From Roman to Late Medieval: one and a half millennia of Leicester history

Posted by mjs76 at Sep 14, 2012 01:58 PM |
A public lecture on 1 October will encompass 1,500 years of Leicester’s history – including certain recent developments.

The event is the City Mayor’s Lecture, being delivered by Richard Buckley from University of Leicester Archaeological Services who has been leading the dig for you-know-who. The lecture will focus on the city's first 1,500 years of existence, finishing at the end of medieval period, and will explain how recent research and discoveries have shed light on the diet, health and lives of the population throughout the city's history.

Richard will be joined by the City Mayor himself, Sir Peter Soulsby, who will detail the Connecting Leicester plans, which aim to reconnect historical areas of the city that have been separated by developments in the last century.

The lecture takes place on Monday 1 October, from 6.30pm to 8.00pm. Although the venue is the Peter Williams Lecture Theatre here on campus, the event itself is being organised by Leicester City Council, to whom all enquiries should be directed.

The lecture is free to attend but booking is recommended. Book your place at leicester.gov.uk/citymayorlecture or telephone 0116 252 6085