Campus notebook: Leeds students launch video campaign

By Marcus Dysch, February 7, 2013
An image from the Leeds JSoc video

An image from the Leeds JSoc video

● Students from Leeds JSoc have set up a video campaign to remember victims of terrorist attacks on Israel and to combat anti-Israel activity on campus.

The Justice for January’s victims film features JSoc members displaying different dates from the month and stating how many people were killed in terrorist acts in Israel on that date during the past 20 years.

The society’s campaigns team, led by Samantha Magnus and Jordan Grabski, recorded the short film following protests at Leeds University about Israel’s security fence.

● A group dedicated to Jewish postgraduate students has launched a series of academic seminars. Members of the Northern Jewish Postgraduate and Mature Student Society (known as .jpg) will hear from professors, doctors and research fellows in the “.pdf” series.

The first lecture took place in Leeds last week and saw Professor Geoffrey Cantor discuss his experiences as a Jewish historian.

Among the confirmed speakers is Professor David Katz, chairman of the Jewish Medical Association UK.

Last updated: 10:32am, February 7 2013