Big names and tasty cakes in New History Lab's spring programme

Posted by mjs76 at Jan 26, 2011 12:01 PM |
Highlights of the NHL this term include Mr Jonathan Foyle, Ms Julie Etchingham and Mrs Victoria Sponge!

Leicester’s legendary New History Lab reopens up its doors tomorrow (Thursday 27 January) for the first in this term’s series of seminars, which are open to anyone with an interest in historical research. This week the discussion centres around New Year’s Research Revolutions. You are invited to bring along your top three resolutions for the work you’re planning in 2011 and the NHL crowd will discuss how to try and keep them.

The Lab is held every two weeks at 1 Salisbury Road. This term you can look forward to:

  • 4 February - History Idol: Leicester's Got Talent
    Presentations on three research topics selected from a poll on the NHL blog. Who will be crowned the overall winner?
  • 18 February - A History of Leicester in 10 Objects
    A joint event organised with the Museum Studies postgrad gang, The Attic
  • 4 March - Mad Men Lab
    Discussion around the acclaimed US TV series about advertising executives.
  • 18 March - Jonathan Foyle: Buildings and Places, conveying history in the 21st Century
    Top architectural historian, most recently seen abseiling down assorted cathedrals in BBC’s Climbing Historic Buildings
  • 1 April - The Interview: Julie Etchingham talks broadcasting, journalism and women in the media
    Leicester lass done good, presenter of Tonight, News at Ten and (back in the mid-1990s) Newsround

New History Lab seminars follow an easy-to-remember schedule: tea and cake* at 4.30pm, history at 5.00pm, pub at 6.00pm. All welcome.

*Mmmm, cake…

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