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From Hawaiian snail trail to Broadcasting House

When the plight of Jeremy the lonely ‘lefty’ snail made international headlines for the first time in October, it was up to his scientist Dr Angus Davison, an evolutionary geneticist in the University’s School of Life Sciences, to use the media to explain why the plight of this one-in-a-million gastropod could help us to understand …

Thinking Room exhibition at Nottingham Lakeside Arts wins a World Illustration Award

Carol Adlam, artist-in-residence at Nottingham Lakeside Arts, has won the World Illustration Awards 2018 in the Research Professional Category for the exhibition Thinking Room. Thinking Room, completed during Carol’s residency from 2016-2017 — which was supported by Arts Council England Resilience Funding — places artefacts from the University of Nottingham Museum into an alternative vision …

Nottingham Professor receives highest academic honour in Northern Ireland

Professor Thomas O’Loughlin from the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of Nottingham has been appointed an Honorary Member of the Royal Irish Academy. The Academy has been honouring Ireland’s leading contributors to the world of learning since its establishment in 1785. Members are elected for their exceptional contribution to the sciences, …

British Science Association recognises Professor Martin Broadley

The British Science Association (BSA) has appointed Martin Broadley, Professor of Plant Nutrition in the School of Biosciences, as President of its Agriculture and Food Section from September. The news comes just days after Professor Broadley shared a prestigious Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) Innovator of the Year award for international impact, in recognition …

International accreditation for talent development with China

The University of Nottingham has been accredited as an official training partner by the Chinese government. The agreement, with China’s State Administration for Foreign Expert Affairs (SAFEA), enables the University to provide expertise and training programmes to technical and managerial professionals in China. The University is one of the first higher education institutes in the …

Distinguished scientists elected as Fellows and Foreign Members of the Royal Society

A University of Nottingham alumnus and an honorary Professor have been elected to the Royal Society. Professors Sebsebe Demissew and Robin Grimes are among 60 eminent academics recognised, as fellows or foreign members, for their contribution to science. They join names such as Elon Musk and Jim Al-Khalili, as well as long-standing fellows such as …

Nottingham chemist wins prestigious Royal Society of Chemistry Award

Dr Deborah Kays, who works at the University of Nottingham, is the Royal Society of Chemistry Chemistry of Transition Metals winner for 2018. Dr Kays’ work focuses on making metal compounds that are not stable under normal conditions. These compounds are of importance from the study of their unusual structures and bonding, and from the examination …

PVC for Science turns dragon for a day – and Nottingham graduate gets Dragon approval

Professor Kevin Shakesheff found himself in the shoes of entrepreneur Peter Jones when he took his seat on a Dragons Den style panel in Nottingham last week. He joined four other ‘Dragons’ holding a purse of £3000 for each of the winners. The event, organised by Nottinghamshire Community Foundation, attracted 15 entries and 8 were …

Nanoscale and Microscale Research Centre primed for project launch

The Nanoscale and Microscale Research Centre (nmRC) is launching an innovative new scheme called NanoPrime this week which will provide funding to researchers from industry and academia to access state-of-the-art instrumentation and expertise. The scheme, funded by the EPSRC, will be officially announced on Friday 20th April at an event attended by world-leading experts in …

Global success for TV documentary

A Nottingham expert in underwater archaeology has been awarded the Gold Medal for best documentary in the History and Society section at the 2018 New York Festivals World’s Best TV and Film awards ceremony, which was held in Las Vegas. The National Geographic documentary Drain the Sunken Pirate City follows Dr Jon Henderson, from the …