12th March 2004





School pupils from around the county will learn more about science at the University of Lincoln as part of National Science Week (12th to 21st March).


The science activity day will take place at the Riseholme Park campus on Wednesday 17th March.


The event will introduce pupils to various areas of science including conservation and restoration, forensic investigation, animal and biological science and psychology.


Lincolnshire and Rutland SETPOINT have donated Ł750 in support of the event.


Schools involved are: Hessle High School; Banovallum School, Horncastle; Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School, Horncastle; King Edward VI, Louth; St Peter and St Paul School, Lincoln; and Queen Elizabeth Royal Free Grammar School, Spalding.


National Science Week aims to celebrate science and its importance.  Students have the chance to participate in science activities and experiments and engage in science discussions in their local area.


Other activities in celebration of National Science Week include Professor Brian McGaw’s inaugural lecture ‘Isotopes and Forensic Science: from the Piltdown Man to the Pakistan Mummy’ on Wednesday 17th March.


And staff from the university will visit Caistor Grammar School on Thursday 18th March to conduct a forensic demonstration to Year 10 students.


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For more information contact: Lindsey Bird, Assistant Press Officer

University of Lincoln

Tel: 01522 886244 Email: lbird@lincoln.ac.uk


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