Reference number
  • D/012
  • Collection
  • Circa 1969
Extent and medium
  • 3 Stave Heads
  • The stave heads are in the form of the letters L and P intertwined, standing for Leicester Polytechnic. A similar logo featured on letterheads and marketing materials of the time.
Administrative history
  • During a traditional graduation ceremony governors, members of the academic board, professors and official guests process into the ceremony venue led by officials carrying ceremonial regalia, such as a mace or a staff. These feature ornamentation which reflects the heraldry or identity of the institution. According to contemporary Degree Award ceremony brochures, the Leicester Polytechnic staves were designed by Neil Harding and made in-house by Neil Harding, Czes Bernacki and John Kitto. Leicester Polytechnic become a university in 1992, and changed its name to De Montfort University at which point the staves were replaced with a new design.
Conditions governing access
  • Open for general access. External researchers are advised to make an appointment with the Archivist.
Conditions governing reproduction
  • Material may be copied for research purposes only, subject to copyright regulations and the condition of the material.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
  • Deposited by Edmund Hall
Related units of description
  • Graduation ceremony brochures and photographs are also held at DMU Special Collections.
Archivist's note
  • Cataloged by Gursharan Hayre, Graduate Champion, February 2018