Professor Martin Stannard, incoming President of the Leicester Literary and Philosophical Society writes this appeal:
This amazing organization is 175 years old and still going strong. But there aren't nearly enough members from the city's two universities. As President this year, I'd like to rectify that and to get the universities much more closely involved with the Society and vice-versa: students and staff. The Society does not only offer twelve lectures from distinguished speakers each year for the bargain price of £12.50, it also awards small research grants. So please do help, even if you cannot attend many lectures. To see what's on this year, just type into Google 'Leicester Literary and Philosophical Society' and access the website. [Or click on the handy hyperlink!]
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.