The Search for Richard III - Press updates

Check here regularly for the latest press information on the University of Leicester and Leicester City Council's search for the mortal remains of King Richard III, in association with the Richard III Society.


Richard III

University of Leicester statement on the finding of human remains Issued 12 September

Media updates

A regularly updated feed on news from the Search for Richard III

Learn how modern museums can improve social awareness, human rights and health

Posted by ap507 at May 06, 2015 04:47 PM |

Free world-first online course offered to members of the public by University of Leicester starting 1 June

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Hate crime film recognised with two prestigious awards

Posted by ap507 at Apr 24, 2015 05:01 PM |

Learning on Screen Awards praise ‘powerful production’ of ‘The Harms of Hate’

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University of Leicester hosts the region's biggest student convention

Posted by ap507 at Apr 21, 2015 04:45 PM |

East Midlands UCAS convention to be held on Wednesday (April 22) and Thursday (April 23)

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Next-generation genetic techniques explored at upcoming conference to celebrate 30 year anniversary of discovery of DNA fingerprinting

Posted by ap507 at Apr 13, 2015 11:19 AM |

University of Leicester event to explore the changing world of forensic science research on Wednesday 15 April

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Did Richard III manage to keep his scoliosis a secret up until his death in 1485?

Posted by pt91 at Apr 13, 2015 10:46 AM |

University of Leicester academic looks at historical sources about Richard’s physique and posthumous reputation in new paper

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Research by Dr Turi King, University of Leicester geneticist, into the ancestry of King Richard III

Posted by ap507 at Mar 25, 2015 08:16 PM |

New evidence uncovered of another break in the male lineage to be revealed at the Science Museum on 25 March

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Sherlock star is Richard III's second cousin according to leading historian from the University of Leicester

Posted by ac555 at Mar 25, 2015 10:44 AM |

Research by Professor Kevin Schürer links Benedict Cumberbatch – who is set to play Richard III in BBC drama – to the former monarch

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Family and foes reunited: Historic reception hosted by University of Leicester brings together people connected by a bloody history

Posted by ap507 at Mar 25, 2015 12:02 AM |

Descendants from the Battle of Bosworth – where King Richard III was killed – are brought together for the first time ahead of the reinterment by research from the University of Leicester

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Dame Carol Ann Duffy writes for Richard lll

Posted by pt91 at Mar 24, 2015 04:20 PM |

Poem written by Poet Laureate will be read by actor Benedict Cumberbatch at service of reinterment

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King Richard III: Life, Death and DNA

Posted by ap507 at Mar 24, 2015 10:56 AM |

New exhibit at the Science Museum opens on 25 March

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