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The Queen's 90th - University reflections

The Queen's 90th - University reflections

Posted by er134 at Apr 21, 2016 12:45 PM |

Looking back at HM The Queen's visits to the University campus in 1958 and 2008

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Lifting and Heaving: An Easter Custom

Lifting and Heaving: An Easter Custom

Posted by ap507 at Mar 24, 2016 01:10 PM |

19th century Easter tradition involved kissing, financial rewards and being elevated into the air on a grand chair

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A garden fit for a king?

A garden fit for a king?

Posted by ap507 at Mar 17, 2016 10:10 AM |

University Library’s Special Collections archive houses works of 17th century writer John Evelyn, who recalls how his prized garden hedge was vandalised by Peter the Great of Russia…

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Exhibition of artist and writer Rigby Graham’s works

Exhibition of artist and writer Rigby Graham’s works

Posted by ap507 at Mar 07, 2016 01:49 PM |

Revered landscape painter exhibition running until 27 May

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Don't try this at home! How to make fireworks - 17th-century style

Don't try this at home! How to make fireworks - 17th-century style

Posted by ap507 at Nov 04, 2015 02:30 PM |

John Babington's Pyrotechnia, published in 1635 and held within the Library's Special Collections, is the first description of recreational fireworks written in English

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University joins prestigious UK library network

University joins prestigious UK library network

Posted by ap507 at Jun 25, 2015 04:35 PM |

Research Libraries UK expands its membership

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Engelbert Humperdinck receives new Seat of Learning tribute

Engelbert Humperdinck receives new Seat of Learning tribute

Posted by ap507 at May 01, 2015 11:59 AM |

Doctor of Music recognised by fan base with gift to University of Leicester Library

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Lights, Camera, ReAction

Lights, Camera, ReAction

Posted by er134 at Apr 27, 2015 04:38 PM |

New online feature shows University of Leicester in the media limelight

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Exhibition illustrates perspectives on the First World War

Exhibition illustrates perspectives on the First World War

Posted by pt91 at Dec 23, 2014 12:55 PM |

Items from the Special Collections on display in David Wilson Library

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First World War comic collection to retell forgotten story of women’s hospitals

First World War comic collection to retell forgotten story of women’s hospitals

Posted by ap507 at Nov 17, 2014 10:00 AM |

New anthology to mark centenary includes story by University librarian, the book signing for which will be taking place on 2 December

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Life and work of bestselling author Sue Townsend celebrated in new exhibition

Life and work of bestselling author Sue Townsend celebrated in new exhibition

Posted by ap507 at Sep 04, 2014 10:30 AM |

Exhibition in memory of Leicester author Sue Townsend running until 4 January 2015

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BBC Arts Editor Will Gompertz visits the Joe Orton Archive for Today programme feature

BBC Arts Editor Will Gompertz visits the Joe Orton Archive for Today programme feature

Posted by pt91 at Jun 25, 2014 05:10 PM |

University to mark 50th Anniversary of Entertaining Mr Sloane in free public event on Sunday 29

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Queen's Birthday Honours: MBE for Pro-Vice-Chancellor

Queen's Birthday Honours: MBE for Pro-Vice-Chancellor

Posted by pt91 at Jun 13, 2014 10:40 PM |

Christine Fyfe recognised for contributions to librarianship

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World-class libraries open their doors to UK academics

World-class libraries open their doors to UK academics

Posted by ap507 at May 30, 2014 10:40 AM |

Postgraduate student Borbala Nyiri offered prestigious research fellowship

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Festival welcomes research funders to campus

Festival welcomes research funders to campus

Posted by er134 at Mar 18, 2014 01:13 PM |

Event to take place from Thursday 27 March to Friday 4 April

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Don’t be sheepish: Leicester memories sought from ‘Baa-Baas’ games

Don’t be sheepish: Leicester memories sought from ‘Baa-Baas’ games

Posted by pt91 at Mar 10, 2014 01:11 PM |

Rugby fans invited to contribute to digital archive of historic Tigers vs Barbarians matches on 18 March

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University announces new Vice-Chancellor

University announces new Vice-Chancellor

Posted by pt91 |

Chief Executive of the Economic and Social Research Council and President of Science Europe, Professor Paul Boyle, to succeed Professor Sir Bob Burgess in October

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Life as an undergraduate – in the 1950s

Life as an undergraduate – in the 1950s

Posted by pt91 at Jan 15, 2014 02:10 PM |

Exhibition reveals the reality of studying in the 1950s, from coffee price hikes to chilly halls

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University library exhibits award-winning artwork

University library exhibits award-winning artwork

Posted by hct16 at Sep 19, 2013 09:05 AM |

Artwork and Storytelling exhibition in the David Wilson Library showcases illustrator and author duo's work

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£55m boost for University campus development

£55m boost for University campus development

Posted by er134 at Jul 30, 2013 01:15 PM |

Record investment will contribute towards to new energy-efficient building projects across University of Leicester campus

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