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

Blog Entry The Myths of Richard III and Dracula
Academic expert to examine the creation of literary monsters at University of Leicester events
Blog Entry University of Leicester Archaeologists open the mysterious lead coffin found buried just feet from the former grave of King Richard III
Richard III is only male to be discovered at infamous former car-park site
Blog Entry The story of Richard III to be delivered to thousands of youngsters all over Leicester
University of Leicester in ‘King in the Classroom’ project
Blog Entry Countess of Wessex to attend the reinterment of King Richard III
Ceremony to be attended by three members of the Royal Family
Blog Entry King’s cortege procession route announced
Details of Richard III's ceremonial procession revealed
Blog Entry University of Leicester develops unique bridge for British-Chinese biomedical education
‘Groundbreaking’ initiative to be launched at conference in February 2015
Blog Entry Leicester schoolchildren invited to learn about the discovery of King Richard III at the home of DNA fingerprinting
Primary school pupils to learn about the science and archaeology used in the Richard III project at the University of Leicester
Blog Entry Construction Begins on 430,000-Square-Foot Museum of the Bible
University of Leicester Professor plays key role in international project
Blog Entry New film footage reveals potential 'killer blow' to King Richard III
University of Leicester video shows injury on inside of skull
Blog Entry Children at King Richard III Infant School commissioned to create bags which will hold the bones of a former King of England
Schoolchildren play a part in historic event
Blog Entry Relive the amazing discovery of King Richard III at the University of Leicester
Exactly two years after momentous announcement of discovery on 4 February 2013, University of Leicester announces public open day on Saturday 21 March
Blog Entry City and county plan huge welcome for reinterment visitors
University of Leicester involved in events to mark reinterment of Richard III
Blog Entry Free online course offers unique insights into Richard III reinterment
University of Leicester and FutureLearn launch course to explore 15th century England in build up to reburial
Blog Entry Leicestershire girls challenged to uncover the story behind the ‘King in the Car Park’
Girlguiding Leicestershire launches new Richard III challenge badge in partnership with University of Leicester and Leicester Cathedral
Blog Entry Public Ballot for Invitations to King Richard lll Services
Leicester Cathedral will be making 200 seats available for members of the general public at each of the three services connected with the reinterment of King Richard lll next March
Blog Entry Student inspired by Richard III creates classical composition in honour of his reign
Debut performances of classical piece dedicated to King Richard III at University of Leicester on 6 & 7 December
Blog Entry King Richard III: DNA and Genealogical Study: False Paternity
Statement by Professor Kevin Schürer and Dr Turi King
Blog Entry King Richard III: DNA and genealogical study confirms identity of remains found in Leicester and uncovers new truths about his appearance and Plantagenet lineage
Richard III – case closed after 529 years
Blog Entry King Richard III Visitor Centre in Leicester wins major UK tourism award
Award presented at British Guild of Travel Writers’ annual awards ceremony in London
Blog Entry Renowned Composer Commissioned to write for King Richard lll
Prize-winning composer Judith Bingham to write music for Richard III reinterment
Blog Entry University of Leicester academic helping to create prestigious £500 million museum dedicated to the story of the Bible
Professor Gordon Campbell is a lead consultant on Museum of the Bible based in Washington DC
Blog Entry King Richard III’s last journey: The route is announced
Details of the route for the cortege that will transport the remains of Richard III in March 2015
Blog Entry World-changing research celebrated to mark 50th anniversary of University of Leicester Department of Genetics
Free public event to showcase pioneering genetics research and reflect on history of institution on Saturday 11 October
Blog Entry ‘The best job I've ever had in Higher Education’
Professor Sir Bob Burgess bids a fond farewell after 15 years’ transformative leadership at University of Leicester
Blog Entry Scientists use modern forensic techniques to identify most likely cause of King Richard III’s death
University of Leicester leads study that gives blow-by-blow account of the injuries inflicted on King Richard III’s body
Blog Entry The Reinterment of King Richard III
The Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster and the Archbishop of Canterbury will both be taking part in services in Leicester Cathedral to mark the reinterment of King Richard III
