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Virginia shootings – America’s Unexploded Bombs

Blog by Peter J. Ling Professor of American Studies, head of the Department of American & Canadian Studies, member of the Centre for Research on Race and Rights. Author of Martin Luther King, Jr. (Routledge Historical Biographies). Vester L. Flanagan II, also known as Bryce Williams, explained his killing of two former TV station colleagues in …

Five cities, four days, three sleeps, two wheels, one man….

Environment Manager Gavin Scott is once again hopping on his bike to raise money for Life Cycle, and this year appears to be his biggest challenge to date. Here he writes about his preparation for his big challenge, all in aid of dementia research…. “With just over three weeks until I set off on my Thunderbird …

In Memoriam: Legendary Civil Rights Activist Julian Bond

Julian Bond, advisory board member of the Centre for Research in Race and Rights at the University of Nottingham, had been in contact a lot over the last week as we finalised the details of his next visit to the UK with his wife Pamela Horowitz. He died on Saturday night suddenly and after a …

How shared reading could be helping to bring back memories for people with dementia

A book is a truly magical thing. It has the ability to transport you to another time or place and to instantly evoke memories of where and when you first perused a particular paperback or finished a favourite novel. Now, a new partnership between The University of Nottingham and Nottingham City Council is harnessing the …

#MeantToBe – advice from our AncientBiotics academic on A level results day

With her AncientBiotics team’s remarkable research paper ‘A 1,000-Year-Old Antimicrobial Remedy with Antistaphylococcal Activity’ just published, Dr Christina Lee from our School of English has some advice for prospective students on A level day… “Today is the day that can mean big choices for those receiving their exam results – a fork in the road …

Are you #MeantToBe at Nottingham?

Are you waiting on your A-level results? If you are and you’re worried that you might not get the results you need – then don’t panic – you may still find what you’re looking for…. I was meant to be at Nottingham – By Ismail Sadurdeen It feels like yesterday taking my A levels and waiting …

University of Nottingham in Malaysia joins No. 10 and BIS trade delegation to S E Asia

The University of Nottingham featured heavily in education and trade discussions during the UK Prime Minister’s visit to Singapore and Malaysia last week. Four members of The University of Nottingham in Malaysia Campus (UNMC) joined the UKTI (UK Trade and Investment) Northern Powerhouse delegation in Kuala Lumpur on Thursday 30 July. Provost and CEO of UNMC, Professor Christine …

The Perseid meteor shower – for the deckchair (or hot-tub) astronomer

Michael Merrifield, Professor of Astronomy in the School of Physics and Astronomy hands out some top tips on how to make the most of this summer’s Perseid meteor shower. This month sees my absolute favourite annual astronomical event, the Perseid meteor shower.  There are around a dozen predictable meteor showers every year, but this one …

Academics, technicians and students to abseil down Lincoln Cathedral

Nottingham academics will abseil Lincoln Cathedral tower tomorrow to raise money for a new hospital garden at Queen’s Medical Centre.T hey will be part of a ‘mass’ abseil by 45 volunteers who will be the first people to ever descend from the roof of Lincoln Cathedral for a charity. The group of brave academics will …

‘Remarkable’ new history of Radicals in America

The first complete and continuous history of left-wing social movements in the United States from the Second World War to the present has been written by an American historian at The University of Nottingham. Published on the eve of the first official presidential debate which takes place in Cleveland, Ohio today, Radicals in America is …