Lecture series tackles city’s changing role

A professor from the University of Lincoln will be holding a free talk about how Lincoln has evolved next month as part of the new Lincoln Academy series.

Associate Professor of Media, David Sleight, will be hosting Putting Lincoln on the map: changing media representations of the city on October 4.

Professor Sleight will offer his personal views of Lincoln shaped by influences such as his upbringing in the city, and looking at its representation through media.

He will be arguing that Lincoln is being currently reinterpreted, due to educational, economic and cultural developments, and why the media is an important factor to this.

The lecture also supports the idea that Lincoln is becoming a “City of Welcome”, because of the partnerships between public, private, voluntary sector and faith communities to make this happen.

Sleight will be joined by representatives for the partnership to allow the audience to ask questions about the group and how it benefits the city.

The free event next month will be held in the EMMTEC Lecture Theatre on the University’s main campus from 5.45pm, with registration at 5.15pm.

Refreshments are available after the event, around 7.30pm. Booking is essential.

Those wanting to attend should contact events@lincoln.ac.uk or call 01522 837100 to book a place.

Source: University of Lincoln