[Press & Publications] UNIVERSITY TO WELCOME LORD MAYOR



October 1999

No 179

A lively programme awaits the Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress of Leicester, Councillor Phil Swift and Mrs Marilyn Hall, during the annual Lord Mayor's visit to the University of Leicester on 12 October 1999.

The Vice-Chancellor of the University, Professor Robert Burgess, will greet the visitors and escort them to the Ethnicity Research Centre in the Department of Sociology. There they will meet academic staff and gain an insight into some of the research highlights of the Centre in a series of presentations entitled Homeworking - New Wine and Old Bottles, Asian Elders in Leicester and From Schools to Work.

The University of Leicester is famed throughout the country for its football research, and the distinguished guests will also pay a visit to the Sir Norman Chester Centre for Football Research before moving on to the School of Social Work.

Researchers in the School will explain their work on various aspects of children in need, a subject particularly close to the Lord Mayor's heart, since his annual appeal is on behalf of the Leicester Children's Holiday Centre at Mablethorpe. Other topics to be explored include social exclusion, partnerships with employers and community care, after which the Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress will have lunch with senior officers from the University.

The Lord Mayor is no stranger to the University. Recent engagements have included:

  • The Lord Mayor's Reception for International Students of the University of Leicester, on Friday 24 September 1999 at the City Rooms
  • The planting of daffodil bulbs for Marie Curie Cancer Care at the Attenborough Arboretum Field of Hope on Tuesday 5 October 1999
  • Note for editors: The Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress will visit the University of Leicester on Tuesday 12 October 1999, arriving at 9.15 am and departing at 2.30 pm.

    There will be a photo opportunity at 9.30 am in the Ethnicity Research Centre, Room 707, 7th Floor, Attenborough Tower.


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