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Imagining imaginaries

This is a post by Brigitte Nerlich and CAROL MORRIS. Carol works on spatial imaginaries in the context of food provisioning and food security as part of our Making Science Public programme. Brigitte works on metaphors, images and imagination and always asks what imaginaries are….. The word ‘imaginary’ as a noun is a jargon term …

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On this day in AD 121, the emperor Marcus Aurelius was born

Born on the 26th of April 121, he was born Marcus Annius Verus to a relatively inconspicuous father of the same name who died as praetor-designate in 124, when his son was only three years old.

STS Concepts

For many years I have been working alongside a number of eminent Science and Technology Studies researchers. During that time I have come across many concepts that at first baffled me, then intrigued me and then prompted me to dig into their conceptual history. This blog provided me with a good space to engage in …

Romeo and Juliet in Harlem (dir. Aleta Chapelle) @ Warwick Arts Centre Cinema

The second of the two films in Warwick’s annual Shakespeare Film Day was a very special occasion – the first screening in the UK (probably) of the first Shakespeare film made by an African-American woman. Aleta Chappelle has Hollywood form as a casting director, but this film (largely financed by favours and crowd-sourcing) is a …

Quakerism in Mansfield – an audio tour

Dr Frances Knight, Associate Professor in the History of Modern Christianity in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies, discusses the launch of an audio trail exploring the history of Quakerism in Mansfield. George Fox, founder of the Religious Society of Friends (popularly known as the Quakers) had religious visions while living in Mansfield in the 1643s, and …

Four reasons to become an Open Day Helper

by Kate Amar, Team Leader – Unitemps If you want to earn some extra cash for your summer holidays, we have a golden opportunity right on your doorstep! The open days are designed for prospective students and their families to find out more about studying at the University and we recruit students to help them …

Where, When and How can a UAV be used? (Part 1)

Are you a big fan of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV/‘Drones’)? Have you received one as a Christmas or birthday gift? Awesome! But be careful where you decide to fly your new “toy”, as each country has its own regulations for the use of these new and amazing devices. In this article we will explore the …

Seeing noticeable differences in fluency and comprehension

After three months of living and working in France I’m currently back in the UK for a week or so to catch up with friends and family over the Christmas period. This has also allowed me some time to reflect on how much I’ve done and just how far I’ve come in terms of improving …

Wellness in the Workplace – a call for collaboration

On behalf of Nottingham University Business School we would like to thank all our participants and contributors at Wellness in the Workplace. This conference, in partnership with Business in the Community (BitC), formed part of Responsible Business Week (#RBweek). Our aim was to offer opportunities for like-minded people to: share new ideas, engage in dialogue …

Basketball Varsity

Dear all, As you may already know it is that time of the time year again: Each year the University takes part in the annual charity Varsity series against Nottingham Trent University. The series sees the best sportsmen and women from each University competing in some of Nottingham’s biggest sporting venues. The Varsity series is …

Women of Troy

Lynn Fotheringham previews an imminent production of Euripides’ play at the University’s student theatre.     A recent conversation I had with sisters Page and Eden Philips Harrington, director and producer of the New Theatre’s forthcoming production of Women of Troy (6th-9th May), revealed their creative ideas for dealing with the difficulties of putting on a Greek tragedy …

A round the world ticket for our alumni activity – 5 countries in 4 days!

Our international alumni community have been more active than ever over the last two weeks with events in 5 countries in 4 days. Alumni in the USA, Indonesia, Singapore, Saudi Arabia and Chile have all been out in force to network with each other, meet senior University staff, as well as helping to inspire the …

Comrades and Rivals: Vietnam-China relations and the legacies of the Vietnam War

By Edward Miller. In recent years, as disputes over power and sovereignty in the South China Sea have escalated, many commentators have invoked history to explain the growing tensions between China and Vietnam. For some, the contemporary crisis is merely the latest episode in an age-old pattern of enmity and distrust between the two countries. …

Enquiries Light – final testing before launch

The first stage of Project Transform — Enquiries Light — is set to launch on Monday 11 May. We’ve already shown you what the new enquiries form will look like, so here’s a bit more of an insight into what kind of testing the system goes through before we release it into the real world. Enquiries …

Students as Change Agents: Promoting Collaborative Working at The University of Nottingham

