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Dr Laura Dean solves mystery of a fishy ‘virgin’ birth

In this blog, Dr Laura Dean from the School of Life Sciences, tells the story of her discovery of a fish called Mary who left her and her colleagues flabbergasted when they found live embryos that had been fertilised inside her – a pregnancy that’s not meant to happen in the species. ‘Every spring as …

Science hits the streets for festival

Science was bringing smiles to the faces of people in Nottingham this weekend as the Festival of Science and Curiosity hit the streets, shoppings centres and libraries. Volunteers from the University of Nottingham were in action helping people gets hands-on with science with a range of fun activities including: finding out about biofilms and bacteria, …

Musical composition and its impact on culture and research

Music and Computer Science may at first appear to sit at opposite ends of the spectrum, but new and creative ways of composing music based on algorithms and complex mathematical structures are enabling researchers and composers to develop new pieces of music which are being performed in the UK. One of these pieces is ‘Pen …

US science superfan has Christmas wish granted with visit to YouTube hero

An 8-year-old science fan from California had his Christmas wish come true when he met his science hero and YouTube star Professor Sir Martyn Poliakoff. Ajay Sawant and his family took a 12 hour detour en route from California to Mumbai to visit family in India especially to pay Ajay’s hero a visit on Monday …

University News Review — November and December 2018

The latter end of 2018 saw many University of Nottingham news stories in the headlines… Annus horribilis… was AD536 the worst year to be alive? A new study from the University has found ground-breaking evidence from an ice core in the Swiss-Italian Alps that proves the 7th century switch from gold to silver currencies in …

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 …