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New Rothamsted international fellowship scheme launched

A new initiative has been launched between the Future Food Beacon and Rothamsted Research to support 20 fellows as visiting researchers in the UK. The Rothamsted International – University of Nottingham Fellowships  is part of a joint £5million investment to support early-career researcher opportunities in the field of international agricultural development. This collaboration focuses on vital, …

Making the Headlines Review

Tools, hints and tips from a conference to help staff engage and use the media to raise the profile of their work have now been shared. On Thursday 22 November more than 150 members of staff joined the Media Relations team and external guests at Nottingham Lakeside Arts for Making the Headlines. The event had …

University News Review — October 2018

October saw many University of Nottingham news stories in the headlines… Anti-Slavery Day 18 October was Anti-Slavery Day, when survivors and campaigners got together to rally for change. To coincide with this, members of the University’s Rights Lab worked with Media Relations Manager Charlotte Anscombe, to target the press and raise awareness around the serious …

Music’s changing fast: FAST is changing music

The University of Nottingham’s Mixed Reality Lab took its latest digital music research to one of the most famous recording studios in the world, with a showcase event at Abbey Road. The exclusive event showcased the culmination of five years of digital music research from the FAST IMPACt project (Fusing Audio and Semantic Technologies for …

Nottingham in the War – “Beloved” Bulleid: the Nottingham engineer helping the war effort 

 Under the leadership of Professor Charles Bulleid, the Engineering Department at University College Nottingham, (now the University of Nottingham) made extensive contributions to the war effort.   The First World War was a crisis that was felt particularly keenly in colleges and universities. These institutions, which had been full of healthy young men, were nearly emptied once the call for …

Nottingham in the war: How a top student became a top soldier

In October 1917 during WWI, John Arthur Meads, a 24-year-old postgraduate student at the University College, later to become the University of Nottingham, died in battle. It is hard to believe looking back that such a young and promising student’s life could be cut so tragically short. As part of our series commemorating a centenary …

Maths inspired art makes front cover

An artwork created to illustrate a maths research project has been chosen to go on the front cover of the latest edition of one of the top international physics journals, ‘Physical Review Letters’.  Unusual inspiration  Quantum physics and maths are unusual inspirations for a piece of art, but research fellow Dr Paul Knott was keen …

Nottingham in the War: A conscientious objector

Robert Acheson Sheldon is the only known conscientious objector among the staff of the University College’s during the First World War. Aged 36 he was living in Arboretum Street and working as a lecturer in Electrical Engineering in Nottingham when conscription was introduced in 1916. Being ‘of age’ Sheldon was required to join the army …

Computer science laces event with STEM inspiration

Young women from across the region are being invited to a special event being hosted by the School of Computer Science as part of Ada Lovelace Day on the 9thOctober. The event welcomes A-level students aged 16-18, as well as undergraduate and postgraduate students. The aim of the day is to encourage more girls to …

New workshops aim to give regional heritage organisations the tools to build a better digital future

Cultural and heritage organisations from across the region have taken part in the first ‘Citizen Scholarship’ workshop run by the University of Nottingham, which aims to provide them with the digital tools they need to improve engagement with their audiences. This new initiative, funded by the UK’s Arts and Humanities Research Council, is led by …