It’s followed the similarly devastating earthquake that has hit New Zealand, but reports say the earthquake that caused a massive tsunami to hit the coast of Japan was even bigger.
A lecture title like ‘Large-scale hydrothermal circulation through most of the seafloor: Insights from drilling, observatories, surveys and models’ sounds intimidating but, as so often, when you research the subject whole vistas of interesting information open up.
Are you interested in studying Geography at Masters or PhD level? Come along on 23 March to find out more.
The Grassroutes project in the School of English is inviting local writers to apply for a £1,000 creative writing commission on the theme of ‘transcultural Leicester’.
An exhibition of sports photography and medical imaging is now on display in the University’s David Wilson Library.
The recent surprise result for the UK Independence Party in a local by-election has supported research at the University of Leicester that suggests the party might be set to make inroads into the Tory vote.
History postgraduates at the University of Leicester are a particularly social bunch who meet up regularly as the New History Lab.
Stephen Angood and Alex Walker are two exchange students from our Department of Geology, currently studying for their third year at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, NZ. Alex writes:
A monthly run-down of the most popular research in our open-access online archive, taking in everything from South African stock markets to cross-Channel radio signals.
One is astronomical, the other is virtual. Both are interesting Leicester projects and they're relatively easy to tell apart.
A regular review of coverage of the University in the media
The first Leicester Exchanges live debate takes place at the Tower of London on Wednesday 23 March 2011. The event itself is now sold out but you can still be involved by submitting a question to our expert panel.
You’ll be spoilt for choice for entertainment this week: the University of Leicester is hosting three public lectures on Thursday 10 March and what’s more, you could go to all three in a single night!
Two very successful Leicester graduates return to the University on 24 March for the Annual Alumni Lecture when Heather Couper and Nigel Henbest present ‘Cosmic Quest: A History of Astronomy’.
Dinah Smith, a mature student in our Department of Geology, has been awarded a prize by the Geologists’ Association for her work on fossilised fenland channels.
It has been around for the best part of 5,000 years and still holds many mysteries but new research into Stonehenge has overturned established ideas about where some of the rocks came from.
The British Heart Foundation has announced 17 new genetic variants that could increase your risk of developing heart disease, and a good proportion of those were discovered by scientists at the University of Leicester.
Events from Monday 7 March to Sunday 13 March 2011.
A new series of public lectures on Legal and Political Theory starts next week with a look at the great 19th century legal philosopher John Austin.