Events & Conferences* University of Lincoln at the Lincolnshire Show 2017
University of Lincoln at the Lincolnshire Show 2017
8am - 6pm

The University of Lincoln will showcase some of its world-leading research and development projects, which are having a profound impact on the world we live in today. For all exhibitions find us on stand 5-10A, Lincolnshire Showground, Lincoln, LN2 2NA.

Meet Thorvald – Our Farm Robot

When: 8:00 - 18:00

Thorvald will be waiting to greet visitors to the University of Lincoln marquee at this year’s Lincolnshire Show. Thorvald is an advanced new mobile robot which supports a number of agricultural research projects, field trials and experiments – from autonomous outdoor navigation and robotic harvesting, to soil quality assessment and crop yield prediction. Capable of operating on uneven terrain and agile enough to navigate between rows of crops without touching plants, Thorvald is the University’s own “roaming, robotic lab assistant” – you might even recognise it from a recent appearance on BBC One’s Countryfile. Thorvald is being developed by researchers at the University’s Lincoln Institute for Agri-food Technology (LIAT).

Fascinating Forensics

When: 8:00 - 18:00

Scientists and forensic specialists from the University of Lincoln’s School of Life Sciences will shine a light on some of the techniques used to examine human and animal bones, and reveal just how much we can learn from studying skeletons. The scientists will also be on-hand to help visitors explore fingerprinting – one of the most well-known and widely-used forms of forensic identification – and create their very own fingerprint keyring.

Test Your Health*

When: 8:00 - 18:00

Visitors are invited to put their health to the test, with the University’s Pharmacy experts running a series of live lung and pulse monitoring tests and delivering immediate results. The University of Lincoln’s School of Pharmacy works in close partnership with the Lincolnshire Co-op and local NHS providers to help produce passionate pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists who are adept in addressing many of the major healthcare challenges that we will all face in the 2020s and beyond.

*Wednesday 21st Only

Virtual Reality Visions

When: 8:00 - 18:00

The University of Lincoln is home to various staff and student Virtual Reality projects, and visitors to the stand at the Lincolnshire Show can enjoy access to the latest 3D technology and headsets that will take them on tours of new and exciting virtual worlds.

Creative Engineering

When: 8:00 - 18:00

Engineers from the University of Lincoln will highlight just how creative engineering can be. With a dynamic display, first showcased at the SPARK! Engineering festival in Lincoln Cathedral last month, they will demonstrate how something as simple as water can be used to operate robotic systems.

Making Art Accessible For All

When: 8:00 - 18:00

The University of Lincoln will showcase an innovative art project which is exploring the best ways to curate and design exhibitions to make them more accessible to blind and visually impaired people. As part of a collaboration with the National Centre for Craft & Design (NCCD) in Sleaford, the RNIB Regional Centre (Midlands), Age UK Lincoln and volunteers who are blind or visually impaired, artists have created a multi-sensory exhibition of 3D printing. A film depicting the research project, several 3D printed objects and a creative lab of data collected as part of the exhibition will all be on show for visitors to enjoy.

Visitors will also be able to see 3D printing in action, with representatives from the University of Lincoln’s College of Arts demonstrating the processes and results of 3D printing and scanning using accessible technology.

Conserving The Past

When: 8:00 - 18:00

The University of Lincoln is home to the largest centre for conservation and restoration study in the UK, and a leading consultancy with experts who specialise in conserving the historic interiors of national landmarks. Staff and students from the University’s School of History & Heritage use their skills to investigate, analyse, restore and conserve historic objects, and visitors to the Show are invited to learn some of the tricks of the trade. With a special heat camera which helps to examine the make-up of different objects and a microscope to study individual items in fine detail, visitors will find themselves looking at historic artefacts in a whole new light. 

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