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Astrophysics to Westminster to influence evidence based decision making

Attending and speaking at the All-Party Parliamentary group on Data Analytics has been one of the highlights, so far, of Christopher Conselice’s week in Westminster. He was the only academic to attend the meeting and after making his own contribution he’s convinced more scientists and academics can make a real contribution to future policy. In …

Baroness Young of Hornsey OBE is made an Honorary Professor

Baroness Young of Hornsey OBE has accepted an Honorary Professorship with the Rights Lab and the School of Politics and International Relations at the University of Nottingham. Baroness Young is an author, former actress and member of the House of Lords. In 2004 she was appointed an independent Crossbench member of the House of Lords …

PM launches review into post-18 education and funding

Political and Public Affairs Unit Briefing Background This afternoon (Monday February 19) at Derby College, the Prime Minister formally launched the long-awaited ‘major review’ into post-18 funding and education. First announced in the Conservative Party Manifesto ahead of the General Election in May last year, disagreements over the scale and scope of the review are …

Trump’s Long First Year

Todd Landman, Professor of Political Science and Pro Vice Chancellor of the Faculty of Social Sciences, looks at President Trump’s first year in office. Saturday 20 January 2018 marks the first anniversary of the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States of America. For many, this seems like it has …

Making Economic and Social Rights Real

People’s rights to basic amenities such as housing, education, health, social security and food are things that most of us take for granted, but for some, the rights are still a distant pipe dream. Here in the UK, this is being made ever-clearer by the current controversy around the roll-out of Universal Credit, the homelessness …

MI6’s Secret Slush Fund

When the Chief of MI6 retired in 1952 he left a bombshell of an inheritance. General Sir Stewart Menzies had been Chief of MI6 since 1939. Having guided the service through the Second World War, he was exceptionally experienced and at the pinnacle of British intelligence. He agreed to stay on to oversee the difficult …

Nottinghamshire leaders join together to tackle modern slavery

Professor Zoe Trodd, Director of the University’s Rights Lab joined organisations from across the region on Anti-Slavery Day (18 October) to launch a joint pledge to make Nottinghamshire free of modern slavery. The joint commitment was made by Nottinghamshire Councils, businesses, churches, charities and the Police, and aims to raise awareness of modern slavery and …

More than 40 million people are trapped in slavery across the globe: shocking new figures reveal the true scale of modern slavery.

A Nottingham slavery expert has contributed to research published on Tuesday (19 September 2017)  revealing that there are 40 million victims of modern slavery and 152 million in child labour around the world. The research was developed jointly by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Walk Free Foundation, in partnership with the International Organization …

Radio 4’s ‘Today’ live on campus

This Friday 19 May BBC Radio 4’s Today Programme will be coming live from University Park Campus. The show is one in a series of special programmes taking place in the run-up to the General Election featuring different policy issues in each city. Nottingham’s issue is Immigration and Integration and they are looking at how this would …

The truth is, voters crave a strong and stable leader

Professor Steven Fielding from the School of Politics and International Relations writes for The Conversation As he made his journey from conventional politician to radical hero, Tony Benn became increasingly critical of how the Labour party did politics. Benn’s diary records Harold Wilson, who had just won a landslide victory in 1966, claiming that the …