November 2010

Michael Palin's Leicester adventure: famous global traveller speaks to geographers

Michael Palin's Leicester adventure: famous global traveller speaks to geographers

Posted by mjs76 at Nov 04, 2010 03:05 PM |

The University of Leicester recently hosted a talk by the President of the Royal Geographical Society. This would be prestigious enough at any time but was particularly interesting as the current President is also a bestselling author, globe-trotting TV presenter and former dead parrot retailer.

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Leicester and Leicestershire Roll of Honour available to view on Remembrance Day

Leicester and Leicestershire Roll of Honour available to view on Remembrance Day

Posted by mjs76 at Nov 04, 2010 12:20 PM |

The University Library will provide public access on 11 November to an important historical document listing local WW1 casualties.

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Criminology Postgraduate Research Open Afternoon, 10 November

Criminology Postgraduate Research Open Afternoon, 10 November

Posted by mjs76 at Nov 03, 2010 03:10 PM |

Interested in criminology? Thinking of doing a PhD? Our Department of Criminology has an Open Afternoon next Wednesday, with a talk about 19th century transvestites thrown in for good measure.

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Public launch event for early English manuscripts resource, 10 November

Public launch event for early English manuscripts resource, 10 November

Posted by mjs76 at Nov 02, 2010 03:10 PM |

An important new resource on early medieval manuscripts launches next week with a public event. 'The Production and Use of English Manuscripts 1060-1220' is the result of extensive research by academics from the Universities of Leicester and Leeds into the earliest surviving English language documents.

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Local films for local people: conservation project trains up film-makers in Africa

Local films for local people: conservation project trains up film-makers in Africa

Posted by mjs76 at Nov 02, 2010 01:58 PM |

Film is a great way to engage people in conservation matters but usually those films and TV programmes are made by professional wildlife film-makers. Which is fine for global audiences, but if a film with a conservation message is aimed at a community, wouldn’t it be better if it was made by someone in that community?

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Christmas wreath-making workshop, 4 December

Christmas wreath-making workshop, 4 December

Posted by mjs76 at Nov 01, 2010 05:06 PM |

With just eight weeks to go until Christmas, now is the time to start thinking about precisely what you’re going to hang on your front door. Which means that now is the time to sign up for the University Botanic Garden’s Christmas garden tour and wreath-making workshop.

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