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 Learn about oral history and sound heritage at the University Library

Learn about oral history and sound heritage at the University Library

Posted by ew205 at May 15, 2018 10:16 AM |

Practical sessions on how to collect memories of your local community, or preserve sound recordings for future generations

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Opportunity to touch, smell and taste a ‘deconstructed’ medieval manuscript

Opportunity to touch, smell and taste a ‘deconstructed’ medieval manuscript

Posted by ew205 at Apr 12, 2018 12:23 PM |

Participants will be ‘touching the past’ as part of a research project from 16-25 April

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How women shaped University history

How women shaped University history

Posted by pt91 at Mar 08, 2018 01:55 PM |

Images provide snapshots of women’s influence

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Students and Staff explore brand new Digital Reading Room

Students and Staff explore brand new Digital Reading Room

Posted by ew205 at Feb 05, 2018 04:35 PM |

The Library's new interactive social learning space opened today

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National accreditation for University Library Archives and Record Office

National accreditation for University Library Archives and Record Office

Posted by ew205 at Jan 26, 2018 02:15 PM |

Both services will receive their respective accreditation awards on Monday 5 February

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Students discover Leicester's literary secrets on Joe Orton walking tour

Students discover Leicester's literary secrets on Joe Orton walking tour

Posted by crm28 at Oct 31, 2017 10:55 AM |

Students were treated to a special walking tour of Leicester's Orton-related landmarks

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Beautiful 19th century images of Egyptian monuments shed light on rediscovery of Ancient Egypt

Beautiful 19th century images of Egyptian monuments shed light on rediscovery of Ancient Egypt

Posted by ap507 at Sep 28, 2017 11:24 AM |

‘Buried beneath the sands’ exhibition to take place at our University until 12 November

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New online resource for local historians

New online resource for local historians

Posted by ap507 at Sep 13, 2017 03:30 PM |

Partnership between Centre for English Local History and University's Library comprises 100 theses covering subjects from medieval moats to hunting in Northamptonshire

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British summer holiday habits of the past explored by Leicester researchers

British summer holiday habits of the past explored by Leicester researchers

Posted by ap507 at Jul 31, 2017 04:45 PM |

Historical interviews show that seaside holidays and trips to local tourist attractions were popular choices in the 19th century

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Leicester researchers discover Charles Dickens artist's lost sketches in school textbook

Leicester researchers discover Charles Dickens artist's lost sketches in school textbook

Posted by ap507 at Jul 04, 2017 09:30 AM |

Illustrations are being displayed in the David Wilson Library until 31 July

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Historical artwork display to shed light on works of Dickens illustrator John Leech

Historical artwork display to shed light on works of Dickens illustrator John Leech

Posted by ap507 at Jun 08, 2017 02:40 PM |

Illustrations to be displayed in David Wilson Library until 31 July

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University involved in major audio preservation project

University involved in major audio preservation project

Posted by ap507 at Apr 12, 2017 11:42 AM |

‘Unlocking Our Sound Heritage’ project to preserve rich stories of UK’s diverse history

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Victorian games and 19th century school life showcased at new exhibition

Victorian games and 19th century school life showcased at new exhibition

Posted by ap507 at Mar 20, 2017 09:55 AM |

‘Victorian Schooldays’ exhibition running until 7 July in Library's Special Collections

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University contributes rare manuscript to major Sikh exhibition

University contributes rare manuscript to major Sikh exhibition

Posted by ap507 at Mar 10, 2017 09:30 AM |

Library display to showcase artefacts from 19th Century Anglo Sikh Wars

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The outlawed Shrove Tuesday tradition of Leicester

The outlawed Shrove Tuesday tradition of Leicester

Posted by ap507 at Feb 28, 2017 10:10 AM |

University’s Special Collections discusses how to evade a flogging by the Whipping Toms during the 19th century

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University to mark death of fallen soldier who played a part in its founding

University to mark death of fallen soldier who played a part in its founding

Posted by ap507 at Jan 20, 2017 10:25 AM |

Saturday 21 January 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the death in action of Lieutenant Eric Henry Janson Teasdale, who gave his life during the First World War

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The unruly Christmas party of the Tudor period

The unruly Christmas party of the Tudor period

Posted by ap507 at Dec 21, 2016 09:05 AM |

Special Collections explores the topsy-turvy world of the Tudor Christmas and the Lord of Misrule

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University life in the 1920s revealed through historical interview

University life in the 1920s revealed through historical interview

Posted by ap507 at Dec 19, 2016 10:55 AM |

New project explores 20th century experiences

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Fallen soldier whose family founded local building society remembered by our University

Fallen soldier whose family founded local building society remembered by our University

Posted by ap507 at Nov 02, 2016 12:03 PM |

Friday 4 November marks centenary of death of soldier Arthur Edward Davis who fought during First World War

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Early edition of Frankenstein in University archives gives rise to chilling story around its creation

Early edition of Frankenstein in University archives gives rise to chilling story around its creation

Posted by ap507 at Oct 31, 2016 09:40 AM |

During Halloween, Mary Shelley’s Gothic classic gets a new lease of life with talk about ghosts, vampires and a desire to ‘awaken thrilling horror’

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