“I think that staff are used to collaborating with colleagues, but might not be quite sure what students have to offer. Of course, there are already lots of examples of staff working closely with students and doing some great work together, however the Students as Change Agents programme promotes a more widespread culture of partnership …

Election 2015: A guide from the perplexed

With all this political to-ing and fro-ing going on (literally, in terms of David Cameron’s journeys up and down the country; and metaphorically, in terms of argumentative TV debates), it can be difficult to decide which party to go for – particularly if, like me, this is your first time voting in a general election. …

Three Generations of Chineseness

By Flair Shi, Currently Studying Comparative Literature (MA) at University College London, Graduate of the School of English University of Nottingham Ningbo, BA in English Language and Literature. I am not sure whether it is because of the trendy post-colonial obsession with cultural authenticity or simply due to the ascendance of personal narratives in the …

I found my job in China in an Irish bar

Torben Segelken is originally from Germany and studied MSc International Management at The University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC). After graduating in 2013 he stayed in Ningbo and is now working for trading company TECCO Ltd. Why did you decide to come and study at The University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC)/in China? What motivated you? I’d done an internship in Shanghai during …

“Macaroni looks like serpents”: A Victorian arm-chair traveller’s guide to Europe

“Superficial, incomplete, trifling! Such is the true character of this book. Inaccurate we hope it is not…the world, old as she is, would not sit still for her picture.” So begins the 1849 book ‘Near Home, or The Countries of Europe Described’ by Favell Lee Mortimer, nee Bevan (1802-1878). Now almost forgotten, Mortimer wrote 16 …

FCERM.net comes to Scotland (28th May 2015)

On 28 May 2015, The Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management Network (FCERM.net) Annual Assembly will take place in Edinburgh. The Network is headed by Heriot-Watt University’s Professor Garry Pender and aims to bring together a diverse range of professionals from across the Flood Risk Management sector, as well as those working in related disciplines. This year the …

Green Week at UNMC: Use your Power!

Written by Associate Professor Svenja Hanson,  Head of the Chemical and Environmental Engineering Department Malaysia Campus and Chair of the UNMC Environment Committee. Just before we enter the busiest part of the year obsessing about the impending end-of-semester deadlines, the SA Sustainability Network, SA Nature Club and the Sustainability Research Network Malaysia (SRN) treated us to …

Feeling Romantic

This blog post was written by MA English Literature student, Nicole Jones from the School of English. I have a confession to make. The past few weeks, I’ve come over all Romantic. No, I’ve not been watching Nicholas Sparks films and sending myself flowers. What I have, been doing, is watching documentaries about Wordsworth and nodding enthusiastically …

Obstetrics and Gynaecology – Gross or Great?

I’m Georgie, currently in fourth year and earlier this year, I spent 10 weeks on my obstetrics and gynaecology placement.  I particularly remember being at school and telling people I wanted to be a doctor – they would joke ‘but what if you become a gynaecologist? Ew!’. At the time, I’d often giggle along and …

Marking the anniversary of the eruption of Tambora

1815-2015 As detailed in our previous post, last week I attended the ‘International Conference on Volcanoes, Climate and Society: Bicentenary of the great Tambora eruption’ in Bern, Switzerland. It was a fantastic event with speakers drawn from a wide range of disciplinary backgrounds and from all over the world. Throughout the week I was able to …

Modules in Pictures – a snapshot!

With spring term now complete, we thought we’d share our latest module photographs so that you can see what has been happening across different modules. You never know, this could inspire you to take one of these modules next year, if you still need to complete the Award! The Award helps to enhance employability by …

MyMentor Launch

On Monday 13th we launched MyMentor at a formal ceremony officiated by Dato’ Seri Idris Jusoh, Minister of Education II. This is an innovative partnership with Monash and Southampton to mentor early career researchers from public universities. It will run for a six years and is funded by the Ministry of Education (MoE). We are …

TEDx – Inspiring People: Aerospace Research with Impact

I was recently invited to give a talk at a University of Nottingham TEDx event. It was a great honour but also a great pleasure to deliver such a talk on my experience of leading the development and coordination of a multidisciplinary research agenda within the field of aerospace and in support of its industry… …

Are interest rates affecting business activity of UK SMEs?