Blog Entry Cash for Castle digital project
New heritage project 'Leicester Castle Tells Its Story'
Blog Entry Bone chemistry reveals royal lifestyle of Richard III
New insights into life and diet of the last Plantagenet king by British Geological Survey and University of Leicester
Blog Entry King Richard lll to be reinterred in March 2015
The next steps to the reinterment of King Richard lll in Leicester Cathedral announced
Blog Entry 3D printed skeleton of Richard III on display at new visitor centre
Replica based on materials provided by the University of Leicester and Leicester Royal Infirmary
Blog Entry History favourite to open new galleries at Bosworth
First changes to exhibition displays since Richard III discovery
Blog Entry Local Community invited to University of Leicester Summer Reunion Open Day 2014
Members of the public invited to exciting event for all the family on Saturday 28 June
Blog Entry One-third of English adults have prediabetes
Rates of prediabetes have risen sharply says study co-led by University of Leicester
Blog Entry Opening date set for King Richard lll Visitor Centre
Attraction opens Saturday 26 July
Blog Entry Celebrating the impact of universities through public participation
University of Leicester public engagement events to take place during Universities Week 2014 between 9 – 15 June
Blog Entry New 3D representation of Richard III’s spine shows ‘spiral nature’ of his scoliosis
Academic paper due to be published in The Lancet on Friday 30 May reveals exact nature of King’s curvature of the spine
Blog Entry Channel 4 to be official broadcast partner for the Reinterment of Richard III
• Reburial and Memorial Service to be shown live exclusively by Channel 4 • Series of programmes to accompany live broadcast, exploring the history of Richard’s reign and the extraordinary journey of his body from rediscovery under a council car park to reburial in Leicester Cathedral events
Blog Entry University of Leicester to reinter King Richard III at Leicester Cathedral
High Court decision upholds Ministry of Justice licence that was granted to the University of Leicester
Blog Entry University of Leicester academics to explore death and continuing bonds in the time of Richard III
Academics to discuss what can be learned from historical attitudes towards death and remembering the dead at Dying Matters Awareness week event on Wednesday 14 May
Blog Entry Work of Richard III video team recognised
Learning on Screen awards praise University of Leicester’s long history of video productions that led to first visuals of the King’s remains
Blog Entry Prestigious Professorship announced in the name of inventor of genetic fingerprinting
New post at University of Leicester in 30th anniversary year of landmark discovery
Blog Entry ‘King in the Car Park’ documentary wins top television award
Channel 4’s inside story on the Dig for Richard III by University of Leicester archaeologists scoops Royal Television Society award
Blog Entry Cultural heritage of textile industry to be discussed at major international workshop in Jordan, Amman
Interdisciplinary event organised by Dr Mary Harlow from the University of Leicester to take place between 24 – 31 March
Blog Entry Archaeologist of the Year award for leader of Richard III dig
Currently Archaeology Awards recognise University of Leicester archaeology expertise – for the second time
Blog Entry My Kingdom for a Knight
University of Leicester theatre group LUTheatre to revive award-winning chess-themed production of Richard III
Blog Entry Lifting the lid on the science and collaborations behind Richard III discovery
Big Bang Fair stand on Richard III highlights interdisciplinary research by University of Leicester in uncovering last Plantagenet king between 13-16 March
Blog Entry 1950s thriller ‘Eden’ to explore corruption in the time of dictatorship
LUTheatre student play to premiere at University of Leicester 5-7 March
Blog Entry Experts draw international audience to Richard III conference
Places still available for University of Leicester conference from Friday 21- Sunday 23 February 2014
Blog Entry Genomes of Richard III and his proven relative to be sequenced
Project led by Dr Turi King of the University of Leicester
Blog Entry Richard III archaeologist addresses business leaders
Leader of Grey Friars project to speak about Richard III discovery at annual dinner of Leicestershire Business Voice
Blog Entry New King Richard III Website Launched
Site outlines story of King Richard lll and his 500 year place in Leicester’s history
Blog Entry ESRC CEO appointed as new Vice-Chancellor of the University of Leicester
Chief Executive of the Economic and Social Research Council and President of Science Europe, Professor Paul Boyle FBA FRSE, to succeed Professor Sir Bob Burgess Kt., DL, AcSS
Blog Entry The Psychology of Richard III and Business at Leicestershire IoD Event
