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Engelbert Humperdinck receives new Seat of Learning tribute

Fans of Engelbert Humperdinck have honoured his 50 years in the music industry by sponsoring a reader's chair for the David Wilson Library.

The chair will be placed on the top floor of the Library where 2 other chairs - donated to mark Engelbert's 40 and 45 years in the industry - are already located.

Members of the 'Engelbert in the UK' fan club are keen to celebrate the singer's tremendous international contribution by making the gift to the University based in his home city of Leicester.

Engelbert was honoured by the University of Leicester in 2006 when he was awarded an honorary degree of Doctor of Music.

University Librarian Caroline Taylor said: "We’re delighted that members of the Engelbert in the UK fan club have chosen to sponsor a third Library chair in honour of Engelbert Humperdinck's amazing 50 years in the music industry. This will be a source of pride and inspiration to the many generations of students who will use the chairs over the coming years."

The Vitra's Visavis 2 chair was selected in consultation with the University's students - not only is this a design classic, but it is also very comfortable for long periods of study.

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