We have reserved a block of rooms at the Jury's Inn. The total cost (including VAT) will be £195 for 3 nights. There are some alternatives that are a bit less expensive, but they are not nearly as convenient nor as well located for enjoying what Leeds has to offer. There are Air BnB options available, but they may not be nearby city centre or the university, so be careful.
Jury's Inn is about a 25 minute walk to the seminar room where the sessions will be held. It is right on the Leeds-Liverpool canal, which is a beautiful place for running and walking. It is also very conveniently located in the downtown area, which is full of good restaurants, good bars, and pubs. There is also a lot shopping available.
Just a short 5K jog up the canal path is Kirkstall Abbey, one of the monasteries Henry VIII destroyed. Despite having had a road running straight through its nave for centuries, it retains its glory.
Yorkshire is beautiful in the summer. There are many excellent walks throughout the Dales that are less than an hour's train ride away (see, e.g., all the walks around Settle). It is also home to the best sculpture park in the UK, namely, the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, excellent art galleries, including the Hepworth Wakefield, and, right in Leeds: The Henry Moore Institute and The Tetley.
We will be having our workshop dinner, to which everyone is invited and whose cost is covered by the workshop, at the Bar and Kitchen at The Tetley. With luck, it will be a nice night and it will take the form of a cookout on a big grill on the The Tetley's patio.