The good age: long life, literature and utopianism

 Final Poster

Thursday 17 November | 13.00-19.00

Free Admission | Booking Required

University of Lincoln, Brayford Pool, Lincoln, LN6 7TS

What kind of society would we ideally like to live in if there were no limits?

Afternoon Workshop | 13.00-17.30

Aged 60 and over

The workshop will include a talk by Dr Siân Adiseshiah on utopianism and ageing and discussions facilitated by the University of Lincoln. Our activities aim to enable older people to explore their hopes and fears for the future through engaging with literary utopias.

Penelope Lively Talk

Registration | 17:30 & Talk | 18:00-19:00

Jackson Lecture Theatre – Open to all

The day will culminate with Dr Amy Culley hosting a talk by author Penelope Lively discussing her recent memoir on ageing and memory, ‘Ammonites and Leaping Fish: A Life in Time’.

To book a place on the workshop email: | Or call: 01522 886840

To book a place at the talk call: 01522 837100 Or book online at:



Lights Night 2016


The University organised LiGHTS Night, a celebration of how science and technology impacts our daily lives. The one day programme was filled with workshops, exhibitions, free talks, lectures, tours, quizzes and more.

Here’s how the College of Arts got involved:

Virtual Reality Workshop | Co_LAB

“Participants of the workshop had the chance to immerse themselves in virtual 3D environments through a variety of games and interactive demonstrations of the latest VR headsets (including HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and Samsung Gear VR). The workshop aimed to highlight the creative potential of Virtual and Augmented Reality, with participants encouraged to contribute to our emerging practice-based research in this exciting area. We also invited previous co_LAB participants to join us as co-facilitators of the workshop, providing an opportunity to reflect on their experiences, discuss their concepts with the general public, and to act as student ambassadors for co_LAB.” (Co_Lab Blog)

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3d Scanning and the 2,000-year-old Terracotta Army | Crick Smith Conservation

An extraordinary collection of 20th centaury terracotta warriors which have been reproduced by conservation students using technologies including 3D printing.

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Conservation in Action | Dr Lynda Skipper

This was a showcase of how painting and stonework spanning, 1,000 years are being preserved.

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Postgraduate Open Day

Choosing to continue your study at the University of Lincoln can help you to further your career, develop your knowledge, enhance your salary, or even prepare you to start your own business.

PG open day

Wednesday 2nd November 2016

MB3201 Minerva Building

2pm – 6pm


Postgraduate Admissions Advice Lounge | 2pm – 5pm

  • Information about postgraduate programmes
  • Advice about funding, scholarships, and the £10,000 postgraduate loans scheme
  • Speak to the programme leader


Teacher Training Opportunities | 4.30pm – 6pm

Meet the School of Education and partner Schools at our PGCE drop-in.


PhD Clinic | 5pm – 6pm

Our PhD Clinic will offer students the opportunity to find out about PhD study, funding options and how to write a research proposal.


To book your place, visit


If you have any questions about this event, please email

MA Fine Art: Ampersand

Resembling a broken infinity, the ampersand reminds us that nothing truly lasts forever but there is always an AND.



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Emily Connor | ‘Trace-making’
Patricia Ferguson | An Intimate Absence


Gemma Green | Fieldwork
Amy Hewitt | The Half-Open Skin


Catherine Pritchard | Cératti


James Richardson





Verena Vuori | Scratching Away At












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Charandas Chor: The Honest Theif

Unique play fuses Lincolnshire folk music with classic Indian theatre


Theatre-goers will have the opportunity to enjoy a unique theatrical performance which weaves together traditional Lincolnshire folk music and dance with one of India’s most celebrated plays.


Charandas Chor: The Honest Thief is a light-hearted comedy based on a classic Indian folk tale, telling the story of a principled man who finds himself on the wrong side of the law and makes a bizarre set of promises to a holy man in return for a safe haven from the police. Vowing to never eat from a golden plate, sit on a throne, marry a Queen, mount an elephant or tell a lie, one by one his promises are tested.


Directed by Dr Sreenath Nair, an award-winning theatre director and playwright from the University of Lincoln’s School of Fine & Performing Arts, this imaginative new production is based on the acclaimed 1975 original by Hindi playwright Habib Tanvir. It integrates traditional folk music and dance from Lincolnshire with Indian costume and theatrical style, performed by a cast featuring current University students and alumni.


The production, which will be performed at five venues around Lincolnshire this September, draws on expert knowledge from the Lincoln Folk Dance Society, renowned folk musician Frances Kelly, local Indian Dandia folk dancers. It forms part of Lincolnshire Diversity in the Arts: Research and Development, an Arts Council England funded project, examining cultural diversity in arts in rural communities.


Lead investigator on the project Dr Arya Madhavan is a practitioner of the world’s oldest theatre forms, Kutiyattam, and a Senior Lecturer in Lincoln’s School of Fine & Performing Arts. She said: “Combining a celebrated Indian play with Lincolnshire folk music and dance has been an exciting challenge and a revealing experience for the cast of actors, providing a gateway to examine the diversity of arts in rural counties.”


Dr Sreenath Nair added: “Whilst very distinct, the cultural elements come together in harmony, enhancing a larger understanding of human conditions that cut across the boundaries of culture and ethnicity.”


Charandas Chor: The Honest Thief will be performed at the LPAC on the University’s main Brayford Pool Campus on Sunday 25th September 2016. The performance starts at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £12 (£10 concessions) and are available from the LPAC Box Office, open Monday to Friday from 10am – 6pm or one hour before the performance. They are also available by phoning 01522 837600 or visiting


The play will be touring Lincolnshire with performances at the following venues during September:


  • Wednesday 21st September – Louth Riverhead, 7.30pm
  • Friday 23rd September – Franklin College, Grimsby, 7pm
  • Sunday 25th September – LPAC evening show, 7.30pm
  • Thursday 29th September – Stamford Arts, 7.30pm
  • Friday 30th September – Gainsborough Trinity, 7.30pm