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16th October 2009, 10:53am
Lincoln through a lens
Professor David Sleight A picture of Lincoln painted through film, photography and art will be explored in a free public lecture at the University of Lincoln.

Professor David Sleight, who was recently appointed Dean of Faculty for Media, Humanities and Technology at the University, will give his inaugural lecture in the first date of the Lincoln Academy 2009-10 season.

The Lincoln Academy is the collective name given to the cultural outreach activities of the University of Lincoln.

Professor Sleight, who was born and raised in Lincoln, will give a lecture entitled 'Representations of Lincoln A Media Collection'. It will offer a personal perspective of Lincoln shaped by his upbringing in the city, examining its representation through a wide range of media including film, photography, paintings and engravings.

The lecture will take place on Tuesday 20 October in the EMMTEC building on the University's Brayford Pool campus. Registration is at 5.30pm and the lecture starts at 6pm.

Members of the public are welcome to attend and admission is free following registration.

Professor Sleight studied Photography, Film and Television Production at Salisbury College and from there gained a place on the prestigious BBC Film Trainee scheme at Ealing Studios.

Working first on sound, then film, then video-tape and finally non-linear computer editing systems, he worked on a wide range of broadcast programming from drama series such as Miss Marple and Bergerac, through to documentary and factual programming.

He moved to media education at the University of Lincoln in 2000 and is committed to the development of a creative industry sector in Lincolnshire.

People wishing to attend Professor Sleight's lecture should register with the University's Events Office by phoning (01522) 837100 or emailing

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