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Learning disabilities ambassador is named on inspirational leaders list

A learning disabilities ambassador in the University’s School of Health Sciences has spoken of her surprise and delight at being named among the UK’s top learning disability leaders. Emily Smith who has Down’s syndrome, has been named in the top 15 of the first Dimensions Learning Disabilities and Autism Leaders List in the category of …

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 …

Baroness Young of Hornsey OBE is made an Honorary Professor

Baroness Young of Hornsey OBE has accepted an Honorary Professorship with the Rights Lab and the School of Politics and International Relations at the University of Nottingham. Baroness Young is an author, former actress and member of the House of Lords. In 2004 she was appointed an independent Crossbench member of the House of Lords …

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 …