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And the winner is…? Just exactly who came out fighting in the first televised election battle – Professor Steven Fielding gives his views

In one corner, the old school pro, whose reputation precedes them and who can do no more than repeat their long-established, hammy, act. In the other, a plucky outsider many ridicule for being amateurish and simply not up to the job. But enough of Jeremy Paxman and Kay Burley, who hosted The Battle for Number …

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Hamlet (Royal Exchange) @ The Broadway, Nottingham

Watching the Royal Exchange production of Hamlet on the big screen, in a specially recorded film version (still performed in front of an audience, but with a certain amount of editing work to make the most of key images), brought home to me the significance of much of the production’s work. While I enjoyed the …

‘Playing to win’ – highlights from Karren Brady’s lecture

Karren Brady CBE, Baroness of Knightsbridge and star of BBC’s The Apprentice, visited the University to deliver the first ever Chancellor’s Lecture on Thursday 26 March. Introduced by Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir David Greenaway, the lecture touched on a number of fascinating issues, with Baroness Brady sharing experiences from her unique career and giving insightful views in …

Spotlight On… Feature Writing Workshop

By Mary Strickson, student blogger During the spring term careers events programme, I attended the Spotlight On…Feature Writing Workshop. The workshop featured Dave Wellford, former journalist and now senior lecturer at the Centre for Broadcast Journalism, Nottingham Trent University. Part one: his job experience and skills The first half of the workshop was about the …

BUCS Big Wednesday 2015: A sliver away from victory for Men’s Lacrosse

Our final event of the day was the Men’s Lacrosse Championship Cup final between Nottingham 1st, squaring off against the team who denied them premier league victory this season – Durham 1st. This was the third meeting for these two teams this season, and with Durham victors on both occasions they were arguably favourites going …

Early Modern Medievalism: The End or Creation of the Middle Ages?

Post by Dr Mike Rodman Jones, School of English Albrecht Durer’s St Jerome in his Study (1513) is a seminal work in Renaissance art history. It is also one that, in its subject, execution, and reception, divides cultural time in a way that both omits and contains the Middle Ages. St Jerome (d. 420) appears …

Hollywood in your Business

Ingenuity Breakfast Event – Tuesday 24th March 2015 Speaker: Gianluca Sergi, University of Nottingham This week’s Ingenuity Breakfast was entertaining in every respect. Gianluca Sergi, Associate Professor of Culture, Film & Media Studies at the University of Nottingham, gave an insight into how some of the leading lights in Hollywood encourage creativity in their employees. …

Reforming the NHS reforms – the quiet side-lining of the Health and Social Care Act 2012

By Ian Shaw As widely anticipated the Health and Social Care Act has been a bit of a disaster… There has been more clinical engagement, especially with GPs, which is a good thing but the re-organisation led to a very complex organisational and governance structure (for example anyone know what clinical councils actually do? – …

The Three Gorges Dam: China’s Clean Energy Hero or Villain?

Written by Christopher Dent. Hydropower remains by far the world’s dominant renewable energy source for producing electricity, still well over twice the combined installed global capacity of wind and solar. China accounts for over a quarter of worldwide hydropower installed worldwide, having embarked on the world’s most ambitious large dam-building programme since the 1990s. By …

Students’ Union Green Week is a Success

Students’ Union ESJ Officer, Emily Holmes reviews her recent Green Week at the University of Nottingham. At the end of February the Environment and Social Justice Society, alongside the University’s Sustainability Team and Sustrans ran a ‘Green Week’. The aim of this  week was to engage students in environmental activities around the University and increase …

Lecture Capture in the School of Mathematical Sciences – Dr Joel Feinstein

Video>> Dr Joel Feinstein speaks about Lecture Capture in the School of Mathematical Sciences. This presentation was given as part of a Teaching and Learning seminar held on 4th March 2015.

