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An international team of scientists led by Leicester researchers has discovered a new species of fossil - a ‘tongue worm’ - in England and have identified it as an ancient parasitic intruder.
Discovery of Last Plantagenet king brought in more than £59 million to Leicester’s economy from the time of the discovery to the reinterment.
Geneticists from the University of Leicester have discovered that most European men descend from just a handful of Bronze Age forefathers, due to a ‘population explosion’ several thousand years ago.
Professor Mary Dixon-Woods, Professor of Medical Sociology at the University, has been recognised for her outstanding contribution to her discipline and elected to the Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences.
President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Leicester Professor Paul Boyle has pledged his commitment to gender equality in the workplace and spearheaded the University’s involvement in a global campaign - the UN Women’s HeForShe solidarity movement. The University of Leicester is among only 10 universities in the world that is behind the campaign.
An educational video produced by the University of Leicester to expose the harms of hate crime has been awarded two prestigious awards at the British Universities Film and Video Council’s Learning on Screen Awards.
In celebration of Hubble’s 25th anniversary, space scientists from our Department of Physics and Astronomy recount their involvement in the project and discuss its importance in understanding the universe. They pay homage to what has been hailed as one of the greatest scientific instruments created.
More than 10,000 aspiring university students are converging upon the University this week for the East Midlands UCAS convention. The convention is attended by approximately 10,000 year 12 students from across the East Midlands and beyond over the two days, with well over 100 UK universities exhibiting. This will be the first time since 2001 that the University of Leicester has hosted the East Midlands convention.
The key finding of a new study using a genetic approach and led by Professor Sir Nilesh Samani, Head of the Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, shows that the shorter you are, the higher your risk of coronary heart disease .
The first episode of the ITV fictional drama based on the invention of DNA fingerprinting at the University will air over the Easter bank holiday weekend. Filmed last autumn, Code of a Killer retells the story of the investigation into the murders of two Leicestershire schoolgirls, which was solved using Professor Sir Alec Jeffreys’s pioneering DNA fingerprinting technique.
The Association of Graduate Recruiters have recognised the University as the best institution in the UK for its overall strategy to prepare students for the world of work.
Thanks to research by Professor Kevin Schürer, descendants and relatives of some 20 families who fought at the Battle of Bosworth have been identified. They will meet for the first time on Wednesday 25 March together with members of the families directly related to Richard III (the Somersets, Ibsens and Wendy Duldig). Many are distant cousins, separated by generations.