September

Garters and gardens, comfort and convenience

Garters and gardens, comfort and convenience

Our Centre for the Study of the Country House is organising a series of Study Days over the coming months with the first one on 14 September.

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Fresh Festival details available

Fresh Festival details available

Full two-week schedule of dancing, drinking and dodgy haircuts.

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Leicester students attend UN replica for young people

Leicester students attend UN replica for young people

Two students from the University of Leicester travelled to Bulgaria this summer for the third SOFIMUN: Sofia International Model United Nations.

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A new angle on the Angles (and the Saxons and the Vikings...)

A new angle on the Angles (and the Saxons and the Vikings...)

Leicester departments work together for historical-genetic analysis of how the early British population was built up.

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Leicester Award celebration photos

Leicester Award celebration photos

The Leicester Award for Employability provides our students with opportunities for developing their skills and expertise outside the regular curriculum.

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Arguing the Anthropocene in Aspen

Arguing the Anthropocene in Aspen

Leicester Geologist discusses the influence of human activity on the planet: videos online.

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Pointing the (zinc) finger: protein identified as factor in genetic recombination

Pointing the (zinc) finger: protein identified as factor in genetic recombination

Professor Sir Alec Jeffreys, whose work famously led to the development of genetic fingerprinting, has co-authored an important new paper on the genetic basis of human diversity.

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Skulls and sculptures, meteorites and mining: Geology teachers to convene on Leicester

Skulls and sculptures, meteorites and mining: Geology teachers to convene on Leicester

The annual conference of the Earth Science Teachers Association (ESTA) takes place at the University of Leicester next week, hosted by our Department of Geology.

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Leicester jumps up global rankings

Leicester jumps up global rankings

Highest ever position reflects our continuing success. Go Leicester!

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A brace of arts courses at Embrace Arts

A brace of arts courses at Embrace Arts

The University of Leicester’s arts centre offers life-drawing and sculpture workshops.

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Shallow arguments and rocky debates

Shallow arguments and rocky debates

Leicester to host near-surface geology conference: call for papers.

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What's on this week at the University of Leicester

Events at the University of Leicester from Monday 20 September to Sunday 26 September 2010.

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Leicester archaeologists on telly this week

Leicester archaeologists on telly this week

Top historian Michael Wood enlists help of Leicester experts to investigate 2,000 years of Kibworth.

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Raising the fee cap "would create a price market"

Raising the fee cap "would create a price market"

Important new market research from the University of Leicester provides an insight into what might happen in the UK Higher Education sector if tuition fees rise.

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Dickens as soap opera: is Little Nell dead?

Dickens as soap opera: is Little Nell dead?

Find out how Victorians read Dickens at free event on 5 October. -- Charles Dickens is widely regarded as one of Britain’s greatest novelists but the irony is that many of his most famous works weren’t actually published as novels per se. Instead, they were serialised in weekly or monthly instalments in the popular magazines of the Victorian era.

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Children’s University graduation today

Children’s University graduation today

You know you’re getting old when graduates start looking younger. -- There’s a slightly different graduation ceremony taking place at the University of Leicester today. None of the graduates are older than 14 and some are as young as eight.

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Italian anti-fascist art on display

Italian anti-fascist art on display

Leicester expert curates exhibition on last days of Il Duce. -- An important exhibition of 20th century Italian political art opens in London tomorrow, curated by a team which includes Dr Simona Storchi from our School of Modern Languages.

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Police use of private security: New report from University company

A new research report from a University of Leicester spin-out company suggests the police service may have a resource in private security that could contribute to savings of up to £1 billion through collaboration and new ways of working.

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Leicester lecturer's new book extrapolates the universe from a pebble

Leicester lecturer's new book extrapolates the universe from a pebble

It’s a geological Recherche du Temps Perdu! -- Jan Zalasiewicz from our Department of Geology has been hailed as “a gifted new popular science writer” in a laudatory review of his new book in New Scientist.

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Professor opens Academy in Union tonight; Union at Academy tomorrow

Professor opens Academy in Union tonight; Union at Academy tomorrow

The O2 Academy Leicester officially opens its doors tonight with a concert by Professor Green, top British rapper and leading academic in our Department of Getting Down with the Kids.

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University of Leicester shortlisted for two Times Higher Ed Awards

University of Leicester shortlisted for two Times Higher Ed Awards

Times Higher Education has announced the nominees for its annual, highly prestigious awards – and this year Leicester is shortlisted in two categories.

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Study of advice and regrets among African Caribbean teenagers

A PhD student at the University of Leicester has conducted research into how African Caribbean teenagers in London cope with the transition from school to adult life.

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Public lecture on United Nations and human rights

Public lecture on United Nations and human rights

This year, the annual Jan Grodecki School of Law Lecture will be given by Professor Conor Gearty from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) who will speak on ‘The UN and Human Rights: Time for a Great Reawakening’.

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Astronomer receives Royal Society Fellowship

Astronomer receives Royal Society Fellowship

Leicester researcher honoured with Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowship announced this week.

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Leicester Conferences gets two award nods

Leicester Conferences gets two award nods

The University of Leicester’s conferencing and events service has been nominated in two categories at the 2010 MIMA awards.

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Green means go: O2 Academy launch photos

Green means go: O2 Academy launch photos

The Students’ Union has posted a great collection of photos from last week’s O2 Academy launch event featuring Professor Green.

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Running rings around a gas giant: Leicester Academic presents stunning new images of Saturn

Running rings around a gas giant: Leicester Academic presents stunning new images of Saturn

One of our astronomers, working on data from the Cassini mission, has presented some amazing new images of Saturn’s aurora at an international conference.

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Free radical honour for Leicester biochemist

Free radical honour for Leicester biochemist

Dr Marcus Cooke’s work on DNA damage acknowledged with prestigious award.

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The Marriage of Basil: Mozart's classic with a twist

The Marriage of Basil: Mozart's classic with a twist

Non accenni la guerra! -- A new take on The Marriage of Figaro comes to Leicester next month when Knighton Chamber Orchestra, in association with the University of Leicester’s arts centre Embrace Arts, present Mozart’s classic… in the style of Fawlty Towers.

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Leicester graduates in the news: Verena Siblal

Barbados-based news website The Bajan Reporter carries a profile of Leicester graduate and Trinidadian TV presenter Verena Siblal, who has an MA in Mass Communication.

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Enduring Freedom: new writing by Afghan women

An evening of dramatic readings on 3 October will highlight Afghan women’s view of the war in their country.

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Public lecture: Living the virtues in a time of austerity

Public lecture: Living the virtues in a time of austerity

The Archbishop of Westminster, the Most Reverend Vincent Nichols, will deliver the Provost Derek Hole Annual Public Lecture on Thursday 28 October.

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Meet the parents: Receptions for freshers' families this weekend

Meet the parents: Receptions for freshers' families this weekend

Parents of new students can find out about the University at family receptions on Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 October.

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New scholarship packages announced at University

New scholarship packages announced at University

Santander has announced £175,000 worth of scholarships for students and staff.

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