Richard IIIs remarkable story brought to Leicester with detailed exhibition
Highcross will host a beguiling exhibition of history, science and a rediscovered king as it pays tribute to the Leicester team which found Richard III.
Richard III: Discovered was originally spearheaded last year by Dr Turi King from the Department of Genetics at the Royal Society for its prestigious Summer Science Exhibition.
The showcase includes the complete story of how the lost Last Plantagenet was rediscovered, identified and then reburied at Leicester Cathedral – a global event witnessed by millions of people around the world.Last June, the exhibition welcomed thousands of people, including physicist Professor Brian Cox, who went along to the Royal Society, in London, to meet the Greyfriars team and discuss the archaeological and scientific processes which led to the astonishing discovery. Now, the event has been re-launched at Highcross to coincide with the one year anniversary of the king's re-interment at Leicester Cathedral.
It begins on Saturday 19 March and runs until Wednesday 23 March. On Tuesday 22 March members of the public will be able to meet the team behind the discovery: Dr Richard Buckley, Mathew Morris, Dr Turi King, Dr Jo Appleby and Carl Vivian.
The six day event also includes 3D videos and photos as well as staff and students from the University who will be on hand to explain every aspect of the project to visitors.