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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 …

Keeping schtum – the unsolved secret of David Jones’ perpetual motion machine

Professor Sir Martyn Poliakoff, long standing friend and academic colleague of the late David Jones, has vowed to keep his best kept secret – how his famous perpetual motion machine works. This week Sir Martyn was filmed by the BBC’s Inside Out team opening the brown envelope left by David Jones in his will to …

Yesterday’s ‘red sky’ seen at the microscale

Images of particles from yesterday’s ‘red sky’ have been produced at the microscale by University of Nottingham geologist Dr Beth Steer. The particles, collected from her car after the dust was rained out of the atmosphere were put under a scanning electron microscope using energy dispersive x-ray spectrometry to detect elemental abundances. Having analysed the samples …

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 3D selfie is here!

Computer scientists at the University of Nottingham and Kingston University have solved a complex problem that has, until now, defeated experts in vision and graphics research. They have developed technology capable of producing 3D facial reconstruction from a single 2D image – the 3D selfie. Their new web app allows people to upload a single …

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 …

Nottingham in the news: Day 7

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. Our research makes international news Have you heard of Dollies four clones? Fillings that can heal your …

Tackling slavery through supply chains

The University of Nottingham is partnering with the Office of the Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner (IASC) on a research project to tackle modern slavery in business supply chains. The Global Slavery Index reports there to be 45.8 million slaves worldwide. Many of these slaves are in forced labour in the supply chains of businesses, working in …

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 …