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Viking DNA expert leads longboat raid to Norway

2013-06-25 :: debs.storey@nottingham.ac.uk (The University of Nottingham)

A 54-strong 'Viking Navy' led by a University of Nottingham scientist and Viking expert has just returned from an unusual expedition to Norway, to row the largest replica Viking longship ever built.

Professor Stephen Harding and his crew of Viking enthusiasts from the Wirral and East Midlands were invited by the Norwegians to test the new 70 ton Dragon Harald Fairhair, a 114 foot hand-built oak longship named after the king who unified Norway in the late 9th century.

The Dragon longship has taken two years to build in a warehouse at Haugesund on the western Fjords. The boat's 82 foot mast is hewn from a single German oak and the sail is made from 3,200 square feet of red silk.

The Dragon is based on the late-Viking Age 'Leidang' ships of the Norse Sagas, which continued to be used in Norway into the early Medieval period.

Professor Harding's crew are being recruited to row the Dragon again when it sails to the UK next year.

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Gold at Chelsea for The University of Nottingham

2013-06-14 :: debs.storey@nottingham.ac.uk (The University of Nottingham)

The University of Nottingham won the RHS Best Environment Exhibit Award at the 100th Chelsea Flower Show for its stand highlighting the challenges of global food security. In the words of Alan Titchmarsh: "Gardening isn't just about weeding and mowing and getting wet in winter. It is about research and making sure we have enough to eat."

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Christine Ennew ushers in new era in Malaysia

2013-05-10 :: debs.storey@nottingham.ac.uk (The University of Nottingham)

Thirteen years since she was instrumental in setting up The University of Nottingham's Malaysia Campus, Professor Christine Ennew returns full-time to a country she loves, to take up the helm as CEO and Provost at UNMC.

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An interview with our Chancellor Sir Andrew Witty

2013-03-13 :: debs.storey@nottingham.ac.uk (The University of Nottingham)

On the 12 March 2013 Sir Andrew Witty was officially installed as the new Chancellor of The University of Nottingham. In this video we find out about his time at the University, his career and what he plans to do in his new role

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Sir Peter Mansfield talks about the development of MRI

2013-02-08 :: debs.storey@nottingham.ac.uk (The University of Nottingham)

At the age of 15 he was told he didn't have the qualifications to become a scientist. Today Sir Peter Mansfield, from The University of Nottingham, holds a Nobel Prize for Physiology and Medicine for his role in the development of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) - an honour he shared with Paul Lauterbur.…

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Schmallenberg virus — a 'grim' picture for 2013

2013-02-08 :: debs.storey@nottingham.ac.uk (The University of Nottingham)

Researchers at The University of Nottingham say Schmallenberg Virus - which causes deformities and neurological defects in unborn lambs and calves - has made a grim return this year.…

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Clinical trial shows IUD is best treatment for heavy periods

2013-02-08 :: debs.storey@nottingham.ac.uk (The University of Nottingham)

The hormone-releasing Mirena coil intrauterine device (IUD) is a better treatment for heavy menstrual periods than other conventional medical approaches, according to results of a major clinical trial led by scientists from the Universities of Nottingham and Birmingham.

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Campus Tour - Sutton Bonington

2013-01-18 :: debs.storey@nottingham.ac.uk (The University of Nottingham)

Take a tour of our Sutton Bonington campus.

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Campus Tour - Jubilee

2012-11-30 :: debs.storey@nottingham.ac.uk (The University of Nottingham)

Take a tour of our Jubilee campus.…

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Quentin Willson visits The University of Nottingham to refuel hydrogen car

2012-11-13 :: debs.storey@nottingham.ac.uk (The University of Nottingham)

TV presenter and motoring expert Quentin Willson visited The University of Nottingham to film part of a short film put together by ITM Power about their Ecoisland project.…

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Scholarships and Bursaries

2012-11-13 :: debs.storey@nottingham.ac.uk (The University of Nottingham)

A university education and an enriching student experience should not be limited by financial constraints.…

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Carbon Capture and Storage

2012-11-13 :: debs.storey@nottingham.ac.uk (The University of Nottingham)

Fossil fuel power stations and other industrial sources account for more than 65% of global CO2 emissions.…

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Global Food Security

2012-11-13 :: debs.storey@nottingham.ac.uk (The University of Nottingham)

The University of Nottingham understands the diversity of factors that contribute to making food security one of the most important global issues today.…

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12,000 Miles to University on the back of a moped

2012-11-13 :: debs.storey@nottingham.ac.uk (The University of Nottingham)

Ahmed Mashadani rode from the University of Nottingham Malaysia campus to Nottingham UK in the summer holidays, in order to raise money for the Red Cross.…

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Saul Stollery - International Studies with Chinese

2012-11-13 :: debs.storey@nottingham.ac.uk (The University of Nottingham)

Saul describes his experience as a scholarship student at The University of Nottingham China Campus.…

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Two university students signed by Nottingham Rugby

2012-11-13 :: debs.storey@nottingham.ac.uk (The University of Nottingham)

Two University of Nottingham students have been signed by Nottingham Rugby after they were spotted by a scout whilst playing for The University of Nottingham.…

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Study What You Love - Arts Courses

2012-11-13 :: debs.storey@nottingham.ac.uk (The University of Nottingham)

Employers talk about the skills Arts students can gain from studying a subject that they love and how these can benefit them in the future.…

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University Park Campus Tour

2012-10-12 :: debs.storey@nottingham.ac.uk (The University of Nottingham)

Students from The University of Nottingham give a tour of our University Park campus.…

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Welcome to The University of Nottingham

2012-10-12 :: debs.storey@nottingham.ac.uk (The University of Nottingham)

An overview of what students can expect to find and experience at the university.

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Pain and Arthritis

2012-10-12 :: debs.storey@nottingham.ac.uk (The University of Nottingham)

Millions of people in the UK live with chronic pain every day. Will you help relieve the crippling pain of arthritis sufferers?

People with arthritis live with severe pain. Even just getting dressed can be an agonising ordeal. Yet we are still not sure how to manage it. Arthritis affects young and old alike. Joint replacement surgery can provide relief, but 15% of patients report persistent pain even after their operations.

Our ageing population and rising obesity will see an increase in arthritis over the next 10 to 20 years. The need to better understand arthritis and improve the lives of people who suffer from it has never been more urgent

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Recycling carbon fibre composites from aircraft

2012-10-12 :: debs.storey@nottingham.ac.uk (The University of Nottingham)

In desert 'aircraft graveyards', where retired planes often go when flight service ends, good parts are removed and sold and many materials are recycled. Increasingly popular strong, light carbon fibre composites (or carbon fibre reinforced plastics) were once too difficult to recycle, so went to landfill.

In the past decade, researchers at Nottingham led by Dr Steve Pickering have developed ways to recycle carbon fibre composites. They have worked with Boeing since 2006. Now Boeing plans to invest

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MRI and the Developing Brain

2012-10-05 :: debs.storey@nottingham.ac.uk (The University of Nottingham)

One in five children will suffer from a mental health disorder.

Will you help improve quality of life for children with mental health problems?

http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/impactcampaig

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Nottingham is awarded Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education

2012-10-05 :: debs.storey@nottingham.ac.uk (The University of Nottingham)

The University was awarded a Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education, for its research on Global Food Security — which includes everything from growing more crops with less fertiliser, to improving the nutrition, safety and taste of food on the plate. This video shows the formal presentation which took place at Buckingham Palace in February 2012, when Her Majesty The Queen presented the award to Professor David Greenaway, Vice-Chancellor of The University of Nottingham, and Professor Katherine Smart, SABMiller Professor of Brewing Science and Head of the School of Biosciences.…

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Nottingham Potential

2012-09-28 :: debs.storey@nottingham.ac.uk (The University of Nottingham)

With the support of philanthropists who share the University's ethos and ambition, the opportunities within Nottingham Potential will be expanded to benefit even more young people within our local communities.…

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England Hockey Player Ben Arnold

2012-09-28 :: debs.storey@nottingham.ac.uk (The University of Nottingham)

Ben explains how he has been supported playing hockey alongside studying at the University of Nottingham.…

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Lakeside Arts Centre

2012-09-21 :: debs.storey@nottingham.ac.uk (The University of Nottingham)

Lakeside is the University of Nottingham's unique public arts centre and museum presenting an eclectic programme of music, dance, theatre, visual art and family events all year round.…

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Nottingham - life in the city

2012-09-21 :: debs.storey@nottingham.ac.uk (The University of Nottingham)

Have a look at just some of the things that make Nottingham great and find out what our students love about the city.…

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Jon McGregor joins the University as Professor of Creative Writing

2012-09-17 :: debs.storey@nottingham.ac.uk (The University of Nottingham)

Jon McGregor, winner of the world's biggest book prize, talks about his writing, his new role in the School of English and his mission to create a new type of literary journal which will cross the divide between academia and the world of writers.…

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The-Nottingham-Life-Cycle-2-Day-10

2012-09-07 :: anne.smart@nottingham.ac.uk (The University of Nottingham)

Highlights from day 10 of the Nottingham Life Cycle 2 - Lincoln to Nottingham. The riders are joined by members of the public and arrive at University Park for a community event for family, friends and supporters.

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The Nottingham Life Cycle 2 Day 1

2012-08-30 :: anne.smart@nottingham.ac.uk (The University of Nottingham)

On day 1 the 12 Nottingham Life Cycle 2 riders cycled 58 miles from Cape Wrath to Inchnadamph. Watch these video highlights to see how they got on.

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The-Nottingham-Life-Cycle-2-Meet-the-Team

2012-08-30 :: anne.smart@nottingham.ac.uk (The University of Nottingham)

In this video we meet the team taking part in Life Cycle 2. In total they will cycle over 1,100 miles from Cape Wrath, Scotland to Dover on the South-East coast to raise funds to provide opportunities for students who might not otherwise consider higher education as a viable option. 

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Summer Graduation 2012

2012-08-29 :: anne.smart@nottingham.ac.uk (The University of Nottingham)

Graduating from university is a special experience - students, parents and staff talk about their feelings at The University of Nottingham's summer 2012 Graduation.…

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Oscar-winning Hollywood sound designer visits University Film Institute

2012-08-24 :: debs.storey@nottingham.ac.uk (The University of Nottingham)

The University of Nottingham has recruited an Oscar-winning Hollywood sound designer as part of a unique collaboration between the global film industry and pioneering academic researchers.…

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Tracking endangered elephants

2012-08-24 :: debs.storey@nottingham.ac.uk (The University of Nottingham)

An expert in ecology and conservation at The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus is helping the Malaysian Dept of Wildlife and National Parks develop a strategy to protect the country's elephant population.…

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Bioenergy

2012-08-17 :: debs.storey@nottingham.ac.uk (The University of Nottingham)

Fossil fuels provide 95% of the world's total energy, yet are considered to be the largest contributing factor to global warming.

