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Remembering Sir Peter Mansfield’s generosity

Today (1 March) marks the funeral of Sir Peter Mansfield FRS, a pioneer in the creation of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). In this special blog David Walker, Professor of Paediatric Oncology at The University of Nottingham and Co-Director of the Children’s Brain Tumour Research Centre (CBTRC) recalls the time Sir Peter made a donation for the …

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 …

Put your own oxygen mask on first?

January is notoriously the toughest month for many people – the depths of winter with the sparkle of Christmas behind us, dark days still ahead and the warmth of summer feeling far from reach. But it’s also an excellent time to evaluate our own mental health and devise strategies for protecting our resilience for the …

Academics join former Minister to debate a threat bigger than cancer

University of Nottingham experts joined the economist behind a Government Review on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) to spark debate on a crisis that kills 700,000 people a year. Lord Jim O’Neill, along with a panel of academic and industry experts, spoke to a packed audience at the Royal College of Physicians as part of the University’s …

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 …

On your marks?

It’s estimated that more than two million people in England are regularly putting on their trainers and pounding the pavement in an effort to stay active. So could running be the cheap, effective way for you to get fit for 2017? In the second of our New Year, New You blog series, Roger Kerry, associate professor in …

The new year’s resolution fitness drive: a road to nowhere?

It’s January, when thoughts turn to the year ahead and the inevitable resolutions. In our New Year, New You blog series, guest bloggers from around the university will offer advice on what we should – and shouldn’t – do to be successful in our quest to a happier and healthier 2017 and beyond. In the first …

C2Hear team scoops NUH Research Impact of the Year Award

  Dr Melanie Ferguson, consultant clinical scientist at the NIHR Nottingham Hearing BRU, tells of her team’s excitement and delight at winning one of the Oscars of the Nottingham University Hospitals Trust in their annual award ceremony. There was a lot of nervous excitement when the C2Hear team arrived at the NUH Honours awards evening …

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 …

Snail love

A brown garden snail called Jeremy may seems the unlikeliest of celebrities, yet his story recently caused a media sensation. Evolutionary geneticist Dr Angus Davison in the School of Life Sciences explains how the quirky tale of this unassuming – yet unique – mollusc captured the imagination of the public and put science in the spotlight. …