Lakeside@25

This year we celebrate 25 years since the opening of Lakeside, which now attracts almost 200,000 visitors each year to its programme not including another 150,000 who frequent the two cafes on site. Where did it all begin? In 1924 Britain’s largest outdoor swimming pool opened, on what is now University Park. It was 330 …

Universitas 21 Annual Meetings

Universitas 21 (U21) was established in 1997, with Nottingham as one of the founding Members. Twenty years on it is still going strong, with 25 research intensive Universities from 17 different countries. This month Nottingham was host for the 2017 Annual Meetings, just the second occasion these meetings have been held in the United Kingdom. …

Nottingham in Parliament Day

I stood looking over the House of Commons Terrace at 2200 on Tuesday evening after the final event of Nottingham in Parliament Day feeling enormous pride in what had just unfolded, and wondering, ‘how on earth did we pull that off’? The day had started the day before, with a radio interview when I was …

Universitas 21

Nottingham was one of the founder Members of Universitas 21 (U21) in 1997. U21 is the oldest global network of research intensive universities. It now has 25 Members with every continent in the world represented. Each year the Presidents / Vice-Chancellors and network managers (Senior Leaders) convene for a summit, which a couple of weeks …

Going Global Since 1881

That is the title of a new exhibition of the history of our University, currently showing at the Weston Gallery at Nottingham Lakeside Arts. As in one’s personal life, it is important from time to time to reflect on the past: where we have been, how we have developed, what has shaped our DNA. That …

A Week in China

I spent last week in China, four cities in six days. In a country of this size, that is not quite like ticking off cities in the East Midlands. But we have a very significant presence in China in one way or another, so most visits span a range of activities and range of geographies. …

GSK and Business Partnerships

Partnerships are an essential element of successful organisations, a tried and trusted mechanism for sharing ideas, leveraging resources and breaking new ground. At Nottingham, we have partnerships with many other Universities in the UK and globally, including our path breaking Collaborative Agreement with the University of Birmingham; with Research Councils, most notably BBSRC and EPSRC; …