On Friday we attended the annual Communications Across Cultures Conference in the Isaac Newton Building where we enjoyed presentations from staff and students from across the college on the topic of international study, as well as a general knowledge quiz. It was a fantastic event and we got plenty of photos throughout the day.
Due to the success of last year, the LALT Student Engagement Team are accepting applications for UROS 2018 earlier than in previous years and will also be hosting an information session on Thursday 16th November at 1pm. In addition, they will also be holding daily drop-in sessions in the library between 2-4pm, throughout November. These sessions will be open to both staff and students.
In 1918, following the passing of the Parliament (Qualification of Women) Act women were allowed to stand for Parliament for the first time. In 1921 the Lincolnshire constituency of Louth elected Margaret Wintringham as their MP, and she was the second woman ever in the House of Commons.
‘Getting Selected’ will be a lively roundtable discussion chaired by Professor Krista Cowman from the University of Lincoln, and will consider how the process of being selected as Parliamentary candidate has changed since Margaret Wintringham was elected in the 1920s. Participants will include Lesley Abdela, co-founder of The 300 Group, an all-party campaign for women in parliament, politics and public life; Sarah Childs, Professor of Politics and Gender at Birkbeck, University of London; playwright Hannah Davies; local MP and former City Councillor Karen Lee; Dolly Theis from the 50:50 Parliament and #AskHerToStand campaign; and Nicola Waterworth from The Parliament Project, which empowers women to run for political office.
MP for Lincoln Karen Lee said “Next year marks 100years of the Acts of Parliament which gave women the vote and allowed them to stand as MPs. I am delighted to take part in this event, which will celebrate these key milestones and examine their impact on our democracy past and present.”
Professor Duncan French, Head of Lincoln Law School and Dr Graham Melling, Director of LLM Programmes, have recently returned from Guangzhou, southern China on a visit to a number of partner institutions. During their stay they visited the law schools of South China Normal University (SCNU) and South China University of Technology (SCUT). As well as meeting academics and students to talk about opportunities to study at Lincoln, both Professor French and Dr Melling took a range of classes on aspects of international law. Topics included the unilateral declaration of independence of Catalonia, the US withdrawal from the 2015 Paris Agreement on Climate Change, and the legal implications of the Sustainable Development Goals.
Staff and students are invited to attend the first LALT Showcase: Education in a Digital Age on Tuesday 7th November.
Academic and professional services colleagues from across the University will provide examples of innovative digital practice, including hands-on IT support, practical digital demonstrations, workshops from University software suppliers such as Panopto, Turnitin, Lynda.com and Talis, and an opportunity to experience cutting edge virtual reality (VR) technologies.
The University of Lincoln is pleased to be taking part in the Economic and Social Research Council’s Festival of Social Science, which is happening across the UK from the 4th to the 11th of November. Events will include, ‘Imagining a Child-Friendly Lincoln’, which will offer a range of free interactive activities for children and families, and ‘Supporting Victims of Crime in Lincolnshire and Beyond’, a one day conference and public seminar, which will include contributions from the Police and Crime Commissioner, Lincolnshire Police, and the local victims’ support hub, ‘Victim Lincs’.