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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 …

Can a river have legal rights? Dr Nick Mount from the School of Geography visited the jungles of Columbia to find out

Fundamental human rights are now recognised across much of the world. Humans, however, cannot exist without the natural world. So should we also award rights to environmental entities? The idea has gained traction in recent years – and it is rivers that have found themselves at the vanguard of landmark legal developments. Rivers often have …

Social Sciences fly high in global rankings

The Schools of Law and Education at the University of Nottingham have been named in the top 70 university courses in the world, according to the Times Higher Education (THE) Subject Rankings 2018. The University of Nottingham was ranked 40th for Law and 69th for Education in the prestigious listings, which list the top 1,000 …

Chief Economist from the Bank of England gives public lecture

Andy Haldane, the Bank of England’s Chief Economist paid a visit to the University this week (3 October 2017) to address some global issues around the flow of people, money goods, and services. Staff, students and members of the public, turned out in force to hear him speak. Professor Kevin Lee, Head of the School …

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 …

Nottingham academic – finalist in the Economic and Social Research Council Impact prize 2017

Dr John Gathergood, Associate Professor in the School of Economics since August 2013, was a finalist for Outstanding Impact in Public Policy in the ESRC Celebrating Impact Prize 2017. The Impact Prize recognises and rewards the outstanding successes of ESRC-funded researchers on an annual basis. Dr Gathergood, who has been an Academic Advisor for the Financial Conduct …

Tackling slavery through supply chains

The University of Nottingham is partnering with the Office of the Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner (IASC) on a research project to tackle modern slavery in business supply chains. The Global Slavery Index reports there to be 45.8 million slaves worldwide. Many of these slaves are in forced labour in the supply chains of businesses, working in …

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 …

Nottingham academic works with the British Army

An Assistant Professor from the School of Politics and International Relations, Dr Louise Kettle, recently spent time based in Warminster conducting research and working with the British Army. The prestigious one month placement was organised in conjunction with The Whitehall & Industry Group – a charity which aims to bring together business, government and the …

Uncovered: Spying on the Royals

The University of Nottingham’s Dr Rory Cormac and his co-author Prof Richard Aldrich (University of Warwick) have uncovered startling documents about Special Branch, MI5, and the abdication of King Edward VIII. Over 80 years after the unprecedented events of 1936, the truth finally comes out in their new Channel 4 documentary. In late 1936, an …