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Emma Rayner

Emma Rayner

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Study reveals how people with hearing loss are affected by Covid-19 lockdown

A new report into how people with hearing loss have been experiencing the Covid-19 lockdown has found there have been many negative effects on them, but also a few unexpected positive ones. The study was carried out in a rapid turnaround by experts in hearing disability at the University of Nottingham’s Hearing Sciences Scottish Section …

Raising the curtain on Shakespeare’s box office bears…and other animals

‘Exit… pursued by a bear’ is probably the most famous stage direction of all time but how much do we know about those bears and other animals that were part of public entertainment in Shakespeare’s England? Not a huge amount, according to researchers at the Universities of Nottingham, Roehampton and Oxford, who plan to rectify …

Double whammy for Stand-Up Comedy – inequality and the pandemic

University of Nottingham academics will try their hand at anything it seems… even stand-up comedy, surely a more terrifying circuit than the lecture halls on campus? In this blog, Dr Claire Sedgwick, from the Department of Cultural, Media and Visual Studies relates her own experiences of stand-up and how it prompted her to carry out research …

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Fighting the war? Remembering twentieth century conflicts and responding to Covid-19

In the run up to VE Day @75 on Friday 8th May 2020, Dr Ross Wilson shares his thoughts on the references to war in contemporary reporting of the Covid-19 pandemic and how wartime experience could guide, inform and warn us. His free online talk about the trenches of WW1 takes place live at 5pm on …

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What did the Roman language ever do for us?

The legacy of the Latin language in western Europe is being explored in a new touring exhibition created by experts from LatinNow – a European-wide research project led by the University of Nottingham. The VOCES POPVLI roadshow launched today, Monday 16th September, in Pamplona, Spain and will spend the next few weeks touring eleven further …

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Viking treasure unearthed in Ukraine by Nottingham archaeologists

Second year PhD student William Pidzamecky from the university’s Centre for the Study of the Viking Age has good reason to be fascinated in his area of research. He’s a Canadian PhD student whose ancestors hail from Ukraine in Eastern Europe and he’s on a mission to explore the country’s largely unexplored Viking heritage. It’s …

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Prorogation of the British Parliament: A constitutional coup?

Writing today in the Greek Daily TA NEA, Dr Aris Georgopoulos, Assistant Professor in European and Public Law at the School of Law,  shares his thoughts on the prorogation of the British Parliament… The decision of the British Prime Minister to ask the Queen to prorogue Parliament immediately attracted accusations of a constitutional coup, violation of …

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I got interviewed by Kate Humble and now my kids think I’m a superstar!

In this blog, Dr Rachael Tarlinton from the University of Nottingham’s School of Veterinary Medicine and Science tells how her five minutes of fame on BBC Animal Park today, Thursday 22nd August 2019, has won her new respect from her harshest critics… her kids! My own miniature wildlife fanatics (aged 9 and 5) have of course …

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Chief Nursing Officer visits student nurses’ leadership summit in Nottingham

The Chief Nursing Officer for England, Ruth May, has spoken of the importance of teaching leadership skills to student nurses and midwives, at a special European conference hosted by the University of Nottingham. The EU funded European Junior Leadership Academy for Student Nurses and Midwives works to identify students with an aptitude for leadership and …

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Top poultry award for Nottingham professor

A professor at the University of Nottingham has been honoured with a top international award recognising his significant expertise in poultry research. Paul Barrow, Professor of Veterinary Infectious Diseases in the University’s School of Veterinary Medicine and Science, was awarded the prestigious Robert Fraser Gordon Medal for services to poultry science at a ceremony at …

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