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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.

Headline News


Was Richard III's scoliosis kept a secret until his death?

Dr Mary Ann Lund investigates historical sources about Richard’s physique and posthumous reputation in new paper.

News Highlights

Big data technology helps to find ideal river locations for hydro-power generation

Pyramid of Geezers: how to assemble a perfect human pyramid

Academic dances the night away in new film starring Kate Winslet and Alan Rickman


 Human pyramid

Heidi Ashton 

Software app will revolutionise sourcing of renewable energy from rivers.

Physics students calculate the best combination of people needed to achieve maximum height in a human pyramid includes men, women and children

Dr Heidi Ashton from the School of Management stars in 'A Little Chaos' released in cinemas today.

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Why porn doesn't empower women

In this podcast, Dr Heather Brunskell-Evans from the University of Leicester's Centre for Medical Humanities discusses her research into pornography.

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University of Leicester Richard III Ceremony Time-lapse

Richard III Leaving the University of Leicester - Full ceremony

Behind the scenes at the 21st century museum

This time-lapse video captures the University of Leicester ceremony where we bid farewell to King Richard III on Sunday 22 March.

The full public ceremony in which the University of Leicester bid farewell to the mortal remains of King Richard III, Sunday 22 March.

Dr Suzanne MacLeod, Director and Head of the School of Museum Studies at the University of Leicester, introduces the School’s Massive Open Online Course.

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