Lincoln LiGHTS event to introduce thousands of young people to science and technology

Thousands are expected to attend this year’s Lincoln: Get Hold of Technology and Science (LiGHTS) event.

The one-day expo will take place on Friday, September 29 at the University of Lincoln and will include a day of free activities to help encourage young people to study science and technology in the future.

LiGHTS 2017, which is designed to appeal to curious minds of all ages, not just schools, will feature more than 50 free activities ranging from hands-on demonstrations and exhibitions through to lectures and film screenings.

Lincoln UTC is the 20th school to register for the event.

LiGHTS is being co-ordinated by Professor Carenza Lewis, Professor for the Public Understanding of Research at the University of Lincoln, who is keen for people of all ages and backgrounds to visit the one-day expo.

She said: “LiGHTS isn’t just for school children, though a lot of the programme is designed with the national curriculum in mind.

“We want to open our doors to curious minds of all ages and show people what amazing things happen here at the university, from our work on cancer treatments through to robotics, there really is something for everyone.”

For a full programme of activities, click here.