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Sustainability – are we missing a crucial part of the Earth?

Blog written by Dr Franziska Schrodt, from the University’s School of Geography Widespread concerns about the impacts of climate change and issues around sustainability of resource use have resulted in these topics being much more present in the media than even a few years ago. Inspiring members of the public, such as Greta Thunberg, further …

Amazon fires – the damage to the climate

The Amazon forest has literally been hot news recently. Not only has satellite data from the Brazilian National Space Agency (INPE) shown a significant increase in deforestation in 2019 compared to 2018, it also showed that the forest fire frequency in 2019 is at its highest since 2010. Geertje van der Heijden, Assistant Professor in …

Journey through the Malaysian rainforest with award-winning photojournalist

The social media accounts of MEME – Management and Ecology of Malaysian Elephants – have been taken over for the culmination of a special project which will take us on a fascinating journey through Malaysia’s rainforest. Ghaneshwaran Balachandran is an award-winning photojournalist and visual artist who documents natural history, conservation and environmental subjects. His aim …

Justiciable but not Necessarily Illegal: The Power of Prorogation in the UK Constitution

Writing for a leading German law blog, verfassungsblog.de Dr Aris Georgopoulos, Assistant Professor in European and Public Law at the School of Law explains explains why he thinks that the decision to prorogue parliament is not necessarily unlawful… The UK Supreme Court is about to decide the fate of the UK Government’s decision to prorogue …

Prorogation of the British Parliament: A constitutional coup?

Writing today in the Greek Daily TA NEA, Dr Aris Georgopoulos, Assistant Professor in European and Public Law at the School of Law,  shares his thoughts on the prorogation of the British Parliament… The decision of the British Prime Minister to ask the Queen to prorogue Parliament immediately attracted accusations of a constitutional coup, violation of …

Nottingham Law researcher shortlisted for prestigious impact award

University of Nottingham researcher, Dr Chloe Holloway has been shortlisted as a finalist for the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Celebrating Impact Prize. Dr Holloway’s work during her PhD study, Improving the Support of Autistic Individuals Detained in Police Custody, has been recognised for the Outstanding Early Career Impact Prize category. The findings of …

Nottingham Professor awarded Fellowship to study impact of Brexit on the UK’s financial services.

Sarah Hall, Professor of Economic Geography, is one of nine new Senior Fellows who will share funding of £4.3 million from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). She’ll be analysing the consequences of the UK’s changing relationship with Europe for the UK’s crucial financial services sector The Fellowship is part of the UK in …

D-Day: The King Who Fooled Hitler 

Dr Rory Cormac from the School of Politics at the University of Nottingham, along with Professor Richard Aldrich from Warwick University, have graced our television screens once again this weekend as their research was the subject of a prime time  Channel 4 documentary. Here, Dr Cormac talks us through his latest television venture… If historical …

Leading the way in flood resilience

Research into flood resilience in Newcastle is making waves already according to findings presented at a conference in the city. Following the signing of the Newcastle Blue-Green Declaration in February 2016, the Urban Flood Resilience Consortium, led by the University of Nottingham, met last week to present key findings from two research projects (Blue-Green Cities …

Modern slavery abolitionist wins Inspirational Women Award

Professor Zoe Trodd, Director of the University of Nottingham’s Rights Lab, has won a Notts Inspirational Women Award. Zoe was nominated by colleagues at the University for her outstanding leadership of the Rights Lab and the transformative impact of her work to eradicate modern slavery. Professor Trodd received her award at a ceremony at Nottingham …