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University opens its doors for Summer Reunion Open Day 2015

Graduates, staff, students and their families and friends will be at the University on Saturday 27 June for a free day of social events, lectures, workshops and activities for all the family.

The Summer Reunion Open Day, which is open to the public, offers a great opportunity to celebrate and discover more about the University's work and achievements of the University.

One of the highlights of the day will be a series of events focusing on the 1960s, culminating in a ‘Swinging 60s’ night.

The event will give attendees the opportunity to hear from the President and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Paul Boyle, who will present his Keynote Lecture ‘re-imagining of the University of Leicester’.

Other activities include a ‘Hard hat tour’ which will give visitors a chance to take a look inside the new £42 million Centre for Medicine which is currently under construction and there will be information about the exciting developments at the Attenborough Arts Centre, including plans for the New Galleries Wing.

An impressive 90 years of Chemistry at the University will be celebrated with a tour of the department, quiz, displays and demonstration lecture.

During the day, visitors will also have the opportunity to hear lectures showcasing new research at Leicester including ‘Fifty Years of Exploring Mars from Space’ from Professor of Planetary Science Dr John Bridges and ‘Revealing Grey Friars: the archaeology of Leicester’s Lost Franciscan Friary’ from Mathew Morris who directed excavations into the finding of Richard III. There will also be the chance to hear an update from Mathew on where the Richard III project is now.

Activities for children will be taking place, including a Children’s Lunchtime Interactive Show, a Teddy Bear Hospital where children are encouraged to bring their teddies, children’s rides, face-painting and a ‘Cool Chemists Make Ice Cream’ demo.

To book your place and for more information about the Summer Reunion Open Day 2015 visit the website.

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