DMU Journalism lecturers to speak at #DMUlocal launch

o-REMEMBRANCE-POPPY-facebook-800x400By Kashif Hussain

#DMUlocal is a new project being launched today by De Montfort University to improve Leicester’s local community.

The project includes several aspects, such as mentoring schoolchildren with their education, boosting’s Leicester’s tourism trade by promoting the city’s historic sites such as Leicester Castle and the Heritage Centre Museum, and helping volunteers to work with local schools and hospitals under the already award-winning DMU Square Mile program.

To commemorate Remembrance Day, Journalism lecturers David Penman and John Dilley are set to present a lecture on how local newspapers presented the First World War, which itself is part of a week-long series of events to celebrate the launch of #DMUlocal.

The pair will be spending four years researching the subject.

The speech is set to take place at 6pm today at DMU’s recently opened Venue building, and also includes a speech by DMU Vice-Chancellor Professor Dominic Shellard and an electroacoustic musical composition by Professor John Young.

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