Back in February 2015, the Bank of England governor said low inflation is temporary and will return to its 2% target within two years. Mr Carney stressed that if there was any evidence of a sustained fall in inflation, the Bank could “if necessary” cut interest rates from their current 0.5% low to zero, but …

Tea, cakes and lace: Hearts of Heritage project update by volunteer bloggers Laura and Caterina.

Following a DHC meeting with local entrepreneur and craft maker Debbie Bryan in October 2014 (see previous blog) the DHC volunteers began work on the Heart of Heritage project. Supervised by DHC manager Matt Davies, volunteers Emerald, Kelly, Eleri and Research Associate Harriet have been busy digitising a selection of artifacts from Nottingham’s famous Lace …

Whatever happened to Cameron’s Big Society?

by Simon Roberts and Bruce Stafford Much was hung by Cameron on the ‘Big Society’. His notion of which involved citizens and service providers cooperating to co-produce, and in some cases citizens to provide their own, public services. Co-production, an idea that dates back to the 1970s, was presented by the in-coming Coalition government as …

Collaborations: On Winning Friends and Influential Science

In The Selfish Gene, Richard Dawkins extols the virtues of altruism and cooperation in benefitting species and their survival. For humanity, nowhere is this demonstrated more prominently than in scientific research where collaboration is essential in almost every aspect of the craft. Not only do they result in expansion of the knowledge base but also …

Chaucer and the Merchant

“Whan that Aprill with his shoures soote, The droghte of March hath perced to the roote…Thanne longen folk to goon pilgrimages.”  So begins Geoffrey Chaucer’s immortal Canterbury Tales (c.1387-1400).  One of those on Chaucer’s famous journey was an unnamed merchant, “with a forking beard, And motley [a patterned fabric] dress,” wearing a Flemish beaver hat …

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Students test the world of consultancy and help local charities

Three groups of Computer Science students presented the results of their IT Consultancy to an invited audience of local charities and businesses at our Jubilee Campus on 25th March. The IT Community Consultants project helps to demonstrate the importance of hands-on, real-life experience for students whilst providing valuable support for charities that often lack in-house IT expertise. First and …

University celebrates Chinese New Year with the launch of the Nottingham China Campaign and a gala fundraiser for dementia

The University of Nottingham ushered in the Chinese New Year with a business reception and gala show held at Albert Hall, hosted by Pro Vice Chancellor International, Professor Hai-Sui YU and organised by the Asia Business Centre. The event was attended by Mr Li Guoqiang, the First Secretary of the Education Section of the Chinese …

Spring clean your job hunt!

By Megan Davies It may seem that between coursework, exams, thinking about your dissertation and eating all the chocolate that the Easter bunny brings, careers is the last thing on your mind at this time of year. However you have passed the mid-point of your course, and so the Easter break can be a useful …

Super lifesavers

by Katherine Wickham, General Secretary of UoN Lifesaving This past month has been a busy time in the University of Nottingham Lifesaving Club calendar. From March 8-5 2015, club members travelled to the Czech Republic to compete with several other university lifesaving clubs internationally, then the following week we were competing against those clubs at …

Nottingham Alumni

Our Nottingham alumni community is now more than a quarter of a million strong. That is an extraordinary total, and an extraordinary asset. In one way or another I spend a lot of time with our alumni. This can take the form of: formal engagement events; employer visits; private dinners hosted by our Chancellor Sir …

Early Modern Medievalism: The End or Creation of the Middle Ages?

Post by Dr Mike Rodman Jones, School of English Albrecht Durer’s St Jerome in his Study (1513) is a seminal work in Renaissance art history. It is also one that, in its subject, execution, and reception, divides cultural time in a way that both omits and contains the Middle Ages. St Jerome (d. 420) appears …

Hollywood in your Business

Ingenuity Breakfast Event – Tuesday 24th March 2015 Speaker: Gianluca Sergi, University of Nottingham This week’s Ingenuity Breakfast was entertaining in every respect. Gianluca Sergi, Associate Professor of Culture, Film & Media Studies at the University of Nottingham, gave an insight into how some of the leading lights in Hollywood encourage creativity in their employees. …

Chinese Cultural Impact in Benin

Dr Catherine Gilbert (Research Fellow, Department of French and Francophone Studies) The future of China-Africa relations will increasingly be determined by the interactions of people on the ground. Cultural presence plays a vital role in sensitising African peoples to the diversity of Chinese culture and dispelling many of the myths that are currently in circulation, …

