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Nightingale study to explore regional roots of The Lady with the Lamp

The Derbyshire roots of ‘The Lady with the Lamp’ are to be uncovered for the first time as part of a new £830,000 research project being led by academics at The University of Nottingham. Funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, Professor Paul Crawford, of the University’s School of Health Sciences and the Institute …

Funding boost for Nottingham dementia scientists

Dementia researchers based at The University of Nottingham have been awarded £13,000 of new funding from Alzheimer’s Research UK for state-of-the-art equipment that will help scientists reveal more about the genetics of diseases like Alzheimer’s. The announcement comes on World Alzheimer’s Day (Wednesday 21 September), a global initiative to highlight the impact of Alzheimer’s and …

Why working with the media can take your work in a whole new direction

When you’ve worked with the media for most of your career it can be easy to forget how daunting it can be for some to see their name in print, appear on camera or even speak to a journalist. In my opinion, and heading up the Media Relations Office I am a little biased, the …

The benefits of multilingualism to be explored thanks to new funding

The University of Nottingham is to be part of a major new research project which will look at the benefits of multilingualism to individuals and society, and transform attitudes to languages in the UK, as part of the AHRC’s Open World Research Initiative. At a time when more than half the world’s population speaks more …

Life Cycle 5 raises nearly £360,000 for dementia research

Life Cycle 5 concluded with a bang last week, when a cheque totalling £359,142 was presented to Professor Peter Morris CBE, the Head of the Sir Peter Mansfield Imaging Centre at The University of Nottingham. Life Cycle 5 has exceeded its £350,000 target to apply the University’s world-leading expertise in MRI scanning to the study …

Nottingham professors back e-petition for brain tumour research funding

Experts at The University of Nottingham are backing an online petition calling for an increase in funding for research into brain tumours, with the hope of seeing the issue discussed by MPs. Professors David Walker and Richard Grundy, Co-Directors of the University’s Children’s Brain Tumour Research Centre (CBTRC)  are urging members of the public to sign the e-petition …

And they’re off!

This year’s Nottingham Life Cycle team will be setting off on their first challenge on Friday morning –a gruelling 170 mile hike from  Bridlington to Morecambe, known as ‘The Way of the Roses’. As most people will now know, during the first four Nottingham Life Cycles, teams of riders rode almost 5,000 miles and climbed a …

SABMiller sponsors new brewing research fellows

The University’s research into improving the brewing process from field to pint glass has been strengthened by the appointment of two new fellows as part of a scheme sponsored by industry giant SABMiller. Dr Guillermina Mendiondo and Dr David Jenkins in the School of Biosciences are the recipients of the Barry Axcell Fellowships in Brewing …

Shaping the interwar world

A new study will look at how governments and institutions from around the globe tried to reshape the world between the two world wars via the medium of explicitly international conferences. Academics from The University of Nottingham’s School of Geography have been awarded a grant of £721,000 from the Arts and Humanities Research Council to …

On the buses with youngsters at Nottingham brain tumour centre

Rocky, the open top bus, took a break from touring the seaside to put in an appearance on campus recently to mark a new donation to an appeal to raise £1.8 million for a vital new piece of medical and research equipment. Children from the University’s Children’s Brain Tumour Research Centre (CBTRC), their families and healthcare …