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Howzat! Nottingham alumna commentates on the Ashes

Until 1976 women were not allowed to step on the outfield at Lord’s, never mind play cricket on it or commentate from it. Fast forward more than 40 years and we see England’s women victoriously raising the Cricket World Cup, with Britain’s first female cricket commentator, Alison Mitchell (Geography, 2001) relaying the news to millions …

University alumnus goes into the blue…

The mesmerising displays of the alienesque cuttlefish, the remarkable sex-changing transformation of the kobudai, the incredible tool-wielding tuskfish – the BBC’s awe-inspiring Blue Planet II has thrilled audiences with its jaw-dropping exploration of life beneath the waves. One of the talented team behind the series’ stunning visuals is Emmy Award-winning cinematographer and University of Nottingham Alumnus Roger …

Nottingham entrepreneur scoops top prize at Women in Business awards

A Nottingham Ingenuity Lab entrepreneur has scooped a top award for her make-up company Kohl Kreatives. Trishna Daswaney (a graduate in Business Management, 2015) has won the Rising Star award in the Nottingham Post Business Awards. Trishna’s company Kohl Kreatives is a non-profit organisation, with two incredibly important causes at the centre of her brand. …

The ‘taste’ of Bramley apple juice is put to the test

Volunteers were more than happy to offer their services this weekend when they were asked to give their opinion on which variety of Bramley apple juice tastes the best and why. Many of the hundreds of visitors to this year’s Bramley Apple Festival in Southwell were asked to participate in the blind tasting set up …

The Ada Lovelace effect

The Ada Lovelace effect Ada Lovelace, the ‘Countess of Computing’, was born in London on 10 December 1815. The daughter of Lord Byron, Ada Lovelace was a gifted mathematician recognised for creating the first computer programme and forseeing a digital future. Every year scientists across the world mark Ada Lovelace Day – which is being …

Eclipse news from the School of Physics and Astronomy

Among the millions who watched the first total solar eclipse to be seen across America for nearly a century was Professor Mike Merrifield, Head of the University of Nottingham’s School of Physics and Astronomy. Here’s one of the pictures he took as he joined an excited crowd in Central Park, New York. He said: “Clouds around, …

Nottingham in the news: Day 9

  The University of Nottingham is celebrating a summer of successes as it prepares to welcome students for the new academic year. For the next few weeks we’ll be profiling a daily story that put Nottingham in the news. Nottingham graduates earn more Graduates from the University of Nottingham are earning more and could be …

Nottingham in the news: Day 8

The University of Nottingham is celebrating a summer of successes as it prepares to welcome students for the new academic year. For the next few weeks we’ll be profiling a daily story that put Nottingham in the news. Our graduates and alumni include film stars, royalty and Michelin-starred chefs Talented University of Nottingham students receiving their degree …

University pays tribute to Queen’s Medical Centre on its 40th birthday

Medical educators and researchers at the University of Nottingham are helping to celebrate 40 years of improving healthcare and medical training, on the anniversary of the opening of the Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham. In July 1964, a shortage of doctors in the UK prompted a significant announcement by Minister of Health, Anthony Barber. With …

Nottingham graduates earn above-average salaries according to new data

Graduates from the University of Nottingham are earning more and could be progressing faster up the career ladder according to government data. The Department for Education has released data to show how much UK graduates of 22 different courses are earning one, three, five and ten years since graduating. The Longitudinal Education Outcomes (LEO) data …