Disaster, Development and Urban Risk: a comment on the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction   

By Pauline Eadie The World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR) was held in Sendai, Japan from 14-18 March 2015. The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) organized the conference. The objective of the conference was to facilitate a post-2015 framework for disaster relief. The result of the WCDRR was the non-binding Sendai …

Why I #LoveNotts

Seeing this poster in bulletin boards all over Jubilee Campus, several things popped in my head. After six months living in Nottingham, I start to love this city. Although at first I got confused with the bus routes, had difficulties in getting my daily needs, had no idea what to do after 5 PM, and …

Tourette’s Syndrome and the likelihood of experiencing other psychiatric disorders

Young people with Tourette’s Syndrome (TS) their parents and clinicians are all aware of how often TS is accompanied by other disorders such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Until recently evidence to support this idea has come mainly from small studies and anecdotal evidence. A recently published study (February 2015: …

Update – 12 March

Framework for capital project proposals UEB agreed a new framework for consideration of capital projects between £250,000 and £2m. This will be an annual process, managed through the Space Strategy Board, timed to align with the University Strategic Framework process and annual budgeting activity. Proposals will be required to demonstrate fit to Global Strategy 2020 …

International Family Link: A Pantomime

We are delighted to once again welcome participants in the International Office’s International Family Link scheme to the Off Campus blog to share their experiences of the scheme. Today we hear from Yishu Wang (Elsa) and Trevor Wright, her host: I have really enjoyed getting to know my hosts, Mr and Mrs Wright. They are really …

Answering the big questions in climate change impacts science

This week, a team of environmental modellers from the School of Geography have been presenting their research at a major workshop on modelling climate change imapcts, at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), in Laxenburg, Austria. The team comprises of Dr Simon Gosling (Associate Professor of Climate Risk), Dr Nick Mount (Associate Professor …

Intertemporal Choice Workshop

Forty scholars from across the NIBS network and further afield met in Warwick to generate and discuss ideas related to intertemporal choice. Organised by the Intertemporal Choice mini-network in NIBS, the conference was set up to foster collaboration between researchers from different institutions, and to promote policy-focused research ideas tackling the issues related to choice …

LGBT History Month 2015 round-up

February 2015 saw fantastic LGBT History Month events take place across the University, including film screenings, public talks and more. @UoNResearch had the privilege to attend and live-tweet a number of these events, which we then collected and Storified. You can read through highlights from four talks and discussions below. The full programme for the month can …

Implicit Race Bias and the Anatomy of Institutional Racism

I recently had the opportunity to speak at an event organised by The Monitoring Group and the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies, on Police Corruption, Spying, Racism and Accountability. At this conference, a range of participants from activist groups, academia, legal teams and victims of injustice spoke – often powerfully and movingly – on …

Isabelle Stengers talk at the Contemporary

For those of you who couldn’t make it to the talk by Isabelle Stengers (also in coversation with professor Sarah Whatmore from the University of Oxford) entitled ‘Provocations of Gaia’ which took place at the Nottingham Contemporary on the 17th of February, please find below the link to the video recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-H1JgxE2mA Enjoy, and feel …

Propaganda and Ideology in Everyday Life

The University of Nottingham and the British Library have joined forces to create a free online course looking at how propaganda and ideology fit in to everyday life. Ideology and propaganda make politics; they frame conflict and violence, affluence and aspiration. But what is the relationship between official ideology and everyday life? What makes propaganda ‘real’? …

Multimedia from ‘Circling the Square: research, politics, media and impact’

Below is a collection of multimedia items from a conference held at the University of Nottingham last year. The conference, titled ‘Circling the Square: research, politics, media and impact’, explored the role of knowledge in policy making, bringing together international scholars in the natural sciences, social sciences and humanities, practitioners at the science-policy interface, the public and the …

Digitisation – The Method, the Mantra!

