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Visitor Centre celebrates Sandford Award for Heritage Education

The new academic year at the King Richard III Visitor Centre has got underway with some great news for the learning team at the award-winning city centre attraction.  Following two detailed assessments earlier in the year, the Visitor Centre has received a Sandford Award for Heritage Education. 

One of Leicesters’s Famous Residents - Joseph Merrick AKA The Elephant Man

Joseph Carey Merrick was born on the 5th of August 1862 at 50, Lee Street, in Leicester, to Joseph Rockley Merrick and his wife Mary Jane (née Potterton). He was born, apparently healthy, and had no outward symptoms of any disorder for the first few years of his life.

Artist Faiza Butt hopes to make a difference in this politically-charged touring art exhibitio

The University of Leicester’s Attenborough Arts Centre, in partnership with New Art Exchange, Nottingham, is proud to present a major touring exhibition of Faiza Butt’s work, ‘Paracosm’, which will occupy all three of our galleries. 

"THE IMMORTALS” Author Finishes No. 1 Bestseller Three Day Tour in Marco’s

Bec Holmes, Jess Moore, Jacki Minor and Harry Harris

On Saturday 4th June, Harry Harris finished his three day press tour in Leicester, for his ground breaking book “The Immortals” - a story on the success of Leicester City in the 15/16 Premier League season. He finished his tour at Marco’s New York Italian at The Grand Hotel. 

New findings build on discovery made at University of Leicester

Picture of HLX-1 Credits: NASA, ESA, and S. Farrell.

A research team led by Dr Sean Farrell, formerly of the University of Leicester and now at the Sydney Institute for Astronomy at the University of Sydney, has found that a newly discovered type of black hole - an Intermediate Mass Black Hole – reveals clues on how galaxies are formed and where the p

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