Leicester City Museums Collection
Speaker: King, Robert, - , Interviewee, Male,
Speaker: Shepherd, N., Interviewer, Female
Summary of interview item: Recalls the support and help given by Mr. Gregory of the New Walk Museum to post graduate students at the University of Leicester, like himself. Recalls being a member of the geology club with Roger Mason and David Attenborough and describes the activities of the club. Recalls first visit to the museum. Talks about the Literary and Philosophical Society and rocks going missing from the museum. Talks about how he went to university in the 1950s, doing his Doctorate ( PhD) on the minerality of Leicester, help from the museum, and the Egyptian gallery. Mentions the Ichthyosaurus collection, butterflies and taxidermy. Gives his reactions to the City Council taking over the museum, the museum's centenary celebrations, and views on celebrations for the 150th anniversary.
Place of birth: Leicester, Leicestershire
Education: PhD at University of Leicester
Marital Status: , Children:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s
Recording Date: 15/5/1998
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: LCMS
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