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End Game: Trump’s House of Cards

Professor Todd Landman reviews the last presidential debate ahead of the US election. With only 20 days until polling day, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are on the last leg of the campaign to become the next President of the United States. It has been a long and tumultuous 18 months as the two most …

The Great Debate – Professor Todd Landman reviews last night’s battle between Clinton and Trump

This week is one of the most awaited in the calendar for the US presidential campaign. The primaries are over and have produced the two main candidates and their running mates, the conventions have sought to solidify support and unify the messages for each party, and the summer months have been spent on the campaign …

University history professor in Countryfile farming feature

A University academic is to appear on BBC’s Countryfile this weekend discussing the origins of an ancient method of agriculture which is still employed by a village in north Nottinghamshire today. Viewers will see presenter Matt Baker interviewing Professor John Beckett, of the Department of History, during a visit to Laxton near Newark, the last …

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 …

Has Sepp Blatter lost his moral authority? Following the FIFA president’s fifth re-election, Professor Stephen Mumford asks if the footballing power player has lost control of his followers.

There is something noble about sport that is worth preserving. As Bernard Suits argues in The Grasshopper (Broadview Press, 3rd edn 2014), ‘The playing of games involves a voluntary attempt to overcome unnecessary obstacles’. That we participate willingly suggests that we think there is something of intrinsic value in playing. We are also interested in …

Insects: A solution for Global Food Security?

For many people in the UK the idea of eating insects remains the in the realms of the popular reality show, ‘I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here’.  However, worldwide, insects represent an integral part of the diet of over two billion people.  Not only can they provide much needed energy, they offer a …

UNESCO education report unveiled at World Education Forum in Korea

Former Prime Ministers Gordon Brown (UK) and Julia Gillard (Australia) were among panelists at the recent World Education Forum 2015, debating recommendations in a new UNESCO report, co-chaired by an education expert from the University of Nottingham. Other high profile delegates among the 1500global education leaders, ministers, policy-makers, UN agencies and teachers at the four-day event, which was held …

Showing the rest how it’s done – Nottingham gets involved in Responsible Business Week

On Thursday 23 April the International Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility (ICCSR) and Nottingham University Business School will be showing how companies can be responsible employers. The University partners will be hosting ‘Wellness in the Workplace’ in partnership with Business in the Community. This is the first time that the University has hosted this major …

Is Nick Clegg a hero? read Professor Steven Fielding’s review of the Channel 4 drama – The Coalition

During the week in which the election 2015 campaign really kicks off, Steven Fielding, Professor of of Political History, looks at the Channel 4 television drama by James Graham, which aired on Saturday 28 March. ‘The Coalition’ focuses on the five frenetic days between the 2010 election result and the formation ofBritain’s first post-war coalition …

Dr Miwa Hirono – the University expresses ‘extreme disappointment’ at Home Office decision

“The University of Nottingham is extremely disappointed that one of its most promising and talented academics, Dr Miwa Hirono, will be leaving the UK to take up a post overseas following  the Home Office’s decision that she and her family are no longer welcome in the country. “We are saddened by the decision of the Home …