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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 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 …

Nottingham academic works with the British Army

An Assistant Professor from the School of Politics and International Relations, Dr Louise Kettle, recently spent time based in Warminster conducting research and working with the British Army. The prestigious one month placement was organised in conjunction with The Whitehall & Industry Group – a charity which aims to bring together business, government and the …

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 …

HRH The Duke of York visits The University of Nottingham

The University of Nottingham welcomed royalty to its University Park campus this week as HRH The Duke of York hosted an entrepreneurial boot camp and formally opened one of its landmark developments. The Duke visited the East Midlands Conference Centre at the University on Wednesday 15 March where he met with entrepreneurs from across the …

Tackling modern slavery together

The University of Nottingham and the Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner’s office will be working together to tackle slavery across the UK as part of a new collaborative project. Abolishing modern slavery is at the centre of the Prime Minister Teresa May’s personal policy agenda. Government policy to date has mainly focused on the implications for foreign …

Applications for our 2017 BSA Media Fellowships are now open

Experience life as a science journalist Do you want to find out, first hand, how academic research is reported by the media and play an active part in the process? For the third year running the University of Nottingham is offering funded places on the British Science Association’s  2017 Media Fellowships Scheme. The BSA Media Fellowships …

Journalists and academics have the same goals – they just talk in different dialects

This year the British Science Association (BSA) celebrates the 30th anniversary of their Media Fellowship Scheme. Since 1987 the BSA has been putting academics to work in the newsrooms of some of the country’s most prestigious media organisations. The aim – to help academics gain confidence and increase their willingness to engage with the media …

Fifty Years of the 1967 Abortion Act: Time to rethink

Dr Anne-Marie Kramer from the School of Sociology and Social Policy looks at the 1967 Abortion Act  as it reaches its  50th anniversary this week. The 1967 Abortion Act allows abortion under certain conditions and on certain grounds.  It requires that two doctors certify that an abortion is appropriate.  The conditions under which they can …

American Disruption

Professor Todd Landman reviews the inauguration of Donald Trump and the days that followed. Friday 20 January  and Saturday 21 January 2017 will go down in American history as some of the most dramatic and starkly contrasting days in US politics for some time. The inauguration of Donald Trump on 20 January 2017 as the 45th …