Students walking across campus

Photograph of students walking across campus

Campus video

Photograph of Victroria park with the Attenborough tower in the background

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Some students, yesterday. When the institution was founded in 1921, students were required to wear a formal gown during all tutorials and lectures. However, by 1960 formal dress had completely disappeared from campus and gowns are now only worn during graduation ceremonies.

Interesting fact: Former University of Leicester students include author Malcolm Bradbury, graphic designer Storm Thorgerson and comedian Bob Mortimer.

UPDATED: 09 February 2009
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