20th January 2000

SEMINARS BUILD NEW LINKS BETWEEN TOWN AND GOWN

 

A series of seminars arranged by the Lincoln School of Management aims to promote understanding and co-operation between the city and its university.

 

‘Lincoln in the University and the University in Lincoln’ is the theme of the talks which kick off next Thursday (January 27th, 6.30pm) with a talk by Simon Jackson, managing director of Jackson Building Centres.

 

Further talks from February through to June are planned by the Very Rev Robert Hardy, Bishop of Lincoln, Keith Darwin OBE of the Lincoln Co-op and the Lincolnshire TEC, Mark Papworth of ABB Alstom Power, Paul Hodgkinson of the Simons Group and Tom Coates of Urban Challenge.

 

“All the speakers will be talking about how best to create new channels of communication between the university and the community,” said co-organiser Zoraida Mendiwelso-Bendek.

 

“We would like to invite everyone who is interested in creating new spaces in which the city and the university can work together to improve the quality of the university and to create a better city.”

 

The talks are free and will take place in the Cargill Lecture Theatre at the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside. Refreshments will be offered in the atrium after the events.

 

To book a place at any of the talks send an email to community@lincoln.ac.uk or telephone Rebecca Inkley at the university on 01522 886202.

 

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For more information contact:

 

Jez Ashberry

Press and Media Relations Manager

University of Lincolnshire & Humberside

Tel: 01522 886042

email: jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk