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70 Years on the University marks its role in the DNA discovery story

The discovery of hydrogen bonds in DNA was made by a young Nottingham Post Graduate student, J. Michael Creeth, in what was known as the Nucleic Acid Laboratory at (the then) University College Nottingham. The results were published in the Journal of the Chemical Society on 1947. The discovery paved the way for the double …

ESRC annual celebration of social sciences

Academics from University of Nottingham will be playing a major part in this year’s annual festival of social science from the 4-11 November. Now in its 15 year, the Economics and Social Research Council (ESRC) festival will see 316 events across the UK, taking the social sciences to diverse and new audiences covering a range …

The ‘taste’ of Bramley apple juice is put to the test

Volunteers were more than happy to offer their services this weekend when they were asked to give their opinion on which variety of Bramley apple juice tastes the best and why. Many of the hundreds of visitors to this year’s Bramley Apple Festival in Southwell were asked to participate in the blind tasting set up …

A musical eulogy to Jeremy the lefty snail

As the global media respond to the sad news that the University of Nottingham’s left-spiralling snail Jeremy, has died, an American fan of the story has released a musical eulogy to console Jeremy’s scientist Dr Angus Davison. Lydia Hiller was inspired to record her original tribute ‘The Tragical ballad of Jeremy the Left Twisting Snail’ …

The Ada Lovelace effect

The Ada Lovelace effect Ada Lovelace, the ‘Countess of Computing’, was born in London on 10 December 1815. The daughter of Lord Byron, Ada Lovelace was a gifted mathematician recognised for creating the first computer programme and forseeing a digital future. Every year scientists across the world mark Ada Lovelace Day – which is being …

Bridging the Gaps – Antimicrobial Resistance Conference 7-8 September

New research collaborations to address the challenges posed by Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) will be highlighted at a two-day conference at the University of Nottingham on Thursday 7 and Friday 8 September 2017. This will be the final event of the antimicrobial resistance programme Bridging the Gaps which was set up to pump prime new studies …

The One Show charts the story of the Bramley apple with Professor Ted Cocking

Emeritus Professor, Ted Cocking, made his debut on The One Show last week to talk about his efforts to save the original Bramley apple tree. Professor Cocking, who recently received an honorary degree for recognition of his achievements in the field of botanical science, joined chef, Tony Singh, in the garden in Southwell, Nottinghamshire where the original tree is …

Scientists and SMEs join forces to feed the regional economy

Beers from a local brewery and a healthy lunch delivery service were amongst the innovations on display at an event to showcase the partnerships being forged between Nottingham and Derbyshire Small Businesses (SME’s) and the Food Innovation Project Team at the University of Nottingham. The businesses at the event held at Sutton Bonnington campus have …

Applications for our 2017 BSA Media Fellowships are now open

Experience life as a science journalist Do you want to find out, first hand, how academic research is reported by the media and play an active part in the process? For the third year running the University of Nottingham is offering funded places on the British Science Association’s  2017 Media Fellowships Scheme. The BSA Media Fellowships …

The tougher the target, the greater the gain?

In the latest of our New Year, New You blog mini series, Dr Amanda Avery, an expert in diet and nutrition in the School of Biosciences discusses how setting your sights high can be more successful in achieving the healthy lifestyle of your dreams. Healthcare professionals often encourage us to set realistic targets when it comes …