A spectacular 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.
Interactive detective session with a primate psychologist about Darwin, monkeys and evolution
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!
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.
Hundreds of people attended last year’s LiGHTS, which was one of 250 linked events held in major cities across the continent as part of The European Researchers’ Night. First staged in 2005 by the European Commission, European Researchers’ Night aims to promote careers in science and research.
LiGHTS is led by Carenza Lewis, Professor for the Public Understanding of Research at the University of Lincoln.
Staff and students at all levels are welcome to attend LiGHTS events and activities. For more information visit the LiGHTS website