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Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17

A message from Dr Paul Greatrix, Registrar, The University of Nottingham: ‘On behalf of The University of Nottingham, I would like to offer deepest condolences to the families and friends of all the passengers and crew of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17. ‘While more details are still emerging, it is clear that this tragedy will have …

Museum wins Heritage Site of the Year Award

The University of Nottingham Museum picked up the top prize at the Nottinghamshire Heritage Site of the Year Awards 2014 last night. It was chosen by the judges for the variety of things it has been doing. Lunchtime exhibitions which allowed visitors to handle Roman pottery and coins drew crowds of up to 230. Jessica Tarver, Managing Director …

Recipe for a Lakeside Literacy Project workshop

Take a classroom of primary school pupils, a handful of University students, and a sprinkling of overworked teachers. Place in an art gallery, blend, and leave to infuse. At this stage, there is the option to add drama, drawing or storytelling games to the mix. After an hour and a half, remove from the gallery …

National award for innovative Nottingham researcher

A researcher at The University of Nottingham has received a national award for making an outstanding contribution to the field of neuro-oncology. Dr Ruman Rahman, Assistant Professor in Molecular Neuro-Oncology in the University’s School of Medicine and a member of the University’s Children’s Brain Tumour Research Centre (CBTRC), was unanimously selected by judges to receive …

True grit as Will completes his 3 Peaks Challenge

Wheelchair user Will Blanche has taken on three of Britain’s highest mountains using a specially-adapted hand-bike to raise money in the fight against children’s brain tumours. Will, who has spina bifida, set himself the goal of becoming the first person to complete a Three Peaks Challenge on three wheels by climbing Ben Nevis in Scotland, …

The Tour de France is coming to town … time to get on your bike

University of Nottingham Physiotherapy lecturer and ex-Tour of Britain rider, Alan Taylor reckons there has never been a better time to get on the cycle path to health and happiness. The Tour de France is coming to town LITERALLY as it visits Yorkshire for the ‘Grand Depart’ on Saturday 5th July. Exiting times … and your chance …

Nottingham makes its debut on Embarrassing Bodies

Tonight sees the first episode of the new series of the hit Channel 4 show – Embarrassing Bodies, and for the first time – scientists from the University will feature (in a purely academic way of course). During two days of filming earlier this year, the crew from the show visited the University to speak to …

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 …

Three peaks, three wheels, three days…

On Friday July 4, wheelchair user Will Blanche will embark on an epic endeavour to complete a 3 Peaks Challenge on a custom built three wheel hand bike. He will be scaling the steep gradients of Ben Nevis in Scotland, Snowdonia in Wales and Skiddaw in the Lake District to raise money for the Jessica Hope …

The fight for academic integrity in Serbia

With the aim of sparking a public debate on some of the most serious problems of the Serbian system of higher education, Dr Ugljesa Grusic, a lecturer in law at the University of Nottingham, co-authored an article exposing the current Serbian minister of the interior, Nebojsa Stefanovic, as having plagiarized parts of his PhD thesis. …