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.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Fascinating and macabre: the preservation efforts to save Scott (of the Antarctic)'s hut in pictures on the BBC. And to lighten the mood but give you an idea of the legacy of Scott's misison, Monty Python's Scott of the Sahara:


Stephanie said...

Also on a light-hearted note, Tesco are selling the original blend of tea Scott took with him to the antarctic in 1910. 10p from every pack sold goes to the Antarctic Heritage Trust and the campaign to save Scott's hut. It's rather nice tea, I have to say!

Josh Verienes said...

Monty Python is legendary. A piece of history, which is also good for teaching history.