Female Founders of the University of Leicester - Guided Walk

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David Wilson Library (meet inside the foyer)

University Road

Leicester

LE1 9QD

United Kingdom

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The University of Leicester owes its existence to the generosity of local people who gave their time, money, and energy to support the establishment of a higher education college in Leicester as a memorial to the First World War. This guided history walk will tell the story of some of the prominent women who played leading roles in our foundation and explore the places they lived and worked in the built environment. Along the way we will pass landmarks associated with key figures including philanthropist Annie Clephan and scientist and schoolmistress Mary Florence Rich.

The walk covers approximately 1.5 miles on generally even paths and pavements. Beginning on the University campus, it will then pass through Victoria Park before taking in locations on Granville Street, University Road, Regent Road and New Walk.

Tours start in the foyer of the David Wilson Library. Please arrive 5 minutes early for registration.

This walk is suitable for wheelchair users.

Please wear suitable footwear and dress for the weather.

This event forms part of the University of Leicester's programme of events for the Festival of Social Sciences 2019, 'Social Change in the Built Environment.'

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David Wilson Library (meet inside the foyer)

University Road

Leicester

LE1 9QD

United Kingdom

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