Showcase of University of Leicester research and innovation to go on tour

Posted by pt91 at Apr 20, 2017 11:59 AM |
An exhibition of 50 images capturing the cutting-edge research of the University will go on display at Leicester locations from 26 April

Issued by University of Leicester Press Office on 20 April 2017

A selection of images from the exhibition are available to download here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/nv6mvr6kp9rwk9a/AABgbB3SuvC1GP-4NT1Ty0d8a?dl=0

An exhibition of the current work of the University of Leicester’s research community will be going on display at locations around Leicester from April, highlighting some of the key research innovations currently taking place from across our academic departments.

The first stop for the Images of Research event will be the Attenborough Arts Centre on 26 April between 9am and 6pm, and is open to students, staff and members of the public. The exhibition then moves to the University’s Botanic Garden in Oadby, where it will be up from 1 - 4 June. This year’s competition, which was open to staff entries for the first time, builds on the Graduate School’s PhDepictions competition which showcases the photography of the University’s postgraduate researchers. The event is free and open to all.

The Attenborough Arts Centre provides the perfect venue to view the images as works of art, as well as discovering the story of cutting edge research behind each piece. The event aims to give an insight into the wide range of research carried out at the University of Leicester and the way that this research can make a difference to society.

Professor Paul Monks, Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Head of the College of Science and Engineering, said: “Images of Research showcases not only the beauty of research as an aesthetic, but also the incredible innovation being undertaken across all areas of research and innovation at the University of Leicester.”

Provost Professor Mark Peel said: “In just fifty pictures, Images of Research conveys the richness, diversity and impact of University of Leicester research in a way that words alone could never do. Across every discipline, you can see the fascinating question that led to the research and the impact of the answer on how we think, act and feel.”

Earlier this year, a distinguished panel of judges selected images for awards in a number of categories including a prize for the best entry from each college, and a prize from the Students’ Union for the best image from a postgraduate research student. Over 100 images were originally submitted to the competition and 51 shortlisted images will be displayed for public viewing.

A list of winners with a gallery of their images is online here: http://www2.le.ac.uk/news/blog/2017-archive/february/from-black-holes-to-ancient-fossils-innovative-images-highlight-university-research

The 2016 PhDepictions prize for best photograph went to Robert Ott’s ‘The Callus’, with Riya George as runner up for her photograph, ‘Seeing the person behind the patient’.

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For more information contact Dr Meera Warrier on mw189@le.ac.uk

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