5th February 2002




One man’s experience of life on the ocean wave in a kayak will be the subject of a talk at the University of Lincoln later this month.


Well known sea kayak enthusiast Mike Cockerill will talk to students and members of the public about his experiences kayaking off the UK and Newfoundland in a lecture entitled ‘A Winter’s Tale’.


The talk will be given at Riseholme Hall, part of the Lincolnshire School of Agriculture, on Tuesday 19th February at 7.30pm.


“Mike is well known both in the east midlands and nationally, so it’s quite a coup to have him in Lincoln to talk to our students,” said Robin Wright, a lecturer in Outdoor Recreation Management at the university.


“We teach sea kayaking and all sorts of canoeing as part of our HND in Outdoor Recreation Management and our degree in Recreation Management, and we regularly take students sea kayaking anywhere along the east coast from Scotland and down through Northumbria as far as the Wash.


“We’re very pleased and excited that Mike Cockerill is coming later this month, and as a department we hope to attract new students at the same time as enjoying a superb evening.”


The Lincolnshire School of Agriculture has been part of the University of Lincoln (then Lincolnshire & Humberside) since September 2001.


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