University of Leicester eBulletin

Royal Visit to University of Leicester's Scarman Centre

October 2002
No 207

Royal visit to Scarman Centre
ROYAL VISIT: Left to right, Professor Martin Gill, Director of the Scarman Centre, HRH Prince Michael of Kent, Vice-Chancellor Professor Robert Burgess, Lord Lieutenant Dr Tim Brooks.

His Royal Highness Prince Michael of Kent visited the University of Leicester Scarman Centre on Monday, September 30 at 10.30am – one of three royal visits to the University in the space of five weeks.

The Scarman Centre’s international reputation in the academic study of business crime is what attracted Prince Michael of Kent to make the visit. He himself plays a prominent and supportive role in the security world as the British Secretary of the Industry Association.

Professor Martin Gill, the Director of the Scarman Centre noted that: “The Prince has been a big supporter of the security world, especially abroad, and we are delighted by the interest he has shown in our work. Security issues are at the forefront of public and business concern since September 11th, it is important we find new ways of dealing with new and old security problems. In different ways this is the remit of the Scarman Centre.”

Prince Michael met the Lord Lieutenant Dr Tim Brooks, the University of Leicester Vice-Chancellor Professor Robert Burgess, and Director of the Scarman Centre Professor Martin Gill.  He received an introduction to the work of the Scarman Centre and talks on the effectiveness of CCTV, corruption in Russia and violence in schools and the Health Service.

The other Royal visits were: Their Royal Highnesses The Earl and Countess of Wessex  to the University’s Richard Attenborough Centre, and HRH The Duke of Kent to the Departments of Engineering and Genetics on October 1.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Robert Burgess said: “The Royal visits form a magnificent finale to our 80th Anniversary celebrations and it is a rare honour for one institution to play host to these Royal visits within a space of a few weeks. We feel privileged that our world-class research and teaching activities are gaining such a high profile and that the Royal visitors learnt about some of our activities and achievements.”

NOTE TO EDITORS:   Further information is available from Professor Martin Gill, Director of the University of Leicester Scarman Centre, telephone 0116 252 5709, facsimile 0116 252 5766, email 

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