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The GSK Carbon Neutral Laboratories for Sustainable Chemistry are officially opened

Monday 27 February 2017 saw the official opening of The University of Nottingham’s ‘green lab’ on its Jubilee campus. The GSK Carbon Neutral Laboratories for Sustainable Chemistry (CNL) were designed to ensure minimal environmental impact. They incorporate all the latest developments in sustainable construction and renewable energy provision to ensure that they will have a …

Nottingham academic experiences life at Westminster

Research Fellow in Neuroimaging at the University of Nottingham, Rebecca Dewey, recently returned from a week at the House of Commons in Westminster. The visit in November was part of a unique pairing scheme run by the Royal Society – the UK’s national academy of science – with support from the Government Office for Science. During …

Guardian University Award for sustainability project

The University of Nottingham has won the award for best Sustainability Project at the Guardian University Awards 2015. The Helium Recovery and Recycling Initiative won the Sustainability Project award for increasing the efficiency of energy consumption at the University. At current usage rates Helium reserves are estimated to be exhausted by 2050: a potential disaster for science and …

Professor Robert Winston gives lecture – ‘Manipulating Human Life’

On Wednesday 25 February, Professor Robert Winston visited The University of Nottingham to discuss ‘Manipulating Human Life’, as part of an INSPIRE: Academic Medicine Society lecture. Robert Winston, Professor of Science and Society, Emeritus Professor of Fertility Studies at Imperial College and member of the House of Lords, discussed a range of topics touching on the ethics …

Women inspiring women

Did you know that in the UK only 13% of jobs in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) subjects are occupied by women? And that our of all the Computer Science students in the UK, only 18% are female? On Saturday (15th Novermber), the School of Computer Science at the University, will be hosting a …

Fireflies and tiger stripes: chemistry camp inspiring scientists of the future

By Mollie Plummer What is it that makes fireflies glow? And how do tigers get their stripes? These are the kind of questions that 120 students from across the UK will be aiming to answer when they have the chance to be scientists for two days at Salter’s Chemistry Camps for 15-year-olds taking place at …

Making an impact: Why political scientists should engage with the media…

Philip Cowley, Professor of Parliamentary Government, in the Faculty of Social Sciences, looks at the the reasons why scientists should be engaging with the media…”As there are costs to dealing with the media, it’s best to understand the many benefits. Once you do, the costs seem insignificant. I’ve listed eight, in roughly decreasing order of importance. …

Why not check out some of our key news stories from the week in brief…?

  28 February – 6 March 2013 Nottingham to pioneer food manufacturing and medical devices Two new innovative manufacturing centres announced for Nottingham to lead advances in food production and medical devices.  Read more… … Audio walk to reveal history of British beauty spot A new audio walk has been developed to help walkers at …