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.

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/article1563804.ece

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:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/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.