News Highlights

University of Leicester receives biggest ever gift from an individual - £2.7 million - for transformative kidney research
Funding by entrepreneur Mr Jimmy Mayer to establish world’s first register of patients with disease that is one of the biggest causes of kidney failure globally
Three new Athena SWAN awards announced for Leicester
Departments in College of Medicine, Biological Sciences and Psychology and the College of Science and Engineering recognised for commitment to gender equality
Success for student entrepreneur in national space challenge competition
Physics and Astronomy student Razzia Gafur’s project uses space data for the gaming market and virtual reality

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19th century literary celebrity culture explored

19th century literary celebrity culture explored

Posted by mjs76 at Mar 08, 2010 01:17 PM |

The School of English presents a ‘Midlands Romantic Seminar’ on Thursday 11 March, an opportunity – open to all – to hear about the later lives of three famous 19th century writers and how they were documented by contemporary biographers.

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New book on representations of disability within museums

New book on representations of disability within museums

Posted by mjs76 at Mar 05, 2010 11:24 AM |

Two academics from our School of Museum Studies have edited a new book which provides “the first ever comprehensive analysis and exploration of disability-related narratives in museums and galleries.”

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Crocus: a spicy secret

Crocus: a spicy secret

Posted by mjs76 at Mar 04, 2010 04:49 PM |

Why would an international conference on crocuses (attended by one of our Biology Professors) discuss the production of saffron? Because they’re the same thing, apparently.

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Transcending the Boundaries: history podcasts

Transcending the Boundaries: history podcasts

Posted by mjs76 at Mar 04, 2010 02:22 PM |

At the end of January, the New History Lab organised a workshop on ‘Transcending the Boundaries: doctoral research across disciplines’ where the presentations were recorded by staff from our Graduate School Media Zoo. The second batch of mp3 audio recordings are now available from this event.

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Leicester students to conduct (very quick) experiments in zero-G

Leicester students to conduct (very quick) experiments in zero-G

Posted by mjs76 at Mar 03, 2010 04:55 PM |

Astronauts train in them. The movie Apollo 13 was filmed in one. Now a team of students from the University of Leicester have the chance to fly on a parabolic flight and conduct (very quick) experiments in zero-G as part of the European Space Agency’s ‘Fly Your Thesis!’ programme.

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