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Puppy power helps students relax during exam period

When I walked into work and was given the option of sitting at my desk or going to spend some time with some guide dog puppies, I’ve got to say  – the decision was pretty easy. Particularly as I’m a dog lover. Seems I wasn’t the only one who like the idea. As I walked to …

Investiture a day to treasure for Professor Morris CBE and his family

His Royal Highness The Duke of Cambridge presented Professor Peter Morris, Head of the Sir Peter Mansfield Imaging Centre with his CBE at an investiture at Buckingham Palace on Friday 22 April. Professor Morris, in the School of Physics and Astronomy, was awarded a CBE for services to science and medicine in the Queen’s New Year Honours List 2016. The …

Chernobyl 30 years on – Prof George Shaw talks to Notts TV and BBC Radio Nottingham

George Shaw, Professor of Environmental Science in the School of Biosciences at The University of Nottingham, talks to Mark Dennison at BBC Radio Nottingham about the work his team are doing to investigate the long term behaviour of radioactive isotopes in soils. Experts from The University of Nottingham have been collecting samples from the Chernobyl …

Chernobyl 30 years on – the long term behaviour of radioactive isotopes in soils

As we mark the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster George Shaw, Professor of Environmental Science in the School of Biosciences at The University of Nottingham, talks about the work his team are doing to investigate the long term behaviour of radioactive isotopes in soils. Experts from The University of Nottingham have been collecting samples …

Should we stay or should we go – Experts debate ‘Brexit’ at a public debate

I’m not sure about anyone else, but as much as I hear about the EU referendum – I still couldn’t give you strong points from both sides of the argument about whether Britain should stay or go. So when I found out that the Faculty of Social Sciences were going to hold a debate, I thought this …

In pictures: the Queen on campus

As we celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th birthday, we’ve taken a look through the archives to bring you a selection of photographs that document occasions when Her Majesty has visited The University of Nottingham. Flag-waving crowds eagerly awaited the arrival of The Queen who visited University Park campus on 28 July 1977. Her Majesty was also …

Queen’s birthday message is etched on Corgi hair

Etched on a strand of Corgi hair it has to be the Queen’s tiniest birthday message. To celebrate Her Majesty’s 90th birthday scientists based in the new Nanoscale and Microscale Research Centre in the School of Chemistry etched their birthday wishes using a beam of Gallium ions. The hair was kindly donated by Cracker and CJ …

Going the distance

Marathon season has begun and this weekend it’s the iconic London Marathon. Well done to everyone who is competing on getting this far, and the very best of luck – particularly if you’re planning to attempt it dressed in a hot, heavy and generally unsuitable fancy dress costume! Leading expert Roger Kerry, of the Division of Physiotherapy …

How do children in conflict and the refugee crisis respond to their situations?

For children who move from their countries of origin to new countries, there are many risks, challenges and opportunities. Professor Ravi Kohli, a Professor of Child Welfare at the University of Bedfordshire will be visiting The University of Nottingham next week to hold a public lecture and workshop looking at the notion that children who …

Nottingham HOUSE front page news in top building magazine

It was one of the biggest projects ever undertaken by architecture students at The University of Nottingham and today it made the front cover of Housebuilder, the leading magazine magazine for residential development and regeneration. Here’s the article. The Nottingham HOUSE (Home Optimising the Use of Solar Energy) was Britain’s entry in the very first Solar …