2015 in news - a selection of key stories from across the year

Now that 2015 has come to a close, catch up with some of the key University news stories from the past year.



January: Beagle 2 lander found on Mars 






February: Employment lecturer authors new report on Leicester's textile sector




March: Ceremony to mark the departure of the mortal remains of King Richard III from the University






April: ITV’s ‘Code of a Killer’, about Professor Sir Alec Jeffreys's discovery of DNA fingerprinting, airs





 May: New species of ancient 'tongue worm' discovered






June: Leicester leads report into stillbirth and neonatal death rates in the UK







July: Case of memory-loss man 'like nothing we have ever seen before'



August: 'Sofa generation' causing epidemic of Type 2 diabetes





 September: Launch of the University's Strategic Plan, our involvement in the HeForShe campaign and Her Imperial Highness Princess Mako of Akishino completing her Master’s degree in Museum Studies



October: Mapping project reveals 50 years of land use change along the coast



November: Research to ‘save the most valuable silk moth in the world’ and this year's Literary Leicester festival




December: Astrophysicist to visit Kazakhstan to watch astronaut Tim Peake make British space exploration history and Christmas stories including mince pie recipes, Santa cleared for take-off and ice rink on campus.