As some of you will no doubt know, I'm a fan of Museums at Night. And this year, I'm pleased to say that there are two events in Leicester. I'm even more pleased to announce that they will be held at some of the more unusual heritage venues the city has to offer - Jewry Wall and Newarke Houses. Strange places, these, I think, will offer the perfect environs for after-dark meanderings...
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.