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, July 07, 2009

Burn her!!!

Sadly, this is not one of those adverts you would find on Jim's Job Desk. Wookey Hole, Somerset, is looking for a witch. If the terms of my fellowship didn't prevent me from seeking full-time employment, I would be all over this one. Benefits - 50k a year for living in a cave with cats, cackling at people and throwing curses at them. I pretty much do this as a hobby already. Plus, I have the profile for it - paint my face green, I'm a dead ringer for the Wicked Witch of the West. Still, it's nice to know that my talents are remunerable, after all.

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