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Historical Event, Wed 17 Jul 2019, free entry

‘Lad, tha’s on a mission’: The Cultural Legacy of

‘Lad, tha’s on a mission’: The Cultural Legacy of


Between 1975 and 1980 Peter Sutcliffe murdered thirteen women and attacked several more. In the aftermath, inquiries into the investigation by West Yorkshire Police exposed serious flaws which resulted in significant changes to police tactics - changes that are still felt today.

Women’s anger at the murders drove feminist protests which still reverberate in the present, and northern authors, artists, and filmmakers have returned to the murders to examine the society in which Sutcliffe operated. Forty years on, memories of the Yorkshire Ripper case are still vivid for those who lived through it.

In this talk, researcher Francesca Roe explores the legacy of the murders in the present – from police procedures to public attitudes, poetry to politics.

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Wed 17 Jul 2019 18:00 to 19:00


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    Calverley Street,
    LS1 3AB



    See location of Leeds Central Library on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

    Map reference: SE 298338  Lat: 53.79966 Long: -1.54903

    By Car:

    Follow signs for Leeds city centre. On approaching the city, follow signs for the City Loop. The loop road take you past the Library on the right (just after the Town Hall), with the closest car park being The Light.

    By Public Transport:

    From Leeds train station, walk up Park Row to The Headrow. Cross the road and turn left. The Library is next to the Art Gallery on your right, with and outdoor chessboard, outside the entance. There are two entrances - one for disabled access and one via steps.

    Parking: with charge

    Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Leeds station


    • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
    • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
    • Education/study areaEducation/study area
    • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
    • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
    • PostboxPostbox
    • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
    • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality