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School of Geography

Anna McLauchlan Dr Anna McLauchlan

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Room 10.135
School of Geography
University of Leeds
University Road
Leeds LS2 9JT   UK


+44 113 343 8244

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Work in progress

Swimming in the city
Swimming is one of the most popular leisure pursuits in the UK and US and it is also credited with many health and therapeutic benefits. Consequently, recent closures of ‘historic’ swimming pools and the decline in swimming uptake have received attention from academics and the broader media. This research opens up the debate about swimming provision by examining the changing geographies of swimming pool provision in cities.

My first historical study reveals Lessons from Glasgow 1804-2014. In particular, the need to extend understandings of public service provision to both include 'public' pools and facilities designated as 'educational'. Some of the quantitative data used to inform this study is downloadable from the Research Data Leeds Repository.


Satellites Programme 2017 Commission. Collective, Edinburgh
This commission involves writing about Satellites, Collective in Edinburgh’s development programme for emergent artists and producers based in Scotland. In preparation for that writing, five texts were composed sequentially for the Scottish Arts Magazine Map.

Below are links to each text followed by archived information about the associated project: