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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 …

VE Day 75 years on: a European perspective

This guest blog was written by Professor Elizabeth Harvey, in the Department of History, to commemorate the 75th anniversary of VE Day. What are we celebrating when we celebrate VE Day?  And who is ‘we’?  For a long time time now, a cliched narrative has taken hold in Britain that plays up Britain’s contribution to …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Our Dementia Choir with Vicky McClure

The University of Nottingham is set to feature in a new two-part series due to air next week. On Thursday 2 and 9 May Our Dementia Choir with BAFTA-award winning actress Vicky McClure will be shown on BBC One. Over the course of three months, the Line of Duty actress joined forces with the University of …

Nottingham’s Life Sciences and Medicine continue to lead the way as among the best subjects in the world

Five Nottingham subjects have been ranked as in the top 50 in the world according to a new league table. This year’s ‘QS World University Rankings by Subject’ shows four of the subjects to also feature in the top 10 when compared to other UK universities. Nottingham’s highest ranking subjects have consistently featured in the …

The University of Nottingham marks the closure of a Prisoner of War camp based at Sutton Bonington during WWI

To mark 100 years since the closure of a Prisoner of War camp at the University of Nottingham’s Sutton Bonington campus, a commemorative plaque has been installed to remember those who were detained and worked there. Professor John Beckett from the Department of History at the University looks back on the period leading up to …

Leonardo da Vinci: 500 years after his death his genius shines as bright as ever

This year marks the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s death. Here, Gabriele Neher, Associate Professor in History of Art, writes for The Conversation Old masters rarely come more venerable (and venerated) and instantly recognisable than Leonardo da Vinci. But to think of Leonardo as an Old Master – with all its connotations of being …

Nottingham hosts an inspiring week of orchestral music

Nottingham hosts an inspiring week of orchestral music Musicians from the Zhejiang Conservatory of Music (ZJCM) visited the University of Nottingham last week for a wonderful week-long programme of events, culminating in a special gala performance at the Nottingham Albert Hall. Organised by Nottingham Lakeside Arts and the University’s Confucius Institute, the 21 guest musicians …