Will you help us to develop sustainable solutions to secure future energy supplies?

http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/impactcampaig

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Honorary Graduates 2012 - June Spencer OBE

2012-08-17 :: debs.storey@nottingham.ac.uk (The University of Nottingham)

In this interview with June Spencer OBE we find out more about her role in 'The Archers' and the poignant moments that will stay with June forever.

June was awarded the degree of Doctor of Letters from the University of Nottingham on 12 July at 11am

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The Search for D H Lawrence

2012-08-10 :: debs.storey@nottingham.ac.uk (The University of Nottingham)

Emeritus Professor John Worthen in conversation with Dr Andrew Harrison, Director of the University of Nottingham's D H Lawrence Research, discusses the question of Lawrence and biography in the context of the Lakeside exhibition 'The Many Lives of D H Lawrence'.…

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Writing the Writer - The Biographer's Story

2012-08-10 :: debs.storey@nottingham.ac.uk (The University of Nottingham)

Emeritus Professor John Worthen is interviewed by Dr Andrew Harrison, Director of the University of Nottingham's D H Lawrence Research, about his work as a biographer of D H Lawrence.…

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Wishing Rebecca Adlington good luck in London 2012

2012-08-02 :: debs.storey@nottingham.ac.uk (The University of Nottingham)

The National Lottery London 2012 hot air balloon came to The University of Nottingham to wish Team GB swimmer Rebecca Adlington good luck.

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MRI Scanner leaves The University of Nottingham for CERN

2012-08-02 :: debs.storey@nottingham.ac.uk (The University of Nottingham)

One of the original MRI scanners, which was at the heart of pioneering research into neurosicence and physiology at The University of Nottingham, is heading for a new life at CERN.

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The University of Nottingham's Torch Relay

2012-08-02 :: debs.storey@nottingham.ac.uk (The University of Nottingham)

In this video we 'tried' to keep up with three of the four Olympic Torchbearers from The University of Nottingham as they carried the torch through the Meadows in Nottingham on 28 June 2012…

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Honorary Graduates 2012 - Desmond Wilson - on Nottingham and Jamaica

2012-08-02 :: debs.storey@nottingham.ac.uk (The University of Nottingham)

Prominent Jamaican citizen Mr Desmond Wilson of Lucea, Hanover, JA has been awarded the honorary degree Doctor of Laws by leading global higher education institution The University of Nottingham at a graduation ceremony in the UK.

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Nottingham plays key role in sequencing the tomato genome

2012-07-03 :: debs.storey@nottingham.ac.uk (The University of Nottingham)

A plant scientist from The University of Nottingham has played a key role in the sequencing of the tomato genome. Professor Graham Seymour, from the School of Biosciences, is among a group of over 300 scientists from 14 countries that has sequenced the genomes of the domesticated tomato and its wild ancestor.

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Perspectives on the Norway Massacre & Breivik Trial Part 1: The context

2012-05-24 :: debs.storey@nottingham.ac.uk (The University of Nottingham)

Dr Matt Goodwin, expert in far right extremism from The University of Nottingham's School of Politics, discusses the context behind the massacre of Norwegian students by Anders Breivik in 2011 and his subsequent trial.…

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Perspectives on the Norway Massacre & Breivik Trial Part 2: The Right Wing Climate in Europe

2012-05-24 :: debs.storey@nottingham.ac.uk (The University of Nottingham)

Dr Matt Goodwin, expert in far right extremism from the University of Nottingham's School of Politics and International Relations, talks about the European context behind the actions and philosophy of Anders Breivik.

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Perspectives on the Norway Massacre & Breivik Trial Part 3: Understanding the extremist

2012-05-24 :: debs.storey@nottingham.ac.uk (The University of Nottingham)

Dr Matt Goodwin, expert in far right extremism from the School of Politics and International Relations, provides more insight and context to the trial of Anders Breivik.

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Recording the history of Southwell Workhouse

2012-04-27 :: debs.storey@nottingham.ac.uk (The University of Nottingham)

Archaeologists from The University of Nottingham have been delving into the history of Southwell Workhouse by carrying out a detailed survey of the buildings.…

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Revolutionising our understanding of Southwell

2012-04-27 :: debs.storey@nottingham.ac.uk (The University of Nottingham)

Archaeologists from The University of Nottingham have been delving into the history of Southwell Workhouse by carrying out a detailed survey of the buildings.…

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Developing Solutions

2012-04-20 :: debs.storey@nottingham.ac.uk (The University of Nottingham)

Developing Solutions is the University's flagship international scholarship programme.

Priority subjects are environment, health, food, science and technology - key areas in the progress of developing countries.

The programme was launched in 2001 to widen access to UK universities for students from developing countries and to promote international transfer of vital skills.

Most existing scholarships provide full or partial tuition fees, but not travel or living expenses. Without further support, the very best students cannot always accept a scholarship.

Find out more about Impact: The Nottingham Campaign

 

Most existing scholarships provide full or partial tuition fees, but not travel or living expenses. Without further support, the very best students cannot always accept a scholarship.Find out more about

 

Most existing scholarships provide full or partial tuition fees, but not travel or living expenses. Without further support, the very best students cannot always accept a scholarship.Find out more about

 

Most existing scholarships provide full or partial tuition fees, but not travel or living expenses. Without further support, the very best students cannot always accept a scholarship.Find out more about…

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Solar Cells

2012-04-20 :: debs.storey@nottingham.ac.uk (The University of Nottingham)

Today's solar cells convert just a third of the sun's energy into electricity.

 

Will you help optimise solar power to secure clean and sustainable energy? 

Find out more about Impact: The Nottingham Campaign

 

 

 

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Inspect-a-Gadget - Gun-a Plug that Hole

2012-04-13 :: debs.storey@nottingham.ac.uk (The University of Nottingham)

John Hemingbrough, of the Environmental Technology Centre, shows us how his gadget can save companies a huge amount of wastage. …

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Our experts make it rain inside Nottingham Contemporary!

2012-04-13 :: debs.storey@nottingham.ac.uk (The University of Nottingham)

It's not every day our experts are asked to make it rain inside an art gallery...but for an installation by Klaus Weber at Nottingham Contemporary the team at the Environmental Technology Centre (ETC) pulled out all the stops. 

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Inspect-a-Gadget - Waste not, Want not!

2012-04-11 :: debs.storey@nottingham.ac.uk (The University of Nottingham)

Gerald Busca, of the Environmental Technology Centre, explains how his gadget can transform biomass waste products from useless to useful.

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The Vaughan Parry Williams Coaching Fund

2012-04-06 :: debs.storey@nottingham.ac.uk (The University of Nottingham)

Sports coaches are the driving force behind sporting success.

Will you help take Nottingham's student sport to new heights?

Find out more about Impact: The Nottingham Campaign

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Stroke Rehabilitation

2012-04-06 :: debs.storey@nottingham.ac.uk (The University of Nottingham)

Will you help stroke survivors and their carers rebuild their lives?

 

A n estimated 15 million people worldwide suffer from strokes each year. Five million will die and another five million will suffer a permanent disability. Strokes cost the NHS £2.8 billion a year.

 

An estimated 15 million people worldwide suffer from strokes each year. Five million will die and another five million will suffer a permanent disability. Strokes cost the NHS £2.8 billion a year.

 

An estimated 15 million people worldwide suffer from strokes each year. Five million will die and another five million will suffer a permanent disability. Strokes cost the NHS £2.8 billion a year.

 

An estimated 15 million people worldwide suffer from strokes each year. Five million will die and another five million will suffer a permanent disability. Strokes cost the NHS £2.8 billion a year.

 

 

Find out more about Impact: The Nottingham Campaign

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Inspect-a-Gadget - Patch the Pink Dog!

2012-03-27 :: debs.storey@nottingham.ac.uk (The University of Nottingham)

Keith Baker from the Environmental Technology Centre talks us through how his gadget was able to sweeten wine without adding sugar and make cat food more palatable for the cats.…

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Inspect-a-Gadget - The Heat is On!

2012-03-27 :: debs.storey@nottingham.ac.uk (The University of Nottingham)

Tony Gospel from the Environmental Technology Centre talks us through various gadgets which monitor heat and how this can help companies save money.

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Inspect-a-Gadget - Use the Gears!

2012-03-27 :: debs.storey@nottingham.ac.uk (The University of Nottingham)

Phill Windsor from the Environmental Technology Centre explains what his gadget has to do with using the gears of a car. …

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Inspect-a-Gadget - Meet the Environmental Technology Team

2012-03-27 :: debs.storey@nottingham.ac.uk (The University of Nottingham)

The team at the Environmental Technology Centre (ETC) work with small to medium scale companies to find solutions to a range of problems which can be solved using clever technology and gadgets.  

In this video we meet the team who will then tell us about specific case studies and how their gadgets were used to solve the problems the companies were facing.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Impact Campaign - Ingenuity

2012-03-06 :: debs.storey@nottingham.ac.uk (The University of Nottingham)

This video introduces the theme of 'Ingenuity' as part of Impact: The Campaign for Nottingham.

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Impact Campaign - Sustainable Futures

2012-03-06 :: debs.storey@nottingham.ac.uk (The University of Nottingham)

This video introduces the theme of 'Sustainable Futures' as part of Impact: The Campaign for Nottingham.

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Impact Campaign - Nurturing Talent

2012-03-06 :: debs.storey@nottingham.ac.uk (The University of Nottingham)

This video introduces the theme of 'Nurturing Talent' as part of Impact: The Campaign for Nottingham.

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Impact Campaign - Health and Well-Being

2012-03-06 :: debs.storey@nottingham.ac.uk (The University of Nottingham)

This video introduces the theme of 'Health and Wellbeing' as part of Impact: The Campaign for Nottingham.

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Impact Campaign - The Nottingham Experience

2012-03-06 :: debs.storey@nottingham.ac.uk (The University of Nottingham)

This video introduces the theme of 'The Nottingham Experience' as part of Impact: The Campaign for Nottingham.

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Impact Campaign - An Introduction

2012-03-06 :: debs.storey@nottingham.ac.uk (The University of Nottingham)

Impact: The Campaign for Nottingham will raise £150 million in philanthropic support across five strategic themes over the next five years.

Our five themes encompass a series of high-impact projects, in the UK, Malaysia and China.

This video introduces the campaign in its entirety.

These projects will have a positive and lasting influence on society and make an impact that will touch generations.

Find out more here http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/impactcampaign/impactcampaign.aspx

 

Find out more here…

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The Salisbury Convention

2012-02-15 :: debs.storey@nottingham.ac.uk (The University of Nottingham)

Dr Mark Stuart explains what the Salisbury Convention means.

