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Update on bid to be European Capital of Culture 2023

Statement from the 5 cities bidding to be European Capital of Culture 2023 On Tuesday we met with representatives of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport including John Glen MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Arts, Heritage and Tourism. We met to discuss the letter sent last week to the UK Government …

Nottinghamshire leaders join together to tackle modern slavery

Professor Zoe Trodd, Director of the University’s Rights Lab joined organisations from across the region on Anti-Slavery Day (18 October) to launch a joint pledge to make Nottinghamshire free of modern slavery. The joint commitment was made by Nottinghamshire Councils, businesses, churches, charities and the Police, and aims to raise awareness of modern slavery and …

The SS Thistlegorm: Bringing the sunken secrets of WWII to the surface

A new website will let people explore one of the world’s most famous diving sites on their phones or home computers thanks to a 3D virtual reality project. The new website, which launches on Friday 6 October, will give visitors the chance to explore the wreckage of the SS Thistlegorm, a British merchant steam ship …

More than 40 million people are trapped in slavery across the globe: shocking new figures reveal the true scale of modern slavery.

A Nottingham slavery expert has contributed to research published on Tuesday (19 September 2017)  revealing that there are 40 million victims of modern slavery and 152 million in child labour around the world. The research was developed jointly by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Walk Free Foundation, in partnership with the International Organization …

Ex-Chief Constable teaches businesses about change

Ex-Chief Constable Sue Fish OBE, is bringing the weight of her extensive experience working in the public sector to provide concrete real-world examples and advice to small and medium size business owners in an event hosted by the Centre for Research in Applied Linguistics. “During my policing career change was a constant.  Whether that was …

The first female Doctor: only the first step

Dr Leora Hadas from the department of Culture, Film and Media gives us her views on the latest Dr Who casting. “The last few years have been remarkable for women in popular media – perhaps even triumphant. Amidst ongoing and intense debates about representation, Mad Max: Fury Road had combined a powerful heroine with frank …

Tackling slavery through supply chains

The University of Nottingham is partnering with the Office of the Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner (IASC) on a research project to tackle modern slavery in business supply chains. The Global Slavery Index reports there to be 45.8 million slaves worldwide. Many of these slaves are in forced labour in the supply chains of businesses, working in …

From wannabe to president: how Emmanuel Macron beat Marine Le Pen to win the French election

Paul Smith, Associate Professor in French and Francophone Studies at the University, writes about the French election result for The Conversation. After a tense and often antagonistic election campaign, Emmanuel Macron is to become the next president of France. The result is, of course, in all sorts of ways extraordinary. In a little over a …

Profile: Jean-Luc Mélenchon, the far-left candidate shaking up the French election

Dr Paul Smith, Associate Professor in French and Francophone Studies writes for The Conversation about the far-left candidate shaking up the French election. The French call it Mélenchonite, a feverish excitement brought on by over-exposure to left-wing populism. There was an outbreak of it during the country’s 2012 presidential campaign, when, just a fortnight before the …

APRIL 4: THE REAL KING DAY

Peter Ling, Professor of American Studies at The University of Nottingham, and author of the 2015 Martin Luther King biography, looks at the anniversary of Martin Luther King’s Riverside Address 50 years ago. April 4 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s Riverside address, his outspoken denunciation of US policy in Vietnam. A …