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PM launches review into post-18 education and funding

Political and Public Affairs Unit Briefing Background This afternoon (Monday February 19) at Derby College, the Prime Minister formally launched the long-awaited ‘major review’ into post-18 funding and education. First announced in the Conservative Party Manifesto ahead of the General Election in May last year, disagreements over the scale and scope of the review are …

Cancer vaccine pioneers shortlisted for CRUK’s Grand Challenge award

A multi-disciplinary team of scientists, led by University of Nottingham cancer vaccine pioneer Professor Lindy Durrant, has been shortlisted to the final stages of Cancer Research UK’s Grand Challenge – an ambitious series of £20m global grants to tackle some of the toughest questions in cancer research. The ‘Blueprint’ project aims to eradicate established tumours …

Tinnitus research pioneer wins prestigious prize

Professor in Hearing Sciences, David Baguley, has been awarded the prestigious Royal Society of Medicine Section of Otology Norman Gamble Prize. In this blog, David explains why he felt driven to specialise in tinnitus and offers his thoughts on why this hearing problem deserves increased recognition in the future. “When I started working in Audiology, …

‘Runner’s high’ theory tested for BBC One documentary

Our super-busy but media-friendly researchers over at the Division of Medical Sciences and Graduate Medicine in Derby have been making television again with TV doctor Michael Mosley and his BBC crew. The BBC team has returned to our Medical School site at Derby to make part of a new programme called ‘The Truth About Getting …

Trump’s Long First Year

Todd Landman, Professor of Political Science and Pro Vice Chancellor of the Faculty of Social Sciences, looks at President Trump’s first year in office. Saturday 20 January 2018 marks the first anniversary of the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States of America. For many, this seems like it has …

Protecting art and cultural heritage in the digital age

An expert in digital heritage at the University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) was at the V&A in London earlier this month to witness the final agreement of a new declaration aimed at re-thinking our approach to reproducing, storing and sharing works of art and cultural heritage in the digital age.   Eugene Ch’ng, Professor of …

Head of Graduate School wins award for global collaboration

The head of the Graduate School at the University of Nottingham has been given an international award. Dr Jane Wellens won the Universitas 21 award for her global collaborations and her work establishing the first national workshop in Chile to recognise and support doctoral supervision. Dr Wellens has offered a sustained contribution to Universitas 21 …

Prestigious prize for leading UK nutrition scientist

A leading expert in nutrition and metabolic physiology at the University of Nottingham, Professor Ian Macdonald, has won the prestigious British Nutrition Foundation Prize for 2017. The annual BNF Prize is awarded to an individual scientist or group for outstanding achievement in this important field of public health. The accolade includes the opportunity to present …

70 Years on the University marks its role in the DNA discovery story

The discovery of hydrogen bonds in DNA was made by a young Nottingham Post Graduate student, J. Michael Creeth, in what was known as the Nucleic Acid Laboratory at (the then) University College Nottingham. The results were published in the Journal of the Chemical Society on 1947. The discovery paved the way for the double …

Nottingham remembers its part in the DNA discovery

Tomorrow the University of Nottingham celebrates the 70th anniversary of the discovery by a young PhD student, J Michael Creeth, of hydrogen bonds in DNA. The event will be attended by leading academics in the field. Fifteen years ago the scientific community celebrated the 50th anniversary of the discovery of DNA by Crick and Watson. …