Well, that's a bit of a misnomer really, because - officially - Research Week isn't yet over, and several of our happy band have gone to spend the day in Norwich (and are probably sitting in a coach stuck in traffic as I write!), but the main part of the programme, the individual presentations, are all now complete.
Personally I really enjoyed the week. Met lots of new lovely colleagues and regained my enthusiasm for my research. Also ate and gossiped FAR too much, but that's another story. ;)
Waking up this morning I felt a tinge of post-holiday sadness. You know, that feeling you get when you have to go back to work after a break? Although it's been busy and tiring, I found everyone's presentations so inspiring and, may I say, the company so delightful, that while wading through my backlog of emails and recordings and photos to upload today, I have felt more than an little melancholic, though to be fair - and as anyone who knows me will confirm - that it my default setting. Oh well, back to the daily grind I suppose. At least the weather is lovely at the moment (that's me being stereotypically British there!).
A couple of points for discussion were raised during yesterday's session, which I thought might generate a little blog debate. More on that, plus reviews and photographs, very shortly.
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.