// Archives

The dangers of everyday noise levels

This blog has been written by Dr Rebecca Dewey, a neuroimaging expert at the University of Nottingham. She is collaborating with the Sir Peter Mansfield Imaging Centre (SPMIC) in the School of Physics and Astronomy, the Hearing theme of the NIHR Nottingham Biomedical Research Centre and the Manchester Centre for Audiology and Deafness (ManCAD) at …

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 …

From Kurdistan to Nottingham – celebrating top Maths honour

Celebrating the Fields Medal awarded to Nottingham’s former  PhD student Caucher Birkar – the medal is the highest honour in mathematics and the first such medal awarded to a UK mathematician in the last 20 years The University of Nottingham has recognised the remarkable achievements of PhD alumnus, Caucher Birkar, who studied at the university after …

Nottingham’s Life Sciences and Medicine continue to lead the way as among the best subjects in the world

Five Nottingham subjects have been ranked as in the top 50 in the world according to a new league table. This year’s ‘QS World University Rankings by Subject’ shows four of the subjects to also feature in the top 10 when compared to other UK universities. Nottingham’s highest ranking subjects have consistently featured in the …

Women targeted with new digital training programme

One hundred women across the north and midlands will have the chance to retrain in the digital sector thanks to a new online programme supported by over £500,000 from the Institute of Coding. TechUP is led by Durham University in partnership with the universities of Nottingham, Edge Hill and York. The programme is open to women …

Dr Laura Dean solves mystery of a fishy ‘virgin’ birth

In this blog, Dr Laura Dean from the School of Life Sciences, tells the story of her discovery of a fish called Mary who left her and her colleagues flabbergasted when they found live embryos that had been fertilised inside her – a pregnancy that’s not meant to happen in the species. ‘Every spring as …

Dr Stewart Adams OBE – Nottingham’s ‘best alumnus’ – passes away aged 95

Dr Stewart Adams, the legendary Nottingham pharmacologist who co-created the painkiller ibuprofen, has sadly passed away aged 95. Today ibuprofen is the most commonly-used drug in the management of pain and inflammation worldwide. Dr Adams left school at 16 and trained at a small branch of Boots the Chemist in Cambridgeshire. The company awarded him …

O Tannenbaum! Is there a perfect way to decorate your Christmas tree?

By Ian Sheard, BSc (Hons), Physics – University of Nottingham 2014-2018. Media/Admin Assistant in the University of Nottingham Press Office. Regardez-vous der Tannenbaums Franco-German linguist I may not be, but I do know a thing or two about Christmas trees. In this regard, I flatter myself that I am completely normal. I have yet to …

World Soil Day – Nottingham puts soil science on world stage

It’s World Soil Day today, the annual awareness day run by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation. The event aims to raise awareness of the importance of soil quality for human well-being, food security and ecosystems. Here’s just a flavour of the soil science and facilities that support the University of Nottingham’s internationally recognised research …

Technician on the run – building props for the Royal Institution Christmas lectures

He’s up to his eyes in papier mache, fabric cutting and foam boards – but he’s not giving much else away! What he is doing is under wraps until the Royal Institution Christmas Lectures are televised on the Tuesday 11, Thursday 13 and Saturday 15 December.   Tom Clayton, a technician in the School of Chemistry, normally trains researchers in state-of-the-art …