25 July 2001

 

NEW BOOK LOOKS AT LINCOLN’S HISTORY

 

A university lecturer with a passion for local history has contributed to a new book about historical Lincoln to be published next month.

 

‘Aspects of Lincoln’ is an illustrated collection of 13 essays about the city which is edited by Dr Andrew Walker, a lecturer in History at the University of Lincoln.

 

“Diverse topics including getting drunk in the 17th century, the social impact of the airfields and the state of Lincoln’s jails during the 18th and 19th centuries will be covered in the new book,” said Dr Walker

 

“I suggested that there was wide scope for an ‘Aspects of Lincoln’ publication after writing for the ‘Aspects of Sheffield’,” he added.

 

Other contributors to the book include ULH History lecturers Dr Philip Swan and Dr Kate Hill, postgraduate students Terry Knowell and John Wilford and ULH graduate Jan Relf now a tutor at North Lincolnshire College.

 

Dr Walker hopes that ‘Aspects of Lincoln’ will help to raise the profile of the city and commented: “The book will also demonstrate the university’s input to the cultural life of Lincoln. 

 

“It is expected that a second volume will follow focussing on the Lincolnshire Show,” said Dr Walker. 

 

 

For more information contact: Holly Locking, Press and Media Relations

University of Lincoln

Tel:01522 886042

 

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