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Colleagues in Physics and Astronomy remember Professor Lawrie Challis OBE

Professor Laurence Eaves and Professor Tony Kent, in the School of Physics and Astronomy, at the University of Nottingham remember Professor Lawrence Challis. This obituary has been published by the Institute of Physics on MyIOP. Lawrie Challis, who died on 24 March 2017, was an experimental physicist who did distinguished work at the University of Nottingham …

HRH The Duke of York visits The University of Nottingham

The University of Nottingham welcomed royalty to its University Park campus this week as HRH The Duke of York hosted an entrepreneurial boot camp and formally opened one of its landmark developments. The Duke visited the East Midlands Conference Centre at the University on Wednesday 15 March where he met with entrepreneurs from across the …

John Bercow: Parliament in an Anti-Politics Age and a cat called Order…

MPs should promise less and deliver better if they want to win the public’s trust according to Speaker of the House of Commons. Speaking at The University of Nottingham the Rt. Hon. John Bercow outlined his work in reforming the archaic institution, making it more accessible and engaging for voters. In the lecture Parliament in …

Sir Peter’s final journey

Hundreds of University of Nottingham staff and students, friends, colleagues and family have paid their final respects to Sir Peter Mansfield. On route to St John’s Church in Beeston the funeral cortege passed through University Park, marking the illustrious career Sir Peter had forged in Nottingham. The journey took in the Sir Peter Mansfield Imaging …

The University of Nottingham’s response to The Guardian

This week we were approached for a statement by The Guardian who submitted a Freedom of Information (FOI) Act request regarding allegations of sexual assaults at the University. We replied to the request in November 2016 and, in line with our policy and the law on not identifying victims of sexual assault, we listed our …

Malaysian badminton star Yang takes national university title

A rising badminton star from The University of Nottingham has won gold at the United Kingdom national University championships. Li Lian Yang, 24 and a Malaysian national, scooped the Women’s singles title at the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) National Championships, defeating fellow Malaysian Lyddia Cheah 2-1 in Sheffield this weekend. Having already beaten …

‘One Day Without Us’ celebrates the contribution of migrants to the UK

One Day Without Us is a national day of action in solidarity with migrants from around the world who are living, working and studying in the UK. Our Students’ Union President, Ismail Sadurdeen, explains how University of Nottingham students are marking the day. International students make up about one third of the student population of …

Student design could solve African grain wastage problem

A product design and manufacture graduate at The University of Nottingham recently received a major design award for his low-cost grain storage unit which aims to help prevent post-harvest crop losses on small African farms. Anthony Brown, 22, from Walton-on-Thames, near London, won the “Waste Not, Want Not” challenge in the RSA Student Awards 2016; a …

An early Christmas, the #tenleonardos way :-)

Dr Gaby Neher from the Department of History of Art talks about her experience of working on the Nottingham stint of the ‘Ten Drawings by Leonardo da Vinci exhibition’…. “Earlier this year, between 31 July and 9 October, Nottingham Castle played host to the ‘Ten Drawings by Leonardo da Vinci exhibition, a travelling exhibition drawn from the …

Hundreds graduate alongside inspirational leaders

Black gowns and mortar boards have filled University Park as part of Winter Graduation ceremonies. Hundreds of students, as well as proud families and friends, watched the ceremonies in the newly opened David Ross Sports Village. Professor Sir David Greenaway, Vice-Chancellor of The University of Nottingham, presided over the ceremonies. He said: “Graduation is a unique occasion, not …