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


Richard III brings almost £60 million to the city

Discovery of Last Plantagenet King brought in more than £59 million to Leicester's economy from the time of the discovery to the reinterment.

News Highlights

NASA's WISE finds universe's most luminous galaxy to date

New species of ancient 'tongue worm' discovered

Think Leicester: Islamic State layers grief upon grief for Syrians





Tongue worm



Professor Andrew Blain involved in dazzling discovery.

425-million-year-old fossil is the first parasite of its kind to be found intact with its host.

Professor Simon James discusses the atrocities committed by IS in destroying World Heritage sites, including Ancient Palmyra.

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Why porn doesn't empower women

In this podcast, Dr Heather Brunskell-Evans from the University of Leicester's Centre for Medical Humanities discusses her research into pornography.

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Students bounce back from exam stress

University of Leicester Racing Team

Centre for Medicine environmental impact

In this video, you can experience first hand a giant inflatable assault course at the University of Leicester to help students bounce back from exam stress. In this film, students from the University of Leicester's Racing Team discuss their progress in making a Formula 1 car to race at this year's international Formula Student competition.

In this video Steve O'Connor, Director of Development and Paul Nesbitt from Willmott Dixon discuss the envrionmental impact of the new Centre for Medicine which will be the largest Passivhaus in the UK.

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