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Lecture at Leeds Minster

Leeds in Your Lunch Hour

Wed 22nd Feb

1.00pm - 1.45pm

University Days: Discovering Leeds 1969 to 1975
Lecture by Dr Kevin Grady

Organized by Leeds Civic Trust

We are pleased to welcome Leeds Civic Trust and noted Leeds historian Dr Kevin Grady to present his 16th annual series of free lunchtime lectures every Wednesday in February.

An introduction to today’s lecture may be found below. Entry is free and open to all. There will be a retiring collection, split between Leeds Civic Trust and the Minster.

In this lively and wide-ranging lecture Kevin Grady reflects on Leeds as it was when he arrived here as a student just over fifty years ago. It was then a bustling smoke-blackened industrial city with few hotels, few cafes, few nightclubs, a polluted semi-derelict waterfront, and almost no one lived in the city centre. On the other hand, it had great character, an outstanding football team, splendid parks, and – as he found out – a wonderful university.

This is the fourth in a series of lectures: