March 2011

Leicester Exchanges debate - report online

Leicester Exchanges debate - report online

Posted by mjs76 at Mar 24, 2011 03:23 PM |

If you missed yesterday’s live debate in London about prison reform, you can now read a summary of the views expressed by our panellists.

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'Nudging' is nothing new, according to Leicester historian

'Nudging' is nothing new, according to Leicester historian

Posted by pt91 at Mar 22, 2011 05:20 PM |

The coalition government has planned some sweeping reforms to the NHS and welfare services, but are the ideas that underpin these changes really that modern?

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University of Leicester in the News: 14 to 20 March 2011

University of Leicester in the News: 14 to 20 March 2011

Posted by pt91 at Mar 22, 2011 04:20 PM |

A regular review of coverage of the University in the media

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Leicester Exchanges live debates launch in London

Leicester Exchanges live debates launch in London

Posted by pt91 at Mar 22, 2011 02:30 PM |

The Leicester Exchanges live debates debut this week with a discussion on the pros and cons of prison reform by four expert panellists.

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Five Leicester researchers who SET an example

Five Leicester researchers who SET an example

Posted by pt91 at Mar 21, 2011 02:50 PM |

On 14 March, 60 promising researchers travelled down to the House of Commons to present some of the impressive work that they have begun their careers with for a national poster competition.

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'Victorian era' under microscope

'Victorian era' under microscope

Posted by vm64 at Mar 21, 2011 10:35 AM |

Free public lecture on 22 March will explore the year 1859 and the benefits of micro-history.

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What's on this week at the University of Leicester

Posted by mjs76 at Mar 20, 2011 09:00 AM |

Events from Monday 21 March to Sunday 27 March 2011.

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Holocaust lectures by survivor and film director

Holocaust lectures by survivor and film director

Posted by mjs76 at Mar 18, 2011 04:25 PM |

The Stanley Burton Centre for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, which is based at the University of Leicester, presents two important public lectures next week.

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Alumni astronomy lecture sold out

Alumni astronomy lecture sold out

Posted by mjs76 at Mar 17, 2011 05:26 PM |

All tickets gone for Heather Couper and Nigel Henbest. Sorry.

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Exhibition on endangered primates wins award for best budget

Exhibition on endangered primates wins award for best budget

Posted by pt91 at Mar 17, 2011 05:00 PM |

A Museum Studies student at the University of Leicester has won an award for an exhibition she has curated.

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The Students' Union redevelopment officially opens

The Students' Union redevelopment officially opens

Posted by pt91 at Mar 17, 2011 12:20 PM |

The final brick has been laid, the last lick of paint applied: today, the redeveloped Percy Gee building celebrates its official opening!

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University of Leicester in the News: 7 to 13 March 2011

University of Leicester in the News: 7 to 13 March 2011

Posted by pt91 at Mar 17, 2011 11:43 AM |

A regular review of coverage of the University in the media

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Love Thy Neighbour, I Claudius and Thunderbirds: TV conference on 8 April

Love Thy Neighbour, I Claudius and Thunderbirds: TV conference on 8 April

Posted by mjs76 at Mar 16, 2011 03:46 PM |

When a conference is called The Politics of Television Space and includes programme items on Doctor Who, Fireball XL5 and Quatermass, you could be forgiven for thinking that it’s some sort of sci-fi convention. But you would be wrong, because the theme is studio space, not outer space.

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Forty million mile walkies: a whole new type of Martian Rover

Forty million mile walkies: a whole new type of Martian Rover

Posted by mjs76 at Mar 15, 2011 02:45 PM |

Undergraduates programme robot dog for Martian excursion.

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Leicester graduates in the news: Jason Taylor

Leicester graduates in the news: Jason Taylor

Posted by mjs76 at Mar 15, 2011 02:09 PM |

The Halifax Evening Courier has a short interview with a Leicester geology graduate whose job takes him up and down mountains.

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English Lecturer blogs on social media

English Lecturer blogs on social media

Posted by mjs76 at Mar 15, 2011 12:05 PM |

Dr Ruth Page from our School of English has contributed an opinion piece on digital media to the Guardian’s newly launched Higher Education Network.

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Varsity football this Monday at Walkers Stadium

Varsity football this Monday at Walkers Stadium

Posted by mjs76 at Mar 15, 2011 10:50 AM |

Men’s and women’s teams up against De Montfort University on 21 March.

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Challenging conventions and celebrating the unusual at Museum Studies conference

Challenging conventions and celebrating the unusual at Museum Studies conference

Posted by mjs76 at Mar 14, 2011 05:08 PM |

Our School of Museum Studies goes down the rabbit hole this month with a three-day conference on the odd and eccentric in museum.

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In the pursuit of eco-driving: public lecture on 24 March

In the pursuit of eco-driving: public lecture on 24 March

Posted by vm64 at Mar 14, 2011 12:00 PM |

With the rise of environmental concerns there is a lot of buzz about cutting emissions, environmentally friendly products and greener motoring, like hydrogen cars. But what are the latter exactly?

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A busy week for the University Orchestra

A busy week for the University Orchestra

Posted by mjs76 at Mar 14, 2011 11:27 AM |

Our Orchestral Society has gigs on Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday. There’s ballet too!

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