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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 …

The University of Nottingham marks the closure of a Prisoner of War camp based at Sutton Bonington during WWI

To mark 100 years since the closure of a Prisoner of War camp at the University of Nottingham’s Sutton Bonington campus, a commemorative plaque has been installed to remember those who were detained and worked there. Professor John Beckett from the Department of History at the University looks back on the period leading up to …

Leonardo da Vinci: 500 years after his death his genius shines as bright as ever

This year marks the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s death. Here, Gabriele Neher, Associate Professor in History of Art, writes for The Conversation Old masters rarely come more venerable (and venerated) and instantly recognisable than Leonardo da Vinci. But to think of Leonardo as an Old Master – with all its connotations of being …

A royal date for Helen Laverty MBE

On Thursday 31st January 2019, Helen Laverty, Professional Lead for Learning Disability Nursing in the Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences, was at Buckingham Palace to receive her MBE from the Duke of Cambridge, after being recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list. Helen is a passionate advocate and supporter for those living with a learning …

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 …

Nottingham receives funding to tackle real-world problems

The Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Nottingham has received £1.3 million from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) to fund leading research to tackle real world problems. The funding will enable a four-year programme of activities that will support collaborative projects between academics and a range of charities, social enterprises and …

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 …

£50 note – Sir Peter Mansfield on the list of nominations

Sir Peter Mansfield is on a list of eligible names nominated in the first week of the Bank of England’s search for the face of the new £50 note. The Bank of England wants to feature someone who has contributed to science. The list of all eligible nominations will be posted once the nomination window closes on Friday …

FRAME kicks off 50th birthday celebrations with Nottingham Training School

The Fund for the Replacement of Animals in Medical Experiments is kicking off its 50th anniversary year by holding a major event to train the scientists of the future. To mark its landmark birthday, FRAME will hold its twelfth specialist Training School in collaboration with the EU H2020 VetBioNet Project, in its home city of …