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Private Members' Bills

2012-02-15 :: debs.storey@nottingham.ac.uk (The University of Nottingham 2012)

Dr Mark Stuart explains the idea of the private members' bill.

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The Speaker of the House of Commons

2012-02-15 :: debs.storey@nottingham.ac.uk (The University of Nottingham)

Dr Mark Stuart explains the role of the Speaker, and of impartiality in the House of Commons.…

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Prime Minister's Questions

2012-02-15 :: debs.storey@nottingham.ac.uk (The University of Nottingham)

Professor Philip Cowley explains why the PMQs matter.

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Backbench Rebellions

2012-02-15 :: debs.storey@nottingham.ac.uk (The University of Nottingham)

Professor Philip Cowley explains the concept of backbench rebellions.…

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Politics in 60 Seconds

2012-02-10 :: debs.storey@nottingham.ac.uk (The University of Nottingham)

Professor Philip Cowley looks at the question of MPs and representation.…

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Five Years of Summer Scientist Week

2012-01-27 :: debs.storey@nottingham.ac.uk (Debs Storey)

In this video we celebrate the fifth anniversary of the Summer Scientist Week.…

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Wollaton Library Collection Ep.3 Digitisation

2012-01-17 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (Mark Bentley)

In this, the third video in the Wollaton series, Mark Bentley (Scanning Technician, Manuscripts and Special Collections) explains the process of digitising manuscripts and books, both to protect them and to make their contents as widely accessible as possible. 

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Wollaton Library Collection Ep.4: The Manuscripts

2012-01-17 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (Kathryn Summerwill)

In this, the fourth video in the Wollaton series, Kathryn Summerwill (Assistant Archivist) takes you on a tour of the manuscripts and books in the collection and reveals some of their stories. A Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) award enabled Manuscripts and Special Collections to conserve, catalogue and provide access to the remains of the Collection

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Wollaton Library Collection Ep.2: Conservation

2012-01-17 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (Robert Pearce)

In this, the second video in the Wollaton series, Robert Pearce (Conservator) explains the difficulty and importance of preserving these manuscripts and books for the future. A Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) award enabled Manuscripts and Special Collections to conserve, catalogue and provide access to the remains of the Collection. 

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Wollaton Library Collection Ep.1 - Introduction

2012-01-17 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (Dorothy Johnston)

In this video Dr Dorothy Johnston (Keeper of Manuscripts & Special Collections) introduces this project to conserve and make available to the public, some rare items in the Wollaton Library Collection, at The University of Nottingham For more information on the project please visit www.nottingham.ac.uk/mss

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50 year on - Dr Stewart Adams on discovering ibuprofen

2011-12-21 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (The University of Nottingham)

This year is the 50th anniversary of the discovery of ibuprofen - a drug discovered by Dr Stewart Adams at the Boots Nottingham laboratories in 1961. The Nottingham connection is in fact even deeper. Dr Adams studied pharmacology at the University of Nottingham where he graduated in 1945, and where he was subsequently made an honorary D.Sc. In this interview for the BBC, Dr Adams describes how he made the discovery, and what the impact of the drug has been around the world.

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Backstage at the New Theatre: Bed

2011-11-30 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (The University of Nottingham)

This week the New Theatre students are in bed - Jim Cartwright's 'Bed' to be precise. Go backstage as they bring this imaginative play to life.

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Backstage at New Theatre: The Hothouse by Harold Pinter

2011-11-16 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (The University of Nottingham)

This week we're on the set of The Hothouse, by Harold Pinter. For more info on the New Theatre and tickets, please visit www.newtheatre.org.uk…

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Backstage at New Theatre: Look Back in Anger by John Osborne

2011-11-14 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (The University of Nottingham)

This week we're backstage on the set of Look Back in Anger by John Osborne.…

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Young Carers

2011-10-18 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (The University of Nottingham)

In this video, meet Britain's 'invisible army' of young carers and young adult carers. This video is part of the Health and Well-being strand of our Impact campaign. To find out more about this and other projects please visit www.nottingham.ac.uk/impactcampaign

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Impact: The Nottingham Experience - New Theatre

2011-10-18 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (The University of Nottingham)

In this video we go behind the scenes at New Theatre, the only student-run theatre in England. In its 43-year history, it has continually pushed boundaries and nurtured its members’ skills to achieve creative excellence. To find out more about this and other projects please visit www.nottingham.ac.uk/impactcampaign …

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The Nottingham Life Cycle Daily: Did we remember the VC's bike?

2011-08-25 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (The University of Nottingham)

Join our team on their fundraising ride from John O'Groats to Land's End. In this, the first of the Nottingham Life Cycle Daily videos, Gavin Scott makes sure they've packed everything.

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Award winning Politics lecturers

2011-08-22 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (The University of Nottingham)

In this video we meet Drs Sue Pryce and Gulshan Khan, who have both scooped top national teaching awards from the Political Studies Association.…

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Backstage with Gallery 47 at Splendour Music Festival

2011-08-08 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (The University of Nottingham)

Watch Gallery 47 in action at the recent Splendour Music Festival, held at Wollaton Park in Nottingham. Gallery 47 (Jack Peachey) is a recent graduate of the University and a rising star in the music scene. For more information on his music check out www.gallery47official.com

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Kicking homophobia out of football

2011-07-21 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (The University of Nottingham)

In this video we go behind the scenes at the recent Justin Campaign event, hosted at the University, by the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transsexual and Questioning staff network (LGBTQ).

The Justin event is held in memory of Justin Fashanu, a talented, openly gay professional footballer, who committed suicide after being forced out of the game because of his sexuality.

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A bird's-eye-view of our UK campuses

2011-07-14 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (The University of Nottingham)

Get a unique view of our campuses in the latest podcast, in which we take to the skies over University Park, Jubilee Campus and Sutton Bonington.

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Does globalisation still work?

2011-07-05 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (Martin Wolf)

In this podcast, The Financial Times' Chief Economic Editor and Associate Editor Martin Wolf asks whether globalisation still works. We caught up with him ahead of his public lecture at the launch of two university research priority groups (Integrating Global Society and Science, and Technology and Society.

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Colour bathing in the Luminarium

2011-05-31 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (The University of Nottingham)

The Luminarium's back, and you're invited to a sneak peek. This amazing structure, made by Architects of Air is something to see. It's open to the public until Sunday 5 June 2011.

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Philosophy club

2011-05-13 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (The University of Nottingham)

Children should be seen and not heard...but who says? A Philosophy academic is challenging the old adage by teaching primary school children to argue and to think for themselves.

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Student midwives on tour: Tanzania 2011

2011-05-13 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (The University of Nottingham)

Five student midwives put their knowledge to the test when they visited Tanzania as part of their nursing elective in March 2011, thanks to a grant of £7,500 from the University of Nottingham's Annual Fund.

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The day Sir Paul McCartney dropped by unannounced

2011-05-13 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (The University of Nottingham)

In this video former Wings guitarist Henry McCullough returns to The University of Nottingham with the BBC's One Show, nearly 40 years after one of rock's most surprising debut gigs.
Students on campus refused to believe that former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney and his new band Wings had turned up at the Students' Union in an old van to play a gig in the early spring of 1972. 

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Backstage at The New Theatre Ep7: Rope

2011-05-11 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (The University of Nottingham)

In this video we go backstage on the set of 'Rope' by Patrick Hamilton, a thriller later made famous by Alfred Hitchcock.

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New book on the BNP: Not all jobs and houses

2011-04-15 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (Dr Matt Goodwin)

In this podcast Dr Matthew Goodwin, talks about his reasons for writing a book on the BNP, the methodology and what it tells us about the far right and British politics.

Dr Matthew Goodwin is a lecturer in the School of Politics and International Relations, whose forthcoming book, The New British Fascism: Rise of the BNP  , is published by Routledge on May 5th. Follow him on Twitter here.

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Backstage with Alistair McGowan

2011-04-12 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (Alistair McGowan and Clare Foster perform Oleanna at the University)

Backstage visits the set of Oleanna at Lakeside Arts Centre for a chat with the play's stars Alistair McGowan and Clare Foster. Oleanna, which has its run at Lakeside Arts Centre in April is widely regarded as David Mamet's most controversial work. For more info visit www.lakesidearts.org.uk

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China Daily focus on our campus in Ningbo, China

2011-04-08 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (DJ Clark)

In this video Professor Nick Miles, Provost and CEO of the University of Nottingham Ningbo, China, talks to the China Daily about the growth of the University and future plans. Video by DJ Clark.…

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AV much ado about nothing?

2011-04-06 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (The University of Nottingham)

In this podcast Professor Steven Fielding cuts to the heart of the debate and furore surrounding the AV referendum.…

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Backstage at The New Theatre Ep 6: The Lonesome West

2011-03-31 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (The University of Nottingham)

This week we're on the set of the anarchic and hilarious The Lonesome West by Martin McDonagh. The New Theatre is the only student-run theatre company in the UK. www.newtheatre.org.uk…

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Is there a future for trade unions

2011-03-21 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (The University of Nottingham)

In this podcast Professor Andreas Bieler looks ahead to the planned TUC demonstrations against cuts in the public sector, and asks if the unions have a chance of forcing u-turns.…

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Backstage at the New Theatre Ep 4: A View from the Bridge

2011-03-15 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (The University of Nottingham)

This week we visit the set of Arthur Miller's A View from the Bridge. The New Theatre puts on a play each week and is the only student-run theatre company in the UK.…

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Backstage at the New Theatre Ep3: Cradle Me

2011-03-09 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (The University of Nottingham)

This week we're on set with the cast and crew of Cradle Me, by Simon Vinnicombe; running until Saturday 12 March 2011. See www.newtheatre.org.uk for more information.…

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Backstage at the New Theatre: This Wide Night

2011-03-08 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (The University of Nottingham)

Every week, we will take you behind the scenes at the only student run theatre company in the country. The New Theatre presents a new play every week. In this video we go backstage on the set of This Wide Night, by Chloe Moss.…

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Backstage at the New Theatre: After the End

2011-03-08 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (The University of Nottingham)

This week we go backstage on the set of After the End by Dennis Kelly. The New Theatre is the only student run theatre company in the UK.…

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Cracking up: an interview with Alastair Campbell

2011-01-20 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (The University of Nottingham)

In this video podcast meet Alastair Campbell, who visited the University to lend his support to the Institute of Mental Health. As you'll hear, Alastair suffered a breakdown and believes talking about it is the only way to deal with societal attitudes towards those with mental health disorders.

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Wikileaks: Public interest or amusement?

