February

Blog Entry World’s first image of Grey Friars skull unveiled
University of Leicester and Channel 4 release first image of battle-scarred skull - potentially that of King Richard III –ahead of announcement of identity of skeleton
Blog Entry University of Leicester announces discovery of King Richard III
The University of Leicester today confirms (Monday, Feb 4) that it has discovered the remains of King Richard III.
Blog Entry How did Richard III sound?
University of Leicester academic gleans clues as to how King Richard III may have sounded from historical letters
Blog Entry Chief engineer of Triumph motorcycles to give guest lecture
Stuart Wood, Triumph’s chief engineer responsible for concept and design, will give a public lecture at the University of Leicester on Thursday February 7
Blog Entry University of Leicester leads new European study into learning and older people
University of Leicester leading major new European project which will gather information and prepare materials to inform best practice for learning and the ageing society.
Blog Entry Leicester Hate Crime Project launches groundbreaking survey
Study to examine widest ever range of hate crime victim groups
Blog Entry Digging up feelings: can archaeologists excavate emotion?
University of Leicester public lecture on Tuesday 19 February will explore how archaeology can be used to investigate human experiences as well as objects
Blog Entry University of Leicester to award honorary degree to philharmonic conductor Vladimir Ashkenazy
Highly regarded conductor to be honoured at degree ceremony to precede Philharmonia performance on Saturday 23 February
Blog Entry Social Science Of 100 Objects To Be Launched In February 2013
New University of Leicester project examines the familiar from a new perspective
Blog Entry £1.5m conference contract for Wilson Vale
Catering provider for new University of Leicester conference centre announced
Blog Entry Uniquely funny comedy at Embrace Arts
University's arts centre presents exceptional comedy created and performed by leading artists with disabilities
Blog Entry Listen to Richard III’s life through music
Recorder trio TritonE perform a musical biography of Richard III’s life at the University of Leicester
Blog Entry Prominent rabbi to give University of Leicester’s annual interfaith lecture
Rabbi, writer and broadcaster, Jonathan Romain MBE, will give the Sternberg Annual Public Lecture on Wednesday 20th February.
Blog Entry Prime Minister welcomes Futurelearn expansion as British Library and five universities join
University of Leicester joins innovative scheme to expand British provision of international top quality higher education
Blog Entry Private Security Industry that masks the true human and financial costs of war must be made transparent and accountable, study concludes
More effective regulation is required, argue University of Leicester management experts
Blog Entry Students Stirred by Harlem Shake
Viral dance craze reaches University of Leicester
Blog Entry The ‘romance of politics’ according to a former British Prime Minister
Book launch and public lecture on politician and author Benjamin Disraeli on Wednesday 20th February
Blog Entry The functions and medical applications of gold nanoparticles
Professor Mathias Brust to give guest lecture on Monolayer Protected Clusters of Gold at the University of Leicester on Thursday 21 February
Blog Entry University of Leicester wins funding to nurture next generation of medical researchers
University of Leicester to host first East Midlands conference
Blog Entry Small groups of brain cells store concepts for memory formation– from Luke Skywalker to your grandmother
Concepts in our lives may be stored in a group of corresponding neurons for creating and recalling memories, according to research involving University of Leicester neuroscientist
Blog Entry How much do we know about the ground beneath our feet?
Public lecture from University of Leicester geophysics expert to explore what we know about the Earth’s continental crust on Tuesday 26 February
Blog Entry Refugee issues under the spotlight at University of Leicester
Students to hold University’s second Refugee Week from February 25 to March 3
Blog Entry Spiderman’s webbing would be strong enough to stop a moving train, say physics students
University of Leicester physics students calculate that the strength of Spiderman’s webbing is proportional to that of real spiders
Blog Entry University of Leicester spearheads four new cultural projects
University is part of pilot project to enhance links with communities and organisations
Blog Entry UNIVERSITY OF LEICESTER ACQUIRES HISTORIC PAINTING OF KING RICHARD III
Oil painting depicts King Richard III at the Blue Boar Inn on the eve of Battle of Bosworth
Blog Entry Sitting less and moving about more could be more important than vigorous exercise to reduce your risk of type 2 diabetes
Prescribing less sedentary time, rather than more exercise, could be more important for patients at high risk of type 2 diabetes, say researchers
Blog Entry Contribute to a new cultural picture of medieval Britain brought to us by Manuscripts Online
Project co-directed by University of Leicester lecturer to provide online access to medieval manuscripts
Blog Entry University of Leicester students to study official Houses of Parliament Politics module
Students will receive talks from senior Parliamentary staff and have the chance to visit the Palace of Westminster
Blog Entry Romantic delusions allow online dating scams to flourish
University of Leicester media researcher argues for clearer advice to be available on dating sites
Blog Entry Crocus blooming signals spring
Weekend viewings of spring flowers at University of Leicester Botanic Garden on 24th February & 3rd March 2013
Blog Entry Survey on single and bundled security provision
University of Leicester spin-off company is investigating alternate approaches to provision

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