About the University of Leicester

Archive of Alumni Magazines

Our alumni magazine, formerly known as Graduates' Review, has been renamed Gryphon. The University has a long association with the mythical gryphon, which appeared in the coat of arms of our original benefactor, Thomas Fielding Johnson. A golden demi-gryphon features in our heraldic crest (printed on our degree certificates), and the Team Leicester branding for our sports clubs also features a demi-gryphon holding a book.

Gryphon is the number one way to stay connected with news from the University and the successes of our alumni.

Gryphon 2019 front coverGryphon - 2019

Read Gryphon 2019: A visit from TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge; A true Space Pioneer Alex Hall and A chat with band The Pineapple Thief and more.

Front cover of Gryphon - the University of Leicester alumni magazine 2018Gryphon - 2018

Read Gryphon 2018: Game of Thrones’ Will Tudor; improving our air quality; Founder and CEO Spark Academy Mital Thanki; campus development update; President of New York’s Transit Authority Andy Byford; plans for the Department of Engineering and more.

Front cover of Gryphon magazineGryphon - 2017

Read Gryphon 2017: our first 100 years; Derek and David Siveter; plans for nursing and midwifery courses; GBBO star Benjamina; Percy Gee extension plans; Sheila Keetharuth and more.

Front cover of the Graduates' Review pageGraduates' Review - 2016

Read Graduates' Review from 2016 (PDF, 2.41mb): Sir David Attenborough; first and latest female Union Presidents; Princess Mako and more. Guest editor: Julian Worricker.

Front cover graduates review 2015Graduates' Review - 2015

Read Graduates' Review from 2015 (PDF, 3.64mb): new VC Paul Boyle; reinterring Richard III; Code of a Killer; Vikki Orvice and more. Guest editor: Julie Etchingham.

Front cover graduates review 2014Graduates' Review - 2014

Read Graduates' Review from 2014 (PDF, 2.04mb): Bob Burgess looks back; works starts on Centre for Medicine; hate studies; Dr Turi King; seven legacies of Leicester and more.

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