2010-12-03 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (The University of Nottingham)

With more sensitive information expected to be released on Wikileaks, Professor Wyn Rees weighs up whether the damage to international security is as dramatic as some have suggested.…

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RobLambert

2010-11-04 :: lindsay.brooke@nottingham.ac.uk (The University of Nottingham)

Environmental historian Dr Rob Lambert is to feature in a new BBC Four series Birds Britannia.…

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Let's talk about death

2010-11-03 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (The University of Nottingham)

It sounds simple, but as Professor Jane Seymour explains in this podcast, a lack of openness about death impacts on the quality of care provided to the dying and bereaved.


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Shakespeare's lost play

2010-11-02 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (The University of Nottingham)

In this video a literary investigation into the idea of Shakespeare's lost play…

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In search of Tolkien: What's in a name?

2010-11-02 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (The University of Nottingham)

What's in a name? JRR Tolkien, as you'll discover in this video, thought a great deal...

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Welcome to Politics in 60 Seconds

2010-09-22 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (The University of Nottingham)

You can't boil an egg in less than 60 Seconds, so how can you explain a political concept? We challenged our experts to define political concepts in a minute or less.…

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Politics in 60 Seconds: Parliamentary whips

2010-09-22 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (The University of Nottingham)

In this podcast Professor Philip Cowley takes up the 60 second challenge and chooses as his concept Parliamentary whips.…

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Ian Shott: Honorary graduate

2010-09-16 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (The University of Nottingham)

In this video Ian Shott talks about his honorary degree from The University of Nottingham. Ian was the founder, majority owner and CEO of Excelsyn, a fast-growing contract development and manufacturing business, focused on the global pharmaceutical industry …

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Pharmatopia @ Nottingham: Second Life

2010-09-16 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (The University of Nottingham)

Welcome to Pharmatopia @ Nottingham, a dedicated Pharmacy project on the University's Second Life island.…

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Honorary Graduates 2010: Prof Martin Daunton

2010-08-19 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (The University of Nottingham)

In this interview historian Professor Martin Daunton shares his experience of his honorary degree from the University.Professor Daunton is a leading historian of modern Britain, and is credited with having bridged the divide between economics and history in his writing and teaching.

 

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Professor Sebsebe Demissew - Honorary graduate

2010-08-11 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (The University of Nottingham)

In this interview Professor Sebsebe Demissew discusses his life work in Ethiopia and his honorary degree.

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Registrarism Ep 12: NUS League Table?

2010-08-11 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (The University of Nottingham)

In this podcast, the Registrar - Dr Paul Greatrix - looks at reports of a suggestion that the National Union of Students should compile its own universities league table.

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Memory, War and Trauma

2010-08-02 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (The University of Nottingham)

In 'Memory, War and Trauma' health psychologist Dr Nigel Hunt explains the background to his new book, offering a new understanding of the psychological impacts of war.

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England's failure: blame it on the money

2010-07-05 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

What happened to England at the World Cup? Nerves? Lack of motivation, organisation and commitment? Or has money ruined English football irreparably? Dr Wyn Morgan looks at a recent theory laying the blame on Economics.…

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Obama and the media

2010-07-05 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

Why, despite some major political successes is Barack Obama openly attacked in some sections of the US media? Visiting expert Professor David Paletz (from Duke University) chats about this and other topics from his guest lecture on Obama and the media.…

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10 things I hate about you

2010-07-02 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (The University of Nottingham)

Before the election Professor Philip Cowley predicted ten things he would hate about the election's coverage in the media.

In this podcast he goes back to see what he got right, and what he got wrong.

Professor Cowley is Professor of Parliamentary Government in the School of Politics and International Relations.

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Changing the face of war crimes.

2010-05-28 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (Dr Olympia Bejou)

Dr Olympia Bekou, from the School of Law, talks to the UON podcast about her pending trip to the International Criminal Court's review in Uganda, where aggession could be added to the list of crimes it can prosecute.

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Cruel Summer? Global warming in context

2010-05-19 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

 Professor Michèle Clarke

As we head into Summer, there are concerns about a possible repeat of last year's floods in the UK.

In this podcast Professor of Environmental Change, Michèle Clarke, looks at the issue of global warming and questions the wisdom of an alarmist approach to changing people's behaviour, as well as the drawbacks of long range weather forecasts.

More information is available here

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The long hunt

2010-05-19 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

 After more than ten years on the run, suspected war criminal Radovan Karadzic has been arrested in Serbia.

Professor Stefan Wolff weighs up the impact the arrest is likely to have on this region torn apart by one of Europe's bloodiest wars.

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Gaza - between the lines

2010-05-19 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

 In this podcast the war in Gaza between Israel and Hamas draws divided opinion.

Expert in conflict resolution, Professor Stefan Wolff gives his view on the developments in Gaza and his thoughts on prospects for an enduring ceasefire.

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Mind games

2010-05-19 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

 Dr Martin Hagger & Dr Nikos Chatzisarantis

Doing something you don't want to do requires plenty of focus and mental energy, whether it's quitting smoking, studying for an exam or doing a maths problem.

In this podcast psychologists Dr Martin Hagger from The University of Nottingham and Dr Nikos Chatzisarantis from the University of Plymouth, explain why ego-energy is so crucial, and why motivation could work against you.

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Looking back

2010-05-19 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

 In this podcast we hear from two students who are to graduate this Summer. They talk about their time at The University of Nottingham, and pass on some valuable tips for future students.

More information on undergraduate life at the University is available here

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Registrarism Ep.9 - Swine flu

2010-05-19 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

 In this podcast, Dr Paul Greatrix reacts to reports in the media, suggesting universities could cancel Fresher Week in response to Swine Flu.

The Registrar outlines what is being done to mitigate the effects of Swine Flu and why such media reports are anything but helpful.

The Registrarism blog, which comments on a variety of issues in Higher Education, is available at registrarism.wordpress.com

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Registrarism Ep.8, Student induction

2010-05-19 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

 In this podcast, Dr Paul Greatrix looks at the importance of student induction.

He explores what's being done and what opportunities are open to students, and where we can improve further.

The Registrarism blog, which comments on a variety of issues in Higher Education, is available atregistrarism.wordpress.com

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Putting the boot in

2010-05-19 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

 With Real Madrid having just spent £140m on two footballers, questions are again surfacing about the sustainability of football not just in the English Premier League.

Economist Dr Wyn Morgan weighs up the latest deals and assesses the potential damage to the league and football as a whole.

He also looks at the demands that more regulations be put in place to stop the situation spiralling out of control.

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Impact of the budget on HE

2010-05-19 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

 In this podcast, Dr Paul Greatrix reacts to reports of suggestions that the Higher Education sector should make its savings in administration.

Universities minister John Denham recently submitted his recommendations for public finance savings in the sector to Hefce. But what does it mean to HE and is it appropriate?

The Registrarism blog, which comments on a variety of issues in Higher Education, is available atregistrarism.wordpress.com.

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'The Property Neutron Bomb'

2010-05-19 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

 In this podast why the Buy to Let Market will likely survive the financial crisis, but also why the small scale landlord may be destroyed by what Professor Andrew Leyshon refers to as the "Property Neutron Bomb".

Using a football terrace chant about the footballer (and famous buy to let landlord) Robbie Fowler for his title, Professor Leyshon explains his research with Shaun French on the subject and looks to the future of the market.

Andrew Leyshon is Professor of Economic Geography in the School of Geography at the University. This work was recently presented to the Financial Services Research Forum at Nottingham University Business School - a unique combination of financial practitioners and academics.

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Using appropriate technology

2010-05-19 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

 Dr Mike Clifford from the School of Mechanical Materials and Manufacturing Engineeringat the University of Nottingham has been working on simple, appropriate technologies to address some of the problems in the developing world.

In this podcast, Dr. Clifford touches on what “appropriate technology” means and discusses some of the engineering projects they have developed for use in countries such as Tanzania. These projects include energy efficient wood stoves, mechanical devices that work without batteries, sunshine-powered engines and mechanical food processing equipment to name a few.

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Student Life at The University of Nottingham

2010-05-19 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

 Student Podcast

What's it like studying at a leading international university like The University of Nottingham?

In this student podcast you'll discover what makes the experience so memorable, and pick up a few tips for settling in and making the most of your time here.

For more information visit http://www.nottingham.ac.uk

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Northern Ireland to Iraq: Valuable Lessons

2010-05-19 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

 Professor Stefan Wolff

Could the experiences of Northern Ireland help conflict zones like Iraq and Afghanistan?

Professor Stefan Wolff looks back at the Good Friday Agreement, and the lessons that have come out of the peace process in Northern Ireland

A press release is available here:

http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/public-affairs/press-releases/index.phtml?menu=pressreleases&code=FROM-75/08&create_date=08-apr-2008

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Bomber's Moon

2010-05-19 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

Acclaimed writer William Ivory talks about his new play at the Lakeside Arts Centre: 'Bomber's Moon'.

Bomber's Moon is a love story told through the eyes of Jimmy, an ex-RAF Gunner and his carer David. William reflects candidly on the real life influences of his father on the story, himself a navigator on bombing raids over Germany during World War II.

 

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Engagement in e-learning

2010-05-19 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

 Dr. Cynthia White is a Professor of Applied Linguistics at Massey University in New Zealand where one of her research interests is Distance education and online learning.  In this talk to the e-learning community at Nottingham, Dr White discusses tools and techniques that help teachers, tutors and managers with traditional teaching backgrounds come to grips with e-learning.

Dr White also discusses how virtual learning environments have solved many of the problems that have plagued distance education since its inception.  Problems like interactivity, student isolation and reduced learning opportunities.

Dr. White also touches on a new collaborative project she’s doing with staff at Nottingham to explore the challenges facing Chinese students and teachers at the University of Nottingham’s Ningbo campus.

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A Year in Focus - Assessing Gordon Brown Part 3

2010-05-19 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

 Steven Fielding

In this podcast Doctor Steven Fielding takes a look back at Gordon Brown's first half-term in office.

In the third and final part of this podcast Doctor Fielding looks ahead to 2008 and what political issues could possibly dominate in the New Year.

Doctor Fielding works in the University's School of Politics and International Relations. He is an expert in British Politics and Political History as well as the Labour Party and the representations of politics and politicians in films, TV and popular culture.

Parts 1 and 2 of this podcast are also available from the University of Nottingham podcast website.

For more information visit: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/politics

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A Year in Focus - Assessing Gordon Brown Part 2

2010-05-19 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

 Steven Fielding

In this podcast Doctor Steven Fielding takes a look back at Gordon Brown's first half-term in office.

In Part 2, Doctor Fielding looks at the election that never was and the fallout for the Prime Minister and his cabinet. He also considers the impact of the funding crisis.

Doctor Fielding works in the University's School of Politics and International Relations. He is an expert in British Politics and Political History as well as the Labour Party and the representations of politics and politicians in films, TV and popular culture.

