How things change! Nostalgic University of Lincoln promo video from the 90s

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Some would say the 90s were not that long ago, but this nostalgic video, promoting the University of Lincoln in 1997, suggests a different story.

The video, boasting the university’s state-of-the-art technology and learning facilities looks almost pre-historic in comparison to what we see in the university today.

The 1997 video, released by Anthony Rayment, shows a university almost unrecognisable in terms of technological advances.

In the video, presenter Toby Amies describes Lincoln as ‘historic’ and ‘splendid’ and the home to ‘state-of-the-art’ University of Lincoln.

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He said: “The new high-tech university beside Brayford Pool is the first purpose built city campus in the country for 25 years.

“The student accommodation is brand new too and it is all just a few hundred yards from the centre of the most historic and splendid city in Europe.

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“Lincoln University Campus combines state-of-the-art technology with the latest learning facilities.

“The computer ratio at 1:5 is one of the best in the country.”

The video also shows scenes of a slightly more familiar Lincoln, with views of the Cathedral, Steep Hill and Castle look as impressive as it does today.


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