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Archaeologist to talk about Richard III dig

Richard III bones Wolf Gang cc flickr.com croppedThe archaeologist who led the team which uncovered the buried remains of English king Richard III in a Leicester car park is to deliver a free public lecture to mark the 25th anniversary of a medieval research centre at The University of Nottingham.

The discovery of the hastily interred bones of the medieval monarch by archaeologists at The University of Leicester made news headlines around the world last summer.

Richard Buckley, Director of University of Leicester Archaeological Services, who project managed the dig at the site of the medieval Greyfriars church — now a council car park — will talk about the team’s phenomenal find in his talk Discovering the Last Plantagenet.

More information about these and other research projects led by the Institute of Medieval Research will be available at the Nottingham Medieval @ 25 event, taking place from noon on Friday 21 June at the University Museum, followed by talks from 1pm at Highfield House on University Park.

Richard Buckley’s talk, which is open to the public and free of charge, will take place at 6pm.

Registration for both the whole event and just the evening lecture is available via the web at http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/medieval/rsvp.aspx