Poppy pilgrimage

The end of the First World War marked the start of our story… the beginnings of a university in Leicester as a living memorial to honour those who made sacrifices during the Great War.

On Remembrance Sunday in 2018, the University embarked on a mission to honour those who lost their lives, with a commitment to lay 100 wreaths across memorial sites in Leicestershire and Rutland.

In 2018, eleven current students laid wreaths in the local area, following a dedication service at the University with speeches by Sir David Attenborough and Sir Peter Soulsby. In 2019, a further 15 sites were covered.

The pilgrimage will resume this year, and we hope to cover as many sites as possible.