Vice-Chancellor reflects on University in new book

Posted by mjs76 at Jul 20, 2010 11:55 AM |
Photographic record of 50 years of Higher Education.

Our Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Robert Burgess and our Assistant Registrar, Jo Wood, have collaborated on a new book, published by the University.

Reflections of the University of Leicester is a large-format, softback volume, packed with pictures and text about the past half-century at the University. Rather than being a strictly historical record of the University’s origins, growth and development, this is a coffee table book with more than 400 photographs of people, buildings, events and facilities. Some pictures have been dug out of the University’s archives while others come from the files of The Ripple, our long-established student newspaper.

The accompanying text provides explanation and background, and together the words and images give a thoroughly comprehensive view of Higher Education in Leicester since 1958.

The 148-page book costs £14.50 from our retail website. Or, if you’re on campus, signed copies are available in the University Bookshop.

(If you do want a historical record of the University’s origins, growth and development, you should seek out a secondhand copy of Brian Burch’s out-of-print 1996 work The University of Leicester: A History, 1921-1996.)