August 9, 2017, by Liz Cass

Nottingham in the news: Day 3

The University of Nottingham is celebrating a summer of successes as it prepares to welcome students for the new academic year. For the next few weeks we’ll be profiling a daily story that put Nottingham in the news.

Our top visitors from 2017

John Bercow, Ruth Wilson, Isobel Pooley, Prince Andrew, Vince Cable… just some of the high profile names visiting the University over the last few months.

The Rt. Hon. John Bercow outlined his work in reforming the archaic institution, making it more accessible and engaging for voters.

In the lecture Parliament in an Anti-Politics Age he addressed the 500-strong audience by praising the University’s ‘zest’, ‘restlessness’ and ‘spirit of innovation’, before explaining how frequently he used the word order.

He said: “I was asked that very question by a primary school child via Skype this Monday and I replied in the region of 20.

“But since I am in the company of friends I shall confess that was something of an understatement, and perhaps just one side of the ledger. That may be the frequency I use the word in the chamber but I also utter the word many times a day in the apartment above, which is where I live with my family.

“This is not a reflection of their behaviour but simply because we have a domestic pet, a cat, whose name, appositely, is Order.”

The Speaker also joked about his stature, commenting that while he is short he believed himself perfectly formed, before talking about his role in the Commons.

Prince Andrew and students

News of Prince Andrew’s visit made The Tab.

Clearing course listings for EU and UK students will be released on the evening of Wednesday 16 August.  Our Clearing hotline will open at 8am on Thursday 17 August. Places are still available for qualified international students (outside the EU) on many of our undergraduate courses starting in September 2017. Visit our Clearing pages.

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