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July 2012


31 July 2012 - John Williams’ memories of Toad of Toad Hall – Dramsoc 1953
The recent New Theatre Showcase at The University of Nottingham brought back wonderful memories for English graduate John Williams, now 81 ......more

30 July 2012 - Medics answer Olympic call-up
Athletes, staff and the general public will be in good hands during the Olympic and Paralympic Games. ......more

27 July 2012 - Road-mapping the Asian Brain
Scientists at The University of Nottingham are leading research that will develop the world’s first ‘atlas’ of the Asian brain. ......more

26 July 2012 - Does loud music wreck your hearing?

Loud music damages your hearing — a warning that we’re used to taking as fact. But surprisingly, little research has actually been done into how sustained exposure to loud music affects our hearing in the long term, and the results we do have are far from conclusive. ......more

24 July 2012 - Mike Dilger’s My Garden and Other Animals out now !
BBC One Show broadcaster, naturalist and University of Nottingham alumnus Mike Dilger (Botany 1988) has just brought out his latest book. / ......more 

20 July 2012 - Vice-Chancellor honoured for outstanding contribution to Higher Education
Professor David Greenaway, Vice-Chancellor of The University of Nottingham, has received an Honorary Fellowship in recognition of his outstanding contribution to Higher Education from his alma mater Liverpool John Moores University......more

20 July 2012 - China delegation tackles land, sea, air transport challenges
More than 30 engineering experts from The University of Nottingham have been in China for meetings with companies and research establishments to discuss applying their expertise to aerospace, marine engineering, transport logistics, renewable energy and coastal engineering......more

19 July 2012 Four alumni among the University's 2012 Honorary graduates 
The University has conferred honorary degrees on 12 people in recognition of their exceptional achievements in the arts, academia, business, public service, sport, charity and the community......more

18 July 2012 - Johny be good

Four years after he was denied a place at the Beijing Olympics University of Nottingham alumnus Johny Akinyemi (Philosophy/Theology 2010) has been selected to represent Team Nigeria in London later this month......more
18 July 2012 - Pedal power set to widen access to education – and you can join in too
Twelve members of staff from The University of Nottingham, led by Vice-Chancellor David Greenaway, are to go the extra mile — or 1,100 extra miles to be precise — to help students from disadvantaged backgrounds......more

17 July 2012 - Top students recognised at Academy Excellence Awards
Outstanding students from across the country were recognised at the Academy Excellence Awards, sponsored by the David Ross Foundation and held at The University of Nottingham......more

16 July 2012 - Fine Art graduates join together to promote their work
A group of 13 East Midlands-based artists have formed a collective so that they can exhibit and work together on projects......more

16 July 2012 - The ultimate road-trip
Twenty-four year old student, Ahmad Mashadani has ended his study aboard placement in memorable style, after embarking on a 20,000km road trip on the back of his trustee 110cc scooter......more

13 July 2012 - In his father’s footsteps
Senior Counsel Vinodh Coomaraswamy (Law 1990) has been appointed a Judicial Commissioner of the High Court of Singapore......more

12 July 2012 - Olympia at Broadway — a rare treat for cinema-goers
Nottingham’s Broadway cinema is giving film fans the rare opportunity to see Leni Riefenstahl’s Olympia, commissioned by Hitler to document the 1936 Berlin Olympics......more

12 July 2012 - Bright Journals provides vital support for budding medical students
Donations collected from alumni and friends and distributed through the University’s Cascade fund have been able to support a student led e-mentoring scheme over the past academic year run by Nottingham medical students......more

11 July 2012 - World record for rowers who generated enough electricity to power a house for a day
It is official! The University of Nottingham has set a new Guinness World Record for the most electrical energy generated by indoor rowers in 24 hours.....more

10 July 2012 - County netballers are absolutely grand
Members of the Nottingham County Netball Association have raised more than £1,000 for the Children’s Brain Tumour Research Centre at The University of Nottingham......more

9 July 2012 - Alumna appointed as the new Dean of York
University of Nottingham alumna The Very Reverend Vivienne Faull (Theology 1981) has been appointed as the new Dean of York, one of the most senior and prestigio8us Deaneries in the Church of England......more

9 July 2012 - Nottingham plays key role in sequencing the tomato genome
A plant scientist from The University of Nottingham has played a key role in the sequencing of the tomato genome......more

6 July 2012‘How-to’ video tutorials could boost hearing aid use, say researchers
The main barriers to hearing aid use are being addressed by experts in Nottingham as part of an innovative research project. / ......more

5 July 2012 - Famous medieval service book returned to Wollaton church in virtual form
A rare medieval service book is being unveiled in ‘virtual form’ in the Nottingham parish church where it was used during the fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries......more

4 July 2012 - Debut single coming up for Gina and the Virgin Soldiers
University of Nottingham alumna Gina Georghiou (English Studies and Theology 2011) is set for a busy summer releasing a single and supporting some of the biggest names in the music industry. / ......more

4 July 2012 - Greenways hosts the Greenaways
After more than 25 years of tender, loving care and toil, a garden in Tollerton opened its front gate for a special one-off event at the weekend......more

3 July 2012 - Tracking endangered elephants with satellite technology
A hundred years ago wild elephants on the Malay Peninsular could be counted in their thousands — now there are less than 1500......more

2 July 2012 - University of Nottingham to house world’s first liquid X-ray machine
The University of Nottingham will be the base for the world’s first Liquid Phase Photoelectron Spectroscopy (LiPPS) machine......more

2 July 2012 - University celebrates three birthday honours

Judie Newman, Professor of American Studies, is one of three Queen’s Birthday Honours being celebrated by The University of Nottingham. / ......more 


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