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Live event catch up: The Great War: Lest we forget?

Debate panel

Mark Riley Cardwell reports on the Leicester Exchanges live debate, which took place at Sixty One Whitehall, London, on Wednesday 19 November 2014. The topic under discussion was the forgotten legacies of the First World War. Our understanding of the First World War is often limited to “stereotypes” about the Western Front and ignores the […]

Iceland bin ‘thieves’ should have had their day in court

Dr Sean Thomas, Senior Lecturer in Commercial Law at The University of Leicester. On the night of 25 October 2013, Paul May, James Chan and William James were arrested for taking food out of the bins at an Iceland store in Kentish Town. Iceland denied they had called the police or sought a prosecution. May, […]

Miss Doctor Who?

Saturday night’s special ‘The Day of the Doctor’ marks the official 50th anniversary of the world’s longest-running television science fiction/fantasy series, Doctor Who, which was first broadcast on 23 November 1963. Any tv series that reaches its Golden Jubilee has become more than just a tv series: Doctor Who is nothing less than a cultural […]

Speaking to the masses

As part of the University’s ‘Legacy of Leicester’ project, Roger Dickinson, Deputy Head of the Department of Media and Communication, looks back over the career of Professor Jim Halloran. Professor Jim Halloran, founding director of the Centre for Mass Communication Research (now the Department of Media and Communication), was the first to be appointed as […]

How can we stop children being murdered?

According to the United Nations Children’s Fund, the lot of Britain’s children has improved. Ranked 16th out of 29 developed countries surveyed, action on child obesity, smoking and alcohol abuse has been successful. However, as shown by the case of four-year-old Hamzah Khan who was starved to death by his substance-abusing mother, there is a […]