Staff and students are invited to the next in our Great Lives series, a talk by Stewart Lee on Tuesday 17th October, Jackson Lecture Theatre, 4.00pm.
Comedian, writer and director Stewart Lee has had an incredibly varied and successful career including successfully writing award-winning TV and radio shows and directing and co-writing Jerry Springer The Opera.
Stewart Lee visits the University of Lincoln for the first time to about his career which spans across comedy, performance, writing, TV, radio, theatre and music reviewing in an informal but informative conversational session where the audience will hear a very personal and inspiring account of a career in comedy, culture and the arts overcoming adversity.
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Staff and students are invited to attend the next Great Lives lecture, to be given by James Kakalios on The Physics of Superheroes on 7 September 2017.
Physics professor, bestselling author, and dynamic storyteller James Kakalios will bring the world of Physics to life in a unique talk using superheroes from well-known comic books to illustrate fundamental physics principles for young and old minds alike. The audience will be invited to ponder whether superhero, the Flash becomes heavier as he tries to run at the speed of light, the chemical composition of Captain America’s shield, and who is faster: Superman or the Flash amongst explaining other predicaments our most loved capped crusaders get themselves into.
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University of Lincoln students are eligible for free places at a lecture by Dr Thomas Asbridge on the remarkable Battle of Lincoln.
The lecture takes place on Friday 26th May at 7.30pm in the perfect venue of Lincoln Cathedral, around which the Battle of Lincoln raged exactly 800 years ago.
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The next College of Social Science Inaugural Lecture will be by Professor Jacquelyn Allen-Collinson on Wednesday 3rd May.
Professor Allen-Collinson will speak on “Talking sense(s): Sociology and the person in the body”.
Despite vociferous calls to ‘bring the body’ into sociological theory and conceptualisations over the past two decades, there has been a strong critique of ‘mainstream’ sociology for overlooking the grounded, corporeal realities and consequences of embodiment. Feminist sociologists and phenomenological sociologists have been amongst those calling for sociology to incorporate the corporeal. In her work, Professor Allen-Collinson highlights the need to investigate and analyse the influence of social structural forces (and ‘classic’ sociological variables) upon the lived experience of the person in the body.
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The Great Minds series gives an insight into the achievements of leading influential figures and recognisable faces from backgrounds such as the arts, business and economics, politics, health and science as well as bringing more local leading Lecturers and Visiting Professors to the fore.
Designed for prospective students, our own staff and students and members of the public alike, the aim is to inspire and encourage thoughtful conversation about careers, industries and disciplines alongside showcasing some of the diverse research and activities that take place within the University.
The next Great Minds lecture will be delivered by Charlotte Hogg on Monday 6th March.
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