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Ceremony to ensure Sutton Bonington’s fallen are not forgotten

Two avenues of lime trees stand at the heart of the University of Nottingham’s Sutton Bonington Campus. Kingstonian Avenue, now known simply as The Limes, was planted nearly ninety years ago but few will be aware of the significance of these trees.  At the end of the 1920s the Old Kingstonian Association, alumni of the former agricultural college, agreed that the limes should be planted and some would be funded to …

East Midlands Universities Officers’ Training Corps Remember

The impact of the First World War on University College, Nottingham, was profound. By its very nature, an institution concerned with higher education was likely to have a large number of young men on its books, both as students and staff, in the appropriate age range to join the armed forces. In addition, the formation …

First degree apprentices learn ‘on the job’ at University of Nottingham

The first ever intake of degree apprentices to study at the University of Nottingham alongside their day jobs in the National Health Service have started their studies. The University has partnered with Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust and the Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust to deliver the 30-month programme. Eight registered health professionals are working …

“And a pint and half of Mansfield, please” ….

…. the phrase of the day at the Vat and Fiddle in Nottingham to launch the new ‘Sir Peter Mansfield’ beer – Castle Rock’s autumn season Nottinghamian Celebration Ale.  The beer, to honour the Nobel laureate, physicist and Nottingham-based MRI pioneer, Sir Peter Mansfield, is a traditional Nottingham-style five malt bitter.  The unique recipe was created …

University honours inspirational local volunteers

The University of Nottingham has recognised the outstanding voluntary efforts of a number of local alumni and residents at its annual Supporter Reception. From increasing awareness about the impacts of slavery at local heritage sites to raising thousands of pounds for the University’s breast cancer research programme, the activities the volunteers support are wide-ranging. Over …

Nottingham entrepreneur launches a first in disability cosmetics design

Trishna Daswaney, Nottingham Ingenuity Lab entrepreneur and owner of the cosmetics company Kohl Kreatives, has launched a new collection of make-up brushes to add to her growing list of beauty lines. Dedicated to beauty empowerment, Trishna’s company is a non-profit organisation, with all profits from the sale of her brushes invested into providing free make-up …

Remembering the fallen at Sutton Bonington

Fallen soldiers will be remembered at Sutton Bonington as part of University-wide events commemorating 100 years since the end of World War I. On Sunday 11 November 2018 at 11am there will be a minute’s silence and a memorial plaque unveiled close to The Barn. The plaque shares the story of two avenues of lime …

Prof Brian Cox gets his brain examined!

Brian’s brain activity was put to the test yesterday when he dropped in on the University’s Quantum Sensing the Brain team at the Royal Society Summer Exhibition. Professor Brian Cox was doing a tour of the annual event which showcases some of the best research being done right now in the UK and brings hands …

Surprise proposal at University Park

It was the perfect spot for a picture, back at the University where they met and with the Trent Building in the background. But when Gracia posed for a photo with her boyfriend Geraldo little did she know it was all part of a carefully orchestrated wedding proposal. The pair met when they were both …

Nottingham graduate to present African version of CBBC

An alumnus from the University of Nottingham is set to present the BBC’s first children’s television programme for Africa. Ben Hunte will front What’s New? – a weekly programme from the BBC for 11-16-year-olds. The programme is the first BBC children’s TV programme made for the African continent. It will feature stories behind the headlines, …