This October, University of Leicester is celebrating an incredible 100 years with a packed programme of Centenary activities.

On Saturday 2 October you’re invited to join them on campus for their Changemakers Centenary Festival with performances, talks and interactive fun for the whole family.

The daytime event runs from 10am – 4pm and is completely free to attend, but you’re encouraged to book your free tickets via the University of Leicester website.

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Highlights of the Changemakers Centenary Festival include:

Go Back in Time

Join the Archaeology Department and become an archaeologist for the morning. Search for lost artefacts, learn how to curse like a Roman and write you own secret Roman curse.

Visit a Crime Scene

Drop in to the Criminology Department to hear about a family friendly crime that’s occurred in their crime scene room! Interact with the University’s criminologists, have a chance to visit the crime scene and learn about some forensic techniques to solve the crime!

Cardboard Creatives

Head over to Attenborough Arts and get creative rebuilding Leicester out of cardboard.

Outdoor performances

Visit the marquee and Centenary Stage for live musical performances throughout the day, from Caribbean spoken word and sax to An Indian Summer presenting Sitar and Tabla.

Outdoor Cinema

Has outdoor cinema programming ever been more perfect than Jurassic Park on campus at University of Leicester? The classic movie starring Richard Attenborough will be shown on the Fielding Johnson lawn during the afternoon.

Changemakers Talks

Join the University’s world-changing experts as they showcase their research that’s changing lives here in Leicester and around the world. Each talk lasts 15 minutes.

At the heart of Leicester for 100 years, this is an opportunity to learn more about the university, to celebrate their success and to immerse yourself in the creative campus fun on offer.

Register your free places via the University of Leicester website and follow them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for the latest updates.

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Nishan Canagarajah, vice-chancellor, the University of Leicester. Credit REDPIX