The digital era is bringing in sweeping changes to the way Indians teach and the way Indians learn, from school classrooms to university lecture halls. Although there is still some way to go, this mode of education is fast permeating even first generation learners in Indian villages, who are increasingly using mobile phone apps and …

Get a global local education

One of the biggest innovations in international higher education in the past 15 years or so has been the growth in international branch campuses. That is not to suggest that branch campuses are new – on the contrary, there is quite a history of universities (mostly private) establishing a presence beyond their home countries. But …

Race and Rights: Part 8

Post by Zoe Trodd Below is the last of a multi-part series responding to events in Ferguson – the protests and civil disorder that began the day after the fatal shooting of an African American man, Michael Brown, by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, on August 9, 2014, and continued after the decision …

Vital Theory 2014: Acknowledgements and Recap

December is never the best time to try to catch up with too many things at the same time. So, firstly, accept my apologies for the delay in writing some words about this year’s Vital Theory: The Meanings of Memory. Even though a couple of weeks have passed by since the symposium took place at …

Dietetic Students Present at BDA Research Symposia

Last week two dietetic students presented the projects they undertook as summer projects at the end of their second year at British Dietetic Association (BDA) Research Symposia in Birmingham. Catherine Anderson (above) presented her work which was a systematic review that investigated the effects of watching television on healthy food choices in children. Ravi Nagar …

Exams are coming…

Naturally, the best way to prepare for exams is to know the course content, however the mental preparation is equally as important. Personally, I find that the more prepared I am, the less stressed I get. The most important thing is to know when and where your exams are. If it’s in a room or a building …

Underwater Archaeology in China

Last month I was in China as I was invited to present a paper at the First Ningbo Forum of Underwater Archaeology held to mark the opening of a new National Underwater Cultural Heritage Conservation Base in Ningbo and the official opening of the China Port Museum. As luck would have it Nottingham has a …

A postgraduate perspective on the Faculty of Arts

So it’s mid-November, and my first term as a postgrad Arts student (English Lit MA, if you’re wondering) is speeding by. I was lucky enough to study at UoN as an undergrad, so I had a heads up on Nottingham life, but it’s still been a big change. Thankfully, a positive one! I’m doing more …

Looking back — video from the BHM events

So, Black History Month is over for another year… We’ve had a great range of events taking place — not just on campus but throughout the city as well. what was your favourite? Did you miss any? Well, the Department of American and Canadian Studies are very efficient. They videoed the majority of their events …

Shanghai 4 has started

We are the fourth cohort of PGCE I students to gather in Shanghai to do a four day face to face course to kick off out PCGEI- a masters-level qualification. There are 61 of us and we all work in International Schools across Asia- from Shanghai itself to Taiwan, Beijing and Korea. Some of us …

Skyscrapers, Mountains and Great Adventures; Studying Abroad at The University of Hong Kong

Sometimes being a little bit reckless has its benefits. When I first applied to study abroad for the autumn semester of my second year I didn’t really think it through. Entranced by glitzy images on the Lonely Planet website I applied to study abroad in Hong Kong. However, two months in I can safely say …

Polling Observatory Scottish referendum special: who is ahead, and how close is it?

Posted in Polling Observatory,Uncategorized   This is a Scottish independence special of our regular series of posts that reports on the state of support for the parties in Westminster as measured by opinion polls. By pooling together all the available polling evidence we can reduce the impact of the random variation each individual survey inevitably …

The VC’s Life Cycle 4 Blog: Day 17 – The LC4 Community Day

An unusual start to the day: a blog to finish as always, but no breakfast cramming, no mad dash to get kitted up and get off, no route planning; some riders were even reading newspapers after breakfast. A minibus collected us at 0830 to go from Perth to Edinburgh Airport, and after check in, first …

Placement student helps craft brewery to launch new pub

“As soon as I saw the project title, Marketing Officer for a craft brewery, I knew it was the ideal role for me. Not only was the placement in an industry which I’m interested in (it goes beyond the consumption of the product), the placement gave me a chance to wear a lot of different …

Physsoc goes to CERN

Dylan’s been off on travels with Physsoc – the University’s physics society. This society annual trip to Geneva, Switzerland, has won awards at the University, and Dylan has captured a science themed snapshot in this video. Maybe this one should have been called ‘Off Campus Cam’!     Although I have no idea what any …

Soderbergh Goes Legit

By Mark Gallagher, Associate Professor, Dept. of Culture, Film and Media, University of Nottingham New York City recently hosted the 12th edition of its homegrown Tribeca Film Festival.  Surely this would be a good time to visit the city and catch the newest offering from Steven Soderbergh (whose work and career I explore in my recent monograph, …

