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Equine vet champion wins major RCVS award

A leading UK expert in equine surgery who has led an evidence-based campaign on decision-making in colic in horses has won a prestigious award from the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. Professor Sarah Freeman, from the University of Nottingham’s School of Veterinary Medicine and Science, is being given an Impact Award from the RCVS which …

Modern slavery abolitionist wins Inspirational Women Award

Professor Zoe Trodd, Director of the University of Nottingham’s Rights Lab, has won a Notts Inspirational Women Award. Zoe was nominated by colleagues at the University for her outstanding leadership of the Rights Lab and the transformative impact of her work to eradicate modern slavery. Professor Trodd received her award at a ceremony at Nottingham …

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 …

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 …