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Homecoming for Leicester Graduates

June 2003

Leicester graduates from around the country will be flocking back to their University on Saturday, June 21 for the annual Homecoming.

Seen as an opportunity to meet up with old friends and catch up on the latest University research news, the Homecoming offers a programme of mini-lectures, displays, tours, films, music and social events.

Among a whole range of topics, the mini-lectures reveal a true definition of murder, and discussions on whether pop music should be censored, why modern American presidents are doomed to failure and whether the English language is in decline - from an expert who taught Eddie Izzard.

Graduates coming from further afield will be able to stay overnight in B&B accommodation at the University residences, where there will be an informal supper and late bar, and - for those with the stamina - an evening of nostalgia and fun in the Students’ Union.

Kathryn Whitehurst, Alumni Relations Officer, commented: “This annual reunion is always popular with our graduates, some of whom have been coming back for many years now. We arrange a varied programme to cater for the tastes of as many people as possible - whether they like the peace of the Harold Martin Botanic Gardens or the night life of the Students’ Union. In the past few years we have even managed to entice graduates back from as far away as Australia, Canada, the US and New Zealand.”

Note to editors: Further information is available from Kathryn Whitehurst, Alumni Relations Officer, University of Leicester, telephone 0116 252 2195, fax 0116 252 5000, email

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