RRI at Nottingham: report from public lecture and workshop, January 2015

Joint post with Sarah Hartley and Eleanor Hadley Kershaw. On January 8th, Prof. Richard Owen delivered the MSP lecture “Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI): from nice words to meaningful action”, providing an engaging overview of the topic for over 60 attendees from across the University. Richard drew on classic literature from STS (for example, Collingridge’s …

Chinese Cultural Impact in Benin

Dr Catherine Gilbert (Research Fellow, Department of French and Francophone Studies) The future of China-Africa relations will increasingly be determined by the interactions of people on the ground. Cultural presence plays a vital role in sensitising African peoples to the diversity of Chinese culture and dispelling many of the myths that are currently in circulation, …

Reading rules the roost

Call me old fashioned, but if I had to choose between books, TV and film, I’d definitely go for books. Books are reliable and always there for you (unless you drop them in the bath), but the others can let you down – the powers that be can cancel your favourite TV programme at the …

UNMC at International Conference on Biomedical & Health Sciences Research

On 26th and 27th January, UNMC was the academic partner of the International Conference on Biomedical & Health Sciences Research. Kang Nee delivered the opening address and chaired the plenary and an oral presentation session. Yuh Fen and Sue Mian delivered their oral presentations and each chaired separate sessions of the oral presentations at the …

Disaster, Development and Urban Risk: a comment on the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction   

By Pauline Eadie The World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR) was held in Sendai, Japan from 14-18 March 2015. The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) organized the conference. The objective of the conference was to facilitate a post-2015 framework for disaster relief. The result of the WCDRR was the non-binding Sendai …

Kicking the habit

A new blog by Faye Greenwood. The call for standardised tobacco packaging was first initiated 3 years ago and it seems this campaign could soon come to fruition within a couple of weeks. Figures released by Cancer Research UK on 27th February 2015 indicate that based on current smoking rates, 2.7 million of today’s 12 …

When the chips are down, is poker a skill?

A new study has reignited the debate over whether poker winnings should be taxed by suggesting that the game becomes one of skill after around 1,500 hands. Researchers at Nottingham analysed hundreds of millions of online plays to arrive at the finding, which could have major repercussions for card-sharps around the world. Poker is among …

Open Source for FEA…

One of the subjects I didn’t learn at school when I was an undergraduate student was “Computerised FEA”. Fortunately, when I got a job in a Materials Handling Manufacturing Company I had the opportunity to learn ABAQUS. We basically used the software to avoid the ‘insane’ prototyping costs. I have to admit that the FEA …

Unesco and Photography: Making the Post-War Peace

In 1955, the French National Commission to UNESCO (United Nations Educational Social and Cultural Organisation) recommended the establishment of an international centre for moving and still photography.  Though never realized, this aim testified to a widely held belief in the idea that visual media would speak across boundaries of language and nation, and assist in …

Mid-term assignments; how to cope with the stress

This blog post was written by second year English student, Katie Randall from the School of English. It’s that time of year again; most of us have coursework deadlines looming, and it feels like only yesterday that we were handing in our January essays. The workload can seem intense, particularly as a second year with the …

Summer school opportunities

Hello, I’m Ella and I am a third year medical student. Applying for medical school is notoriously competitive and involves being very proactive in your extra-curricular activities. During the summer before applying to university, like many other prospective applicants, I spent as much time as possible trying to gain work experience which I could include …

Chinese Gay and the West: Far From a Post-colonial Queer

By Flair Shi, Currently Studying Comparative Literature (MA) at University College London, Graduate of the School of English University of Nottingham Ningbo, BA in English Language and Literature. Post-colonialism as a school of political/literary theory rose in the 1980s, with Edward Said’s Orientalism, Spivak’s concern for the voicelessness of the subaltern and Homi Bhabha’s postcolonial …

Hugh Trevor-Roper and Edward Gibbon

Simon Malloch traces a bridge from his current research on Hugh Trevor-Roper to his teaching on Edward Gibbon’s classical scholarship.   In March 1959 Hugh Trevor-Roper, Regius Professor of Modern History at Oxford, took his wife Xandra, the daughter of Field Marshal Haig, to convalesce in Beaulieu-sur-Mer. From there he wrote a long letter to the …

World Water day – 22 March

Recently on an early spring evening, I sat in one of Nottingham’s cosy pubs, deliciously quenching my thirst with a pint of ale while outside a gentle rain nourished meadows and forests. Thinking about my blog to be written on the occasion of the UN World Water Day on 22 March (http://www.unwater.org/worldwaterday) makes me aware …

Module of the Year, voted by you!

