13th December 2001




A science laboratory at the University of Lincoln is to be named after West Lindsey District Council in recognition of the support given to the university project by the authority.


West Lindsey was a key benefactor when the university project company set about raising £32 million to pay for the creation of a new university campus in Lincoln.


As a gesture of gratitude the university is to name its analysis laboratory in the £5.5 million science centre The West Lindsey Laboratory.


Councillors, the council’s chief executive and university staff will attend a special ceremony on 15th January 2002 when Councillor Bob Rainsforth, Chairman of West Lindsey District Council, will unveil a commemmorative plaque.


The event will begin at 5pm and will include a welcome by Prof Brian McGaw, head of the Department of Biological Sciences, and a tour of the laboratories, which opened in September 2000.


Councillor Rainsforth will unveil the plaque at 6pm after a short speech by the university’s Vice Chancellor, Prof David Chiddick.


“The whole region is indebted to those benefactors of vision who foresaw the benefits of a university in the heart of Lincoln,” commented university spokesman Jez Ashberry.


“The names of some of our other major supporters are already remembered in buildings across the Brayford Pool campus, and we are very pleased to be able to recognise the support of West Lindsey District Council in a similar way.”


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Reporters and photographers are welcome to attend the event.


For more information contact: Jez Ashberry, Press and Media Relations Manager

University of Lincoln

Tel: 01522 886042

email: jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk


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