New book: The Architecture of the Universities of Leicester

Posted by mjs76 at Jul 01, 2010 11:24 AM |
All about our buildings (and De Montfort’s too).

Dr Arthur Lyons knows a thing or two about 'the architecture of the universities of Leicester'. As a young man he studied for a PhD and a postdoc fellowship in our Department of Physical Chemistry (as was). A few years later he took up a teaching post at Leicester Polytechnic - which, in 1992, became De Montfort University – and remained there for more than 30 years as a lecturer in their School of Architecture and subsequently as Head of Quality in their Faculty of Art and Design.

Lyons’ new book, which has 176 pages and more than 400 illustrations, details the history, architecture, names, local context and current use of all the major buildings on both our campus and DMU’s. It also looks at the future development plans of both universities.

The book, which has its official launch this evening, is available from our campus bookshop, or Waterstones in town, or through Amazon. The cover price is £19.99.