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Latest update on the fire at Jubilee Campus

The University of Nottingham’s Registrar Dr Paul Greatrix said: “We are terribly saddened by the major fire at our Jubilee Campus on the evening of Friday September 12, which completely destroyed our new GlaxoSmithKline Carbon Neutral Laboratory for Sustainable Chemistry which was still under construction. “We are incredibly grateful to our staff and students for their fantastic …

Update on the Jubilee Campus fire

The University of Nottingham’s Registrar Dr Paul Greatrix said: “We can confirm that a major fire at our Jubilee Campus on the evening of Friday September 12 has completely destroyed our new GlaxoSmithKline Carbon Neutral Laboratory for Sustainable Chemistry which was under construction. “We are incredibly grateful to our staff and students for their fantastic …

Fire on Jubilee Campus

Dr Paul Greatrix, Registrar at The University of Nottingham said: “Firefighters are currently on site dealing with a major fire at our GSK sustainable chemistry building on Jubilee Campus.“Thankfully, there have been no casualties as this is a building that was still under construction. Our number one priority is to ensure that the fire does …

Ashya King case sparks advice from cancer experts

Leading experts in children’s cancer have published a statement on the appropriate treatment for medulloblastoma brain tumours and the potential effectiveness of proton therapy in response to the Ashya King case. The Children’s Cancer and Leukaemia Group (CCLG), whose members include Professor Richard Grundy, co-director of The University of Nottingham’s Children’s Brain Tumour Research Centre …

Double shortlisting for Nottingham in the Times Higher Education Awards

The University has been shortlisted in two categories of the Times Higher Education Awards (THE). The awards highlight the best of UK higher education and the winners will be announced at a gala awards night on 27th November 2014. Nottingham has been shortlisted in the ‘Research Project of the Year’ and ‘Outstanding International Student Strategy’ …

Young voices ignored

Experts from a University-based charity have said that inter-agency communication is the key to preventing cases of child sexual exploitation (CSE) in the wake of the Rotherham abuse scandal. Last night’s BBC Panorama programme, Stolen Lives: The Grooming Scandal, investigated the widespread sexual abuse which has devastated the lives of at least 1,400 children in …

Ebola expert fields media calls from across the world

Ebola expert Professor Jonathan Ball has been kept busy over the last few weeks fielding media calls from across the globe in China, Malaysia, India, Africa, the US and here in the UK. A professor of molecular virology in the School of Life Sciences, Jonathan has appeared on the BBC, Al Jazeera, France24, Bloomberg, Arise …

Hot air balloons take flight this weekend

The University of Nottingham’s hot air balloon is heading to Chatsworth this weekend for the annual Chatsworth Country Fair. In past years it has made a spectacular sight over one of our much loved stately homes. Among the people flying balloons this weekend will be alumnus Robin Macey. He’s kindly sent us some of the …

Joining in The Conversation

University of Nottingham academics are among the leading contributors to The Conversation, a website launched last year to provide independent news and comment. They have helped the site – which offers topical content written by academics – to reach a readership of 7.2 million per month. More than 100 articles by Nottingham academics have now …

High rise success for Nottingham architects in global competition

Two University Of Nottingham students have won a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Shanghai to present their projects to the world’s key tall building architects and engineers. Alex Balchin and Matthew Humphreys, both students on the Diploma in Architecture Tall Building Design Studio, impressed experts from the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat’s international annual student …