A one-day expo of free activities for inquisitive minds will be held at the University of Lincoln next week when LiGHTS returns to the city.

LiGHTS (Lincoln: Get Hold of Tech and Science) 2017 takes place on Friday 29th September.

More than 50 free activities presented by researchers from all departments in the University of Lincoln are on offer during the day, giving members of the public and school parties a chance to learn more about the cutting-edge research undertaken at the University.

LiGHTS is led by Carenza Lewis, Professor for the Public Understanding of Research at the University of Lincoln.

Highlights include:

  • Understanding Evolution- Your chance to become an evolutionary detective
    Meet MARC – Compete in a game of rock, paper, scissors against this robotic player
    Skeletons in the Cupboard – What can we learn from human bones? FInd out by examining archaeological skeletons excavated from Lincoln
  • Myths and Science of Sleep – By the age of three, we’ve become experts at sleeping, having spent 10,000 hours asleep. So why do so many people struggle to get a good night’s sleep?
  • The Building Blocks of Food – Learn how to use detergent and alcohol to extract DNA from everyday food, and take home a souvenir tube of that DNA
  • About Face – Can you beat a passport controller in spotting fake identity photos?
  • See the World Through Your Dog’s Eyes – Discover how man’s best friend really sees our world
  • The Terracotta Army – Find out how 3D technology can help restore 2000-year-old warriors buried with a Chinese emperor
  • Science in Song – A performance by the University of Lincoln students of music, ranging from Bartok to the Beastie Boys – all inspired by technology and science

For more information visit the LiGHTS website