Award-winning science journalist officially opens Sarah Swift Building

Science journalist Dr Michael Mosley has officially opened the Sarah Swift Building at the University of Lincoln today.

Science journalist Dr Michael Mosley and Professor Sara Owen, Head of College of Social Science, next to the official plaque. Photo: Liam O’Dell

The writer, who has presented BBC programmes such as Inside the Human Body and The Truth about Exercise, unveiled the plaque ahead of his Great Lives lecture in the Isaac Newton Building later.

Michael said: “I’m thrilled to have been invited to open the Sarah Swift Building. It’s a fantastic facility.”

Located next to the David Chiddick Building, the facility houses the university’s School of Health and Social Care and School of Psychology departments.

Professor Mary Stuart, Vice Chancellor of the University of Lincoln said: “The Sarah Swift Building is another significant addition to our campus which will further bolster our ability to teach the next generation of healthcare professionals so desperately needed in our NHS locally and nationally, as well as to further develop our high quality research in the field.

“The building has been named in honour of Lincolnshire-born Dame Sarah Swift, another visionary individual from our county, who made such a remarkable contribution to nursing education and professional standards.

“We hope that this new facility will encourage future pioneers to follow in Sarah Swift’s footsteps and the values she represented,” she said.

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