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Nottingham in the news: Day 6

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. We’re GOLD for teaching The University of Nottingham provides its students with teaching of the very highest …

The Vice-Chancellor – a career in pictures

In September we say goodbye to Professor Sir David Greenaway, our Vice-Chancellor. He’ll retire on September 30 2017, having served the University for 30 years – 20 of those as a Member of its Executive Board: as Vice-Chancellor, Acting Vice-Chancellor and Pro-Vice-Chancellor. This gallery of images shows some of the many highlights of his time at …

The first female Doctor: only the first step

Dr Leora Hadas from the department of Culture, Film and Media gives us her views on the latest Dr Who casting. “The last few years have been remarkable for women in popular media – perhaps even triumphant. Amidst ongoing and intense debates about representation, Mad Max: Fury Road had combined a powerful heroine with frank …

University pays tribute to Queen’s Medical Centre on its 40th birthday

Medical educators and researchers at the University of Nottingham are helping to celebrate 40 years of improving healthcare and medical training, on the anniversary of the opening of the Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham. In July 1964, a shortage of doctors in the UK prompted a significant announcement by Minister of Health, Anthony Barber. With …

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 …

Remembering Sally

She was loved by many as Nottingham’s Maid Marian, but in her ‘day job’ Sally Pollard was a talented researcher in human genetics and dedicated teacher at the University of Nottingham. Her death at the age of 39 from cancer is a great loss for her friends, family and colleagues. Dr Paddy Tighe, Associate Professor …

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 …

How a £200m investment will help break free from Brexit

Professor Sir David Greenaway, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Nottingham, explains how a £200m research investment will help break free from Brexit How to deal with unexpected long-term uncertainty is the great challenge facing Britain today. The decision of the people of Britain to leave the European Union might be almost a year old but, …

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 …

Laughter and tears as friends wish Joanne Hort ‘Kia Ora’ for her new life

Friends and colleagues past and present gathered for a special lunch on Friday to bid a very fond farewell to Joanne Hort , SABMiller Professor of Sensory Science, who is leaving the University of Nottingham to take up a new post at Massey University in New Zealand where she will be setting up a new …