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<br /> alumni<br /> magazine1iss2ue<br /> 06<br /> Material bene ts<br /> How textiles research is<br /> reaping medical bene ts<br /> 16<br /> Making a stand<br /> Alison Garnham on<br /> tackling child poverty<br /> in the UK<br /> 22<br /> The power<br /> of words<br /> Writer Ngugi wa Thiong'o<br /> returns to Leeds<br /> 28<br /> Top of her game<br /> Karen Darke on the<br /> Paralympic Games,<br /> and what comes next<br /> autumn / winter 2012 — I<br /> FROM THE EDITOR<br /> Phil Steel (English 1997)<br /> Head of Alumni Relations<br /> When we were busy producing our last issue<br /> back in June, we were looking forward to the<br /> Olympic and Paralympic Games. Five months<br /> on and the closing ceremonies have long since<br /> ended. But we were delighted that ve Leeds<br /> alumni returned from London with medals,<br /> and many more were integral in making the<br /> Games so successful.<br /> Karen Darke, who talks to us in this issue, <a title="Leeds Alumni Magazine - Issue 12 page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c3aaf6f?page=1"> alumni magazine1iss2ue 06 Material bene ts How </a> <a title="Leeds Alumni Magazine - Issue 12 page 2" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c3aaf6f?page=2"> FROM THE EDITOR Phil Steel (English 1997</a> <a title="Leeds Alumni Magazine - Issue 12 page 3" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c3aaf6f?page=3"> 06 PHOTOGRAPHER: RICHARD HANSON PHOTOGRAPHER: MA</a> <a title="Leeds Alumni Magazine - Issue 12 page 4" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c3aaf6f?page=4"> ALUMNI NEWS ALUMNI NEWS CLEAN FUEL EXPERT With </a> <a title="Leeds Alumni Magazine - Issue 12 page 5" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c3aaf6f?page=5"> ALUMNI NEWS Jungfeng's programme track</a> <a title="Leeds Alumni Magazine - Issue 12 page 6" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c3aaf6f?page=6"> ALUMNI NEWS IN BRIEF single depart</a> <a title="Leeds Alumni Magazine - Issue 12 page 7" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c3aaf6f?page=7"> Leeds Network Register with the Leeds Network if </a> <a title="Leeds Alumni Magazine - Issue 12 page 8" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c3aaf6f?page=8"> TEXTILES - FEATURE MATERIAL BENEFITS F</a> <a title="Leeds Alumni Magazine - Issue 12 page 9" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c3aaf6f?page=9"> TEXTILES - FEATURE IT COULD BE CALLE</a> <a title="Leeds Alumni Magazine - Issue 12 page 10" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c3aaf6f?page=10"> TEXTILES - FEATURE “The nonwoven fabric </a> <a title="Leeds Alumni Magazine - Issue 12 page 11" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c3aaf6f?page=11"> LEEDS FOR LIFE LEEDS FOR LIFE IS</a> <a title="Leeds Alumni Magazine - Issue 12 page 12" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c3aaf6f?page=12"> ENTERPRISE - FEATURE BIG SMALL </a> <a title="Leeds Alumni Magazine - Issue 12 page 13" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c3aaf6f?page=13"> ENTERPRISE - FEATURE </a> <a title="Leeds Alumni Magazine - Issue 12 page 14" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c3aaf6f?page=14"> DEPARTMENT NEWS DEPARTMENT NEWS BIOLOGICAL SCIEN</a> <a title="Leeds Alumni Magazine - Issue 12 page 15" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c3aaf6f?page=15"> DEPARTMENT NEWS Dogspotting by students a</a> <a title="Leeds Alumni Magazine - Issue 12 page 16" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c3aaf6f?page=16"> DEPARTMENT NEWS School of Music staff c</a> <a title="Leeds Alumni Magazine - Issue 12 page 17" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c3aaf6f?page=17"> Ambitions in law > Alumni scholarship > Legal Adv</a> <a title="Leeds Alumni Magazine - Issue 12 page 18" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c3aaf6f?page=18"> ALISON GARNHAM - FEATURE </a> <a title="Leeds Alumni Magazine - Issue 12 page 19" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c3aaf6f?page=19"> ALISON GARNHAM - FEATURE DOING WHAT NEEDS TO B</a> <a title="Leeds Alumni Magazine - Issue 12 page 20" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c3aaf6f?page=20"> ALISON GARNHAM - FEATURE 3•6 million </a> <a title="Leeds Alumni Magazine - Issue 12 page 21" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c3aaf6f?page=21"> ALISON GARNHAM - FEATURE 300,000 UNDER CU</a> <a title="Leeds Alumni Magazine - Issue 12 page 22" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c3aaf6f?page=22"> NEWS - THE LATEST FROM LEEDS FAMOUS FRI</a> <a title="Leeds Alumni Magazine - Issue 12 page 23" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c3aaf6f?page=23"> NEWS - THE LATEST FROM LEEDS “We are del</a> <a title="Leeds Alumni Magazine - Issue 12 page 24" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c3aaf6f?page=24"> NGUGI WA THIONG'O – FEATURE His second</a> <a title="Leeds Alumni Magazine - Issue 12 page 25" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c3aaf6f?page=25"> NGUGI WA THIONG'O – FEATURE He was arr</a> <a title="Leeds Alumni Magazine - Issue 12 page 26" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c3aaf6f?page=26"> GIVING TO LEEDS ONE GRACIOUS ACT REPAYS ANOTHE</a> <a title="Leeds Alumni Magazine - Issue 12 page 27" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c3aaf6f?page=27"> GIVING TO LEEDS privileged backg</a> <a title="Leeds Alumni Magazine - Issue 12 page 28" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c3aaf6f?page=28"> FEATURE - MEMORIES HOW DO YOU REMEMBER YOU</a> <a title="Leeds Alumni Magazine - Issue 12 page 29" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c3aaf6f?page=29"> FEATURE - MEMORIES </a> <a title="Leeds Alumni Magazine - Issue 12 page 30" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c3aaf6f?page=30"> KAREN DARKE - FEATURE BEYOND LIMITS KAREN DAR</a> <a title="Leeds Alumni Magazine - Issue 12 page 31" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c3aaf6f?page=31"> KAREN DARKE - FEATURE PARALYMPIC SILVER </a> <a title="Leeds Alumni Magazine - Issue 12 page 32" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c3aaf6f?page=32"> KAREN DARKE - FEATURE Her silver medal </a> <a title="Leeds Alumni Magazine - Issue 12 page 33" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c3aaf6f?page=33"> VICE-CHANCELLOR'S VIEW We weren't disap</a> <a title="Leeds Alumni Magazine - Issue 12 page 34" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c3aaf6f?page=34"> FORTHCOMING EVENTS FORTHCOMING EVENTS ALUMNI REC</a> <a title="Leeds Alumni Magazine - Issue 12 page 35" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c3aaf6f?page=35"> FORTHCOMING EVENTS SOCIAL </a> <a title="Leeds Alumni Magazine - Issue 12 page 36" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c3aaf6f?page=36"> An Olympic dream > A passion for swimming > Compe</a>