4th March 2003

 

SCIENCE TAKES CENTRE STAGE ON CAMPUS

 

Scientists will investigate the sex lives of birds and explain how to help horses to cope in the modern world during National Science Week (7th to 16th March).

 

And over 100 school pupils from around Lincolnshire will be sampling science – from forensic investigation to psychology – at the University of Lincoln.

 

Professor Tim Birkhead from the University of Sheffield will give a lecture on the ‘Sex Lives of Birds’ at the university’s Jackson Lecture Theatre at Brayford Pool at 5.30pm on Wednesday 12th March.

 

At 7pm on the same evening (12th March) Daniel Mills will give a lecture describing how we can help horses to adapt to modern-day life.

 

Admission to both lectures is free and members of the public are invited to attend.

 

Earlier on Wednesday 12th March over 100 year 10 pupils from seven Lincolnshire schools will take part in a special event to introduce them to areas of science including forensic investigation, psychology, heritage investigation, health and the biological sciences. 

 

Pupils will also be given a guided tour of the new £2 million Rural Science Centre at Riseholme Park.

 

Schools involved are: George Farmer (Holbeach), Gleed Girls (Spalding), Robert Pattinson (North Hykeham), Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School (Alford), Peele School (Long Sutton) and Aveland High School (Billingborough).

 

Last year over 2,500 science, engineering and technology events took place across the country involving over 1.4 million people.

 

For more details about National Science Week visit www.britassoc.org.uk

 

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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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