Great Lives Talk with Tom Heap | 17th Oct

Staff and students are invited to the next University of Lincoln Great Lives series, a talk by Tom Heap on Tuesday 17th October 5.30pm at the Lincoln Performing Arts Centre. 

THOMAS-HEAD-SHOTS-023-450x600TV presenter Tom Heap is a freelance broadcaster and journalist with a passionate concern for rural affairs, science and the environment. Tom presents the investigations on Countryfile – Britain’s most popular factual TV programme. This feature is the most journalistic element of the show, where breaking news and revealing the hidden depths of current rural and environment stories. He is also the principal voice of ‘Costing the Earth’ on Radio 4, the nations only dedicated environment series. He is also a regular Panorama reporter covering food, farming energy and wildlife.

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Weekly Round Up



The Weekly Round Up is back and provides you with another opportunity to read of the posts that the Doctoral School have posted this week!

Here you go…enjoy!

Ever thought about pod casting your research? – Thesis Whisperer 

How to start pod casting your research – Thesis Whisperer

Slaying those Gremlins – PhD Gremlin Slayer

3 Reasons to publish in open access journals –

Tips for surviving the academic job search = Dr Jennifer Polk 

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What Rivers can tell us about the earth’s history | Liz Hajek

Rivers are one of nature’s most powerful forces — they bulldoze mountains and carve up the earth, and their courses are constantly moving. Understanding how they form and how they’ll change is important for those that call their banks and deltas home. In this visual-packed talk, geoscientist Liz Hajek shows us how rocks deposited by ancient rivers can be used as a time machine to study the history of the earth, so we can figure out how to more sustainably live on it today.

Research published in Royal Society of Chemistry journal

esearch published in Royal Society of Chemistry journal

Research by scientists at the University of Lincoln has been published in a leading journal from the Royal Society of Chemistry.

The new academic paper, titled Synthesis of a bicyclic oxo-c-lactam from a simple caprolactam derivative, features in the New Journal of Chemistry.

The research was carried out by Dr Tobias Gruber from the School of Pharmacy and Dr Elisa Nauha from the School of Chemistry at Lincoln, together with colleagues from the Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg in Germany and the University of Oxford, UK.

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New research features in Journal of Experimental Biology


The results of a fascinating new study by researchers from the School of Life Sciences are published today (17th August 2017) in the Journal of Experimental Biology

This Leverhulme-funded research, carried out by Dr Fernando Montealegre-Z, Dr Thorin Jonsson and Benedict Chivers, investigates a unique form of amplification in the sound generation system of a tropical bush cricket.

All bush crickets generate their acoustic mating calls through tegminal stridulation: the rubbing together of their specially modified forewings. A scraper (also known as the plectrum) is passed along a series of hardened teeth with the subsequent vibrations being amplified by specialised wing cells which act similarly to speaker membranes. However, the species in this study (the Neotropical bush cricket Acanthacara acuta) utilises an extraordinary bodily structure to further amplify its call through resonance.

The full story is featured on the School of Life Sciences blog, and the paper is available to read online.