Welcome to the News Centre

The News Centre, which consists of the Press Office and Corporate Communications, welcomes news and event information from across the University and provides a central source for media enquiries, both proactively by contacting journalists about our latest research and events, and also reactively by providing expert commentators on a daily basis.

From the Archive


Dino eggs shape Easter eggs

An international group of researchers has helped to determine that dinosaurs have shaped the Easter eggs we buy in the high street.

Scientists investigating whether 70 million-year-old fossil eggs found in the Pyrenees were laid by birds, or their dinosaur ancestors, have published their findings in the current issue of the journal Palaeontology.

News Highlights

Experts helps narrow down possible destination for Mars rover mission

Study suggests exercise reduces heart disease risk in kidney patients

Richard III: New documentary on King in the Car Park's life



Dr John Bridges has helped pick eight possible sites for the Exo Mars rover mission, which will search for signs of life on the Red Planet. Study finds that regular walking has anti-inflammatory effects on the body with benefits to the health of chronic kidney disease sufferers. Channel 4 will be producing a new documentary which follows up on the scientific research that went into identifying the remains of Richard III.

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In this podcast, a group of fourth year master’s students from the University’s Department of Physics and Astronomy explain how they calculated that the dimensions given to Noah for an ark to accommodate at least two of every animal would indeed have floated.

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Astronaut Chris Hadfield tells us what it is like to think like an Astronaut, and why the University of Leicester is a great place to study Physics and Astronomy.
This film showcases the stories of seven victims of hate crimes in Leicester, all of whom come from a range of backgrounds and have been victimised for different reasons and in a variety of ways.
Dr Jan Zalasiewicz from the Department of Geology discusses how rats are one of the best examples of a species that humans have helped spread around the world.

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