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.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Give up art to earn your egg

Check out the BBC Lent talk on Radio 4 this evening (8:45pm, or on i-player afterwards) to hear Will Self exploring the idea of giving up art and culture for lent. The clips I heard yesterday sounded quite interesting.

There's also an article on this topic by Self in the New Statesman, here.


1 comment:

J said...

I am tempted to give vent to my atheistic anger (in this instance civilly partnered with the fear that such opinions threaten the accessibility of culture and lead to the demise of the cultural heritage industry we are all working for), but I am going to take a deep breath and say that he is entitled to his own opinion.