16th June 2003




Animal and equine students who previously attended the Lincolnshire School of Agriculture are being invited to a reunion next week.


All former further and higher education animal and equine students are invited to join the gathering which takes place at the school’s new Rural Science Centre at Riseholme Park next week.


Guests will be able to enjoy refreshments before touring the new purpose-built animal and equine facilities, viewing student work and meeting the newest arrival to the school’s Cleveland Bay fold.


“This is a chance for past students to meet up and chat with former classmates and staff, and of course to have a tour around our new purpose-built facilities,” said Colin Riches, Animal Care Unit Manager.


The Rural Science Centre was opened earlier this year by the Environment Secretary Elliot Morley MP.


The facility includes stables, barns, outdoor arena, horse walkers, kennels, cattery, an indoor training area and several lecture rooms, as well as an animal behaviour clinic and the unit office.


Among its many residents, horses and rabbits are accompanied by primates, reptiles, rodents, arachnids, fish and many other species, allowing the students to experience caring for and managing a wide range of creatures.


The reunion takes place from 2.00pm until 4.00pm on Saturday 28th June.  If you would like more details please contact Colin Riches on 01522 895467 or email criches@lincoln.ac.uk.



For more information contact: Gill Noakes, Press Assistant, University of Lincoln

Tel: 01522 886244 or Email: gnoakes@lincoln.ac.uk

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