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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 …

Astrophysics to Westminster to influence evidence based decision making

Attending and speaking at the All-Party Parliamentary group on Data Analytics has been one of the highlights, so far, of Christopher Conselice’s week in Westminster. He was the only academic to attend the meeting and after making his own contribution he’s convinced more scientists and academics can make a real contribution to future policy. In …

Nottingham expert appointed as Chair of Joint Mathematical Council

Professor Andrew Noyes from the School of Education at the University of Nottingham has become the 18th Chair of the Joint Mathematical Council (JMC) of the UK. Professor Noyes follows in the footsteps of many distinguished mathematicians and mathematics   educators to chair the national committee. The JMC is a council of 22 participating and 12 …

Ceremony to ensure Sutton Bonington’s fallen are not forgotten

Two avenues of lime trees stand at the heart of the University of Nottingham’s Sutton Bonington Campus. Kingstonian Avenue, now known simply as The Limes, was planted nearly ninety years ago but few will be aware of the significance of these trees.  At the end of the 1920s the Old Kingstonian Association, alumni of the former agricultural college, agreed that the limes should be planted and some would be funded to …

First degree apprentices learn ‘on the job’ at University of Nottingham

The first ever intake of degree apprentices to study at the University of Nottingham alongside their day jobs in the National Health Service have started their studies. The University has partnered with Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust and the Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust to deliver the 30-month programme. Eight registered health professionals are working …

His Royal Highness The Duke of York, KG unveils new innovation centre at University of Nottingham Ningbo China

New Global Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition launched HRH unveiled new centre on a six day official visit to China Bilateral trade between the UK and China reached a record £67.5bn in 2017 The Duke of York visited the University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) today (2 November 2018), opening the Ingenuity Lab. The Duke is …

“And a pint and half of Mansfield, please” ….

…. the phrase of the day at the Vat and Fiddle in Nottingham to launch the new ‘Sir Peter Mansfield’ beer – Castle Rock’s autumn season Nottinghamian Celebration Ale.  The beer, to honour the Nobel laureate, physicist and Nottingham-based MRI pioneer, Sir Peter Mansfield, is a traditional Nottingham-style five malt bitter.  The unique recipe was created …