Graduation Address at the University of Nottingham Ningbo China

The following is my address given at the graduation ceremonies, University of Nottingham Ningbo China, July 2014. President Yang Fujia, Your Excellency Sir Sebastian Wood, Provost Nick Miles, Mme Xu Yafen, Graduands, Guests; welcome to graduation for the class of 2014 at UNNC. It is a pleasure for me to be here in Ningbo to …

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 …

Sustainability Matters

Sustainability is very much at the heart of much of what we as a University do. It is increasingly embedded in many of our degree programmes, underpins several of our research priorities, and our day to day operational activities are managed with a keen eye on sustainability. One of our key research priorities is Global …

Farewells, Awards and Celebrations

Last week was dominated by a series of events which involved welcoming colleagues back, saying farewell to others and rewarding long service. On Tuesday, the University Council met for the final time this calendar year. It was the last meeting Chaired by its outgoing President, Keith Hamill. Keith is a Politics graduate of our University and …