellowship scheme (see page
of Dr Clive Upton has attracted interest
from the regional press across the country. According
to Dr Upton, from the School of English, whatever you
call your grandparents or what they call you very much
depends on where you come from. His comments appeared
alongside the news that a card company has spent £1.4m
to find out which greetings cards sell best around the
He said: "There
used to be far more variation in terms for grandparents
and parents than there is now. The regional variations
have become mixed up, as marriages between people from
different parts of the country are much more common these
News of the
University’s partnership with developer Thorpe Park(Leeds)
Ltd was featured in the Yorkshire Post, Yorkshire Evening
Post, the Times Higher and Property Week.
The agreement will create a knowledge campus where academia
and business can work together on e-business projects.
It will offer regional, national and international companies
a combination of business space and instant access to
the University's knowledge base.