Parts 1 and 3 of this podcast are also available from the University of Nottingham podcast website.

For more information visit: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/politics

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Reaching Out

2010-05-19 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

 Sharon Clancy and Lucie Smethurst

The University has an award winning volunteering scheme, which enables staff and students to get involved in a wide range of projects.

In this podcast Sharon Clancy from Active Communities, and Lucie Smethurst from Widening Participation guide you through what's on offer and how you can get involved.

For more information please visit:

Active Communities:

Schools Liaison and Events Team

Widening Participation:

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Dressed for Success

2010-05-19 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

 Ron Benson

At the age of 91, most people will already have been taking things easy for a number of years. Not so for the man responsible for robing graduates at the University of Nottingham – at 91 he’s just beginning his retirement!

In his 27 years service to the University, Arthur Roland Benson (known to all as Ron) has robed such distinguished honorary graduates as Sir David Attenborough, Peter Snow and Delia Smith.

Ron was presented with a special gift during the final day of Winter Graduation by Vice Chancellor Professor Sir Colin Campbell. We caught up with him after the ceremony.

Ron starts this podcast off by explaining how - a week after his first retirement in 1980 - he came to be at The University of Nottingham in the first place…

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Kosovo in Focus

2010-05-19 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

 Professor Stefan Wolff

Kosovo's expected declaration of independence from Serbia is a move which could have regional and global ramifications.

Ahead of his trip to Belgrade, Professor Stefan Wolff took some time out to look at the issue in perspective.

Professor Wolff is the Director of the Centre for International Crisis Management and Conflict Resolution in the School of Politics and International Relations.

For more information please visit:

http://www.stefanwolff.com

http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/politics

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Lessons in Learning

2010-05-19 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

 Professor Simon McGrath

Are current approaches to education and development fit for purpose? In his inaugural lecture, Professor Simon McGrath argues that current official policies to education and development are over-simplistic and over-ambitious.

After 20 years of work in Africa, he concludes that developing appropriate approaches for a critical dialogue with those in poverty is preferable to responses based on charitable giving or international targets.

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Safe water? Lessons from Kazakhstan

2010-05-19 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

 Professor Sarah O'Hara

Despite global efforts to improve access to safe water and sanitation, a report co-authored by an expert at The University of Nottingham, argues that much more needs to be done.

Professor Sarah O'Hara explains why, in countries like Kazakhstan, the UN's definition of safe water should be reviewed.

For more information visit:

http://www.iwaponline.com/wp/01001/wp010010001.htm

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Speaking for Islam

2010-05-19 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

 Professor John Esposito

This week’s podcast features an exclusive interview with one of the world’s leading experts on Islam and its relationship with the West.

Professor John Esposito, Professor of Religion and International Affairs and Professor of Islamic Studies at Georgetown University in Washington DC, visited The University of Nottingham to deliver the Firth lectures in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies.

Professor Esposito has co-authored Who Speaks for Islam? What a Billion Muslims Really Think.

For more information please visithttp://www.nottingham.ac.uk/theology/index.php

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Inside Employment

2010-05-19 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

 Debra Henson

The University of Nottingham offers a wide range of support services for students, including the dedicated Centre for Career Development. Careers advisor Debra Henson talks about a brand new programme which brings together students and major companies.

For more information please visit:http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/careers/students/index.php

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Sharia Law - the heart of the debate

2010-05-19 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

 Professor Hugh Goddard

Why does it seem impossible to have a rational public debate on the relationship between the West and the Islamic world?

Professor Hugh Goddard answers this question as he reflects on 24 years as Professor of Christian Muslim Relations at The University of Nottingham.

For more information please visit:

http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/theology/index.php

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Deliver us from Evil

2010-05-19 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

 Dr Richard H. Bell

The Catholic Church has approved plans for an exorcism centre in Poland, where there are more than 50 exorcists working. But as Dr Richard Bell explains - exorcisms are more common than we might like to think and much closer to home.

Dr Bell is the author of Deliver us from Evil and works in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at the University.

For more information please visit:http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/theology/lookup/lookup_role.php?id=NTEzNjgx&page_var=personal

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A portrait of Alan Sillitoe

2010-05-19 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

 In this video Dr Edward Sellman, a lecturer in Education, talks about meeting and painting the late Alan Sillitoe.

The famous Nottingham author recently passed away at the age of 82. His most famous work was the novel 'Saturday Night and Sunday Morning.'

In this video Dr Sellman explains how he came to meet the great writer and how the idea for the portrait came about.

 

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Gordon Brown's election pledges

2010-05-19 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

 In this video Professor Paul Heywood analyses the Labour Party's election pledges, announced by Gordon Brown at a recent visit to The University of Nottingham.

Visiting the University's Jubilee Campus on Saturday, March 27th, Gordon Brown pledged to secure the nation's economic recovery, raise family living standards, build a high-tech knowledge economy, protect frontline services and strengthen fairness in communities.

In a speech to party activists and prospective parliamentary candidates, Mr Brown also acknowledged Labour's position in the opinion polls as all the main parties gear up for a General Election widely predicted to take place on May 6th.

 

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Challenges to the Absolute Prohibition of Torture

2010-05-19 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

 Professor Manfred Nowak, UN Special Rapporteur on Torture, delivered the Second Annual Paragon Human Rights Lecture, held each year to mark International Human Rights Day.  He spoke about the current challenges facing the absolute prohibition of torture, particularly with respect to the ‘War on Terror’.

Professor Nowak outlined definitions of torture, highlighting the prohibition of torture as an absolute and non-derogable right in international law.  He explained that the ‘War on Terror’ after 11 September 2001 had led to increased political willingness to question the absoluteness of the prohibition of torture in the face of threats posed by international terrorism. The prohibition against torture was in danger of being eroded in a number of different ways including narrowing of the definition of torture, outsourcing of torture to third parties and sending terrorist suspects to countries where there was a likelihood that torture would be used in interrogation. Professor Nowak observed that these erosions were often led by the US as well as some other Western States and that they were having a negative effect on the absolute prohibition of torture in all countries worldwide. But he did see grounds for optimism in the domestic and international opposition currently faced by the US administration in its handling of Guantanamo Bay and other aspects of the ‘War on Terror’, which it was hoped would lead to US policy change sooner rather than later.

The annual Paragon Lecture is co-hosted by The University of Nottingham Human Rights Law Centre and Paragon Law, a local law firm based at Broad Street, Nottingham, which specialises in human rights-related cases. It is an opportunity for the leaders of the global human rights movement to address the key issues of the day. The lecture will be held each year to mark International Human Rights Day on 10 December.

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Special Focus on Special Needs

2010-05-19 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

 Edward Sellman

Placing research at the heart of the school environment – that’s the idea behind a major research centre on special needs.

Experts from the University, Nottingham Trent University and professionals from schools, services and other groups around the city have formed a network to make this a reality

In this Podcast Dr Edward Sellman, from the University’s School of Education, talks about the research challenges which lay ahead.

For more information visit:http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/education/contact/staffatoz_1.php?id=ODA3MDMy&page_var=personal

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Sound Advice

2010-05-19 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

 Rosemary Gibson

Studying abroad can be one of the most challenging and rewarding experiences, as record numbers of international students are discovering at The University of Nottingham.

At the University you will get a truly world class education, in a culturally diverse environment, but where do you start?

In this podcast International Officer Rosemary Gibson from Student Support, offers some valuable tips about making that decision.

For more information please visit: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/international

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Portishead and Purple Haze in Portland

2010-05-19 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

  Dr Kim Elliott

Forty four years ago, the student-led CD and Record Library opened its doors to staff and students at the University of Nottingham. It started out life as a jazz library but has since grown to boast a collection of more than 12,000 albums in all sorts of genres.

It's thought to be the biggest university library of its kind in the country.

One of its longest running members is Dr Kim Elliott from the School of Civil Engineering. In this University of Nottingham podcast, he recalls the changes over the past 23 years and why, even in a library of this size, even Barbara Streisand can find a home.

You can also read about this story in the University's magazine Exchange at:http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/shared/shared_exchange/pdf/jan08_full.pdf

For more information visit: http://www.nurl.co.uk/

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Touchdown

2010-05-19 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

 Dr Janet Folkes

Fresh from its successful maiden flight, the University of Nottingham hot air balloon made its debut appearance at University Park campus this week.

Pilot Dr Janet Folkes was on hand to talk about the the inaugural flight over the Swiss Alps and future plans for the balloon, which include the Great Wall of China.

Dr Folkes is from the School of Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering.

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The philosophy of flirting

2010-05-19 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

 Dr Caroline Jenkins

Philosophers Dr Carrie Jenkins and Professor Daniel Nolan are partners but when it comes to the philosophy of flirting they’re on either side of the fence.

In this podcast Dr Jenkins sets out to explain her position and why she believes she’s right.

For more information please visit:

http://www.longwordsbotherme.blogspot.com

http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/philosophy/staff/jenkins/flirtingfinal.pdf

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Cannabis in Research

2010-05-19 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

 Dr Stephen Alexander - Associate Professor in Molecular Pharmacology in  the School of Biomedical Sciences

Dr Stephen Alexander has recorded the first podcast for the British Journal of Pharmacology. In this podcast Dr Alexander delves into the depths of cannabis research to find out how future medications might benefit from current work on this exciting topic.

For more information please visit:http://www.nature.com/bjp/journal/v152/n5/index.html

http://www.nature.com/bjp/journal/v153/n2/index.html

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Blood and Thunder Part 2

2010-05-19 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

 Dr Lynn Fotheringham

Were the Spartans the original blueprint for comic Super Heroes? Lecturer in Classics, Dr Lynn Fotheringham, answers the question as she continues her look at the film ‘300’ and its impact on the field of Classics.

Part 1 of this podcast is also available at www.nottingham.ac.uk/podcasts.

For more information on the Department of Classics at The University of Nottingham visit:www.nottingham.ac.uk/podcasts

For more information please visit the Department of Classics website at:www.nottingham.ac.uk/classics

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Blood and Thunder Part 1

2010-05-19 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

 Dr Lynn Fotheringham

The blockbuster film 300, based on Frank Miller’s cult comics, brings the legendary Spartans to spectacular and bloody life, in particular the heroic final stand of the 300 Spartans against the Persians at Thermopylae.

In this podcast Lecturer in Classics at the University, Dr Lynn Fotheringham, offers a unique insight into the Spartans as depicted in the film and the bestselling novel ‘Gates of Fire’.

Part 2 of this podcast is also available at www.nottingham.ac.uk/podcasts

For more information please visit the Department of Classics website at:www.nottingham.ac.uk/classics

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Boxed Out

2010-05-19 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

Professor Roberta Pearson and Elizabeth Evans

This podcast with Professor Roberta Pearson and Elizabeth Evans from the Institute of Film and Television Studies shatters the idea that TV is bad for you.

