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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 …

Viking treasure unearthed in Ukraine by Nottingham archaeologists

Second year PhD student William Pidzamecky from the university’s Centre for the Study of the Viking Age has good reason to be fascinated in his area of research. He’s a Canadian PhD student whose ancestors hail from Ukraine in Eastern Europe and he’s on a mission to explore the country’s largely unexplored Viking heritage. It’s …

Super biomaterials to fight super bugs and faster, cleaner, safer chemicals

University research into super biomaterials to fight super bugs and faster, cleaner, safer chemicals is attracting the attention of hundreds of school children this week at the Royal Society Summer Exhibition.  The University of Nottingham has not one, but two stands at this year’s show and both have been a big hit with the crowds. …

Chief Nursing Officer visits student nurses’ leadership summit in Nottingham

The Chief Nursing Officer for England, Ruth May, has spoken of the importance of teaching leadership skills to student nurses and midwives, at a special European conference hosted by the University of Nottingham. The EU funded European Junior Leadership Academy for Student Nurses and Midwives works to identify students with an aptitude for leadership and …

Bertie the cat: An update

Many you have been interested in the whereabouts of Bertie, the cat who frequented Hallward Library for cuddles and treats from staff and students.    Last month a Beeston family saved Bertie’s life, getting him the urgent medical attention he needed and offering him a permanent home and we are very grateful to them.   Sadly we’ve learnt that Bertie was not adjusting well to his new home and …

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 …

Vet students go ‘Full Monty’ for naked charity calendar

A brave bunch of students from the University’s School of Veterinary Medicine and Science have stripped to their birthday suits for a lighthearted new charity calendar.  Wearing nothing but a smile – and a few strategically placed stethoscopes and latex gloves – the VetSoc students are featured posing with a range of animals, from horses, dogs, sheep and chickens to …

O Tannenbaum! Is there a perfect way to decorate your Christmas tree?

By Ian Sheard, BSc (Hons), Physics – University of Nottingham 2014-2018. Media/Admin Assistant in the University of Nottingham Press Office. Regardez-vous der Tannenbaums Franco-German linguist I may not be, but I do know a thing or two about Christmas trees. In this regard, I flatter myself that I am completely normal. I have yet to …

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 …