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Our multi-award winning News Centre provides a central source for media enquiries, both proactively by contacting journalists about our latest news and research and also reactively by providing expert commentators on a daily basis. Read about our purpose and functions

From our communications work surrounding: the discovery of Richard III, which was described by The Guardian as ‘one of the most successful UK university media operations ever’; the discovery of DNA fingerprinting recently dramatised in the ITV series Code of a Killer starring renowned actors John Simm and David Threlfall; and the development of the landing spacecraft Beagle 2 and its rediscovery on Mars in 2015, we have an international reputation for generating exciting news content which is repurposed across the University.

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Headline News


First Juno science results supported by Jupiter ‘forecast’ by Leicester astronomers

Predictions of planetary phenomena on Jupiter that informed spacecraft’s arrival published

News Highlights

Findings could represent breakthrough in how autopsy practice is conducted in UK and worldwide

Leicester announces international campus

Largest archaeological excavation in Leicester in over a decade open to public


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Research suggests non-invasive post-mortem should become future standard first-line test in natural death

Our University is to partner with one of the strongest Universities in China

Visitors invited to discover Leicester’s Roman past with Leicester archaeologists

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In this interview Professors Jan Zalasiewicz and Mark Williams from our Department of Geology outline how humans are permanently reshaping our planet by leaving behind a distinctive technological signal.

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PMCTA - Minimal Invasive Autopsies for Natural Sudden Death

'Great Cold Spot' Discovered on Jupiter

Unique ‘exceptionally preserved’ fossil named in honour of Sir David Attenborough

Ground-breaking study could represent a breakthrough in how autopsy practice is conducted in the UK and around the world. A second Great Spot has been discovered on Jupiter by Leicester astronomers Watch Sir David's response to having the 430 million-year-old fossil named in his honour

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