They have just completed a report for the Royal National Institute of Blind People on the quality and quantity of Audio Description for the visually impaired.

In this podcast you’ll hear what they discovered.

For more information please visit : http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/film/index.php

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A lot of hot air

2010-05-19 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

 In this video, filmmaker in residence for Nottingham Science City, Brady Haran, gets behind the scenes on a BBC shoot at University Park.

He captures the debut appearance of the University of Nottingham hot air balloon on British soil, piloted by Dr Janet Folkes.

For more of Brady's acclaimed videos on the balloon visit:http://www.test-tube.org.uk/morestuff/balloon_index.htm

http://www.test-tube.org.uk

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A Question of Sport

2010-05-19 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

 Nigel Mayglothling

The brand new sports centre at the University's Sutton Bonington campus is now open.

The £2.4 million centre has facilities for squash and gym as well as an impressive new sports hall.

In this podcast, Assistant Director of Physical Recreation and Sport - Nigel Mayglothling - talks through the new facilities, and about how at the University it's easy to keep active.

For more information please visit www.nottingham.ac.uk/sport

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Changing climate - where energy and global warming meet

2010-05-19 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

This podcast comes from the frontline of the campaign against global warming. National Geographic is the foremost conservation organisation.Executive Editor, Dennis Dimick was at the University for a a sweeping visual journey and in-depth report.

 

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'Shrinking' the economy

2010-05-19 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

 In this podcast Dr Robert Hoffmann talks about how important psychology is to business and asks if we have talked ourselves into recession.

Dr Hoffmann is a member of the International Centre for Behavioural Business Research (ICBBR) within the Nottingham University Business School(NUBS). The centre has also recently opened a new extension at The University of Nottingham, Ningbo China.

The centre's research brings together a range of experts who share an interest in studying decision-making in economic and business contexts, in particular using theories and methods from management, economics and psychology.

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Registrarism Ep.2 - positively accountable

2010-05-19 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

 In this podcast, Dr Paul Greatrix looks at the cost of positive accountability and hefce claims that the cost is being cut year on year.

You'll hear what that means in real terms and whether the lower cost equates to less regulation.

The Registrarism blog, which comments on a variety of issues in Higher Education, is available atregistrarism.wordpress.com

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Northern Ireland - return to violence?

2010-05-19 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

 Reflecting on the recent killings of soldiers and a policeman in Northern Ireland, Professor Stefan Wolff assesses the fallout.

He breaks down the Republican dissident groups - the Continuity and Real IRA - who have separately claimed responsiblity for the killings, their possible motives and what this will mean for the future of the Northern Ireland peace agreement.

Professor Wolff is Professor of Political Science in the School of Politics and International Relations and Director of the Centre for International Crisis Managementand Conflict Resolution.

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60 remarkable years

2010-05-19 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

 The UK's tallest free standing work of art - Aspire - has been officially unveiled at a civic ceremony at The University of Nottingham.

The 60 metre tall sculpture was commissioned as part of the 60th anniversary celebrations of the University being awarded the Royal Charter.

This specially commissioned film traces historic milestones from the past sixty years at the University, and charts its continued growth as a truly global institution.

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Making history

2010-05-19 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

 In this podcast we meet the man responsible for the discovery of one of the world's biggest selling painkillers, Ibuprofen.

Dr Stewart Adams, a University of Nottingham alumnus, talks about how his original search for a cure for rheumatoid arthritis led to the discovery of Ibuprofen, and how years of painstaking research were rewarded with one of the world's most significant pharmacological finds.

Dr Adams was recently made an honorary graduate of the University for his remarkable work and dedication.

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Living in an era of global terror

2010-05-19 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

 Professor Richard Aldrich

In this podcast, Professor Richard Aldrich from the School of Politics and International Relations, discusses the impact of globalisation, the opportunities this affords to global terrorists and the challenges faced by the intelligence services.

Globalisation has led to a free flow of money, people and ideas, which has benefited many people in the West in recent years and enhanced our standard of living, but the price paid is a reduction in security. As we see a shift towards a de-regulated global economy, with states removing controls over their borders, how does a state maintain its security? This has led to an increase in intelligence led activities and increasing expectations upon them.

In addition, Professor Aldrich discusses how mass communication has magnified the influence of terrorists and increased the problems faced by the security services. Finally, Professor Aldrich also discusses the challenges faced by the state in balancing our security, liberty and luxury. Are our civil liberties at risk?

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The Human Adaptation for Culture

2010-05-19 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

 Professor Michael Tomasello

Professor Michael Tomasello from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology’s Department of Developmental and Comparative Psychology, in Leipzig, Germany gave the inaugural annual public address for the School of Psychology entitled The Human Adaptation for Culture.

Lying at the core of his argument is language and therefore culture is the product of remarkable and recently evolved faculty to understand other minds. Human beings are biologically adapted for culture in ways that other primates are not, as evidenced most clearly by the fact that only human cultural traditions accumulate modifications over historical time (the ratchet effect).

The key adaptation is one that enables individuals to understand other individuals as intentional agents like the self. This species-unique form of social cognition emerges in human ontogeny at approximately 1 year of age, as infants begin to engage with other persons in various kinds of joint attentional activities involving gaze following, social referencing, and gestural communication.

The introduction is by Professor Peter Mitchell, Head of School.

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Forecaster, Broadcaster and now an Honorary Graduate

2010-05-19 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

  Ms Helen Willetts

Meteorologist and BBC weather presenter Helen Willetts graduated in Physics from the University in 1993. She now works at the BBC Weather Centre in London and is one of the most well known faces on our TV screens.

Alumni Relations' Simon Harvey caught up with her as she returned to receive an Honorary Degree.

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Success Through Innovation

2010-05-19 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

 Sir Michael Hodgkinson

In the latest of the Graduate School's Dean's Lecture Series, Sir Michael Hodgkinson, former Managing Director of Land Rover and Range Rover Limited, former Chief Executive of Grand Metropolitan's European Food division, former Chairman of the Post Office and current Chairman of First Choice plc, talks about innovation in the everyday world.

Professor Claire O'Malley, Dean of the Graduate School, introduces Sir Michael's lecture.

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Getting Personal for UCAS

2010-05-19 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

  Nathalie Thomas

Writing a personal statement for any application is tough, let alone writing one that can shape your whole future. In this podcast, Nathalie Thomas School’s Liaison and Events Manager at the University of Nottingham, explains how you can take great strides towards getting your personal statement right.

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Looking back: when the Festival of Britain came to Nottingham

2010-05-19 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

 Sophie Hollinshead

The populace of Nottinghamshire, who are old enough to remember, have been given the opportunity to contribute to an exhibition of the Festival of Britain, currently on display at the University Adult Education Centre, Shakespeare Street until 23 March 2007. The Exhibition opened with a lecture delivered by Sophie Hollinshead, Art Historian for the School of Education, who was also responsible for collating the material. Sophie said of her motivation; "It's important that we record people's first hand experiences of such significant cultural events.  Being able to interview people who were actually at the Festival or took part in local activities helps us to create a true sense of the real impact of the Festival on people’s lives and will provide a valuable local archive for historians and researchers.

After a Radio Nottingham and Nottingham Evening Post appeal for personal experiences, Sophie was overwhelmed with the response she received. "Many people have been in touch with me about their memories of the Festival of Britain and I have been able to start compiling an archive of those reminiscences. I've been really impressed with the number of people who have loaned or donated goods for the exhibition". But this exhibition is not just a walk down memory lane " '50's design is enjoying a revival of popularity at present, and rightly so. The Festival of Britain was hugely influential in developing a clean, colourful, modern style that is still relevant to design today".

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Life as a Journalist

2010-05-19 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

 Mr Jeff Randall

Former Nottingham University graduate and business journalist for the Daily Telegraph, Mr. Jeff Randall addresses the graduating class of 2006.

Mr. Randall speaks about his time as a student at Nottingham University and advises the students on the importance of keeping close ties with friends they’ve made at the University.

He describes his humorous first attempt at doing a live broadcast in front of the Bank of England, with a giant dust truck and a car full of drunken girls acting as his backdrop.

The life of a journalist is not always glamorous.

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Researching solutions to global water shortages

2010-05-19 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

 Professor Nidal Hilal

Director of the University of Nottingham’s Centre for Clean Water Technologies.

Making sure the world’s population has enough drinking water is one of the biggest challenges we face today. A rapidly increasing global population, the fact that only a very small percentage of global water is available for consumption and an uneven global distribution of clean drinking water are the main problems in regard to the current global water crisis.

Professor Hilal discusses these problems and some of the possible solutions the University’s Centre for Clean Water Technologies is currently researching. He discusses advances the centre has made, such as the development of membrane technology to aid in the re-use of water.

The world-leading reputation for research that Professor Hilal has earned in the fields of membrane technology and water treatment have been formally recognized by the award of the prestigious “Kuwait Prize of Applied Science for Water Resources Development” for the year 2005. This prize is one of the highest scientific honours awarded in the Middle East for intellectual achievement. It marked the first time that the award had been made to an academic in a UK university.

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Labour Pains

2010-05-19 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

 Could the financial crisis spell the beginning of the end for trade unions?

In this podcast Professor of Political Economy, Andreas Bieler looks into the possible knock-on effects.

Professor Bieler also looks ahead to an upcoming workshop on transnational solidarity in times of global restructuring that will be held at The University of Nottingham on 6 and 7 November.

For more information visit:

http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/cssgj/CSSGJ_Workshop_Transnational_solidarity.php

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Fixing Global Finance

2010-05-19 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

 In this podcast Martin Wolf, Associate Editor and Chief Economics Commentator for theFinancial Times, talks about the extent of the global financial crisis.

Drawing on his latest book Fixing Global Finance he looks at what can be done to put things right.

Martin Wolf spoke to the UON podcast before delivering a key lecture for the Leverhulme Centre for Research in Globalisation and Economic Policy (GEP) at the University.

For more information visit http://www.gep.org.uk/

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Race for the prize

2010-05-19 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

 Has George W. Bush damaged John McCain's chances of becoming the next US President?

In this podcast Professor Richard King from the School of American and Canadian Studies, assesses campaign tactics by the Democrats and Republicans, and asks whether America's reputation can ever be repaired.

For more information visit::

http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/american/

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Future innovation today

2010-05-19 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

 In this podcast Professor Kevin Shakesheff talks about his involvement in the award winning spin out company Regentec.

The company, which is applying Professor Shakesheff's research into regenerating bone has won a Medical Futures Innovation Award 2008.

For more information visithttp://www.regentec.net/management.html

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A dragon's tale

2010-05-19 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

 Former Dragons' Den star and high-profile entrepreneur, Rachel Elnaugh, speaks to the UON podcast between her popular talks to first year students in the Nottingham University Business School.

