Archive for November, 2012

BAAS Conference at Leicester

Monday, November 26th, 2012

BAAS conference at Leicester today – ‘Memory: America Past, Present and Future’. A jam packed day with fascinating papers and an excellent keynote speaker in Brian Ward. Lots of food for thought but I was particularly intrigued by the idea of a collective traumatic memory that can resurface in place setting with literature as Dan […]

‘Tissint: The Latest Arrival from Mars’

Friday, November 23rd, 2012

Wow! If you get the chance to go to a lecture given by Prof Monica Grady you should do it. She has a wonderful accessible and interesting style of talking. I sat in one of the Physic Building Lecture theatres at Leicester Uni today for over an hour completely enthralled by sciencey stuff! Who would […]

Creative Destruction in the Victorian City

Wednesday, November 21st, 2012

The Leicester Uni Victorian Study Centre Lecture laid on its annual lecture this evening at – “Creative Destruction” in the Victorian City’, given by Professor Peter Mandler of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge. Fascinating stuff. I was particularly intrigued by the tales of C19th railway companies buying up large swathes of land in the centres […]

Will Self at The University of Leicester

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

Will Self was reading extracts from his latest book at Leicester Uni this evening and what a fun evening it was. The the Peter Williams Lecture Theatre was packed with an audience and hanging on his every word. After the reading Harry Whitehead interviewed him. It inspired me to write this poem: Will Self has […]