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This is the official blog of the School of Archaeology and Ancient History at the University of Leicester. You will find here news about the School, events we organise and other interesting pieces of information on archaeology and history. Watch this space!
Richard III discovery featured in 'Great British Railway Journeys'

Richard III discovery featured in 'Great British Railway Journeys'

Posted by ap507 at Jan 17, 2014 09:50 AM |

Episode of popular BBC Two programme directed by University graduate aired on Thursday 16 January

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Historical image of Richard III to be made available to the public

Historical image of Richard III to be made available to the public

Posted by ap507 at Jan 13, 2014 11:25 AM |

Image depicting Richard III at the Blue Boar Inn on the eve of the Battle of Bosworth to be unveiled at University on Tuesday 21 January

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‘True story’ of Richard III’s rise and fall to be told at landmark conference

‘True story’ of Richard III’s rise and fall to be told at landmark conference

Posted by ap507 at Jan 09, 2014 10:42 AM |

College Court to host its first University conference from Friday 21- Sunday 23 February 2014

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Round-up of the University of Leicester's Christmas presence

Round-up of the University of Leicester's Christmas presence

Posted by pt91 at Jan 03, 2014 05:15 PM |

A few things you may have missed over the holiday period

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Date set for Judicial Review

Date set for Judicial Review

Posted by pt91 at Jan 02, 2014 05:00 PM |

HM Courts & Tribunals Service has set a date for the hearing of the Judicial Review adjourned from November.

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Praise for the Discovery of Richard III

Praise for the Discovery of Richard III

Posted by er134 at Jan 02, 2014 04:55 PM |

Retrospective look at how the world reacted to the announcement that King’s remains had been found and identified

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Leader of dig for Richard III nominated for Archaeologist of the Year 2014

Leader of dig for Richard III nominated for Archaeologist of the Year 2014

Posted by pt91 at Jan 02, 2014 03:30 PM |

Accolade for Richard Buckley is one of two Leicester nominations for Current Archaeology awards

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New Year Honours for University of Leicester staff

Posted by ap507 at Jan 01, 2014 12:25 AM |

Dedication, talent and service of individuals associated with the University has been recognised through the awards of New Year’s Honours.

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University featured in top 100 science stories of 2013

University featured in top 100 science stories of 2013

Posted by er134 at Dec 18, 2013 04:10 PM |

Mars' Curiosity Rover and Discovery of Richard III are top science stories of the year

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Richard III work wins European Excellence Award 2013

Richard III work wins European Excellence Award 2013

Posted by ap507 at Dec 06, 2013 10:35 AM |

News and communications handling wins accolades

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BBC broadcaster on Richard III success

BBC broadcaster on Richard III success

Posted by ap507 at Dec 02, 2013 12:15 PM |

Bridget Blair discusses 'The King under the Car Park' with Richard Buckley and Mathew Morris

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University of Leicester wins Research Project of the Year

University of Leicester wins Research Project of the Year

Posted by ap507 at Nov 29, 2013 10:15 AM |

University receives Times Higher Education Award for the Dig for Richard III

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Undergraduate's work featured in prestigious journals

Undergraduate's work featured in prestigious journals

Posted by ap507 at Nov 28, 2013 11:15 AM |

Student from the School of Archaeology and Ancient History celebrates academic successes

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Free online course on Richard III's England

Free online course on Richard III's England

Posted by ap507 at Nov 25, 2013 11:20 AM |

The University's first Massive Open Online Course starting 25 November

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Queen's Anniversary Prize for Discovery of Richard III

Queen's Anniversary Prize for Discovery of Richard III

Posted by ap507 at Nov 22, 2013 10:20 AM |

University recognised for long record of exceptional research, commercial archaeology and public engagement

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Archaeologists’ first book on Richard III officially launched

Archaeologists’ first book on Richard III officially launched

Posted by er134 at Nov 19, 2013 05:20 PM |

‘The King under the car park’ is first book written by those who actually found remains

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The key to the beginnings of life on Earth – found by a schoolboy in Charnwood Forest

The key to the beginnings of life on Earth – found by a schoolboy in Charnwood Forest

Posted by er134 at Nov 18, 2013 01:30 PM |

University of Leicester identified teenager’s find as first evidence ever confirmed of Precambrian life

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Excavating Richard III from the view of the archaeologists

Excavating Richard III from the view of the archaeologists

Posted by ap507 at Oct 31, 2013 03:10 PM |

First book to be published recounting the experiences of those who actually found the remains

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Grey Friars mystery: Richard III’s neighbour burial probably female

Grey Friars mystery: Richard III’s neighbour burial probably female

Posted by uatemp13 at Oct 30, 2013 01:53 PM |

Further details emerge of identity of remains in stone tomb

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Discovery of Richard III an 'extraordinary outcome'

Discovery of Richard III an 'extraordinary outcome'

Posted by er134 at Oct 30, 2013 01:35 PM |

Worldwide significance of University research commented on by The Rt Hon David Willetts MP

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Highlights

queen's anniversary prize

Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education - for the work of ULAS and the School in public archaeology and public engagement

First public open day for Operation Nightingale Award-winning collaboration with Ministry of Defence and TimeTeam

Richard III's remains to be re-interred in Leicester Cathedral

OBE for Richard Buckley for services to archaeology, and Current Archaeology's 'Archaeologist of the Year'!

4th in the UK for archaeology - in the Guardian's University Guide

Richard III work also wins European Excellence Award 2013 Times Higher Education Research Project of the YearCurrent Archaeology research project of the year; gold in CASE Circle of Excellence Awards 2013.

Corpses of Criminals Project Prof. Sarah Tarlow’s Wellcome Trust funded project

Trans-Sahara project Prof. David Mattingly’s European Research Council funded project

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