Rachel speaks candidly about her book "Business Nightmares", and what these 800 first-year students on the Entrepreneurship and Business programme can expect in the future.

We also hear from Professor Martin Binks, Director of the Institute for Enterprise and Innovation at the University's Business School.

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Organic attitude

2010-05-19 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

 In this podcast the truth about what consumers really think of sustainable food.

PhD candidate Angie Clonan talks about her research in Nutritional Science that is aiming to gauge attitudes to sustainable food.

For more information visitvisit:http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/biosciences/nutribio/index.php

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The Future of Science

2010-05-19 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

 Professor Arthur J Carty

Canadian National Science Advisor and former University of Nottingham graduate, Professor Carty addresses the graduating class of 2006.

Professor Carty speaks of his upbringing as the son and grandson of men who worked in the coal industry and the struggles that came with it. He speaks of his love of Chemistry from a young age when he would find discarded pieces of calcium carbide from the mine and created explosions by dropping them in bottles of water.

Now, as National Science Advisor of Canada, he gives a sneak peek into future scientific and technological advancements such as Nanoscience and new strategies to cure disease.

He advises students to recognise opportunities in science beyond their discipline because the future of science will see the convergence of all disciplines.

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The end of the road?

2010-05-19 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

 Professor Andy Collop

Road traffic has grown more than 80% since 1980 – as a result roads have deteriorated more quickly than could have been envisaged. Britain’s road network is one of the countries largest national assets.

Professor Andy Collop from the School of Civil Engineering describes the research taking place in Nottingham Transportation Engineering Centre and the improvements such knowledge can make to road materials, structures and sustainability.

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Doing the Right Thing - Corporate Social Responsibility in a global marketplace

2010-05-19 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

 Professor Jeremy Moon

Globalisation, mass consumer awareness and public accountability are all factors in persuading companies to adopt ethical policies.  As companies become more accountable not only for their own actions but for those within their supply chain, they have to adapt to ensure success within the context of the global society they operate in.

Professor Jeremy Moon (Professor of Corporate Social Responsibility at the University of Nottingham Business School and Director of the International Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility) discusses some of the challenges faced by modern companies in responding to the various pressures driving them to focus on contributing to society as well as on business performance.

He also talks about the big challenges ahead for international business and what role The University of Nottingham Business School can provide in further developing its teaching and research to best prepare graduates for success in the current climate.

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The manifesto

2010-05-19 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

 With continued talk of an imminent general election, we talk to Paddy Tipping MP on what it takes to draft a manifesto in preparation.

Mr Tipping talks about the importance of the manifesto and of making sure everyone has their input.

Mr Tipping was speaking in the seminar series hosted by the Centre for British Politics in the School of Politics and International Relations.

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A plague on both houses

2010-05-19 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

 Did Darwin really kill God? In this podcast news of a BBC2 documenary by a University academic which strips away 'urban myths'.

Dr Conor Cunningham talks about how it is possible to be a Christian and accept evolution and how extremists on both sides of the debate have created more problems than they've solved.

Dr Cunningham's documentary is due to be broadcast in early April 2009.

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Bonkers or niche?

2010-05-19 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

 In this podcast, Dr Paul Greatrix plays a game called 'bonkers or niche' in which he looks at so-called bonkers degree courses.

He examines issues surrounding courses like zombies in popular culture and underwater basket weaving in an attempt to understand how these courses are selected and vetted.

The Registrarism blog, which comments on a variety of issues in Higher Education, is available atregistrarism.wordpress.com.

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Registrarism Ep. 4 - Student Employability

2010-05-19 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

 In this podcast, Dr Paul Greatrix looks at the issue of student employability.

Should students be looking for more work experience, as suggested by a CBI report on the issue, or making more of a unique programme that already exists at the University.

The Registrarism blog, which comments on a variety of issues in Higher Education, is available atregistrarism.wordpress.com.

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Who are the Greens?

2010-05-19 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

 Continuing with the podcasts on the Centre for British Politics Seminar Series Paul Anderson explains the origins of the Green Party and their policies.

Mr Anderson was speaking in the Centre for British Politics' Seminar Series.

The Seminar series is designed to give students and staff a balanced view of British politics by the people who practise it. Previous podcasts can be found in the 'Politics' category.

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Through the broken mirror

2010-05-19 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

 In this podcast - a controversial theory claiming to have found the cause of autism, is put to the test.

Dr Antonia Hamilton and her team are looking for volunteers to take part in a major study on autism and the broken mirror theory.

For more information visit:

www.autismresearchnottingham.org

or

www.antoniahamilton.com

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The end of the road for Gordon Brown?

2010-05-19 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

 Dr Steven Fielding

Has Gordon Brown's reputation suffered irreversible damage?

In this Podcast Dr Steven Fielding, Director of the Centre for British Politics, looks at recent events and puts in perspective the concerns about the Prime Minister's leadership.

For more information visit:

http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/politics

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Calling time on binge drinking

2010-05-19 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

 Dr Martin Hagger

Tackling Binge Drinking with pen and paper in the workplace: Science fiction or psychological fact?

In this podcast, Dr Martin Hagger explains how an innovative psychological approach could help reduce one of Europe’s most serious health risks.

For further information click here

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Beacon for green research

2010-05-19 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

 Professor Jo Darkwa

Helping the world's fastest growing economy develop greener building methods, the University has launched the Centre for Sustainable Energy Technologies at its campus in Ningbo, China.

In this podcast Professor Jo Darkwa, director of CSET talks about this eagerly anticipated centre and how it will house some of the world's leading experts on sustainable energy research.

More information is available here

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North Korea: Nuclear threat?

2010-05-19 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

 The increasing world tension that built up after North Korea undertook an underground nuclear test on October 26th this year form the background for this interview with Professor Gilbert Rozman from Princeton University. A leading commentator and researcher on comparisons and relations in Northeast Asia, including China, Japan, Russia and Korea, Professor Rozman examines a number of the key facets of this complex and highly volatile situation.

Against a backdrop of US hostility towards North Korea as part of an “axis of evil” and with diminishing hopes of reconciliation talks between South and North Korea reaching fruition, North Korea undertook the nuclear test despite strong international community pressure not to do so. Professor Rozman contends that this was due mainly as a demonstration effect in that by carrying out the test, other countries would then have to realise that North Korea does carry a credible nuclear threat.

While raising concerns across the globe, the specific regional effects are perhaps more complex especially given the recent six party talks between North and South Korea, China, Japan, Russia and the US. Trying to unpick the different agendas that each country brings to the negotiating table and where each would like to see policy being directed is a huge task in itself, let alone the heightened pressures arising form the test. In many respects, China’s role becomes a key one as it plays an increasingly wider role in international relations and is not keen to see regime change North Korea that might result in mass migration over the border in to China.

Ultimately, Professor Rozman suspects that North Korea will not give up all its nuclear weapons but that a negotiated settlement could be found. He argues that while the optimists are probably too optimistic, the growing pessimist view is gaining ground but should not be felt to be the obvious outcome from the crisis. Predicting exactly where the dispute will head next, though, is a process that is fraught with difficulty and due to the very complex nature of it, Professor Rozman believes that we are probably not yet at the end-game point of the dispute.

For more details of Professor Rozman's lecture at Nottingham and his talk at Chatham House in London organised by Nottingham's China Policy Institute, please seehttp://www.nottingham.ac.uk/china-policy-institute/events/#Rozman

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The Brain of the Future

2010-05-19 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

 The Graduate School Centre at the University of Nottingham was formally opened on 12th October 2006 by Baroness Susan Greenfield, Director of the Royal Institution of Great Britain and Fullerian Professor of Physiology and Comparative Anatomy at Oxford University. In this key note speech, Baroness Greenfield considers how humans will communicate and learn in the future, as technology becomes increasingly sophisticated, and the pace of change within society becomes ever faster.

Baroness Greenfield discusses the idea of a “trans-humanist” world where the convergence of technology and biology may be so complete, that our current views on the differences between the carbon of the human body and the silicate of a microprocessor may be challenged.

A future where we move from “book culture” to “screen culture” and how it, amongst other technological advancements, may stifle creativity and imagination which could result in a brain with underdeveloped connection branches in the pre-frontal cortex, similar to that of a schizophrenic.

An interesting and engaging lecture that will have you asking “How much technology is too much?”

For more information on the University’s Grad School go to

http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/gradschool/

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Coming to the University - your questions answered

2010-05-19 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

 This podcast will help you get the most out of this year's undergraduate open days.

The Schools Liaison and Events team answer some of the most frequently asked questions about the event, and offer up a few invaluable tips.

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War in Europe

2010-05-19 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

 n this podcast Professor Stefan Wolff assesses the implications of the recent outbreak of fighting between Georgia and Russia over South Ossetia.

Professor Wolff is Professor of Political Science and Director of the Centre for International Crisis Management and Conflict Resolution at the School of Politics and International Relations at The University of Nottingham. Emailstefan.wolff@nottingham.ac.uk

or visit http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/icmcr

http://www.stefanwolff.com

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Addressing Europe

2010-05-19 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

 Can the European Social Forum really influence policy makers?

In this podcast Professor Andreas Bieler looks ahead to the European Social Forum in Malmo, Sweden

Professor Bieler is Professor of Political Economy in the School of Politics and International Relations.

More information is available at:

http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/~ldzab/

http://www.manchesteruniversitypress.co.uk/catalogue/book.asp?id=1273

http://www.plutobooks.com/cgi-local/nplutobrows.pl?chkisbn=9780745327563

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Football or arms race?

2010-05-19 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

 Will the recent takeover of Manchester City by the Abu Dhabi United Group change the face of English football forever?

Associate Professor of Economics, Dr Wyn Morgan takes a look at the economic factors of the modern game, and the fall-out from the biggest deal in British football.

For more information visit:

http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/economics/staff/details/Cwm.htm

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From grey suits to grass roots

2010-05-19 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

 As the Conservatives respond to Labour's fightback in the 2008 Tory Party Conference in Birmingham, Dr Kieron O'Hara looks at the current situation in light of previous lessons.

Drawing on the book 'Democratising Conservative Leadership: From Grey Suits to Grass Roots', he co-authored with Dr Andrew Denham from The University of Nottingham, he charts the changes in the party and the impact David Cameron has made.

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Academe & Parliament: Can Universities influence national policy?

2010-05-19 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

 Lord Richard Best OBE

As part of the Dean’s Lecture Series, The University of Nottingham Graduate School presented a lecture by University alumnus, former Director of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust Lord Richard Best OBE.

Lord Richard Best talks about ways in which academics and researchers can influence government policy and how the Rowntree Foundation approaches its advisory role.

