A Message from Our New Chair 

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We’re thrilled to have Dr Briony Thomas as our new Independent Chair.  Briony explains why culture, learning and Leeds are so important to her and what she wants to bring to LeedsCEP.

We’re thrilled to have Dr Briony Thomas as our new Independent Chair.  Briony explains why culture, learning and Leeds are so important to her and what she wants to bring to LeedsCEP.

Born and raised in LS2, I grew up on the doorstep to the city centre.  I walked everywhere, I was always in town; the theatres and galleries, nightlife and live music venues became part of who I was.  I took it all in, it was a privilege to be involved in it all.

Every job I had as a young person in this city worked its magic on me – from a first job in Jumbo Records where I developed a love of music that led me into DJing – to a passion for fashion that flourished while working in Harvey Nichols as student.  From starting my BTEC through to completing my Masters – accompanied by my small baby – I studied continuously in Leeds before taking on a role working at the University.

Outside teaching, I work with communities and schools to try to help young people to connect with art and culture; to examine how science and art go together.  To explore how geometry is used to make patterns or symmetry in microscopic natural forms, and demonstrate that you don’t need to be ‘the arty one’ or maths whizz to benefit from taking a closer look at both and bringing them together.

I’ve seen first-hand how Leeds has evolved over the past 40 years and the impact the city can have on its young people.  It’s now time for me to help my community through the Leeds Cultural Education Partnership [LeedsCEP] where I’m honoured to have just been appointed Chair.

LEEDS 2023: New Leeds Cultural Education Partnership to ‘inspire our young people’ | Yorkshire Evening Post

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