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Gearing up for the Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

The University of Nottingham is aiming to be crowned Champion of the Peaks on Sunday when its Murata Electric Motorcycle Team take on an international hill climb. The team is making its first appearance in the annual Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (PPIHC) on Sunday 25th June 2017. American rider, Jeremiah Johnson, a 25-year …

Our Research Vision: We have the ability to transform lives

Professor Dame Jessica Corner, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Exchange at the University of Nottingham challenges universities to take on global challenges. It is rare to have agreement from world leaders on any given topic but at a United Nations level there is a global pact to tackle 17 goals. The 17, also known as the …

New era of life-changing research and innovation for patients begins in Nottingham

A new era of medical research that could have an impact on the health of millions of people dawned in Nottingham on Thursday 1 June with the official launch of the NIHR Nottingham Biomedical Research Centre. The new Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) is a partnership between the University of Nottingham and Nottingham University Hospitals NHS …

Preparing for the grand debut

Dr Wang Qi recounts his recent trip to Beijing where he caught up with technicians at the Institute of Vertebrate Palaeontology and Palaeanthropology in Beijing, to see how the fossils were prepared for their grand unveiling at the Dinosaurs of China exhibition Earlier in May, the brightly lit laboratory at the Institute of Vertebrate Palaeontology …

Henry Power

A brilliant engineer and academic who stood out for the many contributions he made to the profession. Described as a giant in his field by friends and colleagues, Professor Henry Power, Chair in Computational Fluid Dynamics in the Department of Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering and deputy head of the thermo-fluids research group, passed away …

The truth is, voters crave a strong and stable leader

Professor Steven Fielding from the School of Politics and International Relations writes for The Conversation As he made his journey from conventional politician to radical hero, Tony Benn became increasingly critical of how the Labour party did politics. Benn’s diary records Harold Wilson, who had just won a landslide victory in 1966, claiming that the …

Dinosaurs of China set sail for the UK

Some very special visitors are on their way from China to Nottingham – Dr Wang Qi talks about what it takes to ship precious dinosaur fossils over 23, 435km from Tianjin to Felixstowe, in time for the Dinosaurs of China exhibition. Dinosaurs of China is a world exclusive exhibition featuring some of the most important …

Nottingham’s green labs win big at industry awards

The GSK Carbon Neutral Laboratories for Sustainable Chemistry (CNL) have been named ‘Project of the Year’ at the RICS Awards 2017, East Midlands. The iconic building, which was officially opened in February this year by GSK Chief Executive Sir Andrew Witty, was awarded the ‘Design through Innovation Award’ as well as scooping ‘Project of the …

Colleagues in Physics and Astronomy remember Professor Lawrie Challis OBE

Professor Laurence Eaves and Professor Tony Kent, in the School of Physics and Astronomy, at the University of Nottingham remember Professor Lawrence Challis. This obituary has been published by the Institute of Physics on MyIOP. Lawrie Challis, who died on 24 March 2017, was an experimental physicist who did distinguished work at the University of Nottingham …

Uncovered: Spying on the Royals

The University of Nottingham’s Dr Rory Cormac and his co-author Prof Richard Aldrich (University of Warwick) have uncovered startling documents about Special Branch, MI5, and the abdication of King Edward VIII. Over 80 years after the unprecedented events of 1936, the truth finally comes out in their new Channel 4 documentary. In late 1936, an …