University archaeologists nominated for national research award

Burrough Hill Project up for Current Archaeology Awards. University of Leicester archaeologists are in the running for a hat-trick of awards having been nominated in the ‘Research Project of the Year’ category for the prestigious Current Archaeology Awards for the second time in recent years. In 2013 the award was won by the Greyfriars Project & the discovery of Richard III and last year Dr … Continue reading University archaeologists nominated for national research award

ULAS archaeologists honoured

This week, ULAS co-directors Dr Richard Buckley and Dr Patrick Clay have been made Honoured Citizens of Leicester for their decades of dedicated work recording and promoting the city’s rich archaeological heritage. For more than 30 years (not 30 decades as some reported, although we like the idea that they have some insider knowledge of Leicester’s past), the pair have been involved in excavations across … Continue reading ULAS archaeologists honoured

Archaeologist of the Year 2014

ULAS can add another distinction to its list of successes as co-director Richard Buckley has been named Current Archaeology’s ‘Archaeologist of the Year’. He receives the accolade for his work on the Dig for Richard III – which won the ‘Research Excavation of the Year’ award last year from the same publication. The winners of the 6th annual Current Archaeology Awards were announced at an … Continue reading Archaeologist of the Year 2014

ULAS collects Queen’s Anniversary Prize

On 27 February, ten members of the university led by the Chancellor Lord Grocott and the Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir Robert Burgess received the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education at a ceremony at Buckingham Palace. These prestigious biennial awards are the highest form of national recognition open to a UK academic or vocational institution and a mark of the outstanding work at world-class … Continue reading ULAS collects Queen’s Anniversary Prize