28th February 2002




The University of Lincoln is to mark National Science Week (8th to 17th March 2002) with two lectures and a major schools event at Lincoln Cathedral.


On Thursday 7th March David Lewin will give a forensic science talk on weapon mark comparison in the case of the axe murder of Fred Maltby and Joe Rylatt in Lincoln.


Mr Lewin, who is an odontologist (a student of the structure and diseases of teeth), will deliver his talk in the style of an expert witness in court.


The lecture will begin at 7pm in the Jackson Lecture Theatre at the Brayford Pool campus. Admission is free and all members of the public are welcome to attend.


The following Wednesday (13th March) Prof Bill Reilly, will give a talk on food safety entitled ‘How Dangerous is our Food Environment?’.


Prof Reilly is deputy director of the Scottish Centre for Infection and Environmental health in Glasgow.


His lecture will begin at 7pm in the Jackson Lecture Theatre at Brayford Pool. Again admission is free and all are welcome.


The university’s Department of Biological Sciences will stage an open day from 10am until 3pm on Saturday 13th April for those thinking of studying Forensic Science, Applied Biology, Applied Biology and Forestry and Sports Science.


For further information about this event please contact Emma Godsall on 01522 886286.


On Wednesday 13th March almost 150 Lincolnshire schoolchildren will visit Lincoln Cathedral next month for a Science and Technology in Action event organised in partnership with the university.


For more details on this event please refer to our separate press release.


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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