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.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Extra-curricular activities

Photo by tortuga767 (the sentiment seems kind of appropriate!)

Pippa is currently accompanying her husband Sid on an intrepid cycling pilgrimage from Glasgow to Barcelona - all of us here in Attic Towers are very impressed. The cycle ride has been organised to commemorate a similar journey that took place in 1938 to raise awareness of and money for the victims of the Spanish Civil War.

The organisers are keeping a blog throughout the journey - follow Pippa's progress here.

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