We are delighted to be headline sponsor of the Rocket Round Leicester Farewell Weekend event 9-10 October along with a rocket sculpture as part of the Rocket Trail, and to also support LOROS in raising donations – vital for patient care and cancer research.
Our rocket, designed by artist Betti Moretti (Elizabeth Jane Moretti) and inspired by Sir David Attenborough and Richard Attenborough CBE, will be located on our campus on Centenary Square. You will also be able to scan a QR code and listen to Michael Attenborough CBE reveal anecdotes about the young Attenboroughs’ childhood and the family’s long-standing association with the University.
Betti believes, given the heartache and soul-searching that 2020 gave us, mindfulness is ever more important for our mental wellbeing. Inspired by Sir David Attenborough and brother Richard as role models who grew up in Leicester, Betti explains that they paved the way for the arts and our beautiful planet. Her design attempts to show that from fossils to the outer edges of the universe, everything is connected.
Betti hopes that Relaxing Rocket will give people a gentle nudge to stop, focus and think about what is important in life.
We look forward to welcoming you on campus and seeing your tweets, Facebook and Instagram posts #RocketRoundLeicester #UoLRocket.