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 10, 2010

Jenny's Esoteric Delights

We like museums. We like weird places and strange stories.

So, with that in mind, here are some strange places and organisations for your delectation.

Subterranea Britannica

Atlas Obscura - I think I'd rather like to have an Atlas Obscura day in Leicester - are there any Obscure places you know of - or are there any exciting places in the many parts of the world our student community is based or from that you would like to tell us about?

4 comments:

Amy said...

Hmmm, an obscure places day - good idea!

There a few lost villages in Leicestershire which I remember Katy and I talking about visiting a little while back. Might be nice to get outside the city and into the country for a day too!

Knaptoft/Naseby: http://www.bbc.co.uk/leicester/content/image_galleries/knaptoft_manor_gallery.shtml?8

And there's a whole list of interesting sounding places here:
http://www.kairos-press.co.uk/html/ancient_monuments.html

J said...

Amy, now I have the Oliver Cromwell song stuck in my head!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJ1yPz14LrU

Jenny said...

Ohh, awesome places - we should go!!!

Jenny said...

And a followup

http://www.megalithic.co.uk/search.php?county=35