Monthly Archives: March 2014

University of Lincoln – Research Opportunities

The University of Lincoln is investing over half a million pounds in new strategic research opportunities, including fully-funded PhD studentships to start in September 2014. 

These are opportunities for exceptional candidates to undertake well-defined research projects with supervisory teams in one of the UK’s most dynamic and innovative universities. 20 fully-funded candidates will be entitled to full UK/EU fees and a stipend of £15,000 a year for a maximum of three and a half years. A number of part-funded PhD studentships are also available.

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The AJ Retrofit Awards

The AJ Retrofit Awards recognise and celebrate design excellence that prolongs and improves the life of the built environment.

The awards cover twelve categories from civic and community to offices, and cultural buildings to hotels and leisure. This year we have included a new category for international innovation which recognises excellence in retrofits carried out to buildings outside the UK.

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Brick Wonders

As part of this year’s Science Festival, Scottish Historic Building’s Trust are proud to present BRICK WONDERS, renowned LEGO artist Warren Elsmore’s latest creation. In recent years, Elsmore has organised huge events, and has even exhibited displays to VIPs and royalty. Now, he returns to Edinburgh with BRICK WONDERS, a fabulous exhibition featuring LEGO models of the Wonders of the World.

Love LEGO? We are looking for volunteers to help us man this event – get involved! To find out more please contact

Work Placements – Montagu Monuments, Northamptonshire

The Parochial Church Council (PCC) of St Edmund’s Church and the Buccleuch Living Heritage Trust (BLHT) have secured significant funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund to conserve the Montagu Monuments in St Edmund’s Church, Warkton, Northants. The project will also set in place permanent access and learning arrangements for the public, professionals, pupils, students and the local community.

These four monuments are outstanding marble sculptures produced between 1750 and 1830 and set in a beautiful 18th century chancel purpose-built as an extension to a medieval Parish church.

Two work placements are being funded through the project

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