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Studying and working in some of the best cities in the world

They host our University campuses but now Nottingham, Ningbo and Kuala Lumpur have been listed as among the top cities in the world. The City of Nottingham recently came in third place in a study of the best places to work. It followed Cambridge and Milton Keynes in a list, compiled by website Glassdoor, based …

‘Enemies’ unite to launch Nottingham in Parliament Day

According to legend they were sworn enemies but it was all smiles as Robin Hood and the Sheriff of Nottingham joined forces to launch Nottingham in Parliament Day. At a special event at Nottingham Castle the pair helped to raise a flag for the initiative which will take place in Westminster later this year. They appeared …

We will remember them – 100 years since the Battle of the Somme

As the world remembers the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme Professor John Beckett, Department of History at The University of Nottingham explains how it became one of the bloodiest battles in human history… Just before 7.30 a.m. on 1 July 1916 the Allied guns along the River Somme in north-west France fell silent. The …

Eddie Izzard and me: Sore feet, ice baths and fundraising challenges

On Friday Eddie Izzard is coming to Nottingham Lakeside Arts with his show Force Majeure 333. Not only will he be delivering his stand up show in three languages (German, French and English) but 25 per cent of ticket sales will be donated to Life Cycle 6 – the University’s annual fundraising campaign, raising funds for …

DH Lawrence: Why we pay tribute to the man who valued education

D. H. Lawrence is often named as Nottingham’s most prominent literary figure. From his birth in the small mining village of Eastwood in 1885 to attending University College, Nottingham (now the University of Nottingham) from 1906-08, it is fair to say that Lawrence’s literary imagination was shaped by the area and its lively culture. He …

Lyme Disease: A ticking time bomb

Lyme disease is one of the fastest growing vector-borne diseases in the Western world – the threat it poses has become increasingly apparent in recent years. Estimates suggest that more than 300,000 people are diagnosed with the disease each year in the US and more than 65,000 cases a year are diagnosed in Europe. However, …

Notts MP shadows our scientist for a day

Last November, Research Fellow in neuroimaging, Dr Rebecca Dewey, left her lab to spend a week at the House of Commons shadowing Notts MP Lilian Greenwood as part of a Royal Society Pairing Scheme. Now the MP has had her return match, by spending a day in the lab in Nottingham to see for herself the …

Quakerism in Mansfield – an audio tour

Dr Frances Knight, Associate Professor in the History of Modern Christianity in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies, discusses the launch of an audio trail exploring the history of Quakerism in Mansfield. George Fox, founder of the Religious Society of Friends (popularly known as the Quakers) had religious visions while living in Mansfield in the 1643s, and …

Taking shelter in Nottingham city centre

Architecture students from The University of Nottingham have constructed their pavilion built from shipping pallets in Market Square, Nottingham. The creative and sustainable way of helping us shelter from the elements is the work of 2nd year students in the Department of Architecture and Built Environment. Originally built for this year’s Ecobuild Exhibition –  the world’s …

Exercise: Could 15 minutes three times a week be enough?

No excuses anymore! Experts in metabolic and molecular physiology at The University of Nottingham are looking for volunteers aged between 18 and 50 to take part in a study to find out if high intensity exercise for just 15 minutes three times a week will help fight diseases such as obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. …