August

Blog Entry Fruit flies swoop into school science lessons
University of Leicester scientists develop innovative educational programme for GCSE and A-Level pupils using live fruit flies
Blog Entry Credit unions expert praises Church of England’s challenge to Wonga
Dr Peter Davis, an international expert on credit unions, describes pay day loans as a “modern form of high street usury”
Blog Entry Wealth of finds uncovered during second dig at site of Richard III’s grave
University of Leicester archaeologists have completed their second excavation of the Grey Friars church in Leicester
Blog Entry Emotional end of final dig at Richard III site
University of Leicester archaeologists have closed the gates for the last time at the site of Grey Friars church in Leicester
Blog Entry In a galaxy 4 billion light-years away... astronomers find ‘smoking gun' trail after gamma-ray blast
University of Leicester astronomers find evidence for a new kind of cosmic explosion, called a kilonova - which has been theorised before, but never seen
Blog Entry University of Leicester extends partnership with Santander Universities
The University of Leicester has extended its successful partnership with Santander Universities UK to support more postgraduate scholarships, internships, summer schools and travel awards
Blog Entry City arts venues celebrate Richard Attenborough’s 90th birthday
Two arts venues are inviting the people of Leicester to join in their celebrations to mark the 90th birthday of Leicester City of Culture 2017 supporter Lord Richard Attenborough
Blog Entry £93 million package of support announced for UK’s health industries
University of Leicester receives funding to engage in vital heart research
Blog Entry New study to explore whether age and gender impacts how we perceive movement
University of Leicester researcher investigates the factors that affect motion perception
Blog Entry East Midlands to receive £28.4m funding for health research
Research led by University of Leicester health expert aims to speed up impact for patients across the region
Blog Entry Gibraltarians suffer most in latest Gibraltar border tensions
University of Leicester academic claims that the current row over Gibraltar is being used as a diversionary tactic by the Spanish Government
Blog Entry Drugs arrests in Peru
University of Leicester expert comments on release of arrest footage
Blog Entry FutureLearn to go live in September with its first set of free courses
The Open Beta phase will give first look to people who have signed up on FutureLearn.com
Blog Entry Leicester forensic experts create UK’s first cat DNA database
University of Leicester researchers use DNA evidence from cats for the first time in UK courts to help convict killer David Hilder
Blog Entry Leicester researchers help discover new target for anti-cancer drugs
University of Leicester cancer experts have helped to map the interactions in a team of proteins which play a key role in cell division
Blog Entry Richard III - University of Leicester press statement following permission judgment
University comments on recent ruling by High Court
Blog Entry Ofsted inspectors commend University nursery in their first visit
Children are ‘motivated, keen and eager to learn’
Blog Entry College Hall redevelopment to preserve student prank from the 1960s
A new University of Leicester conference venue at the former College Hall will feature a plaque on a boulder dropped in the hall’s pond by students
Blog Entry New film celebrates memories of Lord Richard Attenborough in Leicester
Local figures, childhood friends, and colleagues share their experience in Embrace Arts-commissioned film
Blog Entry Richard III’s skeleton came within inches of destruction
University of Leicester archaeologists describe massive disturbance on Grey Friars site – one year on from the start of the Search for Richard III on 25 August
Blog Entry Leicester researchers discover a potential molecular defence against Huntington’s disease
University of Leicester experts discover glutathione peroxidase activity improves symptoms in models of the neurodegenerative disorder
Blog Entry Recipe for Britain’s first chilled chocolate treats discovered
University of Leicester lecturer reveals how chocolate was ‘hot property’ in 17th century – and subject to rules for safe consumption
Blog Entry Sir Terry Wogan returns to University of Leicester for annual charity convention
Sir Terry will visit the annual Terry's Old Geezers or Gals convention at the University of Leicester on Saturday, 31 August
Blog Entry Result of Lindsay Sandiford’s second appeal – Reaction by University of Leicester criminologist
Dr Jennifer Fleetwood provides expert comment

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