Monday 24 January 2011

New programme poster for a New year with the New History Lab!

You can finally stop holding your breath, and watching this space. The day has come when we can reveal the programme for this term.

If you'd all care to click up there ^ in the 'Programme' tab you can see just how pretty the poster is, and the times and dates for everything, but if you're too excited to click I'll give you a run-down here.

Our first lab, in only a few days time is New Year's Research Resolutions - you've all had chance to make and break your personal resolutions by now, so its time to make some academic resolutions!

Next we've got History Idol: Leicester's Got Talent (but don't worry, Amanda Holden and Piers Morgan have been banned from appearing). Our competition winner's from our blog-poll give their papers, hosted by Leicester's answer to Dermot O'Ant&Dec, Gavin Freeman!

Following this, A History of Leicester in 10 Objects. This is a joint lab with 'The Attic' our sister group in Museum Studies - if you like material culture, you can't miss it!

We found that a disproportionate amount of our committee enjoyed the tv series, 'Mad Men'. So we've got a double-whammy of a Lab - a screening of two episodes first, and then a group of us wanted to discuss why we love (or hate) the show.

The one that I've personally been waiting years for - Dr Jonathan Foyle abseils in from Tellyland and the World Monuments Fund Britain to talk to us about the part buildings play in conveying history in the 21st Century. *squeeeeeeeee*. You will not be allowed on the front row because Miriam and I have reserved the whole row.

To complete this term's series we have our second celebrity guest, (that's right, count them, SECOND, of the term) Julie Etchingham. Leicester born-and-bred, and the current holder of 'Presenter of the Year', the interviewer becomes the interviewed as our very own Gill Murray puts questions of broadcasting, journalism and women in the media to Julie Etchingham. Exciting stuff!

Be there, or run the risk of being not there!