Blog Entry Designer chosen to produce new work for Cathedral Gardens
Blog Entry University of Leicester Vice-Chancellor shortlisted for Inspiring Leader Award 2014 by The Guardian
Professor Sir Bob Burgess selected for national accolade
Blog Entry Historic image of King Richard III at Blue Boar Inn to be made available to public
Image depicting King Richard III on eve of the Battle of Bosworth to be unveiled at University of Leicester and copy presented for display at Visitor Centre
Blog Entry Richard III discovery to feature in ‘Great British Railway Journeys’
Episode presented by Michael Portillo directed by University of Leicester graduate
Blog Entry ‘True story’ of Richard III’s rise and fall to be told at landmark conference
University of Leicester’s new conference centre hosts first University conference from Friday 21- Sunday 23 February 2014
Blog Entry New Year's Honours
Dedication, talent and service of individuals associated with the University of Leicester has been recognised through the awards of New Year’s Honours
Blog Entry Free course reveals the real world of forensic scientists
Online course offered by University of Leicester in partnership with FutureLearn starts 31 March 2014
Richard lll progress statement
News release from the Bishop of Leicester
Blog Entry University of Leicester wins Research Project of the Year for Dig for Richard III
Accolade comes in seventh successive year in which Leicester has won a Times Higher Education Award
Blog Entry University of Leicester offers free course on Richard III’s England
First online course taught by scholars who brought King to light receives over 10,000 sign-ups
Blog Entry Queen’s Anniversary Prize to University of Leicester for Discovery of Richard III
University recognised for long record of exceptional research, commercial archaeology and public engagement
Blog Entry Now is the Winter: Students asked to put their own spin on soliloquy in Richard III
Competition run by the University of Leicester’s School of English will see Richard’s ‘voice’ becoming many voices in multimedia interpretation
Blog Entry ‘Beyond reasonable doubt’: archaeologists give first-hand account of Richard III discovery in new book
Grey Friars team-members’ book discusses the background, excavation and scientific methods that lead to the unearthing and identification of the last Plantagenet King of England
Blog Entry Greyfriars Fine Foods launches range that’s fit for a king
University of Leicester supports entrepreneurial effort
Blog Entry Literary giants to feature in festival celebrating the written word
University of Leicester sixth annual Literary Leicester festival takes place from 13-16 November
Blog Entry American music festival celebrates Richard III find
Astonishing archaeological discovery by the University of Leicester marked by Society for Intercultural Understanding: Leicester (SICUL) and the Cultural Section of the American Embassy in London
Blog Entry A year of discoveries showcased at the University of Leicester
Key figures in Mars exploration, and the Dig for Richard III give their insights in public talks on Saturday 12 October 2013
Blog Entry The Magnificent Seven
University of Leicester celebrates seven academic milestones in its history
Blog Entry Leicester Cathedral reveals Richard lll tomb
Stone fit for a King
Blog Entry University of Leicester chosen as University of the Year runner-up in first ever joint Sunday Times/Times guide
Leicester climbs to 14th place out of over 120 institutions in The Times/Sunday Times University Guide
Blog Entry FutureLearn to launch unique social online learning experience, delivering free university courses to learners around the world
University of Leicester to deliver free course related to Richard III
Blog Entry A year of discoveries showcased at the University of Leicester
Key figures in Mars exploration, and the Search for Richard III give their insights in public talks on Saturday, 21 September 2013
Blog Entry Richard III researcher to share story with public
Geneticist to recount moment she successfully sequenced and matched King’s DNA
Blog Entry CASE Europe Announces Recipients of Prestigious Awards at Annual Conference
Winners from Universities of Birmingham, Warwick, Leicester, Other Institutions
Blog Entry Leicester Cathedral Quarter Partnership Board formed
University of Leicester joins local public bodies in helping development of 'The Cathedral Quarter'
Blog Entry New research shows that Richard III suffered from roundworm infection
University of Leicester archaeologists involved in examination of new microscope images of remains
Blog Entry Richard III’s skeleton came within inches of destruction
University of Leicester archaeologists describe massive disturbance on Grey Friars site – one year on from the start of the Search for Richard III on 25 August

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