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Ceremony to ensure Sutton Bonington’s fallen are not forgotten

Two avenues of lime trees stand at the heart of the University of Nottingham’s Sutton Bonington Campus. Kingstonian Avenue, now known simply as The Limes, was planted nearly ninety years ago but few will be aware of the significance of these trees.  At the end of the 1920s the Old Kingstonian Association, alumni of the former agricultural college, agreed that the limes should be planted and some would be funded to …

East Midlands Universities Officers’ Training Corps Remember

The impact of the First World War on University College, Nottingham, was profound. By its very nature, an institution concerned with higher education was likely to have a large number of young men on its books, both as students and staff, in the appropriate age range to join the armed forces. In addition, the formation …

First degree apprentices learn ‘on the job’ at University of Nottingham

The first ever intake of degree apprentices to study at the University of Nottingham alongside their day jobs in the National Health Service have started their studies. The University has partnered with Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust and the Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust to deliver the 30-month programme. Eight registered health professionals are working …

His Royal Highness The Duke of York, KG unveils new innovation centre at University of Nottingham Ningbo China

New Global Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition launched HRH unveiled new centre on a six day official visit to China Bilateral trade between the UK and China reached a record £67.5bn in 2017 The Duke of York visited the University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) today (2 November 2018), opening the Ingenuity Lab. The Duke is …

Nottingham in the War – “Beloved” Bulleid: the Nottingham engineer helping the war effort 

 Under the leadership of Professor Charles Bulleid, the Engineering Department at University College Nottingham, (now the University of Nottingham) made extensive contributions to the war effort.   The First World War was a crisis that was felt particularly keenly in colleges and universities. These institutions, which had been full of healthy young men, were nearly emptied once the call for …

“And a pint and half of Mansfield, please” ….

…. the phrase of the day at the Vat and Fiddle in Nottingham to launch the new ‘Sir Peter Mansfield’ beer – Castle Rock’s autumn season Nottinghamian Celebration Ale.  The beer, to honour the Nobel laureate, physicist and Nottingham-based MRI pioneer, Sir Peter Mansfield, is a traditional Nottingham-style five malt bitter.  The unique recipe was created …

University honours inspirational local volunteers

The University of Nottingham has recognised the outstanding voluntary efforts of a number of local alumni and residents at its annual Supporter Reception. From increasing awareness about the impacts of slavery at local heritage sites to raising thousands of pounds for the University’s breast cancer research programme, the activities the volunteers support are wide-ranging. Over …

Nottingham in the war: How was the University estate used during the war?

Today, the University of Nottingham is well-known for its beautiful and vast estate. During WWI unlike the self-contained campuses today, there were University buildings spread across the city. Here, we take a look at what happened to some of the University (then Nottingham University College) estate during the war. Munitions factories During World War One, …

Making a difference to adult education

As the Civic University Commission publishes its first progress report which focusses on the civic purpose of universities in providing adult education, we explore the experiences of two of our mature students. Tracy Young is 44 and lives in Arnold, Nottingham. She is in her final year of a Midwifery degree. She was inspired to …

Nottingham expert appointed Fellow by ONS

Professor Paul Mizen from the School of Economics at the University of Nottingham has been appointed a Fellow of the Office for National Statistics (ONS) Economic Experts Working Group (EEWG). First introduced in 2016, EEWG helps ONS set its development agenda for economic statistics as well as offering expert advice to help solve the difficulties …