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Eighties stars support Children’s Brain Tumour Research Centre

Musical stars of the 1980s will gather together for a concert in support of The University of Nottingham’s Brain Tumour Research Centre (CBTRC). The one-off concert has been organised on behalf of soul singer and Brit Award nominee Kenny Thomas after his daughter Christina was diagnosed with a brain tumour. A line-up of 80s legends including …

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 …

BBC Crimewatch tackles crime on the roads with help from the University’s driving simulator facility

This is powerful stuff and should make all of us think twice about breaking the law and using our mobile phone while driving. Last week the fine for using your mobile phone while driving doubled to £200. This week Crime Watch, with the help of experts here at the University of Nottingham, looked at the devastation that …

Remembering founder of MRI and Nobel Prize winner, Professor Sir Peter Mansfield FRS (1933-2017)

Tributes have been paid to Nobel laureate Professor Sir Peter Mansfield, who has died at the age of 83. Sir Peter pioneered the creation of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), one of the most important and revolutionary breakthroughs in modern medical science. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 2003 for his …

New-look super laboratory to benefit Biosciences and Veterinary Medicine students

Teaching space within North Laboratory Building at Sutton Bonington has been refurbished and named in honour of a world-leading Nottingham academic to acknowledge his contribution to animal science. The new laboratory was opened in a celebratory ceremony that took place on Friday 27 January. The Peter Buttery Teaching Laboratory will be a multidisciplinary, open-plan facility …

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 …

Sir Peter Mansfield attends MRI anniversary celebrations

MRI experts past, present and those destined to be the MRI researchers of the future gathered at The University of Nottingham on Friday to mark 25 years of the MRI centre and 40 years of MRI research in Nottingham. Among the guests was Sir Peter Mansfield, the Nottingham physicist who won the Nobel Prize for …

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 …

Merry Christmas from The University of Nottingham

The University of Nottingham offices and teaching buildings will be closed from Thursday 22 December and will re-open on Tuesday 3 January 2017. Nottingham Lakeside Arts remains open to the public with a host of festive shows and activities including the critically acclaimed Beasty Baby. We would like to take this opportunity to wish you all …