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‘Leeds has evolved very well’

 October 14, 2015 | Simon Jenkins

“They called it the motorway city of the seventies,” says Hilary Spurrier (History 1972) recalling her arrival at Leeds in 1969, and her three years studying at the University.

Now retired after a successful career in education, Hilary is now a regular donor to the University, providing scholarships for students from less privileged backgrounds, and giving travel bursaries to enable postgraduate students working on food security projects to travel overseas to conduct their research.

In this video, Hilary talks about the memorable time she had at Leeds and why she now chooses to support her old university – and why she has decided also to leave a legacy to Leeds.

Among Campaign projects which Hilary supports is Sustainable Agriculture for Global Food Security.

Browse the thousands of people who have donated to the University on our online Donor Roll of Honour