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University of Leeds

University of LeedsALT-C 2008 was held at the University of Leeds. One of the largest universities in the UK, Leeds is acclaimed world-wide for the quality of its teaching and research. Its size and international reputation enables the University to offer one of the widest ranges of academic courses in the UK.

In almost a century of teaching, the University has played a leading part in the development of modern higher education and is now among the top ten universities for research in the UK together with international acknowledgement as a centre of excellence in a wide range of academic and professional disciplines.

Leeds has produced graduates and academics who have been household names and at the top of their fields in all walks of life - from astronauts to astrophysicists, cabinet ministers to comedians. Notable Leeds alumni and former members of staff include: J.R.R. Tolkien, Alan Yentob, Corinne Bailey Rae, Wole Soyinka, The Rt. Hon. Jack Straw, Andy Kershaw, Kay Mellor, Mark Knopfler, astronaut Piers Sellers, and many more key cultural, scientific and humanitarian figures.