Monthly Archives: March 2017

You are invited to joinv Chris Wickham

You are invited to join in on Tuesday, 14th  March 2017 for the University of Lincoln’s Annual Medieval Lecture:

Professor Chris Wickham

‘The Donkey and the Boat: Rethinking Mediterranean Economic Expansion in the Eleventh Century’

5:30pm registration. 6:00pm start

Stephen Langton Lecture Theatre

Refreshments from 5.15pm

Chris Wickham is one of the most esteemed medieval historians in the world. For nearly thirty years he taught at the University of Birmingham and was from 2005 to 2016 Chichele Professor of Medieval History at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of All Souls College.

He has published on a wide range of topics, including legal culture, lordship, the peasantry, the Feudal Revolution, and the economy and society of early medieval Europe. He is the author of dozens of academic articles and numerous books, including, most recently, Medieval Europe (Yale University Press: 2016) and Framing the early Middle Ages: Europe and the Mediterranean, 400-800, which won the Wolfson Prize (2006), the Deutscher Memorial Prize (2006) and the American Historical Association’s James Henry Breasted Prize (2006). A Fellow of the British Academy since 1998, his outstanding contribution to the study of the history of Italy was recognised by his receipt of the Serena Medal in 2014. He is also a Fellow of the Accademia dei Lincei.

If you have any questions or queries about this event please contact the Events and Conferencing Team on 01522 837100 or

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On the Road: Pilgrimage, Travel & Migration across Time & Space

You  are invited Monday 20th March, 6pm to attend

Exhibition Hospitality on the Road to Santiago


On the Road: 

Pilgrimage, Travel and Migration across Time and Space 

A Roundtable

 David Chiddick Building, DCB 1101

(number 18 on this map


After an introduction by Francisco Singul (Xunta de Galicia) there will be short presentations by Dr Antonella Liuzzo Scorpo, Dr Sarah Longair, Dr Robert Portass, Dr Michele Vescovi and Dr Jamie Wood, followed by a Q&A session and a wine reception.

This event accompanies the exhibition Hospitality on the Road to Santiago de Compostela (see flyer attached to this message) open to the public from 14th March to 2nd April 2017, Chapter House, Lincoln Cathedral.

Please, spread the word and feel free to circulate this message amongst your contacts!

Looking forward to seeing you there!

For more information on this event and/or the exhibition, please contact:

International Womens Day 2017

It’s International Women’s day so we thought we’d celebrate our own excellent CoA women!

Although we have hundreds of women across all fields including English, History, Art, Design, Media, Film, TV, Architecture, here are just a few of our CoA grads that we’re celebrating today!


 Ayo - Blue peter alumni image

Name | Ayodele Ogunshakin

Year of graduation | 2015

Company | BBC

Job Title | CBBC Unit Runner

Ayodele Studied Media Production at the University of Lincoln and graduated in 2015. After leaving university she got a job for the BBC! Beginning as a Correspondence Assistant for Blue Peter, Ayodele went on to be a studio runner just 6 months later where she prepared and pitched makes/bakes in addition to making and sourcing props. But it didn’t finish there .. a mere 3 months later, Ayodele was offered the position of CBBC Unit runner – now she works across the children’s department!

 Emma Barnett - Alumni Image

Name | Emma Barnett

Year of graduation | 2015

Company | Alpha International

Job Title | Communications and Projects Coordinator

Emma studied English at university and graduated in 2015, during her time working at an internship with Radio 1 as a Team Assistant! Through her job, she was given some gigs tickets and whilst there she noticed the face of a CEO she really wanted to work for. After introducing herself, she later applied and achieved for a job with the same company, Givey, starting 3 days after her last exam and before graduating. Emma attended BBC conferences, a series of lectures with Boris Johnson and made contacts with Google plus so much more! After some changes in the company Emma moved on to be an administrator at Alpha, but only 9 months later progressed to the Communications and Projects coordinator.

 Ruth Clune - Alumni picture

Name | Ruth D’Andilly-Clune

Year of graduation | 2012

Company | Virgin Media

Job Title | UI Designer, TV product team (UK)

Ruth D’Andilly-Clune studied Graphic Design at University. During her time here, she took on 3 placements, including a print company and a design agency. After graduating in 2012 Ruth went to Hong Kong to teach where she stayed for 6 months. When Ruth returned she headed for London and found a job as a Digital Designer. As this wasn’t what she wanted, she went into an internship and 3 months later found herself as a Junior Designer which lead to Ruth becoming a Lead Designer. After some time, Ruth moved over to TV design and landed herself a job at Virgin Media as a UI Designer for the UK TV Product Team. The work she produced is seen across hundreds and thousands of homes across the UK!

 Jess Wickham

Name | Jessica Wickham

Year of graduation | 2013

Company | Lincoln Business Improvement Group (Lincoln BIG)

Job Title | Events and Marketing Assistant

Jessica studies Graphic Design and Illustration at University, and finally specialised in illustration in her final year. While studying Jessica started her own business as an illustrator and added freelance work to her CV. After she graduated, she took on a work experience placement at a leading and award-winning Illustration Agency, Bright Group international. Although the role was only supposed to last 2 weeks, after 3 days Jessica was employed as the Managing Director’s personal assistant. After leaving there Jessica set up here own creative platform and social enterprise in Lincoln, Cygnet INK. She was awarded the funding needed to start the business through the enterprise programme and the Princess Trust. After realising organising events was something she was interested in Jessica applied for the University of Lincoln Santandar Internship scheme to work as an Events and Marketing Assistant at Lincoln BIG for three months. A year later, she is still there organising events across Lincoln city centre.

Great work girls, we couldn’t be more proud of all our CoA Women!