The Attic (a name which commemorates our first physical location) is, first and foremost, a site for the research students of the School of Museum Studies at the University of Leicester: a virtual community which aims to include all students, be they campus-based and full-time, or distance-learning and overseas. But we welcome contributions from students of museum studies - and allied subject areas - from outside the School and from around the world. Here you will find a lot of serious stuff, like exhibition and research seminar reviews, conference alerts and calls for papers, but there's also some 'fluff'; the things that inspire, distract and keep us going. After all, while we may be dead serious academic types, we're human too.

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Profile of William Wilberforce

I found an interesting profile about William Wilberforce on The Times website if anyone is interested finding out more about one of the key players in the abolition of slavery. I like the fact that it does not shy away from detailing his less heroic characteristics as well as his campaign against slavery.

Incidentally The Times website have an entire section on Slavery with articles and other interesting profiles if you are interested.

1 comment:

Amy said...

Blimey - he was short! Not much taller than me!

The BBC also has a great website about Abolition:

Including lots of information on the unsung heroes of the abolition movement, including figures like Oludah Equiano and Leicester's very own Elizabeth Heyrick.