Just on my way back from a positive meeting with colleagues from Lancaster visiting the University of Lausanne talking about collaboration, they are an incredibly well matched department to us, with terrific labs including SIMS and NanoSims (apparently one of only 3 in the world) that they were very excited about and some upland alpine research platforms. The LEC equivalent partners are the Faculty of GeoScience and The Environment and I worked with Stuart Lane (ex Durham, Geomorphologist) and Eric Verrecchia. Philippe Moreillon was their Deputy Vice Chancellor and was also very encouraging and helpful. I enjoyed travelling with my Lancaster colleagues too, who included Andrew from University Managemnet, Lucas from the Management school, Simon from Literature and from Greg Lingustics. Thanks all for a positive time; a few photos here.