Guided Tour of the University of Leicester
University of Leicester is again opening up the campus to the general public. An
80th Anniversary guided tour will be conducted by Blue Badge Guide Diana
Courtney on Wednesday, May 15.
tours have been popular since their launch five years ago and extend the
University’s close ties with the local community.
tour is regarded as an ideal opportunity to provide greater access to the
university campus, as well as the open days, public lectures and musical events,
which always attract keen participation.
University of Leicester was founded as a living war memorial following the First
World War – the University is celebrating its 80th anniversary with
a host of public events. It has always enjoyed a close relationship with the
city and it welcomes more visitors who would like to see its buildings and gain
an on-the-spot insight into its history and work.
free tour commences at 7pm, leaving from the Fielding Johnson Building at the
Courtney said, “One of the gems of past tours has been the viewing of a
beautifully illustrated 500-year-old book which is very fascinating.
University has pride of place in Leicester as a seat of great learning and
research advances. It also has an important place in history and a past that is
as fascinating as its future is exciting.”
IS ESSENTIAL! The Tourist
Information office on Every Street will take bookings.
There is a maximum number of 25 people on the tour.
is available on Campus after 5.30pm. Refreshments will also be available.
NOTE TO NEWSDESK:
For more information, please contact Diana Courtney on 0116 273 3721.
This document has been approved by the head of department or section.