The Search for Richard III - Press updates

Check here regularly for the latest press information on the University of Leicester and Leicester City Council's search for the mortal remains of King Richard III, in association with the Richard III Society.
Blog Entry Big stars and a big moon to shine in Leicester
British Science Week in Leicester from 9 March to 18 March offers galaxy of events for all the family
Blog Entry Lord Willetts, former Universities and Science Minister, announced as new Chancellor of University of Leicester
Lord Willetts, an honorary graduate of Leicester, to become the University’s seventh Chancellor
Blog Entry Former burial place of King Richard III protected as a nationally-important archaeological site
Site where University of Leicester archaeologists uncovered remains is granted protection
Blog Entry New exhibition by University of Leicester artists in residence visualises DNA research
Exhibition runs from 10 November – 11 January in the University’s Charles Wilson Building
Blog Entry University of Leicester launches new community counting materials for children
Poster and playing cards featuring local schoolchildren and Leicester legends Mark Selby, Professor Sir Alec Jeffreys and Richard III to be launched at event on Tuesday 4 July
Blog Entry World-class achievements celebrated at University of Leicester
University awards recognise impact of research
Blog Entry Poetry and photograph exhibition at Leicester Cathedral to shed light on important moments in our lives
University of Leicester free public installation runs from 25 May to 10 June at Leicester Cathedral
Blog Entry New community archaeology project in town associated with King Richard III receives funding
University of Leicester and Market Bosworth Society project awarded National Lottery grant to enable residents to uncover Market Bosworth’s history
Blog Entry Michael Morpurgo to speak to packed audience at University of Leicester
Former children’s laureate to deliver 2017 Annual Creative Writing Lecture on 4 May
Blog Entry University of Leicester geneticists to present at Who Do You Think You Are? Live
Dr Turi King and Professor Mark Jobling will discuss their research on the discovery of Richard III and DNA landscapes of Britain and Western Europe on 6 and 7 April
Blog Entry Faith in medication film for national award
Video shows faith-based approaches to animal-derived ingredients in medications
Blog Entry Richard III by numbers: How forensic statistics nailed the identity of the ‘Last Plantagenet’
Professor Kevin Schürer to give free public talk on Tuesday 28 March at the University of Leicester
Blog Entry Sir David and Michael Attenborough pledge support for University of Leicester’s centenary celebrations
English broadcaster and theatre director nephew are announced as centenary patrons during annual alumni dinner
Blog Entry Leicester academic revives Joe Orton’s mischievous alter ego ‘Mrs Edna Welthorpe’
A production of What the Butler Saw at Curve prompts an unusual response
Blog Entry Leicester artists begin new project to explore creative and visual responses to DNA research
Ruth Singer and Gillian McFarland will be based in the University of Leicester’s Department of Genetics
Blog Entry Members of Richard III team at University of Leicester in new project to identify one of Jack the Ripper’s victims
Research reveals likelihood of finding and identifying Mary Jane Kelly – and using DNA to determine her true identity
Blog Entry Unique insights into the time of Richard III offered through free online course
University of Leicester and FutureLearn continue popular course about life and times of the last Plantagenet King
Blog Entry Leicester DNA and Forensic Science Centre
University of Leicester and King Richard III Visitor Centre lead new partnership
Blog Entry Richard III geneticist among those nominated for national archaeology award
The team, headed by Dr Turi King, who carried out the DNA analysis in the King Richard III case is shortlisted for The Current Archaeology Award for Archaeological Innovation of the last 50 years
Blog Entry University of Leicester project nominated for national archaeology award
Excavation of Roman Cemetery in Leicester up for Current Archaeology Award 2017

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