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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 …

University hot air balloon still flying high and lifting spirits

After the untimely death of record breaking balloon pilot and University of Nottingham engineer Janet Folkes in January 2012 her loyal supporters have done their best to keep the University’s hot air balloon maintained and cleared for flight. Here’s the latest update from Yvonne Wilkinson on team G-NUNI: “We’ve been trying in the last few …

Operation Wild for Nottingham vet

The BBC followed Dr Sandra Corr, from our Vet School, as she performed a pioneering operation in Cameroon in a bid to transform the life of Shufai the gorilla. There’s still time to catch the first episode of BBC One’s Operation Wild, presented by Clare Balding, which explores how developments in human medicine are transforming …

Nottingham alumnus’ first games as Commonwealth president

It seems the role of President of the Commonwealth Games Federation was always destined for His Royal Highness Prince Imran, who oversaw the first Games under his presidency in Glasgow this month. A Malaysian national, Prince Imran studied law at Nottingham, graduating in 1970. While he was here, his aptitude for sport was clear to …

The dangers of colic – Nottingham experts to appear on TV show exploring this equine illness

Experts from The University of Nottingham’s School of Veterinary Medicine and Science are to be featured on the Horse & Country channel in a programme which takes an in-depth look at common equine health issues. Professor Sarah Freeman, Professor of Veterinary Surgery, will be seen using a model of a horse’s stomach and intenstines to show presenter Jenny Rudall …

Vet School student ‘Loves Learning’

Vet School student Sophia Beeley is celebrating today after being named one of the top runners up in the Times UCAS Love Learning competition. The judges of the 2,500 video and written entries couldn’t resist the description of her first year as a Vet School student at The University of Nottingham. Sophie writes: “I have …

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 …