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LiGHTS-2016

FRIDAY 30TH SEPTEMBER

FROM 11AM TO 10PM

iGHTS

THE UNIVERSITY OF LINCOLN

IS OPENING ITS DOORS TO

THE PUBLIC FOR A ONE DAY

CELEBRATION OF OUR SCIENCE

AND TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH.

YOU ARE INVITED.


Find out if humans are

smarter than tortoises;

hear about how robots see;

try your hand at extracting

DNA; make everyday

household items in the

Chemistry lab and play

robot MARC at Rock, Paper,

Scissors during a day-long

showcase of how science

and technology impacts on

our daily lives.

The University of Lincoln is organising

LiGHTS Nights (Lincoln – Get Hold

of Tech and Science), a celebration

of how science and technology

impacts on our daily lives. It’s

an exciting one-day programme

of free lectures, tours, quizzes,

demonstrations, interactive displays,

film screenings, hands-on activities

and workshops on September

30th 2016.

With a lively and thought-provoking

programme of events, the day aims

to inspire and excite visitors with the

wonders of innovation, and showcase

the exciting research happening at the

University of Lincoln.

LiGHTS is free to attend.

www.lincoln.ac.uk/lights

Illicit drug use and online

knowledge sharing amongst users

Presented by: Professor Dave Boothroyd

With the growth of the internet comes

the growth of the accessible information

about drug use and online drug cultures.

Should we be worried? Why does anyone

trust it? And what are the implications for

official drugs education? 12-1pm: Stephen

Langton Lecture Theatre

Hounds helping human health

Presented by: Professor Daniel Mills

Dogs are widely known as man’s best

friend, but they also provide us with

health benefits. 12-1pm; 2-3pm; 7-8pm:

JBL2C04, Joseph Banks Laboratories

Pigs, chickens and criminals

Presented by: Dr Lisa Collins

Talk about the wonders of human

behaviour that are hidden to the human

eye, but are recognisable to an algorithm.

12-1pm: Maltby Suite, Joseph Banks

Laboratories

Small but deadly: Presents from

our friends in the animal kingdom

Presented by: Dr Colin Butter

Find out how deadly pathogens pass to

humans from animals and how science

can help protect us from the next

pandemic. 1-2pm; 6-7pm: Cargill Lecture

Theatre, Minerva Building

Fifty shades of black grouse

Discussion around the drive to reproduce

and the diverse phenomena in animals

it produces. 1-2pm: JBL2C04, Joseph

Banks Laboratories

Proton Therapy: A positive beam

of hope for cancer treatment

Presented by: Professor Nigel Allinson

Why and how you should get

a good night’s sleep

Presented by: Dr Simon Durrant

With modern distractions, a good night’s

sleep seems harder than ever to get.

Learn about the importance of sleep and

tips to improve how you sleep. Guests

are invited to join a drinks reception

following the talk. 3-4pm: CO-OP Lecture

Theatre, Minerva Building

The Lister Sisters: Women and

the art of the scientific revolution

Presented by: Dr Anna Marie Roos

Hear about the role of women and the

culture of collecting scientific illustrations

which helped to advance Enlightenment

science. 5-6pm: Jackson Lecture Theatre,

Minerva Building

Whose heritage is it anyway?

Presented by: Professor Heather Hughes

An illustrated lecture exploring the

different interpretations of the meaning

of heritage and the way in which this

can divide and unite. 8-9pm: Stephen

Langton Lecture Theatre

18+

BOOK YOUR

PLACE TODAY

Learn more about this new, targeted

cancer treatment particularly useful in

treating cancer in children and tumours in

the head led by researchers at Lincoln.

