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BBC One uncovers ‘The truth about Meat’

Tomorrow night the BBC science documentary series ‘The Truth About…..‘ that tackles everyday issues that affect us all will look at ‘The truth about Meat‘. In this episode Chris Bavin, a greengrocer by trade and a carnivore by nature, wants to know if he can keep meat in his diet and stay healthy. The programme will …

Nottingham alumni in full voice for the Ryder Cup

A group who admit to being ‘hopelessly obsessed golf fans dedicated to securing Ryder Cup victory for Team Europe via the power of song’ are serenading their heros once again this year. Inspired by the heroics of Sam Torrance’s Belfry winning team of 2002 ‘The Guardians of the Cup’ are an a cappella group composed largely of …

The Great Debate – Professor Todd Landman reviews last night’s battle between Clinton and Trump

This week is one of the most awaited in the calendar for the US presidential campaign. The primaries are over and have produced the two main candidates and their running mates, the conventions have sought to solidify support and unify the messages for each party, and the summer months have been spent on the campaign …

Award success for University Health E-Learning and Media team

The University’s Health E-Learning and Media team has scooped an international award celebrating excellence and outstanding achievement in the field of learning technology. HELM not only attracted the public vote via Twitter to pick up the Association for Learning Technology Community Choice but was also a runner up in the team category of the Learning …

Brexit and Higher Education…….Again

Professor Sir David Greenaway, Vice-Chancellor of The University of Nottingham, talks about appearing in Parliament to discuss Brexit and Higher Education. Earlier this year the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee conducted an inquiry into the potential impact of Brexit on science and higher education. Its report was published before the referendum. Given the outcome, …

Expertise and research excellence scoops two awards for Vet School

Academics at the University’s School of Veterinary Medicine and Science have been recognised for their expertise and the impact of their research by two awards from a leading industry journal. Veterinary Record is a peer-reviewed journal for veterinary practitioners and researchers and is the journal of the British Veterinary Association. It has awarded this year’s …

In praise of ‘small astronomy’.

A blog by Michael Merrifield, Professor of Astronomy in the School of Physics and Astronomy. A number of years back, I had the great privilege of interviewing the Dutch astronomer Adriaan Blaauw for a TV programme.  He must have been well into his eighties at the time, but was still cycling into work every day …

Funding boost for Nottingham dementia scientists

Dementia researchers based at The University of Nottingham have been awarded £13,000 of new funding from Alzheimer’s Research UK for state-of-the-art equipment that will help scientists reveal more about the genetics of diseases like Alzheimer’s. The announcement comes on World Alzheimer’s Day (Wednesday 21 September), a global initiative to highlight the impact of Alzheimer’s and …

Major power electric aircraft contract signed in China

The University of Nottingham in Ningbo, China (UNNC) has signed a 9 million RMB contract with Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China Ltd (COMAC) to develop high-power starter generators and controllers, after successfully entering a public bidding process. The project will be delivered by UNNC team leader Professor Chris Gerada, fully supported by the PEMC Group (Power …

Stroke survivor creates lasting legacy

A stroke campaigner has launched a charitable foundation to help improve the lives of stroke survivors and their families. The Ossie Newell Foundation will fund important research into stroke rehabilitation at The University of Nottingham. Ossie Newell MBE, a retired director of AMEC Plc, a large multi-national project management and construction services group, suffered a stroke in …