Study and explore

Gael Bateman: student and explorer.  I am one of those people with multiple interests that change from season to season; I don’t have a thing, like so many people appear to have in this modern world, which helps to define them. But I do love exploring. Exploring ideas, places, people, cultures, identities, foods and experiences – …

Exploring images of snow and winter past

Previously I posted about the collection of digital composite images that I’ve created as part of the Snow Scenes project. The images, all created from photographs held in the archives at the Museum of Lakeland Life and Industry merged with their modern day locations, are now available for online viewing in the gallery below. Currently …

An end and a beginning

This is a farewell post.  I am retiring from my University position at the end of this week, having joined the staff in 1974 (not 1947, as was said in the blurb of one of my books!) and served for 14,368 days; simultaneously, this blog is being absorbed into the Classics Department’s new teaching and …

Food sovereignty in the UK

Food security has become the dominant framing of agri-food policy and research in the UK. However, it is not the only framing. In this post we take a look at one of the alternatives, food sovereignty. We look for food sovereignty in policy, in research, and in the media. We also explore the emerging food …

Bias and Blame – New Leverhulme Trust project for Department of Philosophy

By Jules Holroyd. The Leverhulme Trust has awarded a 36 month grant to the University of Nottingham, for a project led by Dr Jules Holroyd (Department of Philosophy, Nottingham), in collaboration with Dr Tom Stafford (Department of Psychology, University of Sheffield) titled “Bias and Blame: Do Moral Interactions Modulate the Expression of Implicit Bias?”. The …

Perdana Fellows: the unofficial government spokesmen

“How would you maintain your professionalism if you were selected as a Perdana Fellow?” “And by professionalism, I am referring to the fact that you may not necessarily be a supporter of the current government.” That was a flavour of the sort of questions you would encounter in the interview for Malaysia’s most prestigious internship …

Some notes from a lecture on the shortness of the short story

In my day job as a writer in residence at the University of Nottingham’s School of English, I sometimes have the pleasure of standing in front of a crowd of students and telling them some things I think I know about reading and writing. Today I gave a talk about short stories, and in particular …

Malaysia plans to be the first Islamic financial superpower

Could a new upstart be about the join the likes of London, New York and Tokyo as a global financial superpower? The Malaysian government would like to think so, at least. Recently it announced bold plans to transform the country’s capital Kuala Lumpur into a major financial centre in a bid to raise its profile …

Can the Chinese Workers Eat Apple?

On 24 September, the iPhone 5 was launched in the first nine countries/areas, America, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Canada, Singapore, Japan, Australia, Hong Kong. It was then launched in 22 more countries in the week beginning 1 October. The first weekend’s sales were very impressive, reaching 5 million. This number already broke Apple’s previous record …

Success, but not the top jobs – not yet anyway

The 8th March was International Women’s Day and the celebrations ranged from respect for, and appreciation of women, to a celebration for women’s political, economic and social achievements. The Guardian, as expected, enthusiastically celebrated International Women’s Day; I particularly liked the top 25 African women, but there were many more. National Geographic also celebrated by …

Are you inspired by London 2012?

As the Paralympic closing ceremony brought the curtain down on a spectacular summer of sport, thoughts quickly turned to the legacy of the Games. The impact that the Olympics and Paralympics will have on the country has long been used when justifying the cost of hosting ‘the greatest show on earth’. Whether it was The …

Celebrating Teaching successes in the Humanities. The Postgraduate Teaching Awards 2012

In the latest round of the Postgraduate Teaching Awards, two of the students recognised for their outstanding contributions to Teaching and Learning within the School of Humanities are Helen Wainwright and Peter Watts, both of them doctoral candidates within the School of Humanities. The Postgraduate Teaching Assistant Award recognises and celebrates examples of innovative teaching …

Representing and communicating uncertainty: climate change and risk

As part of its Science in Culture theme, the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) has funded an exploratory project at the University of Nottingham called Representing and communicating uncertainty: climate change and risk.  This interdisciplinary project brings together academics from across the University in the Schools of Geography, Sociology and Social policy, Mathematical Sciences …

25 December: Season’s Greetings from the Vice-Chancellor

I hope you have enjoyed the daily blog posts from the e-Advent Calendar over the last 25 days. The daily posts have been an excellent way to showcase the richness and diversity of material within the University’s Manuscripts and Special Collections.  From our extensive DH Lawrence collections through to old recipes and beautiful illustrations, there …