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Remembering Sally

She was loved by many as Nottingham’s Maid Marian, but in her ‘day job’ Sally Pollard was a talented researcher in human genetics and dedicated teacher at the University of Nottingham. Her death at the age of 39 from cancer is a great loss for her friends, family and colleagues. Dr Paddy Tighe, Associate Professor …

Scientists and SMEs join forces to feed the regional economy

Beers from a local brewery and a healthy lunch delivery service were amongst the innovations on display at an event to showcase the partnerships being forged between Nottingham and Derbyshire Small Businesses (SME’s) and the Food Innovation Project Team at the University of Nottingham. The businesses at the event held at Sutton Bonnington campus have …

Don’t let the heat cramp your running style

The heat is on! It may great for topping up your summer tan but does it mean you need to slow down when it comes to your normal running routine? Dr Roger Kerry, Associate Professor in the Division of Physiotherapy, offers some advice on how to deal with soaring temperatures and make the heat wave work …

New book series provides springboard for research

A new book series on adaptive environments set for release next year is on the hunt for exciting research projects to fill its pages. The Springer Series in Adaptive Environments is being established by Holger Schnädelbach, Research Fellow at The University of Nottingham together with colleagues Henriette Bier from Technical University Delft, Netherlands and Kristof …

‘Cult hero’ recognised by the President of the Royal Society of Chemistry  

He’s one of the cult heroes of the award winning YouTube phenomenon Periodic Table of Videos and has been described by the Duke of Kent as a ‘silent rogue’. Now Neil Barnes, a senior technician in the School of Chemistry at The University of Nottingham has received one of the highest accolades from the Royal …

Building honour celebrates love, loyalty and impact on education

The Vice-Chancellor of The University of Nottingham and his wife have been honoured in China with a building dedication. At a ceremony attended by Cheng Yuechong, Vice-Governor of Zhejiang Province in eastern China, The Ningbo Nottingham International Academy for Marine Economy and Technology (IAMET) building was officially named after Sir David and Lady Susan Greenaway. …

Eighties stars support Children’s Brain Tumour Research Centre

Musical stars of the 1980s will gather together for a concert in support of The University of Nottingham’s Brain Tumour Research Centre (CBTRC). The one-off concert has been organised on behalf of soul singer and Brit Award nominee Kenny Thomas after his daughter Christina was diagnosed with a brain tumour. A line-up of 80s legends including …

Marking International Women’s Day with music

Dr Xenia Pestova, Director of Performance in the University’s School of Music, helped to mark International Women’s Day with a performance in London for BBC Radio 3. The ‘Open Ear’ concert highlighted music by female composers to mark international Women’s Day. Pestova’s performance featured pieces written especially for her to play on piano and toy …

BBC Crimewatch tackles crime on the roads with help from the University’s driving simulator facility

This is powerful stuff and should make all of us think twice about breaking the law and using our mobile phone while driving. Last week the fine for using your mobile phone while driving doubled to £200. This week Crime Watch, with the help of experts here at the University of Nottingham, looked at the devastation that …

Remembering founder of MRI and Nobel Prize winner, Professor Sir Peter Mansfield FRS (1933-2017)

Tributes have been paid to Nobel laureate Professor Sir Peter Mansfield, who has died at the age of 83. Sir Peter pioneered the creation of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), one of the most important and revolutionary breakthroughs in modern medical science. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 2003 for his …