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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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Leicester plays key role in BBC Secret Life of Sue Townsend (Aged 68 ¾) programme

Leicester plays key role in BBC Secret Life of Sue Townsend (Aged 68 ¾) programme

Posted by ap507 at Oct 14, 2016 12:55 PM |

Our University contributes to programme being aired on BBC 2 at 9pm on Saturday 15 October

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New BBC Radio 3 drama inspired by rare Joe Orton manuscript

New BBC Radio 3 drama inspired by rare Joe Orton manuscript

Posted by ap507 at Oct 07, 2016 10:30 AM |

Previously unpublished story contained within our Joe Orton Archive to be featured in ‘The Visa Affair’ on Sunday 9 October

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New exhibition showcases vast range of scrapbook uses throughout history

New exhibition showcases vast range of scrapbook uses throughout history

Posted by ap507 at Oct 04, 2016 02:17 PM |

Special Collections exhibition running until Friday 3 February 2017

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Giant rhinos and letters home: historical Freshers’ Weeks at our University

Giant rhinos and letters home: historical Freshers’ Weeks at our University

Posted by ap507 at Sep 26, 2016 10:50 AM |

Special Collections showcases memories of Freshers’ Week on campus since the 1930s

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New book on bisexuality to debut at Leicester Pride

New book on bisexuality to debut at Leicester Pride

Posted by er134 at Sep 01, 2016 12:10 PM |

Book co-curated by University staff member will feature at LGBT event on Saturday 3 September

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Destruction of Old St Paul’s Cathedral highlights Great Fire of London's devastating impact

Destruction of Old St Paul’s Cathedral highlights Great Fire of London's devastating impact

Posted by ap507 at Sep 01, 2016 10:55 AM |

On 350th anniversary of the fire, our Special Collections examines eye-witness accounts and the Cathedral’s unfortunate history with fire

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15th century Bible used during reinterment of Richard III highlights Leicester’s rich heritage

15th century Bible used during reinterment of Richard III highlights Leicester’s rich heritage

Posted by ap507 at Sep 01, 2016 09:45 AM |

Public tours reveal local treasures on Saturday 10 September as part of this year’s Heritage Open Days

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Expert opinions cover magic, glass, Obama's nuclear policy, Kenya and banning the 'burquini'

Expert opinions cover magic, glass, Obama's nuclear policy, Kenya and banning the 'burquini'

Posted by ap507 at Aug 24, 2016 09:55 AM |

Think: Leicester talking points: a range of topical issues tackled by academics between 18 - 24 August

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19th century cake and icing recipes highlight historical approaches to baking

19th century cake and icing recipes highlight historical approaches to baking

Posted by ap507 at Aug 16, 2016 01:10 PM |

University's Special Collections features historical recipes for Bake Off delights Shrowsbury Cake and icing

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“We must celebrate”: England’s World Cup win 50 years on

“We must celebrate”: England’s World Cup win 50 years on

Posted by ap507 at Jul 29, 2016 03:30 PM |

University's Special Collections highlights images and cuttings about champion goalkeeper Gordon Banks from the Leicester Mercury Archive held by the University Library

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Beatrix Potter 150th anniversary

Beatrix Potter 150th anniversary

Posted by er134 at Jul 28, 2016 12:30 PM |

Early editions available to read at the University Library Special Collections room

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Exhibition showcases ‘fascinating relationship’ between India and Britain between 17th and 20th centuries

Exhibition showcases ‘fascinating relationship’ between India and Britain between 17th and 20th centuries

Posted by ap507 at Jun 23, 2016 10:15 AM |

‘Strangers in the Land – Impressions of India’ exhibition running until 30 September in the David Wilson Library features a wealth of historical materials

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Expert opinions cover Gibraltar in the EU debate and Mary Berry's Bakewell tart recipe and online archiving

Expert opinions cover Gibraltar in the EU debate and Mary Berry's Bakewell tart recipe and online archiving

Posted by ap507 at May 24, 2016 01:45 PM |

Think: Leicester talking points: a range of topical issues tackled by academics between 19 - 25 May

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The Bulletin - Leicester academics involved in national stillbirth study

The Bulletin - Leicester academics involved in national stillbirth study

Posted by ngi2 at May 18, 2016 09:33 AM |

The latest news from the University of Leicester News Centre in under five minutes.

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Leicester City’s success was written in a 120 year-old football prophecy

Leicester City’s success was written in a 120 year-old football prophecy

Posted by ap507 at May 13, 2016 11:45 AM |

University of Leicester Archives and Special Collections host statements from Leicester Fosse Football Club fans in 1895 outlining dreams to become top of the league

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The Bulletin - Leicester geology students record biggest ever Vardyquake

The Bulletin - Leicester geology students record biggest ever Vardyquake

Posted by ngi2 at May 11, 2016 12:00 PM |

The latest news from the University of Leicester News Centre in under five minutes.

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Glimpses of the young David Attenborough from the University Archives

Glimpses of the young David Attenborough from the University Archives

Posted by ap507 at May 10, 2016 11:25 AM |

Special Collections archive contains information about David Attenborough's early aspirations during the time he lived on campus

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The forerunners of Leicester City FC

The forerunners of Leicester City FC

Posted by ap507 at May 06, 2016 01:10 PM |

Margaret Maclean from the Special Collections explores Leicester Fosse Football Team and their journey from small non-league club to a high-performer in the Second Division of the Football League

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May Day: early 19th century traditions

May Day: early 19th century traditions

Posted by ap507 at Apr 29, 2016 04:20 PM |

University Special Collections Archive writes about an unusual early nineteenth century May Day custom - placing branches outside neighbouring homes

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