May 7, 2018, by Kevin Shakesheff

How will Nottingham change in the next 40 years?

On Wednesday I hosted a visit from 10 future leaders from Nottingham City Council under their New Horizons Programme. We had an excellent visit to Computer Sciences to see demonstrations on VR and a stimulating discussion on how VR could be used to enhance tourism in the City (thanks to Paul Tennent for hosting). Then we had a presentation from the Head of the Ingenuity Lab, Steve Chapman about the plans to broaden the Ingenuity 19 competition to entries across the City.


We had a fascinating discussion with the visitors about how Nottingham will change in the future. Nottingham has enjoyed success as a regional retail centre but with much spend going online there is a need to consider what sustains a City centre. Improving the offer to tourists, enhancing the cultural offering and making the most of our historical buildings were seen as key aspects for the future. There was concern about a widening gap between poorer parts of the City and affluent areas. The University was seen as having a key role to play in helping Nottingham compete for future business and improving lives across our city.



Monday 30th April

Research Information System Programme Board

School PDPR meetings


Tuesday 1st May

School PDPR meetings

REF Unit of Assessment 4 meeting

Race Equality Charter meeting


Wednesday 2nd May

Race Equality Charter Data meeting

New Horizon Programme

School PDPR meeting


Thursday 3rd May

Meeting with new Head of Estates, Linda Goodacre

Budget meeting

Interviews for Associate PVC for ESE


Friday 4th May

Research meetings

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