First Forty Years of Physics at Leicester 1924-64

First Forty Years of Physics at Leicester 1924-64

Professor Ken Pounds looks back upon the first four decades of Physics at the University of Leicester. The University College opened in October 1921, with 9 students & 6 staff. Funding in the early years was primarily by local benefactors, several of whose names are now recalled by buildings on campus, e.g. Astley Clarke, Percy […]

Leicester in Space: 1960-69

The University of Leicester has a long and distinguished record of involvement in space science. In the first of a series of blog posts written for the 50th anniversary (2011), Professor Ken Pounds describes how Leicester came to be in the forefront of space research and charts the milestones in space exploration. Nations around the […]

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