On Tuesday, 11th December 2007, those of us in Leicester had a pre-Christmas get together, along similar lines to our other recent social events: we've had museum crawls and ghost crawls, and now a Christmas Dinner crawl! Starting off at Anna and Ceri's house we warmed up with mugs of mulled wine and spiced apple juice, and partake of our delicious pea soup starter, as created by Anna. Next stop was the favourite Museum Studies haunt, the Lansdowne, for a quick drink, and the onto Pippa's, for our main course of seasonal Chicken Casserole provided by Sid and gratefully received by all. Our final course of the evening was back at Anna's and Ceri's for more spiced apple and Ceri's lovely Apple and Raspberry Crumble. A fantastic evening was had by all, as this selection of photos testifies!
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.