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, May 01, 2009

Be King for the Day!

I hazard to mention his name again but, yes, Henry VIII, well-known tyrant and womaniser, strikes again.  Culture 24 reports that the British Library is on the look out for a Henry look-alike.  Judging takes place on Bank Holiday Monday.

1 comment:

Ceri said...

I think Henry VIII will receive the award for 'Most Over-rated Person in History EVER!' closely followed by Margaret Thatcher and Tony Blair, another two people whose impact on history but will be but a miniscule blip when actually placed within their context. Henry VIII may have kick-started the Reformation in England but it took another couple of centuries before it took proper hold (witness how quickly Mary I put it all back again) as far as I can gather. And he was still essentially a Catholic when he died. Okay these are cheap shots but I wish we could think about another king, maybe Edward II or King John, the more interesting ones!!