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D-Day: The King Who Fooled Hitler 

Dr Rory Cormac from the School of Politics at the University of Nottingham, along with Professor Richard Aldrich from Warwick University, have graced our television screens once again this weekend as their research was the subject of a prime time  Channel 4 documentary. Here, Dr Cormac talks us through his latest television venture… If historical …

British Science Association Media Fellowships 2019 – applications for UoN placement open 11 March

For the fifth year running the University of Nottingham is funding a place on the British Science Association’s (BSA) Media Fellow Scheme. All the details are here. What the experts say “The beauty of this scheme is that it is not trying to ‘turn’ scientists into journalists.  But instead it is trying and succeeding in …

Astrophysics to Westminster to influence evidence based decision making

Attending and speaking at the All-Party Parliamentary group on Data Analytics has been one of the highlights, so far, of Christopher Conselice’s week in Westminster. He was the only academic to attend the meeting and after making his own contribution he’s convinced more scientists and academics can make a real contribution to future policy. In …

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 …

PM launches review into post-18 education and funding

Political and Public Affairs Unit Briefing Background This afternoon (Monday February 19) at Derby College, the Prime Minister formally launched the long-awaited ‘major review’ into post-18 funding and education. First announced in the Conservative Party Manifesto ahead of the General Election in May last year, disagreements over the scale and scope of the review are …

Trump’s Long First Year

Todd Landman, Professor of Political Science and Pro Vice Chancellor of the Faculty of Social Sciences, looks at President Trump’s first year in office. Saturday 20 January 2018 marks the first anniversary of the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States of America. For many, this seems like it has …

Making Economic and Social Rights Real

People’s rights to basic amenities such as housing, education, health, social security and food are things that most of us take for granted, but for some, the rights are still a distant pipe dream. Here in the UK, this is being made ever-clearer by the current controversy around the roll-out of Universal Credit, the homelessness …

MI6’s Secret Slush Fund

When the Chief of MI6 retired in 1952 he left a bombshell of an inheritance. General Sir Stewart Menzies had been Chief of MI6 since 1939. Having guided the service through the Second World War, he was exceptionally experienced and at the pinnacle of British intelligence. He agreed to stay on to oversee the difficult …

Nottinghamshire leaders join together to tackle modern slavery

Professor Zoe Trodd, Director of the University’s Rights Lab joined organisations from across the region on Anti-Slavery Day (18 October) to launch a joint pledge to make Nottinghamshire free of modern slavery. The joint commitment was made by Nottinghamshire Councils, businesses, churches, charities and the Police, and aims to raise awareness of modern slavery and …

More than 40 million people are trapped in slavery across the globe: shocking new figures reveal the true scale of modern slavery.

A Nottingham slavery expert has contributed to research published on Tuesday (19 September 2017)  revealing that there are 40 million victims of modern slavery and 152 million in child labour around the world. The research was developed jointly by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Walk Free Foundation, in partnership with the International Organization …