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.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

PhD related hallucinations

I am not sure if there has been any research carried out into PhD-related hallucinations and obsessions (and terribly for a professional researcher I am too lazy... um too BUSY to Google it) however it has been a random feature of my PhD life in Leicester for there to be several random sightings of strange faces appearing in fruit.  First there was the famous sighting of Mother Teresa in the strawberry [ed. to add link] and now comes this rather odd face which appeared in a piece of pineapple from University-catering.  Trouble is I cannot tell whether the face is looking cheerful or disturbed!  Probably the latter.



4 comments:

Amy said...

It's expressing horror and fear. It *is* about to be eaten, afterall.

Ceri said...

well I would have kept it but that would have just been silly...

Anna said...

I think the Mother Teressa strawberry was kept for a while Ceri!

Amy said...

St Teresa of the Strawberry lives on in our memories.