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The Grandest views

As inhabitants of our 21st century world it’s almost unthinkable for us to imagine an age when seeing the rolling hills of the British landscape laid out like a patchwork quilt below would have been as alien as the surface of the moon. These days while we need only glance out of the window of …

University chaplain on BBC’s ‘Barely Legal Drivers’.

Take to the road on Monday night with University Chaplain Revd John Bentham. He’ll be  appearing on the BBC Three series ‘Barely Legal Drivers‘ – the programme that films young drivers behind the wheel of the family car while they are totally unaware that their every move is being filmed by hidden cameras and watched …

Over hills and mountains: Nottingham students join Countryfile

It’s one of the most recognisable landmarks of the Lakeland Fells and could be yours for a cool £1.75 million. Blencathra mountain, also known as Saddleback because of its distinctive shape, has been owned by the Earl of Lonsdale’s family for 400 years but is now up for sale. Its rugged beauty inspired poet Samuel …

Countryfile joins Geography’s Cumbrian field trip

Geography students from the University, set against the stunning Cumbrian landscape, are to make an appearance on an upcoming episode of Countryfile, BBC One’s flagship Sunday evening show. Presenter Ellie Harrison and a film crew spent the morning with around 180 first-year undergraduates as part of the School of Geography’s annual Easter field trip to …

News from the week in brief

Very brief This week a team of high profile figures from the University are taking on a cycle challenge in aid of stroke rehabilitation research. The BBC is to launch a user experience research partnership with Nottingham University.  Nottingham psychologists are investigating links between ADHD and children born very prematurely. The Economist has for the …

The Last Battle of the Vikings

After his BBC debut in ‘Pavlopetri – The City Beneath the Waves’ – underwater archaeologist Dr Jon Henderson returned to his roots this summer to present ‘The Last Battle of the Vikings’ for BBC Scotland. There are plans to make the programme available on BBC iPlayer for a network audience. Dr Henderson’s research into the …