Alumna hosting volunteer research sessions for the Story of Parks project

Posted by ac652 at Jul 18, 2016 10:55 AM |
Dr Alexa Neale will hold fortnightly research sessions on 20th century murders where a Leicester park location was important

Alumna Dr Alexa Neale, who completed her BA History at our University, will begin free fortnightly research sessions for volunteers on Wednesday 20 July 2016 as part of the Story of Parks project.

Alexa has recently completed her PhD in Modern British History at the University of Sussex. Her research interests include crime scene photography and case files for murder trials as sources for social and cultural history.

She is looking forward to applying her research experience to the Story of Parks project over the summer and will be researching a couple of 20th century murders where a Leicester park location was important, with a view to giving a talk on the subject in the autumn.

She will be sharing her research journey with volunteers at fortnightly meetings, describing her findings as they develop, focusing on particular skills and resources as they arise, which volunteers can then apply to their own project research.

You can follow the progress of this research as more and more about these murders is discovered, whilst learning some practical research skills along the way. Use these new skills to help Story of Parks create new heritage panels for the parks, along with new website content and more.

Sessions will run every other Wednesday afternoon at the Leicestershire Records Office in Wigston from Wednesday 20 July.

Sessions from 1.30pm:

  • July 20th
  • August 3rd, 17th, 31st
  • September 14th, 28th

You can choose to come along to every session, or come to just a couple, whatever suits you best! If you would like more information about the sessions, or to book your place for any of the sessions, please email the Story of Parks project via: or call 0116 454 4935.

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