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Celebrating The University of Leicester’s Centenary

21 February, 2022 @ 7:30 pm 9:00 pm

Professor Nishan Canagarajah

President and Vice-Chancellor University of Leicester

The F. L. Attenborough Lecture

In 1921 the University of Leicester welcomed the first students. The university had been founded in Leicester, funded by local people and supported by the Leicester Lit&Phil, as a living memorial to honour those who made sacrifices during the Great War. So that they may have life.  

This year the university will celebrate 100 years since those first students started.

“Since our founding, the University of Leicester has always been about our place, our people and our purpose. We want our centenary to be a chance to pause and celebrate these, reflect on our past and also be a time to look forward.”

Professor Nishan Canagarajah, President and Vice-Chancellor


How to attend the lecture

Seats at the Leicester Museum and Art Gallery (New Walk) are restricted in order to maintain social distancing.  It is also possible to attend the lecture by Zoom. 

Members of the Leicester Lit&Phil

Members of the Society will receive an email by 14th February giving details of how to attend using Zoom. Members may also reserve a seat at the Leicester Museum and Art Gallery by clicking the blue “GOING” button below.


Those who are not members of the Society can reserve free tickets using EventBrite:

53 New Walk
Leicester, LE1 7EA United Kingdom
+44 (0)116 225 4900
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