Sunday, 9 June 2013

Lincoln makes a good impression

Yesterday was the EFG's day at Lincoln University for a look at their science department. 

We arrived at 10am on the train and walked through the town up to Brayford Pool, which is where most of the buildings are centred.  It is all very modern.

This is the Main Admin building, where we found the Atrium restaurant, and several large lecture theatres; we went to an information session in there on Finance.

These are just some of the fascinating boats moored on Brayford Pool.  It is a gorgeous setting and I should think it would be heaving with people in good weather.  It was fine but a bit chilly yesterday!

Swans on Brayford Pool with the cathedral in the background.  

There are lots of eateries around the Pool, and Wagamama was just one of them.  We lost count eventually!

I joked that this would be the "parents' residence" - a Holiday Inn just the other side of the Pool.

This is the University library in an old warehouse - currently being extended.

A swan on the Pool in mid-take-off.

As we were on our way back to the station at 3pm, we found these lovely swans all having a preening session.

We went to several other talks and information sessions, had a tour of the science building and met some of the lecturers, had a talk specifically about the course the EFG wants to do, etc and all in all, had a very interesting day.  We liked the town, and the University gave us a lot of food for thought.

We won't talk about the trains.  At all.  I will be driving to Lincoln in future.

Next stop UEA in Norwich in two weeks' time, and then York in July.  Aberystwyth has been put off until October in a scheduling plan we made last night.  

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