EDUCATION NEWS

An evening with…
Author, broadcaster and academic Professor Alice Roberts will be hosting the next enrichment lecture at Bolton School on 27th November, as she delves into archaeology, history and genetics to reveal the amazing stories of three species that became our allies. In this talk, she tells the story of three key species, dogs, cattle and horses and reveals how becoming part of our world changed these animals and shows how they became our allies.

New releases
Filmgoers eager for the current releases will soon be able to watch up to date movies at the Richard Whiteley Theatre, the arts and performance venue in Giggleswick. Selected films will be shown from this autumn at the professional arts venue, based at leading northern independent Giggleswick School, near Settle. This will be the first time, people in Giggleswick can see latest cinema favourites, without having to travel to Skipton, Kendal or Lancaster.

Joint initiative
Lancashire Adult Learning has teamed up with Blackpool Council and the Department for Work and Pensions to raise the aspirations of residents on the Fylde Coast. The Raising Aspirations event saw almost 200 people walk through the doors of Blackpool Central Library seeking a change in career, a better job or the chance to sign up to a range of educational opportunities to improve their employment prospects.

Lift-off for UCLan and Preston city council
The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) and Preston City Council are collaborating on a cross-European initiative which aims to spark a major increase in the use of drone technology to help foster economic growth and societal benefit. In Preston, the project will be led by UCLan’s Civic Drone Centre – a collaboration between the University’s new £35 million Engineering Innovation Centre and the Media Innovation Studio research group – and Preston City Council.

Back to the future
Re-created lost Doctor Who episode gets a YouTube premiere. Fifty-four years after the original BBC television broadcast, BBC Studios will premiere a new production of Mission to the Unknown, a missing Doctor Who episode that has been recreated by a team of students, graduates and staff at the University of Central Lancashire. The project was master minded by Andrew Ireland, Pro-Vice Chancellor of Digital and Creative Industries at the University and brought together a dedicated group of students to recreate the episode from the original script as authentically as possible.

Cricketing twins return to Bolton School
Cricketing twins Callum and Matthew Parkinson returned to Bolton School to talk to the current crop of aspiring elite athletes. In an informal question and answers session, the two 22-year-olds talked about their time at school and as professional cricketers playing for Leicestershire and Lancashire. Both cricketers attended Bolton School from the Junior Boys’ School (Park Road) until Y11 of Senior School, leaving in 2013.

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