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Sichuan international talent development programme

The University of Nottingham is delivering the Sino-UK Regional Exchanges and Collaboration Programme for the Department of Foreign and Overseas Chinese Affairs of the Sichuan Provincial Government. The programme will broaden the knowledge of participants in areas including Britain’s foreign affairs policy, comparison of Chinese and British local governments as well as inputs on Brexit …

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 …

Researchers help BBC Trust Me test the natural high from ‘feel good’ activities

Can activities like singing, dancing and cycling in a group give us the same natural high that some people feel after a good long run? That’s the question our researchers at the University’s Division of Medical Sciences and Graduate Entry Medicine over at the Royal Derby Hospital have been tackling with TV doctor Michael Mosley …

On Sky Safari with G-NUNI – the University of Nottingham’s hot air balloon

The University of Nottingham’s hot air balloon took part in a British record-breaking ascent into the skies over Wiltshire on Saturday 15 September. This year’s Exclusive Cup Sky Safari at Longleat, organised by Exclusive Ballooning, proved to be the biggest event of its kind the UK has ever seen, and G-NUNI was taking part for …

Sir Martyn Poliakoff wins American Chemical Society award for science communication

Sir Martyn Poliakoff has been recognised by the American Chemical Society for his science outreach work and is the 2019 recipient of the American Chemical Society’s (ACS’) Grady-Stack Award for Interpreting Chemistry for the Public Since 2008, Sir Martyn has collaborated with filmmaker Brady Haran in the production of nearly 650 videos about chemistry on the YouTube …

University News Review — July and August 2018

The University of Nottingham saw many of its stories hitting the headlines over the summer…   Lost history of the brown bear The fascinating story that wild brown bears, thought to have died out in the Bronze Age, may still have roamed Britain 1,500 years ago, hit the headlines. New research, led by Dr Hannah …

Baroness Young of Hornsey OBE is made an Honorary Professor

Baroness Young of Hornsey OBE has accepted an Honorary Professorship with the Rights Lab and the School of Politics and International Relations at the University of Nottingham. Baroness Young is an author, former actress and member of the House of Lords. In 2004 she was appointed an independent Crossbench member of the House of Lords …

International aid can work both ways 

Children in the UK are benefitting from a Maths app learning tool thanks to an International Aid project that started in Africa. The specially designed app allows children to work through engaging exercises at their own pace, in their own language. An in-app teacher guides children through the content being taught. Childrens’ knowledge is assessed through a quiz at the end of each …

Aretha Franklin, 1942-2018

Holy Moses, I have been deceived Now the wind has changed direction and I’ll have to leave —‘Border Song’ by Elton John and Bernie Taupin, covered by Aretha Franklin on her Young, Gifted and Black album, 1972 Aretha Franklin’s breathtaking musicianship and unsurpassed ability to captivate and move listeners need no further elaboration from me. …

World Mosquito Day 2018 – why malaria continues to bite

On World Mosquito Day, Edward Rea, a research fellow working on malaria parasite cell biology and development with Professor Rita Tewari in the School of Life Sciences, discusses why the fight against this mosquito-borne disease is far from over. Are you itching for a holiday? Got the travel bug? Just hope that itch isn’t a …