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HRH The Duke of York visits The University of Nottingham

The University of Nottingham welcomed royalty to its University Park campus this week as HRH The Duke of York hosted an entrepreneurial boot camp and formally opened one of its landmark developments. The Duke visited the East Midlands Conference Centre at the University on Wednesday 15 March where he met with entrepreneurs from across the …

Globalisation: where to from here?

Global trade as a percentage of GDP is stagnating globally, according to Chief Economist of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) Sergei Guriev. Speaking at Asia House as part of The University of Nottingham’s Global Dialogues series, Guriev warned of ‘catastrophic consequences’ of a trade war between China and the US and the negative impacts of …

John Bercow: Parliament in an Anti-Politics Age and a cat called Order…

MPs should promise less and deliver better if they want to win the public’s trust according to Speaker of the House of Commons. Speaking at The University of Nottingham the Rt. Hon. John Bercow outlined his work in reforming the archaic institution, making it more accessible and engaging for voters. In the lecture Parliament in …

Marking International Women’s Day with music

Dr Xenia Pestova, Director of Performance in the University’s School of Music, helped to mark International Women’s Day with a performance in London for BBC Radio 3. The ‘Open Ear’ concert highlighted music by female composers to mark international Women’s Day. Pestova’s performance featured pieces written especially for her to play on piano and toy …

Sir Peter’s final journey

Hundreds of University of Nottingham staff and students, friends, colleagues and family have paid their final respects to Sir Peter Mansfield. On route to St John’s Church in Beeston the funeral cortege passed through University Park, marking the illustrious career Sir Peter had forged in Nottingham. The journey took in the Sir Peter Mansfield Imaging …

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 …

The University of Nottingham’s response to The Guardian

This week we were approached for a statement by The Guardian who submitted a Freedom of Information (FOI) Act request regarding allegations of sexual assaults at the University. We replied to the request in November 2016 and, in line with our policy and the law on not identifying victims of sexual assault, we listed our …

Journalists and academics have the same goals – they just talk in different dialects

This year the British Science Association (BSA) celebrates the 30th anniversary of their Media Fellowship Scheme. Since 1987 the BSA has been putting academics to work in the newsrooms of some of the country’s most prestigious media organisations. The aim – to help academics gain confidence and increase their willingness to engage with the media …

A hologram, a family scandal and a man on the march: the French election just got really exciting

Paul Smith, Associate Professor in French and Francophone studies, writes for The Conversation Embattled presidential candidate François Fillon probably looked at the political calendar in the first week of February and thanked his lucky stars that the spotlight shifted, for a weekend at least, to other candidates in the French election race. Lyon became the …