Literary Biography Symposium Huddersfield ENGLISH LITERATURE & CREATIVE WRITING at the UNIVERSITY OF HUDDERSFIELD A HALF-DAY SYMPOSIUM Monday 19 June 2017 1pm – 4pm Oastler Building (OA6/09)  

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As my research is so strongly grounded in contemporary museum practise, I thought it would be useful to gain as much practical experience in different museum settings as I could. I therefore opted to do two placements; one at the International Slavery Museum (ISM) in Liverpool, and one with Hull’s Heritage Learning Team. Whilst both…

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My work placement took place at the Nottingham Galleries of Justice Museum, which is set within the historic courtrooms and prison of the Shire Hall. I was excited to start my placement, as it meant getting involved with the creative side of heritage research and practice. It started off with a meeting with my placement…

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The summer of 2016. London. A heatwave: temperatures soared above 30 degrees. While the rest of England was melting, I was sat in the rather chilly staff area of the British Library pouring over hundred year old paper associated with World War One. The official title of the placement I undertook was ‘First World War…

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The Cockburn Association is one of the oldest ‘civic trusts’ in operation carrying on the legacy of Lord Henry Cockburn to campaign for the protection and enhancement of Edinburgh’s beauty. Entrenched in a continuous battle with developers the team at the face often-insurmountable odds to fight for the future of the city, with limited resources…

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