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Nottingham in the news: Day 4

The University of Nottingham is celebrating a summer of successes as it prepares to welcome students for the new academic year. For the next few weeks we’ll be profiling a daily story that put Nottingham in the news. We’re investing £200m in research The University has announced an unprecedented £200m investment in research, setting out …

The GSK Carbon Neutral Laboratories for Sustainable Chemistry are officially opened

Monday 27 February 2017 saw the official opening of The University of Nottingham’s ‘green lab’ on its Jubilee campus. The GSK Carbon Neutral Laboratories for Sustainable Chemistry (CNL) were designed to ensure minimal environmental impact. They incorporate all the latest developments in sustainable construction and renewable energy provision to ensure that they will have a …

The Human Cost of War

The human cost of civil wars is to be investigated in a new study from the universities of Leicester, Nottingham, Southampton and Cardiff. ‘Welfare, Conflict and Memory during and after the English Civil Wars, 1642-1700’ is a four-year project funded by a major grant of over £800,000 from the Arts and Humanities Research Council. The …

£3.2m funding for high performance computing centre

The Midlands Innovation group of universities and Queen Mary University of London have been awarded £3.2million from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to establish HPC Midlands Plus – a centre of excellence in high performance computing (HPC). High performance computing is used to undertake complex simulations, to find solutions for challenging problems …

Funding boost for Nottingham dementia scientists

Dementia researchers based at The University of Nottingham have been awarded £13,000 of new funding from Alzheimer’s Research UK for state-of-the-art equipment that will help scientists reveal more about the genetics of diseases like Alzheimer’s. The announcement comes on World Alzheimer’s Day (Wednesday 21 September), a global initiative to highlight the impact of Alzheimer’s and …

Stroke survivor creates lasting legacy

A stroke campaigner has launched a charitable foundation to help improve the lives of stroke survivors and their families. The Ossie Newell Foundation will fund important research into stroke rehabilitation at The University of Nottingham. Ossie Newell MBE, a retired director of AMEC Plc, a large multi-national project management and construction services group, suffered a stroke in …

Fab Four take on sixth charity cycling challenge

A team of four are on track to have helped raise more than £2.8 million by cycling for charity. For the last six years Professor Sir David Greenaway, Vice-Chancellor of The University of Nottingham, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Karen Cox, Professor Nick Miles, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Advancement, and Steve Wright, University Chauffeur, have taken part in Life …

Walking the Robin Hood Way to help detect breast cancer early

As the University’s Life Cycle 6 team recovers from 170 miles in the saddle to warm up for the main event in August, Denise Kendrick, Professor of Primary Care Research in the School of Medicine, is about to put on her walking boots and gearing up for her own gruelling challenge to support the charitable …

….mission accomplished! Life Cycle 6 team complete 170 warm up.

Gruelling but great fun – that’s the verdict of the Life Cycle 6 warm up. Every picture tells a story and there are plenty of those in the gallery below! The team of 32 University of Nottingham staff, students and friends cycled the Way of the Roses this weekend to help raise £1 million for life-changing breast …

…and they’re off – Life Cycle 6 heads off on 170 mile warm up!

A team of 32 University of Nottingham staff, students and friends set off this morning to cycle the Way of the Roses to help raise £1 million for life-changing breast cancer research. The team are riding Britain’s most popular coast-to-coast cycling challenges – a very hilly 170-mile route from Bridlington, through the beautiful Yorkshire Wolds and Lune …