All about the University of Leeds

The University of Leeds is an interesting building, with an interesting past. As many may know, it has its history steeped in the area of medicine, but there may be some points about the university not everybody is aware of. With its beautiful Great Hall next to Clothworkers Court, and the austere Parkinson Building, the [...]

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The Leeds Coat of Arms: a world of meaning

The Leeds Coat of Arms is one of those emblems you might see without thinking too much about it. Just about every city in the UK has something of the kind, whether they emblazon it on street light poles or whether they hide it away on official documents. To those in the know, every coat [...]

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The Black Prince: more than just a statue

The statue of the Black Prince is something you can’t fail to notice in Leeds’ City Square. Opposite the Queens Hotel, the imposing figure of the Prince astride his horse is hard to miss, even if you’re whipping by in your car in your rush to work in the morning. The statue, which was gifted [...]

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Are you a Loiner?

Every venerable city has to have an equally venerable name for its citizens. There are some to be jealous of, and some… not to be so jealous of. Then there are the ones that are simply unique! ‘Loiner’ is one such unique term. Sprouting up from the ancient foundations of the city of Leeds, it’s [...]

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