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Latest News: University of Leicester wins Research Project of the Year for Dig for Richard III
The University of Leicester has been awarded Research Project of the Year at this years Times Higher Education Awards for its work on the discovery of Richard III.
The national awards, which celebrate the excellence and achievements of UK higher education institutions, were presented by comedian, writer, TV and radio presenter, Sandi Toksvig at a ceremony held in London yesterday evening (28 November).
The Research Project of the Year award recognises innovative research that has a far-reaching academic impact on its field and has caught, or has the potential to catch, the imagination of the public.
University of Leicester archaeologists identified the likely resting place of the last Plantagenet king in the grounds of a former priory and then, in partnership with the Richard III Society and Leicester City Council, successfully excavated the site to find human remains. These were confirmed as the kings using a variety of techniques, including DNA analysis, radiocarbon dating, stable isotope analysis, and comparison of the of the grave and the remains with historical accounts.
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Loughborough is the second largest town after Leicester in the county of Leicestershire. It is located within the Borough of Charnwood whose administrative centre is in Loughborough. In 2004 it had a population of 57,600. It is home to one of the best Universities in the UK - Loughborough University.
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