Every year, students registered on the Nottingham Advantage Award are encouraged to speak up and vote for the module they feel has had the most positive impact on their personal and professional development. Nominations are open until Friday 17 April 2015. To nominate, you simply have to complete this short survey for your best Award …

Why I #LoveNotts

Seeing this poster in bulletin boards all over Jubilee Campus, several things popped in my head. After six months living in Nottingham, I start to love this city. Although at first I got confused with the bus routes, had difficulties in getting my daily needs, had no idea what to do after 5 PM, and …

Enquiries Light — first screenshots of the new enquiry form

Project Transform is building up to its first GoLive date — Enquiries Light is set to launch in May. This is the first of three GoLives which will see the project implemented across the University in the UK, China and Malaysia. The second, in September 2015, will bring Enquiries Heavy. September 2016 is the final stage, covering …

Looking ahead to the solar eclipse (and back to the archives)

 20th March 2015 Tomorrow morning, across much of the UK, we’ll have the rare opportunity to witness a solar eclipse. For around 7 minutes (around 9:30am in the Nottingham area), up to 98% of the sun will be obscured by the moon. If you’re in the Faroe Islands you might be lucky enough to witness …

Electrifying Aerospace: The Move towards a More Electric Aircraft

Last month, a large group from the University of Nottingham’s Institute for Aerospace Technology (IAT) attended the More Electric Aircraft Conference (MEA 2015) in Toulouse. It was an exciting event bringing together a range of skills and individuals to discuss the future of (commercial) aerospace and the forthcoming challenges and opportunities afforded by the use …

On this day in 180AD the Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius died

On the coin he is shown ascending to heaven on the back on an eagle, seeming to wave goodbye to the world.

Tourette’s Syndrome and the likelihood of experiencing other psychiatric disorders

Young people with Tourette’s Syndrome (TS) their parents and clinicians are all aware of how often TS is accompanied by other disorders such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Until recently evidence to support this idea has come mainly from small studies and anecdotal evidence. A recently published study (February 2015: …

Is international activity of UK SMEs due to increase in 2015?

Research released by Western Union Business Solutions on 12th January 2015 revealed that a third of UK businesses expect to grow in their international activity in the year ahead. In light of these findings, in the January 2015 Business Barometer survey our panel of UK SMEs and business advisers were asked about the likelihood of …

I left a successful banking career to study in China

Mature student Joseph Healy, who is studying MA Contemporary Chinese Studies, left a successful career in international banking to study at The University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC). He describes why he chose to become a student again and how his fifth masters degree is setting him up for an interesting future. When l meet …

Update – 12 March

Framework for capital project proposals UEB agreed a new framework for consideration of capital projects between £250,000 and £2m. This will be an annual process, managed through the Space Strategy Board, timed to align with the University Strategic Framework process and annual budgeting activity. Proposals will be required to demonstrate fit to Global Strategy 2020 …

Lieutenant Colonel Brian Shaw – never forgotten

He is probably one of the most famous alumni and academics ever to teach students at The University of Nottingham. Some may not recognise his name but everyone knows about the explosions, the smell and the noise. Being lectured by Chemistry Professor Lieutenant Colonel Brian Duncan Shaw was a lively affair.   A crack marksman, …

Future commercial airplanes: what to expect

In the last posts, we have discussed the path aircraft industry is following, and in this one, we are presenting some projects that apply the concepts before presented. A couple of months ago, members of the INNOVATE research team had the possibility to attend the IMechE Disruptive Green Propulsion Technologies Conference and more recently the …

Lifting the Lid on North Wheatley Manor

My name is Hannah and I am a Masters History student at the University of Nottingham, specialising in Medieval English history. I decided to do some voluntary archive work as I am considering a career as an archivist and so applied to Manuscripts and Special Collections. My research interests mainly involve manorial documents and so I …

VC Staff Forums — looking forward to seeing you there

Every year I host a series of open Staff Forums, at eight different locations across our Campuses. Their purpose is very simple: to engage with as many colleagues as possible, offering an opportunity for Q&A on the headline topic, or indeed any topic. My 2015 Forums will all run in the second half of March, …

International Family Link: A Pantomime

We are delighted to once again welcome participants in the International Office’s International Family Link scheme to the Off Campus blog to share their experiences of the scheme. Today we hear from Yishu Wang (Elsa) and Trevor Wright, her host: I have really enjoyed getting to know my hosts, Mr and Mrs Wright. They are really …

Answering the big questions in climate change impacts science

This week, a team of environmental modellers from the School of Geography have been presenting their research at a major workshop on modelling climate change imapcts, at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), in Laxenburg, Austria. The team comprises of Dr Simon Gosling (Associate Professor of Climate Risk), Dr Nick Mount (Associate Professor …

