Videos from 2014

A collection of the latest videos from the University of Leicester to illustrate our news and research. You can view all of our videos on the University of Leicester's YouTube channel.

Richard III - The DNA Analysis & Conclusion

Dr Turi King and Professor Kevin Schϋrer discuss the findings of the genetic and genealogical analysis in the King Richard III case. This includes coverage of all the genealogical research, and the results of the mitochondrial and Y chromosome analysis.

First published on 2 December 2014 

Is the Skeleton Found in Leicester Richard III?

Dr Turi King and Professor Kevin Schϋrer discuss the results of the Bayesian analysis of the all the evidence gathered in the search and scientific study of the skeletal remains found at the Greyfiars site in Leicester.

First published on 2 December 2014 

Richard III - Hair and eye colour

Dr Turi King discusses the findings of her analysis of Richard III’s DNA and the genes responsible for hair and eye colour. She visits the Society of Antiquaries of London to talk with Anooshka Rawden about the Arched Framed portrait of Richard III.

First published on 2 December 2014

Richard III and the Break in the Male Line

Dr Turi King and Professor Kevin Schϋrer discuss the findings of Y chromosome analysis in the King Richard III case and the theoretical consequences of the results.

First published on 2 December 2014

The Arched Framed Portrait of Richard III - Society of Antiquaries of London

Dr Turi King from the University of Leicester Gentetics Department and Anooshka Rawden from the Society of Antiquaries of London discuss the Arched Framed portrait of Richard III.

First published on 2 December 2014 

Swift GRB Detector 10th Anniversary - Professor Alan Wells

Launched in 2004 Swift is rapid-response satellite with a wide-field of view Gamma-Ray Burst Detector and narrow field X-ray and optical telescopes.

First published on 18 November 2014 

Professor Paul Boyle President & Vice-Chancellor

In an interview for staff and students at the University of Leicester Professor Paul Boyle, who took up his role as President and Vice-Chancellor on 1st October, speaks of his delight at leading Leicester after serving as Chief Executive of the Economic and Social Research Council.

First published on 30 September 2014

Dr Catherine Pashley - Catching pollen and helping hay fever

A rare type of pollen spotted could mean further misery for hayfever sufferers.

First published on 26 September 2014

Portrait of Professor Sir Alec Jeffreys - University of Leicester

The 30th anniversary of DNA fingerprinting has been marked by the unveiling of a portrait of Professor Sir Alec Jeffreys.

First published on 15 September 2014

Professor Sir Alec Jeffreys - 30th anniversary of DNA fingerprinting

In 1984, Alec Jeffreys discovered the technique of genetic fingerprinting in a laboratory in the Department of Genetics at the University of Leicester. 30 years later that discovery has proved to be not just something for human identification but 'identification' period.

First published on 9 September 2014

Richard III - Date of the Reburial

The date of the service in which King Richard lll will be finally laid to rest will be Thursday 26th March 2015. This is one of three services which will remember the life and death of the only Monarch of England without a marked grave.

First published on 9 August 2014

Richard III - Reburial Date Press Conference

The date of the service in which King Richard lll will be finally laid to rest will be Thursday 26th March 2015. This is one of three services which will remember the life and death of the only Monarch of England without a marked grave.

First published on 8 August 2014

Professor Sir Alec Jeffreys - Royal Society Copley Medal 2014

Professor Sir Alec Jeffreys KBE FRS is awarded the Copley Medal, believed to be the world’s oldest scientific prize, announced by the Royal Society. Jeffreys receives the medal for his pioneering work on variation and mutation in the human genome.

First published on 5 August 2014

King Richard III Visitor Centre

More than 500 years after the death of the last English king to die in battle, the story of one of history’s most controversial monarchs has been brought to life once again in a stunning new visitor centre.

First published on 24 July 2014 

University of Leicester Graduation Selfie

University of Leicester's first ever Graduation selfie on Wednesday 16 July 2014.

First published on 21 July 2014

Richard III - The Tomb Design Reaction

Leicester Cathedral has unveiled the final design of the tomb that will house Richard III's remains -- and revealed that Michael Ibsen, whose DNA was vital to the identification of the remains, has agreed to make the coffin.

First published on 20 June 2014

Richard III - The Tomb Design Press Conference

Leicester Cathedral has unveiled the final design of the tomb that will house Richard III's remains -- and revealed that Michael Ibsen, whose DNA was vital to the identification of the remains, has agreed to make the coffin.

First published on 17 June 2014

 

The University of Leicester during the First World War

In this film, Colin Hyde from the University of Leicester's Centre for Urban History describes what Leicester and the site of the University as we know it today were like during the First World War.

First published on 11 June 2014

Richard III - The Judicial Review Decision Reaction

High Court upholds Ministry of Justice licence that was granted to the University of Leicester, permitting reinterment at Leicester Cathedral - the reaction.

First published on 26 May 2014

Richard III - The Judicial Review Decision Press Conference

High Court upholds Ministry of Justice licence that was granted to the University of Leicester, permitting reinterment at Leicester Cathedral.

First published on 25 May 2014

Shields Up! The Physics of Star Wars

As part of their 'Physics Special Projects' module, 3 fourth year students at the University of Leicester asked the question 'Could deflector shields seen in Star Wars really defend a space ship against laser attack?'.

First published on 31 March 2014 

The Harms of Hate

The Harms of Hate showcases the stories of seven people who have been victims of hate crimes in Leicester, all of whom come from a range of backgrounds and who have been victimised for different reasons and in a variety of ways.

First published on 26 February 2014

Astronaut Chris Hadfield - How to think like an Astronaut

In this film Astronaut Chris Hadfield tells us what it is like to think like an astronaut, and why the University of Leicester is a great place to study Physics and Astronomy.Chris Hadfield visited the University of Leicester in December 2013.

First published on 24 February 2014
Dr Christiana Tsaousi - How do women consume underwear?

In this film, Dr Christiana Tsaousi, a lecturer in marketing and consumption of the School of Management, discusses her research into women's consumption of underwear.

First published on 14 February 2014
Richard III - The Whole Genome Sequence

The whole genome of King Richard III is to be sequenced in a project led by Dr Turi King of the Department of Genetics to shed new light on the ancestry and health of the last king of England to die in battle.

First published on 11 February 2014

Dr Jan Zalasiewicz - The Future Evolution of Rats

In this film Dr Jan Zalasiewicz from the University of Leicester's Department of Geology discusses how rats are one of the best examples of a species that humans have helped spread around the world.

First published on 4 February 2014

The Blazing Car Murder

A family, who had long believed that their missing relative was the murder victim found in a car engulfed in flames in November 1930, contacted the University to see if mtDNA from an archived pathology slide, could link their missing relative to the murder scene. This video reveals the result.

First published on 20 January 2014

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