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December 2011


22 December 2011 - Wheat’s roots and leaves… a new key to food security
Scientists at The University of Nottingham are expanding their pioneering research into global food security thanks to new technology which allows them to see inside the leaves and roots of plants, and into the soil that feeds them......more

21 December 2011 - A big bang in Nottingham’s Particle Theory Group
The University of Nottingham’s School of Physics and Astronomy is celebrating a bumper crop of top new research brains in its Particle Theory Group after receiving a major new grant and an unprecedented number of postdoctoral researchers on fellowships from around the world......more

20 December 2011 - The Trials and Tribulations of a Natural History presenter

Ecologist, natural history presenter and writer Mike Dilger (Botany 1988) revealed more than students expected when he came back to the University to visit the School of Biology......more

20 December 2011 - Leading light in Chinese education visits University of Nottingham Ningbo China

China’s Deputy Minister of Education visited The University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) in another sign that the pioneering University has impressed the country’s leaders at the highest levels......more

20 December 2011 - Early Christmas present for Nottingham’s Neonatal babies

The QMC’s Neonatal Unit has welcomed an unusual but very welcome delivery: a brand new, state-of-the-art MR incubator......more

19 December 2011 - University’s award-winning museum has a new home

The University of Nottingham’s award-winning museum has moved into a purpose-built building......more

16 December 2011 - Christmas — it’s not about the money, money, money
Christmas doesn’t have to cost a fortune and a simple handmade or pre-used gift can mean as much, if not more, than the present that broke the bank......more

15 December 2011 - Eminent Notts scientist receives blue plaque honour

A blue plaque commemorating the life and work of one of Nottinghamshire’s most eminent scientists is to be unveiled at the Beeston home he built......more




14 December 2011 - It’s CURTAINS for this year’s Musicality show

Students of Musicality, the University of Nottingham's Musical Theatre Society, have been busy with rehearsals for this year’s musical CURTAINS......more

14 December 2011 - Natalie Pinkham named in Sky Sports’ F1 team for 2012

University of Nottingham alumna Natalie Pinkham (Politics 2000) will be one of Sky Sports’ team of pundits, presenters and commentators covering Formula 1 racing next season......more

13 December 2011 - Rarely seen Lowry works draw record numbers to University
A series of rarely seen works of art have attracted a record-breaking 10,663 visitors to a prestigious Lowry exhibition at The University of Nottingham......more

13 December 2011 - Talent Roadshows – why not come along and say hello!

A new series of Talent Roadshows have been launched for 2012 with the University kicking off in Nottingham before visiting London and Bristol in the first half of the year......more

12 December 2011 - Parents views sought on childhood obesity risk

A new website has been launched to help raise awareness of work being done in the East Midlands region to tackle childhood obesity and to seek the views of parents and healthcare professionals......more

9 December 2011 - Thank-you for supporting the alumni sports auction

Signed hockey sticks, rugby balls, books shirts and fantastic days out at sporting events have all gone under the hammer in the inaugural University of Nottingham alumni sports auction......more

9 December 2011 - Honorary graduates recognised at The University of Nottingham

The founder of a charity which has reunited more than a thousand child migrants with their families is being honoured by The University of Nottingham......more




8 December 2011 - Helen and Emma are the ‘women to watch’

Two University of Nottingham alumni were named in the shortlist for this year’s Hot Women Awards organised by Red Magazine......more

7 December 2011 - Mast from classic racing yacht holds one of the keys to sustainable biofuels

The mast from a classic racing yacht and samples from a Forestry Commission breeding trial have played a key role in the search for sustainable biofuels......more

5 December 2011 - Guide dog researcher reaps another accolade
A young researcher who specialises in the study of guide dog behaviour has been recognised for her talent, knowledge and expertise......more

5 December 2011 - Malaysian Government chooses Nottingham entrepreneurship training

Malaysian Government civil servants and key executives of government-linked companies are to benefit from postgraduate training on innovation, commercialisation and entrepreneurship (ICE) delivered by The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus (UNMC)......more

2 December 2011 - Microscopic worms could hold the key to living life on Mars

The astrophysicist Stephen Hawking believes that if humanity is to survive we will have up sticks and colonise space. But is the human body up to the challenge......more

2 December 2011 - University of Nottingham athlete named city’s ‘Disabled Sportsperson of the Year’

A season of world championships, gold medals and personal bests has culminated in one of the city’s university students being named Nottingham’s ‘Disabled Sportsperson of the Year’......more

1 December 2011 - University of Nottingham student in prestigious political posters exhibition

A politics student at The University of Nottingham has curated a prestigious new exhibition at the People’s History Museum in Manchester......more


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