PaperArtist_2013-06-29_16-25-35Hello and welcome to I hope you enjoy your stay.

My name is Jenny Walklate, and I’m an independent post-doctoral researcher based in Leicester in the UK. I’ve a varied background: once upon a time, I studied English Literature, Art History, Linguistics and Russian at the University of St Andrews, finally graduating with an MA in Medieval History in 2007.  In 2008, I began working on my MA at the School of Museum Studies at the University of Leicester. I graduated with a PhD in Museum Studies five years later. 

On this site, you’ll find more information about myself, my interests, and my work. You’ll be able to find out about a list of my publications and activities, my current research and work interests, and the events I am involved in, both within and without academic life. On my blog, Letters From Beyond Xanadu, you will find short academic and creative pieces, and reflections upon topics of interest to me – sometimes in the form of letters written to an unknown recipient, and often about things which aren’t really there.


My old research profile at Leicester is here

You can twitter at me

I can be found on LinkedIn


I also write a weekly blog for You can find that here: JustHigherEd

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