This article appears in today's Leicester Mercury:
Archbishop Desmond Tutu discusses faith and Richard III during Leicester Uni Visit
Hundreds of people packed into a lecture hall to hear a talk by Desmond Tutu.
Archbishop Tutu, a Nobel Peace Prize winner, gave a lecture titled Public Faith in a Secular Age.
Before yesterday's talk, Archbishop Tutu met University of Leicester staff to hear about the search for the remains of Richard III.
The university helped the Richard III Society exhume a skeleton believed to be that of the last Plantagenet king, from Greyfriars car park in New Street, in the city centre, this summer.
Professor Lin Foxhall, head of the university's school of archaeology and ancient history, spoke to Archbishop Tutu about the project.
Professor Foxhall said: "It was an honour to be able to present our work on the project to someone of the stature of Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
"It was extraordinary to have this opportunity.
"We wanted him to see the work we are doing, not only in researching the past but also with people in the present."
Archbishop Tutu gave his lecture in the Fielding Johnson Building, while a live feed was shown in another lecture hall.