Setting the record straight
A film depicting the Richard III discovery, The Lost King, was released in autumn 2022.
The University offered to help the film-makers with vital information about the project, which was declined. After viewing the film, which the University feels contains many inaccuracies, it was decided a statement should be issued to the media to help set the record straight.
We were also pleased to see our views backed by several media outlets, including an insightful piece from journalist Steve Boggan, who took the time to interview many of the people involved in the project.
Here is our media statement, in full.
A University of Leicester spokesperson said:
Find out more about how the University funded the project on our facts and figures page.