University buildings – which one’s which and why are they called that?

Although campus is central to Lincoln, it’s extremely large and is made up of 29 buildings. I wanted to give…

Although campus is central to Lincoln, it’s extremely large and is made up of 29 buildings. I wanted to give a quick rundown of the main ones that might be part of your timetable!

A map of the University of Lincoln campus
Taken from the University website (Estates)

Minerva Building (MB)

Named after the Roman goddess of wisdom, the Minerva building is central to the Brayford side of campus. It’s home to the Student Support Centre, ICT Service Desk and the Library Learning Lounge. Most courses can be booked into having lectures or seminars in this building.

Alfred Tennyson Building (ATB)

Named after the English poet born in Somersby, Lincolnshire, the Alfred Tennyson building is opposite the Minerva building and is home to media-related courses. There are editing suites, photography studios, television, radio and sound equipment all available on hand for those on relative courses. It’s also home to many arts courses like BA English, etc.

Stephen Langton Building (SLB)

Named after the Lincolnshire-born cardinal and Archbishop of Canterbury, the Stephen Langton building is home to the College of Arts executive office. It’s located between ATB and the Health Centre. Despite this, anyone can book the main conference room and is even open to the public during events.

Bridge House (BH)

Bridge House is located opposite Cygnet Wharf block A (the other side of the flyover) and is home to the College of Social Sciences, Lincoln Law School, School of Education and School of Social and Political Sciences. Again, despite this, anyone can book the main lecture room.

Janet Lane-Claypon Building (JLC)

Named after the Lincolnshire-born physician, the Janet Lane-Claypon building is a laboratory used by students in the Schools of Chemistry, Life Sciences and Pharmacy. It is located just next to the other side of the Arts Bridge.

Nicola de la Haye Building (NDH)

Named after the Lincolnshire born Constable of Lincoln Castle during the 1217 Battle of Lincoln, the Nicola de la Haye building is home to the College of Arts, and is home to many fashion and photography studios. The larger lecture halls are used by many other courses as well. NDH is located next to the Arts Bridge.

Peter de Wint Building (PDW)

Named after the landscape painter, of which many of his works are found in ‘The Collection’ in Lincoln, the Peter de Wint building is home to courses like Creative and Graphic Design. PDW is attached to NDH.

Isaac Newton Building (INB)

Named after the infamous Lincolnshire-born mathematician and physicist, the Isaac Newton building is one of the largest buildings on campus and is home to the Schools of Computer Science, Engineering, Maths and Physics. There is a visible turbine workshop that can be seen as you walk through campus heading to the Library.

Ross Lucas Medical Sciences Building (LMS)

The recently opened Lincoln Medical School is located opposite JLC, and is named after two of the main donators of the project. It is in partnership with the University of Nottingham and delivers to anyone studying medicine-based subjects. It also features the Ross Library on the first floor.

David Chiddick Building (DCB)

Named after the retired Vice Chancellor (1999 – 2009), the David Chiddick building is located opposite the University Library over the wooden bridge. It’s home to the Lincoln International Business School. Despite this, anyone can book a room in there.

Joseph Banks Laboratories (JBL)

Named after the Lincolnshire-based naturalist, Joseph Banks Laboratories is open to students in the Schools of Chemistry, Life Sciences and Pharmacy. It’s located in the Lincoln Science and Innovation Park, just south of Pavilions accommodation.

Sarah Swift Building (SSB)

Named after the Lincolnshire-born nurse and founder of the Royal College of Nursing, the Sarah Swift building is home to the Schools of Health and Social Care and Psychology. It is made up of laboratories and teaching spaces for anyone in these schools. It’s located just left of 179 High Street and DCB.

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