Events

Join us in the School of English for a conference to celebrate the life and work of the great Ken Smith. Expect appearances from John Whale, Judi Benson, Neil Astley and others. Further details regarding the programme and how to register will be available in due course.
A Celebration of Isaac Rosenberg (1890-1918) with Vahni Capildeo, Elizabeth Cook, Ian Duhig, Jean Liddiard, Deborah Maccoby, Tony Rudolf, Jeffrey Wainwright, John Whale and others.
Poet and critic Professor Stephanie Burt (University of Harvard) will give a public reading and talk 5.30-7.00 pm in the Foyer of the School of English, as part of her UK book tour, at the invitation of the University of Leeds Poetry Centre. Please do come, and circulate the information to your students and poetry-loving…
The final School of Night meeting of this year’s academic year.  Theme: Food and Drink.
Join us in celebrating the launch of the Verse Matters anthology, and to hear some of the contributors read. The anthology aims to harness the power of everyday, human stories in times of inequality and xenophobia.
Penultimate School of Night meeting of this year’s academic year.  Theme: Dreams and Sleep.
Next School of Night meeting. Theme: the Movies.
Next School of Night meeting.  Theme: Statues, Sculptures and Monuments.
Inaugural School of Night meeting. Theme: Snow.
Join us for the inaugural reading by award-winning poet Simon Armitage, in celebration of his recent appointment as our first Professor of Poetry.
The University of Leeds is delighted to celebrate the eightieth birthday of Tony Harrison, one of the most important poets writing in the UK today.