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Building STEM skills at Lego tournament

Children from schools across the East Midlands spent the day at the Engineering, Science, Learning Centre competing in the regional heat of the global First Lego League tournament – and a great day was had by all! Teams were tasked with researching a problem around the theme of water and had to design and create …

Government level agreement strengthens pharmacy education links with China

The University of Nottingham has strengthened its pharmacy education links with China with the signing of an agreement between the UK and China governments that will help expand its teaching and research with Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. At an event, hosted by Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt, and attended by Professor Boli Zhang, President …

The 12 Days of Christmas according to the University of Nottingham news

This year to celebrate a year in the life of a University of Nottingham press office we’ve put our own spin on the 12 Days of Christmas. You can watch this video, recorded with the University’s A Cappella Society providing the vocals. Or sing your own version with our lyrics below: On the first day …

“We miss him dearly” – tributes to Sir Peter Mansfield

He was the pioneering scientist who invented Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), saving the lives of countless cancer patients and others across the world by transforming medical history. But Sir Peter Mansfield, who died earlier this year, was an “honest and modest” man who tended not to seek the limelight. At a special service honouring his …

Giving a snail a personality – all in the name of science

They’re a bit slimy and will happily munch their way through your home-grown lettuce and prize hostas. To many, the brown garden snail is more pest than national treasure, its common fate to be crunched under foot or unceremoniously lobbed into a neighbour’s garden. But geneticist Dr Angus Davison in the School of Life Sciences …

Nightingale study to explore regional roots of The Lady with the Lamp

The Derbyshire roots of ‘The Lady with the Lamp’ are to be uncovered for the first time as part of a new £830,000 research project being led by academics at The University of Nottingham. Funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, Professor Paul Crawford, of the University’s School of Health Sciences and the Institute …

Students develop gluten free pie for pub chain

Students at the University of Nottingham have designed a new no-gluten containing steak & IPA ale pie that is available on pub menus across the country. The pie, which was developed for country pub restaurant brand Chef & Brewer, was created by the students after they were tasked with creating the perfect pastry for a …

University of Nottingham appoints new Chair in Brewing Science

The University of Nottingham has announced the appointment of Professor David Cook to the AB InBev Chair in Brewing Science, following the departure of Professor Joanne Hort earlier this year. David has been an academic in the International Centre for Brewing Science (ICBS) at the University of Nottingham since its inception in 2005, working alongside …

Master builders needed for Nottingham Lego tournament

Calling all Lego fans…the University of Nottingham is looking for school teams to take part in the regional heat of the global FIRST® LEGO® League challenge taking place on Tuesday 19th December. The FIRST® LEGO® League is a global competition involving 80 countries and introduces a themed scientific and real-world challenge for teams of schoolchildren aged …

Vietnam and Nottingham join forces to help solve agricultural problems

Issues facing rice farmers in Vietnam was the subject of a Researcher Link Workshop that bought together leading agricultural experts from across the UK and Vietnam, which enabled research develop collaboration development and the mentoring of early career researchers from both countries. Professor Zoe Wilson and Dr Sean Mayes and from the School of Biosciences …