Getting there.

Details of transport to, from, and around the city of Lincoln.

Lincoln is a small, compact city and it’s only a short walk from the Brayford Waterfront (where the University campus is located) to the High Street and the historic uphill Cathedral Quarter. However there is a ‘Walk & Ride‘ shuttlebus between downhill and uphill Lincoln, if you don’t fancy tackling Steep Hill.

Steep Hill Lincoln

By train

There are connections to Lincoln Central from the East Coast Main Line at Peterborough, Newark, Retford and Doncaster.

The University of Lincoln’s campus (the venue for Pancakes and Mash) is a short walk from the station:

  • Come out of the railway station and turn left along St Mary’s Street. Go to the end of the street, to the church of St Mary-le-Wigford, by the traffic lights.
  • Cross the High Street by the level crossing. (If the traffic is busy, it can be safer to cross to the pedestrian precinct near Nationwide and then use the subway opposite, by Greggs, to cross the road.)
  • Go along the path to the right of the British Heart Foundation charity shop, up Wigford Way.
  • Turn left onto Brayford Street and walk past the entrance to the NCP car park.
  • At the end of this road turn left on to Brayford Wharf East, and cross the road toward the lake (Brayford Pool).
  • Turn right before the level crossing and follow the footpath on to the campus.
  • Walk straight through the Main Admin Building and out the other side. EMMTEC will be in front of you, to your right.

(You can see this route on the Pancakes and Mash Google Map.)

View Pancakes and Mash in a larger map

By car

Unfortunately there is no parking available on campus, but there are a number of public car parks nearby, including discounted parking for visitors to the University at the NCP ‘High Street’ multi-storey car park on Brayford Street (LN5 7BJ). To receive a discount in this car park, you will need to take your ticket to a validation machine in the Engine Shed (Tower Bar) on campus before you return to your car.

Other public car parks in Lincoln:

We love it when a plan comes together…

20 places remaining!

We’re starting to add some (hopefully) useful ‘admin’ information to the Mashed Library wiki page for Pancakes and Mash, including:

This programme is in perpetual beta, but here’s the itinerary as it currently stands: we’re confirming speakers and will add some names to the wiki soon.

Monday 7 March

19.00 Drinks reception: introduction by Ian Snowley, University of Lincoln GCW University Library

Tuesday 8 March

10.00 Coffee & Registration EMMTEC Foyer
10.30 Welcome & Keynote: Gary Green, Surrey County Council: “Loud Library Voices: Campaigning, The Web, Journalists & The Offline World” AR1201, Architecture Building
11.30 Coffee & Cake EMMTEC Foyer
12.00 Mash Time!
Brayford (MT205), EMMTEC: “We Can Haz Ur Data!?” with Alex Bilbie & Nick Jackson, University of Lincoln
Carholme (MT207), EMMTEC: “Using Web2.0 tools to save libraries” with Gary Green, Surrey County Council
Guildhall (MT208), EMMTEC: “Metadata Forum: building a community around metadata” with Stephanie Taylor, UKOLN
Flexible areas across campus
13.00 Lunch & Pancakes The Atrium, Main Admin Building
14.00 Mash Time!
Brayford (MT205), EMMTEC: “Mash at lunchtime” with Alison McNab, De Montfort University / “Across the divide: how geeks and non geeks can have meaningful conversations with each other, and how we’re all the same, really” with Stephanie Taylor, UKOLN
Carholme (MT207), EMMTEC: Open mashup challenge!
Guildhall (MT208), EMMTEC: Open mashup challenge!
Flexible areas across campus
16.00 Tea & Thanks EMMTEC Foyer
16.30 Close

Is the mash half full, or half empty?

We’re jubilant; ecstatic; superlunar: Pancakes and Mash is now officially half full.

30 places remaining! Book now to avoid disappointment, etc.

Cathedral morning landscape

In other news, we’ve started adding details of Lincoln hotels, B&Bs, pubs, restaurants, and travel options to the Mashed Library wiki. If you know Lincoln, then please get stuck in—edit the page—and add your own recommendations!