The year 2021 celebrated our centenary, marking 100 years of education at the University of Leicester. Let’s look back at our history and how we were founded as a living war memorial, ‘a palace of peace’, founding ideas that we proudly cherish.
We are giving local schools and the local community the opportunity to visit our historic campus and discover the history of the University. The tours will explore the themes of peace and remembrance through visiting the University of Leicester’s campus, the Arch of Remembrance and Peace Walk in neighbouring Victoria Park.
For this project, the University of Leicester kindly received funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, with thanks to the National Lottery players.
Schools and colleges
We are inviting school groups to take part in free guided Leicester Peace Tours between the 31 October and 11 November 2022. Schools can sign up to take part in these tours by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Members of the public
We are offering free guided tours for members of the public between Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 November 2022. The tours will depart from the main University of Leicester Campus (LE1 7RH).
Outside of these dates, members of the public can take part in a self-guided Leicester Peace Tour using the FREE resources (which will be emailed out to you ahead of your tour).
- We expect this tour to take no longer than 90 minutes in length
- The tour takes place entirely outside and is accessible to those in wheelchairs
- There will be audio recordings available (with subtitles)
Before you arrive
Ensure you sign up prior to the event so you receive all of the resources in a timely manner. Resources will be emailed to so please make sure your email address is correct and that you check your inbox (including your junk/spam folders). Please note, if you sign up after 10am on Friday, you will not be emailed the resources until the following Monday.
Our University campus map will to direct you to the nearest parking and public transport routes.
During the tour
Arrived at the University of Leicester? Make your way to the front of the Fielding Johnson Building to start your tour.
Get out your phone and load our YouTube playlist to access the audio tour guide. This will be included in your email with all the other resources. We recommend a pair of headphones for the best experience.
Finished the tour?
We would love to hear how you found the tour so that we can continue to make improvements. If you have any thoughts, please do complete our online feedback form.
Make sure you tag us on Twitter and/or Instagram using the handle @LeicesterFSO or the hashtag #LeicesterPeaceTours.
We've got lots of other amazing events as part of our centenary celebrations - it would be great to see you there!