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December 2009



23 December 2009 - Lights! Camera! Friction!
With a General Election around the corner, politicians have found out what we really think of them......more

23 December 2009 - Government’s top scientist visits University of Nottingham
The Government’s Chief Scientific Adviser visited The University of Nottingham to find out about the world-leading research taking place on campus......more

22 December 2009 - Help is out there — call goes out for tinnitus volunteers
A throbbing hum, a low hiss, a high-pitched whine — for the tinnitus sufferer, these are just some of the sounds that can plague everyday life......more

22 December 2009 - Boost for STEM students at University of Nottingham
New students at The University of Nottingham will benefit from a £3m national scholarship scheme......more

21 December 2009 - Celebration to thank the volunteers who help unravel the mysteries of ageing
For the first time in the UK there are now more people aged over 65 than there are under the age of 18......more

18 December 2009 - Safeguarding children and adults with learning disabilities
Disability hate crime and forced marriages of people with learning disabilities are among the subjects under discussion at a conference today organised by The Ann Craft Trust......more

16 December 2009 - Largest mass extinction linked to 21st century lung cancer epidemic
The geologic conditions that very nearly annihilated life 250 million years ago are still killing people today......more

15 December 2009 - Thank-you for your Big Give
Over £91,000 has been raised by the University of Nottingham through a unique website supported by The Reed Foundation......more

15 December 2009 - First Talent Roadshow of 2010 is in Nottingham – register now to attend
University of Nottingham Vice-Chancellor, Professor David Greenaway, has invited alumni to meet him at the first Talent Roadshow of the New Year to be held on home soil at the University......more



15 December 2009 - Inaugural dinner for the rugby old boys and girls in honour of Vaughan Williams
If you’ve ever pulled on a University rugby shirt and represented Nottingham, you’ll want to be at this event – the very first Nottingham University Rugby Football Club alumni dinner......more

15 December 2009 - Luke aims to conquer the Atlantic in record time
Nottingham alumnus Luke Grose (Management with Chinese Studies 2007) is about to undertake the ultimate test of strength and endurance as he rows a boat across the Atlantic......more

14 December 2009 - Sally is named as Young Woman Engineer of the Year
Nottingham alumna Sally Walters, a senior civil engineer with Pell Frischmann Consulting Engineers in Exeter, has been named Young Woman Engineer of the Year at an awards ceremony held in London......more

14 December 2009 - Winter 2009 — honorary graduates at The University of Nottingham
A distinguished businessman and a gold medal-winning swimmer have been honoured at The University of Nottingham’s winter graduation ceremonies......more

14 December 2009 - The Grand Old Man of Nottinghamshire — examining Gladstone’s county connections
An exhibition examining the connections between the four-times Prime Minister William Gladstone and the county of Nottinghamshire has begun at The University of Nottingham’s Weston Gallery......more

11 December 2009 - University challenge — to build Europe’s most energy efficient home
The University of Nottingham is to represent Britain in an international competition to design, build and test drive Europe’s most attractive, effective, and energy-efficient, zero carbon, solar-powered house......more

10 December 2009 - MRI pioneer awarded Millennium Medal
Sir Peter Mansfield, The University of Nottingham’s Nobel Laureate for Physiology and Medicine, is to be recognised, once again, for his part in one of the most important breakthroughs in medical science......more


9 December 2009 - Lord Dearing Memorial Conference
A major international conference being held at The University of Nottingham will recognise the life and legacy of a man who left an indelible mark on UK higher education — Lord Ron Dearing......more

8 December 2009 - Ruth talks about her new role in BBC drama Small Island
Golden Globe-nominated actress and Nottingham alumna Ruth Wilson is currently starring in the BBC One drama of Andrea Levy’s best selling novel Small Island......more

7 December 2009 - University hosts BBC climate debate
World-leading China experts will join the BBC’s Chinese Service for a landmark web and broadcast debate on climate change at The University of Nottingham to coincide with the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen on December 7th 2009......more

4 December - Coffee with sugar
Four students from The University of Nottingham’s School of Economics found themselves invited for coffee with Apprentice boss Sir Alan Sugar when they attended a public lecture by the Trade Minister, Lord Mervyn Davies....more

3 December 2009 - Online lecture downloads hit a quarter of a million
A computer science textbook from The University of Nottingham has been turned into a hugely popular online lecture series that has exceeded 250,000 downloads in its first five weeks......more

2 December 2009 - Lion City hosts an alumni gathering
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Raffles Avenue was the venue for a gathering of Nottingham alumni in Singapore on 26th October......more

1 December 2009 - FRAME’s anniversary

A charity with close links to The University of Nottingham celebrated its 40th anniversary with a symposium at the Royal Society in London......more


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