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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’ …

#StepChange & Mental Health Support at the University of Nottingham

With the publication of Universities UK’s new Step Change framework, mental health is once again back in the headlines as institutions consider how they respond and make sure to support their students. At the University of Nottingham, we have a well-developed approach to this area. We start with the belief that, like our physical health, …

Celebrating 20 years of improving treatment of skin diseases

“It’s like putting an octopus into a string bag,” says Professor Hywel Williams, the visionary founder of Cochrane Skin, a global network of people committed to producing reviews of trials relating to skin conditions, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this month. “The octopus represents the many arms of global dermatology research but gathering it all …

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 …

What happens when you get stressed?

On Thursday 17 August thousands of A-level students are set to receive their results. Just when you thought the exam period was the most stressful thing you’d had to do now it can be an agonising wait to find out if you’re going to the University you set your heart on. As part of our …

University pays tribute to Queen’s Medical Centre on its 40th birthday

Medical educators and researchers at the University of Nottingham are helping to celebrate 40 years of improving healthcare and medical training, on the anniversary of the opening of the Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham. In July 1964, a shortage of doctors in the UK prompted a significant announcement by Minister of Health, Anthony Barber. With …

Leading skin expert wins prestigious healthcare medal

An internationally pre-eminent dermatologist who co-directs the Centre for Evidence-Based Dermatology at the University of Nottingham has won a prestigious medal from the British Association of Dermatology. Professor Hywel Williams has been awarded the Sir Archibald Gray Medal for his extensive contributions to evidence-based research in the field. The Medal is the highest accolade for …

The Tragical Ballad of Jeremy the Left Twisting Snail

It’s a sad tale of loneliness, unrequited love and genetic rarity – and now the bitter sweet story of Jeremy the lefty snail has inspired one talented YouTuber to write a ballad dedicated to the sinistral gastropod who looks destined to always be unlucky in love. Lydia Hillier said she was moved to pen The …

Remembering Sally

She was loved by many as Nottingham’s Maid Marian, but in her ‘day job’ Sally Pollard was a talented researcher in human genetics and dedicated teacher at the University of Nottingham. Her death at the age of 39 from cancer is a great loss for her friends, family and colleagues. Dr Paddy Tighe, Associate Professor …

Don’t let the heat cramp your running style

The heat is on! It may great for topping up your summer tan but does it mean you need to slow down when it comes to your normal running routine? Dr Roger Kerry, Associate Professor in the Division of Physiotherapy, offers some advice on how to deal with soaring temperatures and make the heat wave work …