Intertemporal Choice Workshop

Forty scholars from across the NIBS network and further afield met in Warwick to generate and discuss ideas related to intertemporal choice. Organised by the Intertemporal Choice mini-network in NIBS, the conference was set up to foster collaboration between researchers from different institutions, and to promote policy-focused research ideas tackling the issues related to choice …

Analysing public perception and biodiversity of SuDS

Among the scientific community, sustainable urban draining systems (SuDS) are becoming increasingly popular due to the significant advantages that these systems present in terms of biodiversity, amenity, water quality, and flood risk management. However, the public may not be aware of these advantages.  The importance of public support for the implementation of any community project …

LGBT History Month 2015 round-up

February 2015 saw fantastic LGBT History Month events take place across the University, including film screenings, public talks and more. @UoNResearch had the privilege to attend and live-tweet a number of these events, which we then collected and Storified. You can read through highlights from four talks and discussions below. The full programme for the month can …

Implicit Race Bias and the Anatomy of Institutional Racism

I recently had the opportunity to speak at an event organised by The Monitoring Group and the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies, on Police Corruption, Spying, Racism and Accountability. At this conference, a range of participants from activist groups, academia, legal teams and victims of injustice spoke – often powerfully and movingly – on …

Isabelle Stengers talk at the Contemporary

For those of you who couldn’t make it to the talk by Isabelle Stengers (also in coversation with professor Sarah Whatmore from the University of Oxford) entitled ‘Provocations of Gaia’ which took place at the Nottingham Contemporary on the 17th of February, please find below the link to the video recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-H1JgxE2mA Enjoy, and feel …

Propaganda and Ideology in Everyday Life

The University of Nottingham and the British Library have joined forces to create a free online course looking at how propaganda and ideology fit in to everyday life. Ideology and propaganda make politics; they frame conflict and violence, affluence and aspiration. But what is the relationship between official ideology and everyday life? What makes propaganda ‘real’? …

Award winning community project

On a bright afternoon in early February, I found myself having afternoon tea with the Vice Chancellor and the Head of University Security, wondering quite how this had happened and whether I was still in bed having one of ‘those’ dreams. Strange as it was, I quickly realised it wasn’t quite weird enough to inhabit …

Universities too important to be used as political football says union

UNIVERSITY AND COLLEGE UNION (UCU) PRESS RELEASE  date: Monday 2 February 2015 for immediate release Universities too important to be used as political football says union ·         University and College Union says fairer tax on big business needed to fund universities Following speculation that Labour will cut tuition fees to £6,000 a year, but not …

Multimedia from ‘Circling the Square: research, politics, media and impact’

Below is a collection of multimedia items from a conference held at the University of Nottingham last year. The conference, titled ‘Circling the Square: research, politics, media and impact’, explored the role of knowledge in policy making, bringing together international scholars in the natural sciences, social sciences and humanities, practitioners at the science-policy interface, the public and the …

Digitisation – The Method, the Mantra!

The digital era is bringing in sweeping changes to the way Indians teach and the way Indians learn, from school classrooms to university lecture halls. Although there is still some way to go, this mode of education is fast permeating even first generation learners in Indian villages, who are increasingly using mobile phone apps and …

Get a global local education

One of the biggest innovations in international higher education in the past 15 years or so has been the growth in international branch campuses. That is not to suggest that branch campuses are new – on the contrary, there is quite a history of universities (mostly private) establishing a presence beyond their home countries. But …

Race and Rights: Part 8

Post by Zoe Trodd Below is the last of a multi-part series responding to events in Ferguson – the protests and civil disorder that began the day after the fatal shooting of an African American man, Michael Brown, by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, on August 9, 2014, and continued after the decision …

Vital Theory 2014: Acknowledgements and Recap

December is never the best time to try to catch up with too many things at the same time. So, firstly, accept my apologies for the delay in writing some words about this year’s Vital Theory: The Meanings of Memory. Even though a couple of weeks have passed by since the symposium took place at …

Dietetic Students Present at BDA Research Symposia

Last week two dietetic students presented the projects they undertook as summer projects at the end of their second year at British Dietetic Association (BDA) Research Symposia in Birmingham. Catherine Anderson (above) presented her work which was a systematic review that investigated the effects of watching television on healthy food choices in children. Ravi Nagar …

Exams are coming…

Naturally, the best way to prepare for exams is to know the course content, however the mental preparation is equally as important. Personally, I find that the more prepared I am, the less stressed I get. The most important thing is to know when and where your exams are. If it’s in a room or a building …

Model Making: Part two by DHC Leonardo Fellow James E Smith.

In my previous post I wrote about the scanning and video element of my work ‘Model’. In this post I’m going to focus on my first experience with 3D modelling software and 3D printing. From the scanning session with Marta I was left with an STL file. This is a ‘point cloud’ or in other …

Practice Makes Perfect

By Ewan Henry. Autumn term is always an exciting time for us in the Business School’s Postgraduate Careers team – new career stories and new aspirations that come with our new MBA, MSc and PhD students. It is equally exciting for students – returning to studies (perhaps after some years out), new friends, new lifestyle …

Underwater Archaeology in China

Last month I was in China as I was invited to present a paper at the First Ningbo Forum of Underwater Archaeology held to mark the opening of a new National Underwater Cultural Heritage Conservation Base in Ningbo and the official opening of the China Port Museum. As luck would have it Nottingham has a …

A postgraduate perspective on the Faculty of Arts

So it’s mid-November, and my first term as a postgrad Arts student (English Lit MA, if you’re wondering) is speeding by. I was lucky enough to study at UoN as an undergrad, so I had a heads up on Nottingham life, but it’s still been a big change. Thankfully, a positive one! I’m doing more …

Looking back — video from the BHM events

So, Black History Month is over for another year… We’ve had a great range of events taking place — not just on campus but throughout the city as well. what was your favourite? Did you miss any? Well, the Department of American and Canadian Studies are very efficient. They videoed the majority of their events …

Shanghai 4 has started

We are the fourth cohort of PGCE I students to gather in Shanghai to do a four day face to face course to kick off out PCGEI- a masters-level qualification. There are 61 of us and we all work in International Schools across Asia- from Shanghai itself to Taiwan, Beijing and Korea. Some of us …

Skyscrapers, Mountains and Great Adventures; Studying Abroad at The University of Hong Kong

Sometimes being a little bit reckless has its benefits. When I first applied to study abroad for the autumn semester of my second year I didn’t really think it through. Entranced by glitzy images on the Lonely Planet website I applied to study abroad in Hong Kong. However, two months in I can safely say …

Polling Observatory Scottish referendum special: who is ahead, and how close is it?

Posted in Polling Observatory,Uncategorized   This is a Scottish independence special of our regular series of posts that reports on the state of support for the parties in Westminster as measured by opinion polls. By pooling together all the available polling evidence we can reduce the impact of the random variation each individual survey inevitably …

Event explores academic and industrial collaborations with Australia

Over 50 staff and students at the University recently attended an event which focused on developing collaborative engagements between Nottingham and Australia. Held at the University’s own Innovation Park, those with a shared interest for Australia came together to discuss the ways in which university staff and students can partner with higher education institutions in …

The VC’s Life Cycle 4 Blog: Day 17 – The LC4 Community Day

An unusual start to the day: a blog to finish as always, but no breakfast cramming, no mad dash to get kitted up and get off, no route planning; some riders were even reading newspapers after breakfast. A minibus collected us at 0830 to go from Perth to Edinburgh Airport, and after check in, first …

Placement student helps craft brewery to launch new pub

“As soon as I saw the project title, Marketing Officer for a craft brewery, I knew it was the ideal role for me. Not only was the placement in an industry which I’m interested in (it goes beyond the consumption of the product), the placement gave me a chance to wear a lot of different …

Encontrar novas pessoas num lugar desconhecido já não é nada exótico para mim

Realmente não sabia o que escrever no blog este mês. Ainda tendo a oportunidade de encontrar muitas pessoas que valoro muito durante o meu ano no estrangeiro,  tanto pessoalmente que profissionalmente, não era a minha prioridade.  De fato, faz mais o menos 4 anos que não moro no meu país, e para ser muito honesta …

Physsoc goes to CERN

Dylan’s been off on travels with Physsoc – the University’s physics society. This society annual trip to Geneva, Switzerland, has won awards at the University, and Dylan has captured a science themed snapshot in this video. Maybe this one should have been called ‘Off Campus Cam’!     Although I have no idea what any …

Soderbergh Goes Legit

By Mark Gallagher, Associate Professor, Dept. of Culture, Film and Media, University of Nottingham New York City recently hosted the 12th edition of its homegrown Tribeca Film Festival.  Surely this would be a good time to visit the city and catch the newest offering from Steven Soderbergh (whose work and career I explore in my recent monograph, …

Study and explore

Gael Bateman: student and explorer.  I am one of those people with multiple interests that change from season to season; I don’t have a thing, like so many people appear to have in this modern world, which helps to define them. But I do love exploring. Exploring ideas, places, people, cultures, identities, foods and experiences – …

Exploring images of snow and winter past

Previously I posted about the collection of digital composite images that I’ve created as part of the Snow Scenes project. The images, all created from photographs held in the archives at the Museum of Lakeland Life and Industry merged with their modern day locations, are now available for online viewing in the gallery below. Currently …

An end and a beginning

This is a farewell post.  I am retiring from my University position at the end of this week, having joined the staff in 1974 (not 1947, as was said in the blurb of one of my books!) and served for 14,368 days; simultaneously, this blog is being absorbed into the Classics Department’s new teaching and …

Food sovereignty in the UK

Food security has become the dominant framing of agri-food policy and research in the UK. However, it is not the only framing. In this post we take a look at one of the alternatives, food sovereignty. We look for food sovereignty in policy, in research, and in the media. We also explore the emerging food …

Bias and Blame – New Leverhulme Trust project for Department of Philosophy

By Jules Holroyd. The Leverhulme Trust has awarded a 36 month grant to the University of Nottingham, for a project led by Dr Jules Holroyd (Department of Philosophy, Nottingham), in collaboration with Dr Tom Stafford (Department of Psychology, University of Sheffield) titled “Bias and Blame: Do Moral Interactions Modulate the Expression of Implicit Bias?”. The …

Perdana Fellows: the unofficial government spokesmen

“How would you maintain your professionalism if you were selected as a Perdana Fellow?” “And by professionalism, I am referring to the fact that you may not necessarily be a supporter of the current government.” That was a flavour of the sort of questions you would encounter in the interview for Malaysia’s most prestigious internship …

Some notes from a lecture on the shortness of the short story

In my day job as a writer in residence at the University of Nottingham’s School of English, I sometimes have the pleasure of standing in front of a crowd of students and telling them some things I think I know about reading and writing. Today I gave a talk about short stories, and in particular …

Malaysia plans to be the first Islamic financial superpower

Could a new upstart be about the join the likes of London, New York and Tokyo as a global financial superpower? The Malaysian government would like to think so, at least. Recently it announced bold plans to transform the country’s capital Kuala Lumpur into a major financial centre in a bid to raise its profile …

Can the Chinese Workers Eat Apple?

On 24 September, the iPhone 5 was launched in the first nine countries/areas, America, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Canada, Singapore, Japan, Australia, Hong Kong. It was then launched in 22 more countries in the week beginning 1 October. The first weekend’s sales were very impressive, reaching 5 million. This number already broke Apple’s previous record …

Success, but not the top jobs – not yet anyway

The 8th March was International Women’s Day and the celebrations ranged from respect for, and appreciation of women, to a celebration for women’s political, economic and social achievements. The Guardian, as expected, enthusiastically celebrated International Women’s Day; I particularly liked the top 25 African women, but there were many more. National Geographic also celebrated by …

Are you inspired by London 2012?

As the Paralympic closing ceremony brought the curtain down on a spectacular summer of sport, thoughts quickly turned to the legacy of the Games. The impact that the Olympics and Paralympics will have on the country has long been used when justifying the cost of hosting ‘the greatest show on earth’. Whether it was The …

Celebrating Teaching successes in the Humanities. The Postgraduate Teaching Awards 2012

In the latest round of the Postgraduate Teaching Awards, two of the students recognised for their outstanding contributions to Teaching and Learning within the School of Humanities are Helen Wainwright and Peter Watts, both of them doctoral candidates within the School of Humanities. The Postgraduate Teaching Assistant Award recognises and celebrates examples of innovative teaching …

Representing and communicating uncertainty: climate change and risk

As part of its Science in Culture theme, the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) has funded an exploratory project at the University of Nottingham called Representing and communicating uncertainty: climate change and risk.  This interdisciplinary project brings together academics from across the University in the Schools of Geography, Sociology and Social policy, Mathematical Sciences …

25 December: Season’s Greetings from the Vice-Chancellor

I hope you have enjoyed the daily blog posts from the e-Advent Calendar over the last 25 days. The daily posts have been an excellent way to showcase the richness and diversity of material within the University’s Manuscripts and Special Collections.  From our extensive DH Lawrence collections through to old recipes and beautiful illustrations, there …