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A musical eulogy to Jeremy the lefty snail

As the global media respond to the sad news that the University of Nottingham’s left-spiralling snail Jeremy, has died, an American fan of the story has released a musical eulogy to console Jeremy’s scientist Dr Angus Davison. Lydia Hiller was inspired to record her original tribute ‘The Tragical ballad of Jeremy the Left Twisting Snail’ …

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 …

Bridging the Gaps – Antimicrobial Resistance Conference 7-8 September

New research collaborations to address the challenges posed by Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) will be highlighted at a two-day conference at the University of Nottingham on Thursday 7 and Friday 8 September 2017. This will be the final event of the antimicrobial resistance programme Bridging the Gaps which was set up to pump prime new studies …

The One Show charts the story of the Bramley apple with Professor Ted Cocking

Emeritus Professor, Ted Cocking, made his debut on The One Show last week to talk about his efforts to save the original Bramley apple tree. Professor Cocking, who recently received an honorary degree for recognition of his achievements in the field of botanical science, joined chef, Tony Singh, in the garden in Southwell, Nottinghamshire where the original tree is …

Scientists and SMEs join forces to feed the regional economy

Beers from a local brewery and a healthy lunch delivery service were amongst the innovations on display at an event to showcase the partnerships being forged between Nottingham and Derbyshire Small Businesses (SME’s) and the Food Innovation Project Team at the University of Nottingham. The businesses at the event held at Sutton Bonnington campus have …

Applications for our 2017 BSA Media Fellowships are now open

Experience life as a science journalist Do you want to find out, first hand, how academic research is reported by the media and play an active part in the process? For the third year running the University of Nottingham is offering funded places on the British Science Association’s  2017 Media Fellowships Scheme. The BSA Media Fellowships …

The tougher the target, the greater the gain?

In the latest of our New Year, New You blog mini series, Dr Amanda Avery, an expert in diet and nutrition in the School of Biosciences discusses how setting your sights high can be more successful in achieving the healthy lifestyle of your dreams. Healthcare professionals often encourage us to set realistic targets when it comes …

Pop up research cafe is great success

If you want the public to get involved in research why not take your science to them? That’s just what researchers at The University of Nottingham did last week and there was no shortage of volunteers – of all ages. Not only did they have some fun, they were also able to help with tests …

Pick of the crop in national apprentice challenge

Episode two of Farmers Apprentice 2016 saw the 10 finalists, including three agriculture students in the School of Biosciences at the University of Nottingham, undertake their first farming task. Split into two teams, Team Tom and Team Camilla, the contestants were set the challenge to put together a cropping plan to grow wheat against the …

NOTTINGHAM APPRENTICES FIGHT IT OUT FOR TWO TOP JOBS

Tonight Rebecca Jeffery, a graduate in American and Canadian Studies at The University of Nottingham, will start her bid to become Alan Sugar’s 2016 Apprentice and the chance to invest £250,000 of his money. But Rebecca isn’t the only University of Nottingham student fighting it out for a job with the big British firm. Three agriculture students in the …