Heritage Sunday

Today was the first day that the DMU Heritage Centre and the Trinity Hospital Chapel were both open for Heritage Sunday. Heritage Sunday is run by Leicester City Council and allows the public to access buildings that are normally closed, including the Magazine Gateway, Wygston’s House, Leicester Castle and Castle Motte and Bailey.


We decided that it would be a great opportunity to open up the Heritage Centre and the Chapel too. Our decision was justified as 32 people visited the Heritage Centre and 38 came to the Chapel, despite some bad weather. We had some nice comments from people who “had always wanted to visit the Chapel”.

We’ll be open again on forthcoming Heritage Sundays: 28 June, 26 July, 30 August, 27 September, 25 October and 29 November.

Hopefully anyone who can’t make it to the Heritage Centre during the week will come and visit on one of these Sundays.


About Katharine Short

When I was 13 every careers questionnaire I did at school suggested I become an archivist. In rebellion I studied History of Art at Cambridge and the Courtauld Institute before giving in to the inevitable and undertaking a qualification in Archives Administration at Aberystwyth University. I worked at King’s College London Archives and the London Metropolitan Archives before becoming the Archivist here at DMU in January 2013. My role is hugely varied: answering enquiries and assisting researchers, sorting, cataloguing, cleaning and packaging archival material, managing our environmentally controlled storage areas, giving seminars, talks and tours, researching aspects of University history, liaising with potential donors and advocating for the importance of archives within the organisation. I am one of those incredibly fortunate people who can say ‘I love my job’ and really mean it.
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