Lincoln University Open New Issac Newton Building

John Ellis (Operations Director) recently attended the opening of one of our Academic Partners new buildings; The Isaac Newton Building at Lincoln University.

The Lincoln’s Isaac Newton Building, which has become home to thousands of scientists, engineers and mathematicians of the future, was officially opened on Thursday 19th October by the UK’s most senior scientist, Professor Sir Mark Walport seen here with Professor Mary Stuart, Vice Chancellor of the University of Lincoln.

Sir Mark, the Chief Executive Designate of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), visited the University’s Brayford Campus as special guest at a ceremony marking the official opening of the major new science and engineering facility. He gave a lecture to those attending outlining his experiences and how mentoring others and perhaps not always following the course of the career path laid before you can have positive effects in the longer term.

As the new home of Lincoln’s Schools of Engineering, Computer Science, and Mathematics and Physics, and the base for the University’s growing strategic partnership with Siemens, the £28 million Isaac Newton Building represents a vibrant hub of academic teaching and learning, pioneering research, and collaboration with international industrial partners.

The building – named after one of Lincolnshire’s most famous sons, the great 17th century mathematician and physicist who was born at Woolsthorpe-by-Colsterworth near Grantham, Lincolnshire – highlights the institution’s significant growth, support for industry, and commitment to the provision and advancement of key STEM subjects.

 

The building includes new teaching spaces, specialist robotics facilities, scientific laboratories and workshops, offices, and advanced research equipment. It also houses a 500-seat lecture theatre – the largest lecture theatre on campus – and a new café. With an overall internal area of approximately 7,000 square metres, the facility represents the largest building on the University’s Brayford Pool Campus.

Professor Andrew Hunter, Deputy Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation, said: “Over the last decade we have made major investments in science in the form of new buildings, courses and academic departments. The aim has been not only to offer new opportunities for students, but to provide the skills, expertise and facilities our region needs now and in future for economic success. We are already seeing the results, from award-winning industry collaborations to national excellence in teaching and world-leading research.

“The Isaac Newton Building makes even more of this possible by bringing engineering, mathematics, physics and computer science together under one roof. It will provide fertile new ground for ideas to grow, particularly at the intersections of subject disciplines where the most innovative and influential ideas are often found through disciplinary convergence.”

The new building will ultimately provide a backdrop for an apple tree grown from a rare cutting taken from the tree which was thought to have inspired Sir Isaac Newton. The University of Lincoln was gifted a graft of the tree, from which it is reputed Newton saw an apple fall causing him to speculate upon the nature of gravitation during the ‘Year of Wonders’ (1665-66), when he achieved his most notable works. Since being donated to the University by Woolsthorpe Manor, which is managed by the National Trust, the cutting has been nurtured by scientists and once suitably mature will be planted next to the new Isaac Newton Building.

The Institution of Analysts and Programmers has had a good relationship with the University since 2005 and are currently working on improving the Academic Partnership scheme with new features and opening it up to students as well.

EGM – Calling Notice

CALLING NOTICE

 

 

 

 

Notice is hereby given that an Extraordinary General Meeting of the Institution will be held at Noon on Thursday, 16th November 2017 at Boundary House, Boston Road, Hanwell, London for the purpose of considering and, if thought fit, passing the following Special Resolutions:-

 

 

 

Special Resolution 1

 

Adoption of new Articles of Association for the Institution:

 

 

 

It is hereby resolved to adopt the Articles of Association as set out in the Schedule to this Special Resolution.

 

 

 

Special Resolution 2

 

Appointment of Trustees:

 

 

 

It is hereby resolved to appoint the following as Trustees of the Institution for the indicated terms:-

 

 

 

Mr Martin Doe (1 year)
Mr Graham Fenton (ex officio, as Treasurer)

 

Mr Edwin Keen (3 years)

 

Mr Michael Khan (2 years)

 

Mr Paul Lynham (1 year)
Mr David Morgan (3 years)
Mr Simon Reed (3 years)
Mr Alastair Revell (ex officio, as Director General)

 

 

 

 

 

Special Resolution 3

 

Registration as a Charity with the Charity Commission:

 

 

 

It is hereby resolved to authorise the Trustees to register the Institution as a Charity with the Charity Commission.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By Order of the Council

 

 

 

David Morgan
President

 

 

 

14th October 2017

 

 

 

 

 

Special Resolution 1 replaces the current Articles of Association with those as set out in the Schedule to this resolution. It amends the Objects of the Institution to allow the Institution to pursue wholly charitable objectives allowing the Institution to register as a charity with the Charity Commission. It also establishes a Trustee Board as the new governing body and provides for a Council to advise the Trustee Board. The new Articles of Association also streamline the Institution’s governance.

 

 

 

Special Resolution 2 appoints the members of the current Council (the Institution’s governing body) as Trustees under the new Articles of Association and members of the Trustee Board on the same terms of office as they are currently appointed. The Treasurer and Director General under the new Articles of Association are ex-officio.

 

 

 

Special Resolution 3 authorises the Trustees to register the Institution as a charity with the Charity Commission. There is no guarantee that the Charity Commission will approve the Articles of Association adopted under Special Resolution 1, which may require the Articles of Association to be further amended before successful registration. The Institution’s solicitors advise that the Charity Commission will not comment on the appropriateness of an organisation’s Articles of Association before it applies for registration.

 

 

 

 

 

The proposed new Articles of Association have been published in full on the Institution’s website (at www.iap.org.uk) and are also available electronically or in hard copy on request from Boundary House.

 

 

 

To have the right to attend and vote at the Extraordinary General Meeting, members must be fully paid up members of the Institution. Any member so entitled may appoint a proxy to attend and vote on his or her behalf, provided that the proxy form (see below) is properly completed and returned to the Director General no less than 48 hours before the scheduled start of the meeting. Members may, if they wish, appoint the chairman of the meeting as their first choice or alternative proxy. If so, the words “the chairman” should be inserted in the appropriate place on the proxy form.

 

Igor Schagaev – Facultimedia interview about system software design for resilient computer systems

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