Jubilee beacon lit on University campus - now with photo
Tonight at exactly 10.26pm the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Robert Burgess, will light a beacon on the University campus to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee.
Her Majesty the Queen is officially the ‘Visitor’ of the University and has indeed visited us twice. In 1958, just one year after we received our Royal Charter, Her Majesty visited the campus and officially opened the Percy Gee Building. Fifty years later, she returned to Leicester and officially opened the David Wilson Library.
A brazier has been erected on the lawn in front of the Fielding Johnson Building and tonight the Vice-Chancellor will light the beacon in front of invited guests. This is one of more than 4,000 Jubilee beacons being lit across the UK this evening.
Update: And here is the Vice-Chancellor lighting the beacon on Monday evening, in front of staff, students, associates and special guests.