Category Archives: DMU History

149 Years of DMU

Tweet Classes at the Leicester School of Art started on 1st March 1870 – 149 years ago! Have you ever wondered how the School of Art became De Montfort University? This chart should help: Special Collections recently launched an appeal … Continue reading

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Archives Appeal – Visit from Helen Dunn

Tweet As part of our appeal for former staff and students of DMU and predecessors to share their memories with us, we’ve recently hosted former lecturer in knitwear Helen Dunn. Helen studied at Leicester Polytechnic and returned a few years … Continue reading

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Explore Your Archive Day 7 #ArchiveAnimals

Tweet The theme of animals is particularly significant to the symbolism of both Leicester and De Montfort University as the DMU lion featured in the university’s logo has a long history that is connected with the city’s heraldry. Taken from a previous post exploring … Continue reading

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Explore Your Archive day 5 #Maritime

Tweet A #MaritimeArchives theme may seem like a particularly tricky #exploreyourarchives topic for an archive located in the Midlands but you will be surprised! DMU Maritime Links To mark the WWI centenary year our travelling exhibition highlights the impact of the … Continue reading

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