Welcome to the News Centre

The News Centre, which consists of the Press Office and Corporate Communications, welcomes news and event information from across the University and provides a central source for media enquiries, both proactively by contacting journalists about our latest research and events, and also reactively by providing expert commentators on a daily basis.

Headline News


'CancerStories' to offer hope to patients and families with cancer

A new innovation that aims to provide hope and inspiration for those newly diagnosed with cancer - and people with a past diagnosis - has been launched by the University.

News Highlights

How much do your teeth reveal about your diet?

Researchers discover unexpected dual role of immune system protein

Academic Opinion: Malaysia Airlines MH17 - Put safety before profit in war zones



Tooth plaque analysis provides unique insights into our prehistoric ancestors' diets.

Leicester researchers - have release new evidence on the protein properdin.

Dr Simon Bennett asks what we can learn from the tragedy.

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Memories of Joe Orton by his sister

In this podcast interview recorded by the News Centre, Leicester-born playwright Joe Orton's sister, Leonie Orton Barnett shares her memories of her infamous brother as the University celebrates the 50th anniversary of his first play, Entertaining Mr Sloane.

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Richard III - The tomb design

The University during WWI

Shields Up! Physics of Star Wars

Leicester Cathedral has unveiled the final design of the tomb that will house Richard III's remains and that Michael Ibsen will make the coffin.

In this video, Colin Hyde describes what Leicester and the site of the University as we know it today, were like during the First World War.


Three fourth year physics students answer the question 'Could deflector shields seen in Star Wars really defend a space ship against laser attack?'.

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