Leicester University won the first ever series of University Challenge, in 1963.The University's motto Ut Vitam Habeant –"so that they may have life", is a reflection of the war memorial origins of its formation. The main campus is a mile south of the city centre, adjacent to Victoria Park and Wyggeston and Queen Elizabeth I College.The Fielding Johnson building was built in 1837 using white Mountsorrel bricks and Bangor slates.It was designed by William Parsons in a late Georgian provincial style.The building was home to most of the universities departments until purpose-built accommodation was created, and it was renamed the Fielding Johnson Building in 1964. The Fielding Johnson Building now houses the University's administration offices, the Faculty of Law and a lecture theatre.
The main campus is south of the city centre, adjacent to Victoria Park.The education acts of 19, which brought education to the masses was also thought to have increased the need for a college, not least to train the new teachers that were needed. In 1927, after it became University College, Leicester, students sat the examinations for external degrees of the University of London.Talk of a federal university soured and the decision was for Leicester to become a stand-alone college. Two years later it merged with the Vaughan Working Men's College, which had been providing adult education in Leicester since 1862. He was replaced in 1932 by Frederick Attenborough, who was the father of David and Richard Attenborough. In 1957, the University College was granted its Royal Charter, and has since then had the status of a university with the right to award its own degrees.In most cases students sat the exam of the University of London.In the late 19th century, presidents of the society Revered James Went, headmaster of the Wyggeston Boys' School, and Mr J.Fortunately, Clarke quickly learned the building had already been bought by Thomas Fielding Johnson, a wealthy philanthropist that owned a worsted manufacturing business.