3-4pm: Stephen Langton Lecture Theatre

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Protecting children in the

21st Century

Presented by: Professor Matthew Hall and

Philip Musson

An open, public discussion on the

challenges of protecting children from

sexual exploitation. 8-9pm: Moot Court,

David Chiddick Building

Curries, Cannabis and

Antidepressants, New Weapons

of (Cancer) Mass Destruction

Presented by: Dr Timothy Bates

A multi-media presentation on the latest

research being undertaken regarding

cancer chemotherapy. 5-6pm. Please see

website for venue

Careers in STEM

Presented by: John Stacey

People with STEM qualifications are

in demand and have a huge variety

of exciting and rewarding career

opportunities open to them. Find out

more about Careers in STEM and study

pathways. 11am-12pm: Cargill Lecture

Theatre, Minerva Building

2pm-3pm: MC0024, Media, Humanities

and Technology Building

18+

INTERACTIVE

EXHIBITIONS, DEMOS

AND WORKSHOPS

Am I smarter than my tortoise?

Presented by: Dr Helen Zulch and

Dr Anna Wilkinson

Live demonstration exploring how human

ability compares to animals in tasks.

12-1pm; 3-4pm: Demonstration Room,

Minster House

The 21st Century short story

Presented by: Dr Siân Adiseshiah and

Dr Amy Culley

Join a shared reading and discussion of

a short story. 12-2pm: MB3201, Minerva

Building

3D scanning and the 2,000-yearold

Terracotta Army

Presented by: Crick Smith Conservation

See an extraordinary collection of 20th

Century terracotta warriors which have

been reproduced by conservation

students using techniques including

3D printing. 12-8pm: AAD Atrium, Art,

Architecture and Design Building

The Black Death in your garden

Presented by: Professor Carenza Lewis

60+

Exhibition and talk showing how back

garden digs can reconstruct the impact of

the Black Death. 12-6pm: AAD Exhibition

Gallery, Art, Architecture and Design Building

Re-storing a Roman Bull

Presented by: Antony Lee and Erik Grigg

Children explore 3D printing and artefact

reconstruction using plasticine and a

Roman bull found recently in Lincoln.

12-4pm: MB3202, Minerva Building

DNA: The building blocks of food

Presented by: Dr Stefan Millson

A chance to extract DNA from everyday

food with washing-up liquid and alcohol.

Win souvenir tubes of that DNA. 12-1pm;

2-3pm; 4-5pm: Science Laboratories,

Science Building

Skeletons in the cupboard

Presented by: Dr Ron Dixon and Gillian Fowler

How archaeologists identify conditions

such as malnutrition, TB and leprosy

from human bones. 12-6pm: JBL Atrium,

Joseph Banks Laboratories

Spark engineering display

Presented by: Dr Colin Dowding

Hands-on activities that show how

Engineering affects our everyday lives.

12-9pm: Engineering Foyer, Isaac

Newton Building

My Lincolnshire collection

Presented by: Dr Duncan Rowland

A chance to participate in research into

social attitudes to heritage amongst

Lincolnshire residents, using a new

heritage app. 12-9pm: AAD Atrium, Art,

Architecture and Design Building

Eating too much?

Presented by: Dr Frouke Hermans

Participative demonstration on how

people are misled about calorie content.

12-9pm: Stephen Langton Foyer, Stephen

Langton Building

How instant biofeedback can

develop sports performance

Presented by: Professor David Mullineaux

Participative demonstration. 12-9pm:

HP0010, Human Performance Sports Centre

Meet MARC (Multi-Actuated

Robotic Companion)

Play him at Paper, Rock, Scissors and

take selfies. 12-9pm: Minerva Atrium,

Minerva Building

Women in science: Bomber

Command and radar jamming

Presented by: Professor Heather Hughes

Learn about a simple yet effective system

which reduced attacks on Allied aircraft.

12-9pm: Stephen Langton Foyer, Stephen

Langton Building

Making new substances

Presented by: Dr Tasnim Munshi and

Professor Ian Scowen

Formulation Chemistry lecture on how

to make new substances including

pharmaceuticals, cosmetics & ice cream.

3-4pm; 6-7pm: Science Laboratories,

Science Building

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EU corner

Presented by: University of Lincoln

Conservation in action

Presented by: Dr Lynda Skipper

SPECIAL EVENTS

A chance to see some of the exciting

research the University of Lincoln is

involved with across the EU. 12-9pm:

Minerva Atrium, Minerva Building

Is that my hand I see before me?

