Photography exhibition returns to showcase research at the University of Leicester

Last year's winner of best post graduate research image. Dervla: Dog, Book, Beer by Tim Hannigan, School of English.

Striking research images to be displayed to public on Tuesday 4 December.

Twenty-five thought-provoking images capturing the cutting-edge research of the University of Leicester will be on display in a photography exhibition at Fraser Noble Hall on Tuesday 4 December 2018 from 11.00am to 4.00pm.

The Images of Research project invited researchers to submit an image to best represent their work and communicate their passion for their subject. Over 60 images were submitted and whittled down to 25 unique finalists.

This year's competition builds from last year’s successful event and will encourage visitors to cast their vote for the coveted People’s Choice Award. The People’s Choice Award is award is given in memory of the late Mrs Katherine May, dedicated supporter, friend and ambassador of the University of Leicester for over 30 years. Katherine was a doting wife to her husband – Dr Frank May, MBE – and mother to her three sons David, Alan and Michael. Alongside a busy and successful career in Fleet Street, London, Katherine found the time to dedicate to her local community here in Leicester. Amongst others, Katherine volunteered for the Towns Women's Guild, The League of Jewish Women, and the Society of Christians and Jews. Compassion and peace enthused all that she stood for which is why naming ‘The Peoples’ Choice Award’ and awarding the silver cup – donated by Frank – in her memory is so apt.

The research topics presented at the exhibition/competition are diverse and far-reaching including the following titles: Secrets to Living Longer, Cellular Fireworks, Fast Paced Study and Hemp Seeds in Safe Hands.

Professor Dave Lambert, Director of the Doctoral College, said: “It is no small achievement to find an image that crystallises for a non-specialist audience your research process. The breadth of images exhibited here is testament to the capacity of our researchers to communicate, in exciting and unique ways, the stories of their research.”

The Images of Research exhibition will be on display from Tuesday 4 December in the Fraser Noble Hall, 2 University Road, Leicester LE1 7RA from 11.00am to 4.00pm. This event is free and open to all.