Bomber Command Digital Archive lecture | 29th Mar

Bomber Command


The next lecture in this series will be held on Wednesday 29 March 2017.

Squadron Leader (Retired) Bruce Blanche will be speaking about the Australian impact with Bomber Command.

More than 10,000 Australians served in RAF Bomber Command during the Second World War. A total of 3,486 died on operations, and several hundred more were killed in training accidents. The contribution made by the RAAF will be illustrated through an examination of Flying Officer James Henry Scott Lyon’s career. He completed a tour with 9 Squadron at RAF Bardney in 1943, but was killed in an air accident whilst a Staff Pilot at a training unit in 1944.

Please feel welcome to come along: The Conference Centre, Riseholme Campus, 7pm. Entry: £2, plus refreshments and free car parking

C19 Research Group

c19 research

Join the 19th Century research group this semester!

Location | MB3202

Time | arrive at 5pm ready for a 5.15pm start

Programme of Events;

9th February –  Alice Crossley (Lincoln):  ‘Love and Things: Victorian Valentines’

9th March – Constance Bantman (Surrey): ‘Jean Grave and French Anarchism (1870s-1930s): A Reassessment’

30th March – Emma Butcher (Hull): ‘Children Writing War in the Nineteenth Century’

27th April – David Ibitson (North Lindsey College): ‘My friends have been making me take up golf: golf and the construction of masculinity in the ghost stories of M.R. James’

Creative Careers Festival

Careers and Employability have partnered with the alumni department, Lincolnshire One Venues, The LPAC and The College of Arts to bring you the Creative Careers Festival on 6th – 8th February 2017.

The festival will host various careers events for the five different schools within the College of Arts including; English & Journalism, Fine & Performing Arts, Architecture & Design, Film & Media and History & Heritage. All sessions are open to current students and graduates from the College of Arts.

Sessions include:

Creative CV workshops
Creating your own career: An introduction to self-employment
Producing a showreel with Electric Egg
Meet the Graduates
Wordpress: Creating your own website or blog
International students: Year long & summer placement options


Full schedule of events is available to view here:

Booking is now open for all festival events via the Eventbrite page here:

All sessions have limited space, so each is operating on a first come, first serve basis.

Further sessions may be added as the festival draws closer. To keep up to date with schedule changes and additions, please refer to the Eventbrite page or click attending on the Facebook event to received updates:

For further Careers & Employability information visit:

Women’s history charted in new documentary

The revolutionary history of women from militancy to sexual liberation and beyond was brought to life in a new BBC Four documentary thanks to the contribution of a Lincoln academic.

Women, Sex and Society: A Timewatch Guide draws on 30 years of TimeWatch footage and 70 years of BBC archive films to plot the revolutionary changes that took place, comparing how films from different periods presented the issues of their time.

Historian and broadcaster Helen Castor was joined by Professor Krista Cowman, Professor of History at the University of Lincoln, UK, and an expert in women’s history and politics.

The programme examined the fundamental shifts that have taken place in the UK, from the suffragette struggle for the female vote in the early part of 20th century, through the social and sexual rebellion of the 1960s and beyond.

Professor Cowman described the ongoing transformation in the rights and roles of women, as the show explored the changes driven by successive waves of feminism and how these redefined the wants and needs of women.

Women, Sex and Society: A Timewatch Guide first aired on BBC Four on Tuesday 15th November 2016 and is available on the BBC iPlayer at the following link: