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The Mediterranean crisis – is not like the slave trade.

An open letter signed by more than 250 academics and experts on slavery and migration from around the globe, has condemned the EU’s efforts to prevent migrants from leaving the North African coast saying this does not constitute a noble stand against the evil of slavery, or even against ‘trafficking’. In fact, they say, the …

Digital storytelling experience to uncover the hidden stories of Venice

Visitors to an international art exhibition can uncover the hidden stories behind one of Italy’s most iconic cities through their GPS-enabled smartphone, thanks to a project by The University of Nottingham which blurs the boundaries between digital and the arts. The project ‘Hidden Stories of Venice’ has been developed as part of EM15, a new …

Nottingham students among the BBC’s top 50 ‘Conservation Heroes’.

Veterinary School student Jess French and Lucy McRobert who graduated in 2012 have joined esteemed wildlife experts and campaigners such as Jane Goodall, David Attenborough, Chris Packham and HRH Prince William on the BBC’s very first list of top conservation heros. The BBC’s Wildlife Power List recognises people who they think will change the way …

Paul McCartney recalls the day Wings ‘dropped in’ on The University of Nottingham

Driving home last Sunday afternoon listening to BBC Radio 2′s ‘Johnnie Walker’s Sounds of the 70s’ (yes that dates me!) I heard the veteran DJ musing about the year Wings kicked off their ‘Wings over America Tour’. Before that there were a number of small warm up gigs – and the first stop on the Wings …

Richard E Grant, the Iron Duke and me

The University’s Dr Richard Gaunt can be seen this Sunday on BBC Two talking about one of the most iconic Britons in history – the Duke of Wellington. Revered as the victor of Waterloo, Wellington went on to twice serve as prime minister. As Richard, Associate Professor of History, explains on Wellington: The Iron Duke …

Shaping the interwar world

A new study will look at how governments and institutions from around the globe tried to reshape the world between the two world wars via the medium of explicitly international conferences. Academics from The University of Nottingham’s School of Geography have been awarded a grant of £721,000 from the Arts and Humanities Research Council to …

Predicting the 2015 election result using the ‘Wisdom of the Crowds’.

A few words of wisdom on predicting the result of tomorrow’s election from Graham Kendall – Professor of Computer Science at The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus. The 2015 UK General Election looks like being one of the closest, and hardest to predict, for many years. With 650 seats being contested, one party needs to …

Puppy power eases exam stress

Long queues gathered outside Portland Building today as students sought a little respite from the stress of exams. The attraction – the chance to de-stress with the aid of a little pet therapy. Twenty one young guide dogs descended on The University of Nottingham today to help students cope with exam stress. The Law Society’s …

London to Paris on two wheels for Vets in the Community

Vet and postgraduate, Emma Drinkall, got an official send off from fellow students at The University of Nottingham’s School of Veterinary Medicine and Science this morning before heading to London for the start of the London to Paris cycle ride. Emma, from Loughborough, only started riding the 5 miles to University less than a year ago. But she …

How to run a general election sweepstake

Pens and paper at the ready? Here’s some advice on general election sweepstakes from Graham Kendall, Professor of Computer Science at The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus. Around 50% of people in Britain gamble every month, with about £150m being staked on the Grand National alone. And the Grand National is a perfect opportunity to …