Videos

A collection of the latest videos from the University of Leicester to illustrate our news and research. You can view all of our videos on the University of Leicester's YouTube channel.

University of Leicester Winter Wonderland 2015

The University of Leicester campus was transformed into a winter wonderland on Tuesday 1 December 2015 as part of the Students’ Union’s 12 Days of Christmas campaign.

First published 2 Dec 2015

Discovering the Structure of Pneumolysin

Scientists from the University of Leicester have for the first time created a detailed image of a toxin - called pneumolysin - associated with deadly infections such as bacterial pneumonia, meningitis and septicaemia.

First published 25 Nov 2015

Using Phage Therapy to Prevent Bacterial Disease in Muga Silkworms

Research that could help to save one of the rarest and most valuable silks in the world is being spearheaded with novel research.

First published 11 Nov 2015

James Bond - 007

Professor James Chapman, Director of Film Studies reflects on 53 years of James Bond on the silver screen. How has the film franchise remained relevant, what’s been the cultural impact and how will the longest running film franchise in cinema history evolve.

First published 29 October 2015

We are HeForShe

The University of Leicester is proud to be a HeForShe IMPACT champion university, supporting the UN’s global mission to mobilise more men and boys in support of gender equality.

First published 29 September 2015

Air Quality Research

Scientists in our Air Quality Group based in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, discuss the pioneering research they are working on to clean up the skies in urban environments.

First published 22 September 2015

Princess Mako of Akishino

Our School of Museum Studies is celebrating the achievement of a Japanese Princess who has successfully completed all her classes and handed in her final coursework. She now returns to Japan to await her final results before graduation in January 2016.

First published 18 September 2015


Killing the Malaria Parasite

In this video, scientists from the Medical Research Council Toxicology Unit at the University of Leicester describe new ways in which the malaria parasite survives in the blood stream of its victims. They have identified a key protein, called a protein kinase, that if targeted stops the disease.

First published 7 July 2015

The Jennifer Aniston neuron and forming memories

In this video, Professor Rodrigo Quian Quiroga from our Centre for Systems Neuroscience explains his new discovery of how the brain forms memories.

First published on 1 July 2015

Richard III - Solving a 500 year old mystery

This video looks at all of the evidence we uncovered to show that the King in the car park is Richard III - the last King of England to die in battle.

First published on 5 June 2015

Centre for Medicine building - environmental impact

This video discusses the environmental impact of the University's new Centre for Medicine building which will be the largest Passivhaus building in the UK.

First published on 6 May 2015

Dancing through life - Dr Heidi Ashton

In this video, Dr Heidi Ashton from the University of Leicester's School of Management discusses her experiences as a professional dancer.

First published on 1 May 2015

Choosing the Stone for Richard III's Tomb

The Revd Pete Hobson acting Canon Missioner at Leicester Cathedral travels to Penrith to choose the stone that will be made into the tomb of Richard III.

First published on 25 March 2015

Michael Ibsen - The Creative Process and Richard III's Coffin

Michael Ibsen comments on the creative process while working on Richard III's Coffin.

First published on 23 March 2015

Choosing the Wood for Richard III's Coffin

Michael Ibsen (17th Generation Great Nephew of Richard III) and colleague Paul McKenzie visit the Whitney Saw Mill in Hereford to choose the planks of English Oak that will be used in the making of Richard III’s coffin.

First published on 23 March 2015

University of Leicester Richard III Ceremony Time-lapse

On Sunday 22nd March 2015, the University of Leicester bid farewell to the mortal remains of King Richard III during a public ceremony.

First published on 23 March 2015

Michael Ibsen and Paul McKenzie Discuss the Design Influences Behind Richard III's Coffin

Michael Ibsen and Paul McKenzie discuss the influences that inspired and shaped the design of Richard III's Coffin.

First published on 23 March 2015

Richard III Leaving the University of Leicester - Full ceremony

On Sunday 22nd March 2015, the University of Leicester bid farewell to the mortal remains of King Richard III during this public ceremony.

First published on 22 March 2015

Behind the scenes at the 21st Century Museum

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 (MOOC).

First published on 18 March 2015

Time-lapse Recording of the Archaeological Dig at the Richard III Burial Site

In the summer of 2013 University of Leicester Archaeological Services returned to the Greyfriars site where they found the remains of Richard III. A second dig at the site was necessary because Leicester City Council were about to start work on the King Richard III Visitor Centre, part of which would cover the archaeological site.

First published on 9 March 2015

The Moment Archaeologist Mathew Morris Found Richard III's Remains

Archaeologist Mathew Morris finds a human left leg bone at the edge of trench one on the first day of the dig at the Greyfriars site. Careful examination reveals a parallel right leg, indicating an undisturbed grave.

First published on 6 March 2015

Opening the Medieval Stone Coffin Found at the Richard III Burial Site

University of Leicester Archaeologists open the mysterious lead coffin found buried just feet from the former grave of King Richard III. The coffin was discovered in in August 2013 – one year after the remains of the former King of England were unearthed.

First published on 1 March 2015

Richard III - Uncovering the Church of the Friars Minor Leicester

In the summer of 2013 University of Leicester Archaeological Services returned to the Greyfriars site where they found the remains of Richard III. A second dig at the site was necessary because Leicester City Council were about to start work on the King Richard III Visitor Centre, part of which would cover the archaeological site.

First published on 1 March 2015

Training Tomorrow's Doctors - Centre for Medicine

In this video, breast cancer patient Nicola O’Brien talks about the transformative influence of well-trained doctors as she backs the University of Leicester’s Centre for Medicine Appeal.

First published on 23 February 2015

Working Conditions in UK Garment Manufacturing - Dr Nikolaus Hammer

In this video, Dr Nikolaus Hammer from the University of Leicester’s Centre for Sustainable Work and Employment Futures discusses the findings of his recently published report into the UK clothing manufacturing industry.

First published on 18 February 2015

Richard III - Discovering the fatal blow

This video shows the initial examination of the trauma to the skeletal remains of Richard III by Professor Guy Rutty of the East Midlands Forensic Pathology Unit together with Dr Jo Appleby of the School of Archaeology and Ancient History.

First published on 12 February 2015

Professor Paul Boyle - The Student Experience at the University of Leicester

Professor Paul Boyle reflects on his initial impressions of the student experience at the University of Leicester and discusses how the University plans to improve on its already excellent record in this area.

First published on 1 February 2015

Beagle 2 Found on Mars

The UK-led Beagle 2 was due to land on Mars on 25 December 2003. The spacecraft was ejected from Mars Express on 19 December 2003. Nothing had been heard from Beagle 2 and the mission was presumed lost. Until now.

First published on 16 January 2015

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