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.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Web searches #1

For your delectation, some amusing, unusual and downright disturbing searches by which teh interwebs have delivered people to The Attic (thanks to Sitemeter).

Is doing a PhD tough? (In a word, yes)

Senior exhibitionist video (think about it - disturbing, non?)

Should I love in Leicester (if you are an attractive, single, heterosexual man in his early thirties - yes!)

Tidbits to ponder (the mind boggles)

Webcomic short woman works in museum (Any ideas?)

Is the museum a good first date? (Yes, hint hint.)

Military campus life poems (I can't even begin to imagine.)

PhD forum despair (perhaps we need some more upbeat stories of hope to balance things out?)

PhD viva horror stories (ditto)

Ben Miller fancy (?)

Brain decline (yes)

Collecting love objects (eugh)

Curioser and curioser (oh yes!)

East Anglian taciturn (well, that *is* what my French teacher wrote on my report.)

Effect of Facebook on academics (failed PhDs)

Henry VIII leg (it was gouty)

Famous people who have been to New Walk Museum (it's on the A list's regular circuit)


J said...

I laughed so hard I snorted. Just goes to show that searching is not a science!

Ceri said...

OHMIgod these are so funny!! It is like the Internet has become the Oracle of the 21st Century