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Double whammy for Stand-Up Comedy – inequality and the pandemic

University of Nottingham academics will try their hand at anything it seems… even stand-up comedy, surely a more terrifying circuit than the lecture halls on campus? In this blog, Dr Claire Sedgwick, from the Department of Cultural, Media and Visual Studies relates her own experiences of stand-up and how it prompted her to carry out research …

Fighting the war? Remembering twentieth century conflicts and responding to Covid-19

In the run up to VE Day @75 on Friday 8th May 2020, Dr Ross Wilson shares his thoughts on the references to war in contemporary reporting of the Covid-19 pandemic and how wartime experience could guide, inform and warn us. His free online talk about the trenches of WW1 takes place live at 5pm on …

How UNNC made online education happen with digital innovation

With the world stepping up its efforts to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic, staff at our University of Nottingham Ningbo China knew they needed to act quickly to reduce the impact on our students as the situation became increasingly serious. Within a month, they moved entirely to teaching online – here are some of the …

Three Nottingham experts announced as Fellows of the Academy of Social Sciences

Three scientists from the University of Nottingham have been conferred the award of Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences. Professor Tom Rodden, in the Faculty of Science, and Professor Sarah Hall and Professor David Fraser, in the Faculty of Social Sciences, are among 51 leading UK social scientists who have been awarded. They have …

University academic wins prestigious BSI standards award

Dr Cher Li, from Nottingham University Business School, has been recognised by the British Standards Institution (BSI) for her outstanding contribution in teaching standards-related topics and for her research in this area. The judges praised Dr Li “for incorporating standards into the curricula for the economics of innovation on undergraduate and Executive MBA courses, and …

Countdown to Christmas gets scientific!

The countdown to Christmas is underway and the Sustainable Process Technologies (SPT) Research Group are giving a daily dose of science with their fun and festive Labvent calendar. Each day on twitter @UoNSPT #Labvent2019 and in the windows of L4 on University Park the Labvent calendar will feature a different area of research from the …

Journey through the Malaysian rainforest with award-winning photojournalist

The social media accounts of MEME – Management and Ecology of Malaysian Elephants – have been taken over for the culmination of a special project which will take us on a fascinating journey through Malaysia’s rainforest. Ghaneshwaran Balachandran is an award-winning photojournalist and visual artist who documents natural history, conservation and environmental subjects. His aim …

Prorogation of the British Parliament: A constitutional coup?

Writing today in the Greek Daily TA NEA, Dr Aris Georgopoulos, Assistant Professor in European and Public Law at the School of Law,  shares his thoughts on the prorogation of the British Parliament… The decision of the British Prime Minister to ask the Queen to prorogue Parliament immediately attracted accusations of a constitutional coup, violation of …

Nottingham researchers help 88 pianists reach new world record

Their website – 88 Pianists – and their twitter feed – @88pianists – say it all. WE DID IT! 88 Pianists have set an unbreakable world record! We were featured on The One Show on Tuesday 20th August 2019.  Researchers from the Faculty of Engineering played an integral role in setting the world record for …

I got interviewed by Kate Humble and now my kids think I’m a superstar!

In this blog, Dr Rachael Tarlinton from the University of Nottingham’s School of Veterinary Medicine and Science tells how her five minutes of fame on BBC Animal Park today, Thursday 22nd August 2019, has won her new respect from her harshest critics… her kids! My own miniature wildlife fanatics (aged 9 and 5) have of course …