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Preparations made for festival inspired by Sir Isaac Newton

Grantham is gearing up for the start of a week-long festival of science and the arts inspired by the town's most famous son, Sir Isaac Newton. More than 100 events will take place over eight days from Friday 21 September including shows, exhibitions, presentations and outdoor performances.

Organisers of the Gravity Fields festival say it will explore, celebrate and interpret some of the big thinking in today's world as well as look back at where the modern understanding of science began. They've planned a programme of ticketed and free events centred around a statue of the scientist.

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Video: Plans for new science park in Lincoln are announced

The University of Lincoln has announced plans for a new science park. A disused 10-acre site close to the centre of the city will be transformed in a partnership with the Lincolnshire Co-operative.

It will house a new School of Pharmacy to address a shortage of pharmacists in the area and it's hoped other businesses will move to the development which could be built within 18 months.

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Lincolnshire Co-operative: We always had a vision that this would be some sort of science park

The disused land close to the main University of Lincoln campus which will be redeveloped is now owned by the Lincolnshire Co-operative which is partnering with the university on the new project. Its Chief Executive Ursula Lidbetter says putting a science park there has long been a vision.

New science and business park for Lincoln

Lincoln is to get a new science and innovation park thanks to joint plans by the city's university and the Lincolnshire Co-operative. The two organisations are working together on an ambitious development to convert a ten-acre site in the centre of the city which is currently disused.

It is hoped the multi-million pound project on Green Lane near Tritton Road will become a world-class centre for science and technology expertise and will also house the university's proposed new School of Pharmacy which aims to address a shortfall in the number of pharmacists in the area.

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