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 Learn how modern museums can improve social awareness, human rights and health
Free world-first online course offered to members of the public by University of Leicester starting 1 June
Blog Entry Hate crime film recognised with two prestigious awards
Learning on Screen Awards praise ‘powerful production’ of ‘The Harms of Hate’
Blog Entry University of Leicester hosts the region's biggest student convention
East Midlands UCAS convention to be held on Wednesday (April 22) and Thursday (April 23)
Blog Entry Next-generation genetic techniques explored at upcoming conference to celebrate 30 year anniversary of discovery of DNA fingerprinting
University of Leicester event to explore the changing world of forensic science research on Wednesday 15 April
Blog Entry Did Richard III manage to keep his scoliosis a secret up until his death in 1485?
University of Leicester academic looks at historical sources about Richard’s physique and posthumous reputation in new paper
Blog Entry Research by Dr Turi King, University of Leicester geneticist, into the ancestry of King Richard III
New evidence uncovered of another break in the male lineage to be revealed at the Science Museum on 25 March
Blog Entry Sherlock star is Richard III's second cousin according to leading historian from the University of Leicester
Research by Professor Kevin Schürer links Benedict Cumberbatch – who is set to play Richard III in BBC drama – to the former monarch
Blog Entry Family and foes reunited: Historic reception hosted by University of Leicester brings together people connected by a bloody history
Descendants from the Battle of Bosworth – where King Richard III was killed – are brought together for the first time ahead of the reinterment by research from the University of Leicester
Blog Entry Dame Carol Ann Duffy writes for Richard lll
Poem written by Poet Laureate will be read by actor Benedict Cumberbatch at service of reinterment
Blog Entry King Richard III: Life, Death and DNA
New exhibit at the Science Museum opens on 25 March
Blog Entry HRH The Duke of Gloucester to visit heart disease research centre
‘We hope to demonstrate how we created the Centre through engagement with our local community and their tremendous philanthropic support’ - Professor Sir Nilesh Samani, University of Leicester
Blog Entry Conference explores immigration’s deep and complex history
Universities of Leicester and York involved in study of historical treatment of foreigners –including in the era of King Richard III
Blog Entry Richard III-era Bible to mark reinterment ceremony
500-year-old Bible from University of Leicester Special Collections forms part of Service of Compline at Leicester Cathedral
Blog Entry University of Leicester: King Richard III media operational note
Media opportunities from the University that discovered and identified the mortal remains of King Richard III
Blog Entry Solar eclipse echoes the fantastic astronomical events which took place during the time of Richard III
Historical astronomical data of the time of Richard III and the Battle of Bosworth examined by University of Leicester
Blog Entry What do we really know about King Richard III?
Factual and fictional portrayals of the last Plantagenet King explored at public open day on Saturday 21 March
Blog Entry University of Leicester archaeologists identify ingredients for medieval dishes served during King Richard III’s reign
Museum volunteers recreate medieval recipes using University research for an event at Jewry Wall Museum on Sunday 22 March
Blog Entry ‘Beyond reasonable doubt’: The official behind-the-scenes story of one of the most important archaeological discoveries in recent history
The Grey Friars research team with Professor Lin Foxhall and Maev Kennedy to publish book exploring for the first time the complete story behind the identification of Richard III
Blog Entry Seven year itch: evidence suggests Henry VIII may have been close to taking a seventh wife before his death
Former University of Leicester historian David Baldwin explores monarch’s secret love in new book
Blog Entry New film footage provides unique insight into archaeological dig at King Richard III's burial site
University of Leicester reveals time-lapse recording of second excavation at the site of the Grey Friars

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