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.

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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 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
Blog Entry Richard III - University of Leicester press statement following permission judgment
University comments on recent ruling by High Court
Blog Entry Emotional end of final dig at Richard III site
University of Leicester archaeologists have closed the gates for the last time at the site of Grey Friars church in Leicester
Blog Entry Wealth of finds uncovered during second dig at site of Richard III’s grave
University of Leicester archaeologists have completed their second excavation of the Grey Friars church in Leicester
Blog Entry Mystery deepens in coffin-within-a-coffin found at Richard III site
A medieval stone coffin found at Grey Friars contains an inner lead coffin – which archaeologists will now examine at the University of Leicester
Blog Entry Archaeologists to lift lid on mysterious stone coffin at Richard III site
University of Leicester archaeologists will exhume a 14th century stone coffin at the latest Grey Friars dig this week
Blog Entry A year of discoveries showcased at the University of Leicester
Key figures in Mars exploration, the Search for Richard III and forensic science give their insights in public talks on Thursday 25th July and Friday 26th July
Blog Entry King Richard lll will get a raised tomb!
Leicester Cathedral announces plans to spend £1 million on reinterment
Blog Entry SIX OF THE BEST FOR LEICESTER
University of Leicester picks up six top education marketing awards – including Marketing Department of the Year
Blog Entry Experts create 3D map of Richard III’s grave
University of Leicester researchers combine two surveying techniques to build up a detailed digital visualisation of King Richard III’s final resting place
Blog Entry Public can watch as archaeologists unearth history at Richard III dig site
A public viewing platform will be opened this week at the University of Leicester’s new Grey Friars excavation following successful first week
Blog Entry New dig at Richard III site could uncover a group of headless friars
University of Leicester archaeologists digging at Grey Friars could unearth a group of Leicester friars who were beheaded for treason by Henry IV
Blog Entry Interns describe ‘fantastic’ first week at Richard III dig site
A year 12 pupil and archaeology undergraduate have started work at the University of Leicester’s new excavation at the Grey Friars site
Blog Entry Archaeologists start new excavation of Richard III’s final resting place
The University of Leicester archaeologists who discovered King Richard III have started work on a new dig at Grey Friars church
Blog Entry Work to begin on new dig at Richard III site
World-renowned archaeological team from University of Leicester to return to historic site
Blog Entry Wall to go ahead of University of Leicester dig at Richard III site
Preparatory work begins ahead of second archaeological dig at Grey Friars
Blog Entry Richard III and major fundraising campaign help University of Leicester win two top national awards
Outstanding Communications Team and Outstanding Fundraising Initiative awards for Leicester
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 Wednesday 26 June
Blog Entry FREE family fun for all
Art workshops and craft market at your local arts centre
Blog Entry Chance for Year 12 pupils to work with archaeologists who discovered Richard III
Year 12 pupils around the UK have the opportunity to secure an internship with University of Leicester archaeologists for the second dig at Grey Friars in July
Blog Entry Richard III becomes muse for comic book artists following car park discovery
Succession of exhibitions, installations, cartoons and graphic novels following the discovery of Richard III by University of Leicester
Blog Entry University of Leicester’s ranking rises in Guardian University Guide
University climbs six places to 13th out of 119 institutions
Blog Entry University of Leicester opens its doors for annual Summer Reunion
General public invited to Open Day for all the family on Saturday 29 June
Blog Entry Richard III workshops for Leicester schoolchildren
Primary school children will come to the University of Leicester to learn about the science and archaeology used in the Discovery of Richard III
Blog Entry King Richard III found in ‘untidy lozenge-shaped grave’
World first academic peer-reviewed paper on the University of Leicester’s Search and Discovery of Richard III reveals slain king was buried in hastily dug grave
Blog Entry Was Richard III a benevolent king or a murderous tyrant?
Experts to debate King Richard III’s reputation at a University of Leicester live debate on Thursday, June 6
Blog Entry Richard III Open Day for all the family
University of Leicester’s Richard III Open Day will provide a host of public activities

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