The latest upload to my English Readings channel on YouTube:
A Lincoln Ghost Story Evening, White Hart Hotel, Monday, 27 Nov, 7.30. http://bit.ly/2zff2rM
And a regular poetry reading group:
The University’s Great Lives series continues this week with lectures by Tom Heap and Sir Mark Walport.
The series, featuring high profile speakers, aims to give an insight into the achievements of leading influential figures and recognisable faces from backgrounds such as the arts, business and economics, politics, health and science as well as bringing more local leading Lecturers and Visiting Professors to the fore.
Staff and students are encouraged to attend.
Booking is advised, but there may also be tickets available on the door. Please follow the links below for more information.
Tuesday 17th October, 5.30pm for a 6.00pm Lecture
Jackson Lecture Theatre, Minerva Building
TV presenter Tom Heap is a freelance broadcaster and journalist with a passionate concern for rural affairs, science and the environment. Tom presents the investigations on Countryfile – Britain’s most popular factual TV programme.
Sir Mark Walport
Thursday 19th October, 11.00am for a 11.30pm Lecture
Isaac Newton Lecture Theatre, Isaac Newton Building
Recently appointed Chief Executive Designate of UK Research and Innovation, Sir Mark Walport has long been a champion for science, engineering and technology within his career including his role as Government Chief Scientific Adviser, Head of the Government Office for Science and Co-Chair of the Prime Minister’s Council for Science and Technology.
All future Great Lives events can be found listed on the University website:http://lincoln.ac.uk/home/campuslife/whatson/eventsconferences/
Harlaxton Manor in Grantham are co-hosting an event for students from both campuses. Harlaxton is a study abroad campus for American students who come to the manor on an exchange. The idea is that Lincoln students go to the Harlaxton Manor for a Wednesday afternoon/evening, and Harlaxton students come to Lincoln for a Wednesday afternoon/evening. Think of it as a mini international exchange without all the travelling!
The event is open for all students from all programmes and all years, so anyone can apply. This is an especially great event for students who are interested in studying abroad, students who just came back from an international exchange (especially when they went to the USA), have an affiliation with the USA in any way, or students who just love amazing manor houses. Students can apply by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Wednesday the 15th of November students from Lincoln (who have applied) go to the Harlaxton Manor for an afternoon/evening to visit the campus and meet the American students there. There will be food, and fun and academic activities throughout the day, and we’ll arrange transportation to and from Harlaxton.
On Wednesday the 29th of November students from Harlaxton will come to Lincoln and we’ll arrange a similar programme for them, including a lecture, activities and a meal. Students who went to Harlaxton should also attend this day to greet the students and share in their activities here.
(from Joyce Opdenoordt)
The International Office Mobility Team will be hosting their first Study Abroad Fair!
The Study Abroad Fair will take place on the 25th of October between 12 and 2 PM on the first floor platform of the Minerva Building.
During this event, exchange students from all over the world who are in Lincoln now will be showcasing their country and their home university in colourful booths. They will be joined by students from the University of Lincoln who have returned from their Study Abroad exchange, to share stories and experiences with interested students.
For Lincoln Univ students:
Our Visiting Professor Chris Packham will be delivering a masterclass on Creative Writing on the 10th of October and we currently have 24 places available.
Chris will read from ‘Fingers in the Sparkle Jar’ and talk about the process of writing, personal use of language and style, and changing the copy of the spoken word version.
The masterclass takes place from 8.30am until 10am on Tuesday the 10th of October, in MB3201.
If you would like to attend, please email email@example.com with the name of your course and level of study.
Following our discussion of Robert Creeley’s poem, “I Know a Man”, you may be interested in listening to the poet reading the poem at different times in his life. These recordings can be found at PennSound, which is a living archive of modern and contemporary poets: http://writing.upenn.edu/pennsound/x/authors.php
You can also listen to William Carlos Williams reading “The Red Wheelbarrow” on the same site.
Professor John Drakakis (Stirling University) will be giving a talk on “Shakespeare, Reciprocation and Exchange” at the School of English and Journalism Research Seminar Wednesday 8th March 2017 (4.15 – 5.45) MB1010. All welcome.