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New term, secrets of Leeds architecture, and Jess Phillips MP
Episode 219th October 2021 • Forever Leeds • Leeds Alumni
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On the new podcast for University of Leeds alumni and everyone who loves the University… Labour MP Jess Phillips tells us how studying at Leeds shaped her life, her politics and her love of dance music. We meet the visionary planner behind Leeds’ world-famous modernist architecture, now celebrating his 100th birthday. We learn how Leeds researchers are turning the tide on climate change. And we hear from new students at the start of a new term.

03:22 Professor Julia Martin-Ortega, Restoring peatlands 10:25 Jess Phillips, Labour MP for Birmingham Yardley and Shadow Minister for Domestic Violence and Safeguarding, shares her Leeds memories 18:04 Geoffrey Wilson, Leeds brutalist architecture. 24:45 Students and recent graduates share their journeys to Leeds. 40:20 Footsteps Fund

FOREVER LEEDS is out monthly from the University of Leeds Alumni and Development team. Tell is what you think by tweeting @LeedsAlumni and find out more at

* Presented by Rich Williams and Alba Goskova. Music composed and produced by Japjisingh Valecha. Geoffrey Williams package by Tom Davy. Audio production by Alex Rees. Special thanks to Becca Morrison and Leeds Student Radio. Produced by Andrew Harrison with Jill Bullock and Mark Dorey. Forever Leeds is a Podmasters Production.