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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Proton CT images create new vision for cancer treatment | News

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World-first Proton CT images create a new vision for cancer treatment

An international team of scientists has produced the world’s first computerised tomography (CT) images of biological tissue using protons – a momentous step towards improving the quality and feasibility of Proton Therapy for cancer sufferers around the world.

The ground-breaking work means that detailed three-dimensional images of a patient’s anatomy can now be created using protons rather than x-rays, and this will make Proton Therapy a more viable option for millions of cancer patients.
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Competiton – Design the new Finance Guide 2017/18 Front Cover

Finance Booklet Competition 2017

Enter the student competition to design the front cover for the new finance guide 2017/2018.

The Finance Department is asking for students to submit their creative ideas for a new front cover for the Finance Guide. The winning design will feature on the foldout A5 booklet.

The Finance Guide is a crucial document, containing all the information students need to know concerning the payment of fees whilst at university. The guide includes information about self-paid tuition fees, sponsorships, outstanding debts, student loans and accommodation. It also includes FAQ and contact details for all departments involved with student finances.

The artwork will need to reflect both the University of Lincoln and the Finance Department.

The competition is open to all students of the University of Lincoln and entrants can utilise all styles and media, including illustration, photography, and typography and computer graphics. Please submit your final design in a .JPEG format.

The deadline for all entries is Friday 30th June 2017.

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Exploring the effect of winter dormancy on cold-blooded cognition

Photo credit: Johannes Hloch
Photo credit: Johannes Hloch

New research explores the effect of winter dormancy on cold-blooded cognition.

Unlike mammals, amphibians who rest up during the winter do not forget the memories they made beforehand – this is the surprising discovery of new scientific research.  The new study, published in the journal Scientific Reports, reveals that the processes involved in winter dormancy may have a fundamentally different impact on memory in amphibians and mammals.

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