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Students develop gluten free pie for pub chain

Students at the University of Nottingham have designed a new no-gluten containing steak & IPA ale pie that is available on pub menus across the country. The pie, which was developed for country pub restaurant brand Chef & Brewer, was created by the students after they were tasked with creating the perfect pastry for a …

Keeping schtum – the unsolved secret of David Jones’ perpetual motion machine

Professor Sir Martyn Poliakoff, long standing friend and academic colleague of the late David Jones, has vowed to keep his best kept secret – how his famous perpetual motion machine works. This week Sir Martyn was filmed by the BBC’s Inside Out team opening the brown envelope left by David Jones in his will to …

University of Nottingham joins Global network to strengthen entrepreneurship and social engagement

The University of Nottingham has joined the European Consortium of Innovative Universities (ECIU). Nottingham is a global, research-intensive university that further strengthens the ECIU international research network. As well as its main base in the UK, Nottingham has campuses in Malaysia and China. Strong and Inspiring Vision With the University of Nottingham the ECIU gained …

Yesterday’s ‘red sky’ seen at the microscale

Images of particles from yesterday’s ‘red sky’ have been produced at the microscale by University of Nottingham geologist Dr Beth Steer. The particles, collected from her car after the dust was rained out of the atmosphere were put under a scanning electron microscope using energy dispersive x-ray spectrometry to detect elemental abundances. Having analysed the samples …

University of Nottingham appoints new Chair in Brewing Science

The University of Nottingham has announced the appointment of Professor David Cook to the AB InBev Chair in Brewing Science, following the departure of Professor Joanne Hort earlier this year. David has been an academic in the International Centre for Brewing Science (ICBS) at the University of Nottingham since its inception in 2005, working alongside …

Master builders needed for Nottingham Lego tournament

Calling all Lego fans…the University of Nottingham is looking for school teams to take part in the regional heat of the global FIRST® LEGO® League challenge taking place on Tuesday 19th December. The FIRST® LEGO® League is a global competition involving 80 countries and introduces a themed scientific and real-world challenge for teams of schoolchildren aged …

A musical eulogy to Jeremy the lefty snail

As the global media respond to the sad news that the University of Nottingham’s left-spiralling snail Jeremy, has died, an American fan of the story has released a musical eulogy to console Jeremy’s scientist Dr Angus Davison. Lydia Hiller was inspired to record her original tribute ‘The Tragical ballad of Jeremy the Left Twisting Snail’ …

Vietnam and Nottingham join forces to help solve agricultural problems

Issues facing rice farmers in Vietnam was the subject of a Researcher Link Workshop that bought together leading agricultural experts from across the UK and Vietnam, which enabled research develop collaboration development and the mentoring of early career researchers from both countries. Professor Zoe Wilson and Dr Sean Mayes and from the School of Biosciences …

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 …

The Ada Lovelace effect

The Ada Lovelace effect Ada Lovelace, the ‘Countess of Computing’, was born in London on 10 December 1815. The daughter of Lord Byron, Ada Lovelace was a gifted mathematician recognised for creating the first computer programme and forseeing a digital future. Every year scientists across the world mark Ada Lovelace Day – which is being …