Presented by: Dr Kirsty Miller

Find out how ‘Mirage’ equipment

manipulates perceptions of movement

and feelings. 12-9pm: Minerva Atrium,

Minerva Building

Seeing humans through a

robot’s eyes

Presented by: Dr Marc Hanheide

See the impact of how new research

about sensors and algorithms impacts on

programming robots with live demonstrations.

1-2pm; 4-5pm; 7-8pm: LLMC Lecture

Theatre, David Chiddick Building

Women in science

Presented by: Lincoln WiSE

Find out more about WiSE@Lincoln, which

gives careers guidance and support to

women in science. 1-2pm; 4-5pm; 6-7pm:

Minerva Atrium, Minerva Building

Preventing deadly falls

Audience participative experiment into

the use of computerised eye-tracking to

understand the causes of stair falls which

kill thousands every year. 2-7pm. Please

see website for venue

See how painting and stonework

spanning 1,000 years are being preserved

at St Mary Le Wigford Church. 12-6pm:

St Mary Le Wigford Church, Lincoln

Ears in the legs

Presented by: Dr Fernando Montealegre-Z

and Dr Thorin Jonsson

Learn about how insects like bush

crickets hear their own sound. 12-9pm:

JBL Atrium, Joseph Banks Laboratories

Watch your step!

Presented by: Dr Frouke Hermens

Is it ok to text while you walk? Find out

how using your phone on the move

affects your vision. 2-8pm: Psychology

Laboratories, Minerva Building

Virtual Blacksmith Forge

Presented by: Dr John Murray

Produce real blacksmith artefacts using

the latest 3D-printer and VR Headset

technology. An award-winning interactive

exhibition. 12-6pm: Minerva Atrium,

Minerva Building

Fingerprinting and history

Presented by: Professor Philippa Hoskin

What forensic science tells us about

the use of seals on medieval documents.

1-2pm; 6-7pm. Please see website

for venue

QUIZ

Cultivating eureka

Presented by: Dr Anna Marie Roos

Join an interactive quiz about the eureka

moments within history. Prizes to be won.

2-3pm; 6-7pm: CO-OP Lecture Theatre,

Minerva Building

TOUR

University of Lincoln Laboratories

Presented by: University of Lincoln Student

Ambassadors

Go behind the scenes and discover our

Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering

and Life Science laboratories to see where

research and lectures collide.

12-9pm: Tour Gazebo, Science Building

Live radio broadcast

Siren FM will broadcast live throughout

LiGHTS Night with visitors and researchers

able to watch and contribute on air.

12pm-12am: Listen on 107.3 FM or online

at Siren FM

The unbelievable truth

Presented by: Professor Carenza Lewis

Teams of school pupils compete to devise

and detect false explanations for unfamiliar

scientific objects. 2-3pm: Cargill Lecture

Theatre, Minerva Building

20th Century home movies

Continuities and discontinuities with

home-movies archived in MACE (Media

Archive for Central England. 3-5pm: Cargill

Lecture Theatre, Minerva Building. 5-9pm:

DCB1101, David Chiddick Building

Suffragette: Film screening

Presented by: Professor Krista Cowman

A film screening of the 2015 Hollywood

film with Professor Krista Cowman who

worked as historical advisor on the film.

4-7pm: Ritz Cinema, High Street, Lincoln

Antibiotics, til’ death do us part

Presented by: Statistical Anomalies

Musical performance and interactive

debate by Statistical Anomalies, a band of

scientists from the University of Lincoln.

6-8pm: LPAC Auditorium, LPAC

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LIGHTS (EUROPEAN RESEARCHERS’ NIGHT) IS FUNDED BY THE

EUROPEAN COMMISSION UNDER THE MARIE SKŁODOWSKA-CURIE ACTIONS PROGRAMME

AND HOSTED BY THE UNIVERSITY OF LINCOLN.

MARIE SKŁODOWSKA-CURIE: AN INSPIRATION TO FOLLOW

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