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It’s hot, hot, hot! But ’twas ever thus!

As we sizzle in this week’s high temperatures it is worth remembering that heat waves have always been a feature of the British summer. And it is worth having a read of some of the archives currently being brought together by a team of experts led by The University of Nottingham. The Extreme Weather team …

How people misunderstand stalking

Members of the public have a fixed and faulty view of what stalkers look like, and this has potential implications for victims and court proceedings. That is the finding of research presented by the University’s Dr Simon Duff to the Annual Conference of the British Psychological Society’s Division of Forensic Psychology in Manchester on Wednesday …

Nottingham physicist receives medal for ‘pioneering’ work with dark energy

Dr Clare Burrage has been awarded the Maxwell medal and prize by the Institute of Physics (IOP) for outstanding contributions to the field of dark energy research. The award is presented to Dr Burrage, Royal Society University Research Fellow and proleptic lecturer in The University of Nottingham’s School of Physics and Astronomy, for her research …

Nottingham named among world’s 10 best green universities

The University of Nottingham is ranked among the 10 best green universities in the world, according to DesignCurial. Out of a survey including thousands of universities across the globe, the University was ranked 9th in the world, with the ranking taking into account green architecture, innovative green technologies and other green initiatives a university takes …

Engineers race to Isle of Man TT prize

Engineers from Nottingham raced their electric motorbike at the legendary Isle of Man TT and came away as fastest university team. The zero carbon emission bike was pitted against professional factory teams and other universities at the TT Zero, a one-lap time trial of the 37-mile course, which is regarded as the most unforgiving, mechanically …

What matters when you choose an undergraduate degree?

As thousands of prospective students prepare to flock to our UK campuses to attend the University’s Open Days later this week (Friday June 26 and Saturday June 27), researchers at Nottingham have revealed the motivations behind students’ biggest decision of all — which subject to study for their degree. Research, conducted by Dr Anya Skatova …

Mohican money for UK’s first interoperative scanner

When Verity Oliver decided to shave off her auburn locks to help raise the £1.6m needed for the UK’s first in-theatre interoperative brain scanner little did she know that her new hair style would swell the fund by a staggering £2,163.42. Why did she take the clippers to her locks? Well she knows more than many of us what …

Plant scientists with x-ray vision discover rare escape and evasion device

The inquiry: In March this year Mr David Lyons a collector of WW2 memorabilia from West Bridgford in Nottinghamshire emailed University of Nottingham plant scientists with an unusual request: He said: “I have a plastic comb from the Second World War – this comb was issued to aircrew and contains a concealed compass. On finding yourself …

National teaching recognition for art historian

Dr Gaby Neher, Assistant Professor in the Department of History of Art is one of just 50 recipients nationally to be awarded a National Teaching Fellowship, which recognise outstanding achievement in learning and teaching in higher education. Here she talks about what teaching — and learning — mean to her and why her work to …

University history professor in Countryfile farming feature

A University academic is to appear on BBC’s Countryfile this weekend discussing the origins of an ancient method of agriculture which is still employed by a village in north Nottinghamshire today. Viewers will see presenter Matt Baker interviewing Professor John Beckett, of the Department of History, during a visit to Laxton near Newark, the last …