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Richard III

Video reveals potential 'killer blow' to King Richard III

The University has revealed new film footage that for the first time details the potential killer blow that claimed the life of King Richard III.

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Scientists trial system to improve safety at sea

In this podcast, Dr Nigel Bannister from of Department of Physics and Astronomy discusses a new concept he his proposing that could significantly reduce the search areas for missing boats and planes.

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Richard III: Discovering the fatal blow

Professor Paul Boyle: The student experience

Scientists trial system to improve safety at sea

This video shows the initial examination of the trauma to the skeletal remains of Richard III, uncovering the fatal blow.

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.

This video illustrates new research trialling a concept using satellite technology already in orbit to take images of sea which could significantly reduce search areas for missing boats and planes.

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