Article 50

As you will have seen in the news recently, the government is preparing to trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty – the formal two-year mechanism by which we will leave the EU. What does that mean for us, as a university? What does it mean for our staff and students, for our international partnerships, …

What Are You Most Proud of in 2013?

I was asked that question this week in a Q&A session whilst on a visit to Marketing, Communications and Recruitment. It caught me short, so I bought some time by responding ‘personally or professionally?’ since I knew the answer to the ‘personally’. But, it is still a really tough question. In an organisation as big, …

Sir Peter Mansfield

On July 8th, Sir Peter Mansfield had the Freedom of the City of Nottingham conferred on him. What follows is the oration I delivered at his ceremony. Lord Mayor, ladies and gentlemen, it is an honour and a privilege for me to deliver this address for such a special person, on such a special day. …

Long Service Awards

Just before the winter break I presented the 2012 Long Service awards. This is always an outstanding occasion and this year was no exception. As well as being an opportunity to formally thank colleagues for so many years of dedication and commitment, this is also a wonderful celebration with family members and other colleagues from …