15th century Bible used during reinterment of Richard III highlights Leicesters rich heritage

The 15th century Bible used during the reinterment of Richard III is one of a number of significant historical treasures at our University being made available for the public to view as part of this year’s Heritage Open Days.

On Saturday 10 September we will be offering visitors to the David Wilson Library an opportunity to see some of the highlights of the collections including a 4th edition Shakespeare folio, original manuscripts from the Joe Orton and Sue Townsend collections and the 15th century Bible used during the reinterment of Richard III in March 2015 – an event of global significance that helped put Leicester on the map worldwide.

On the day there will also be a tour of the campus’s unique architecture, including a rare opportunity to see the inside of the Engineering Building, which was designed by Sir James Stirling and James Gowan and has been described as one of the ten most inspiring buildings in Britain.

During this tour visitors will also be taken into the Charles Wilson Building, the work of Denys Lasdun, architect of the Royal National Theatre, which provides some of the finest views across Leicester from anywhere in the city.