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Wearing Forbidden Shoes

2010-05-19 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

 Professor Dick Geary

In this podcast, Professor Dick Geary, from the School of History at the University of Nottingham and Director of The Institute for the Study of Slavery (ISOS), discusses the uniqueness of the slave trade in Brasil.

Although Britain abolished slavery in 1807, slavery persisted in Brasil for another 81 years. Why did it take until 1888 to abolish slavery and how did the practice of buying manumission differ according to birth, skillset, gender and religion?

Of the 60 million slaves imported into the New World, 40% went to Brasil, giving it nearly 10 times the number sent to the US. Prof Geary describes how the nature of slave trade in Brasil led to great creativity in getting around the system, to a rich cultural heritage and to an enduring legacy of social and economic stratification.

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Polymeric Materials in Everyday Life

2010-05-19 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

 Steven Howdle In this Podcast, Steven Howdle, Professor of Chemistry, talks about his current research into Polymeric materials and how a career in Chemistry doesn't always mean wearing a white coat or working in a laboratory with test tubes. …

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A Degree of Distinction Part 2

2010-05-19 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

 Peter Snow

In this podcast acclaimed broadcaster Peter Snow talks about his honorary graduation at The University of Nottingham.

In Part 2 he talks about life as a reporter covering such monumental stories as the end of Apartheid, the Falklands War, the Middle East and the Vietnam War…

Parts 1 and 3 of this podcast are also available from the University of Nottingham podcast website.

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Bottoms up - the science of slurping

2010-05-19 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

  Professor Andy Taylor

Why is it so difficult to perfect low alcohol wine? How do you measure aroma? And is wine-tasting an effective indicator of wine quality, or just plain, old-fashioned snobbery?

In this podcast Professor of Flavour Technology at The University of Nottingham, Andy Taylor, answers these and other questions, based on his pioneering research in the Division of Food Sciences at the Sutton Bonington campus.

If you'd like further information please visit:http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/biosciences/foodsci/index.php

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The Tory fight back?

2010-05-19 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

 Do the Tories have what it takes to replace Labour at No.10? Shadow Leader of the Commons Theresa May tells the UON Podcast why she thinks they do.

Ms. May's podcast comes during the inaugural conference of the Centre for British Politics - Cameron's Conservatives, approaching government?

For more information visit:

http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/politics/cbp/index.php

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Brewing up a storm

2010-05-19 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

 In this podcast, beer is king as Professor Katherine Smart talks about her research and its immense commercial applications.

From enhancing the efficiency of the brewing process to further work on biofuels Professor Smart shares her experience and opinion on the relationship between science and industry.

For more information visit::

http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/biosciences/foodsci/

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David Cameron under the microscope

2010-05-19 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

 In this podcast...the Tories under close scrutiny by some of the country's foremost experts.

This podcast marks the recent inaugural conference of the Centre for British Politics. You'll hear from Peter Riddell of The Times, David Willetts MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills and Centre Director Professor Steven Fielding.

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Watching the gatekeepers

2010-05-19 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

 In this podcast find out why the recession may just be one of the best things to happen to British politics in years.

BBC Political Journalist John Hess speaks to the UON Podcast about his career, on the heels of a talk he gave for the Centre for British Politics, in the School of Politics and International Relations.

To see a film John made for The Politics Show on the issue, click here

Click here to find out more about the Centre for British Politics

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Education for All

2010-05-19 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

 Steve Sinnot

Steve Sinnot, General Secretary of the UK's biggest teachers' union, the NUT, gives the 2007 Hugh Gaitskell Memorial Lecture entitled “Education, Social Justice and Educational Opportunities – reflections on the role of teachers and their organisations”

Mr Sinnot describes the impact of those who are hopeful supporters and activists for justice, human rights and equality. He gives examples of the improvements that have and can be made to education by such people and the social benefits that result.

Gaitskell is given as an example of such a person: whilst working as a Workers’ Educational Association (WEA) tutor in the Nottinghamshire coalfields, the inequality he saw there influenced his politics. His commitment to equality and extending educational opportunity were born from a desire to change that inequitable system.

Mr Sinnot also cites the role of the NUT and others whose optimism for the future drove them to campaign for free secondary education for all. The 1944 Education Act – the greatest of all the progressive education acts – was the product of ideas and work of such people.

Parallels are drawn between this campaign and the current “Global Campaign for Education”  aiming to make the worlds’ leaders deliver on the Millennium Development Goals with a commitment to high quality publicly provided education for all. In discussing the role that UK teachers organisations have had in this global campaign Mr Sinnot admits that there is still much more work to do. Quoting the words of Hugh Gaitskell these are aims that he intends to “fight, fight and fight again” to achieve.

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The Labour leadership contest

2010-05-19 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

  Professor Philip Cowley

In this podcast, Professor Philip Cowley, from the School of Politics and International Relations, discusses the recent announcement of Prime Minister Tony Blair’s that he will be standing down as leader of the Labour Party and British Prime Minister on 27th June 2007. Professor Cowley discusses the reasons behind Tony Blair’s announcement and the pressure he has faced from within his own party.

Professor Cowley goes on to discuss why Gordon Brown will succeed Tony Blair uncontested and the potential problems this could present for the new Prime Minister. Finally, Professor Cowley discusses the contest for the deputy leadership, why the candidates are standing and the challenges they will face in winning.

More information on Professor Philip Cowley and his research can be found here.

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Registrarism Ep.3 - the recession

2010-05-19 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

 In this podcast, Dr Paul Greatrix offers his views on the effects of the recession on Higher Education.

You'll hear that while the sector is currently shielded to some extent, the recession will have an impact.

The Registrarism blog, which comments on a variety of issues in Higher Education, is available atregistrarism.wordpress.com.

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Upping the ante

2010-05-19 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

 In this podcast reaction to Russian plans to enhance military and "strategic nuclear" capabilities.

Professor Stefan Wolff looks at the motives for this announcement and what implications it has for the region and for the rest of the world.

Professor Wolff is Professor of Political Science in the School of Politics and International Relations and Director of the Centre for International Crisis Managementand Conflict Resolution.

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Swine Flu - the facts

2010-05-19 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

 How alarmed should we be about the Swine Flu outbreak in Mexico and the consequent international fall-out?

Professor Robert Dingwall, Director of the Institute for Science and Society at the University and member of the UK Government's Health Committee on the Ethical Aspects of Pandemic Influenza assesses the latest development.

More information is available at http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/iss/

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The Uncertainty Principle

2010-05-19 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

 Professor T.D. Lee

In this podcast Professor Lee addresses the graduating class of 2006. The Uncertainty Principle states: “The more certain we are of an object’s momentum, then the less certain we are of its position and vice-versa.”.

Position and momentum are conjugate variables. Professor Lee advises the new graduates to apply this law of nature to other conjugate variables in life such as material gain and spiritual enlightenment to achieve true success.

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Reporting on the Middle East

2010-05-19 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

  Frank Gardner, OBE

Frank Gardner OBE addresses the graduating class of 2006 as he receives his honorary degree of Doctor of Letters.

He talks about his first degree in Arabic and Islamic Studies from Exeter University and how it led to his current job with the BBC. He also touches on his accident in Saudi Arabia and how Middle Eastern views have sometimes been misconstrued by the mainstream media.

Frank Gardner is the BBC’s Security Correspondent, reporting for TV and radio on issues of both domestic and international security. In 2004, he was shot six times at close range by Al-Qaeda terrorists and his cameraman was killed.

Frank was awarded an OBE in June 2005 for services to journalism.

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Obama - euphoria or relief?

2010-05-19 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

 In this podcast Professor Peter Ling looks at the inauguration of Barack Obama as US President.

An expert on the civil rights movement and Dr Martin Luther King, Professor Ling weighs up the significance of the inauguration for America, the world and the history books.

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Man at work

2010-05-19 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

 It's straight to work for Barack Obama and to the surprise of many experts, he has already made some dramatic announcements.

Expert in American politics, Professor Richard King, was at the inauguration in Washington D.C and weighs up early developments.

He also assesses the challenges left in the wake of President Bush's administration, and explains why we may not have seen the last of Sara Palin.

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Striking for 'British' jobs?

2010-05-19 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

 As the wildcat strikes over foreign workers continue up and down the country, Professor Andreas Bieler asks whether the unions are looking at the bigger picture.

He also boils down the issue of so-called 'British jobs for British workers' - weighing up the perspectives of government and the workers.

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Influencing Government

2010-05-19 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

 This podcast gives a behind the scenes look at life as a backbencher in Parliament.

MP for Broxtowe, Dr Nick Palmer, explains how you can get a start in the career and once there how to influence policies and Prime Ministers.

Dr Palmer was speaking at the second seminar in a series hosted by the Centre for British Politics.

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Human rights for all?

2010-05-19 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

 In this podcast Alice Edwards, lecturer in law, talks about winning the Audre Rapoport Prize for Scholarship in the Human Rights of Women for 2008.

The prize is for her article: Violence against Women as Sex Discrimination: Evaluating the Policy and Practice of the UN Human Rights Treaty Bodies.

The article, which forms part of her doctoral research, is to be published in the January edition of the Texas Journal of Women and the Law.

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Love on the rocks

2010-05-19 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

 How badly has the recession affected the relationship between political parties and business?

Expert in the field - Professor Mick Moran - assesses the cracks in the relationship and how the crisis will affect it in the future.

Professor Moran was at the University to open the inaugural seminar series for the Centre for British Politics.

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Into the wild

2010-05-19 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

 
Dr Markus Eichhorn

In this podcast we hear about a groundbreaking research expedition to the wilds of Russia.

For 11 weeks Dr Markus Eichhorn and his team will study the effects of climate change on the forests of Kamchatka.

More information is available here

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Social movements and global justice

2010-05-19 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

 Dr Sara Motta

In this podcast we hear about an international conference which brings together academics and social movement activists from around the world.

The conference is hosted by the Centre for the Study of Social and Global Justice, in the School of Politics and International Relations.

More information is available here

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Registrarism Ep. 1 - League tables

2010-05-19 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

 In this, the first Registrarism Podcast, Dr Paul Greatrix tackles the issue of league tables in Higher Education.

You'll hear about the strangest league tables he's come across and why, no matter what you think of them, they matter.

The Registrarism blog, which comments on a variety of issues in Higher Education, is available atregistrarism.wordpress.com.

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The Pope and Jesus

2010-05-19 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

 Dr Angus Paddison and Dr Adrian Pabst

In this podcast we hear about a major conference at the University, based on a hotly debated book by Pope Benedict XVI, Joseph Ratzinger.

Experts from around the world are gathering to debate major questions arising from the book, chiefly the concept of Jesus as an historical figure, Christ of faith, or both.

More information is available here and here

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Aspire

2010-05-19 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

 Ken Shuttleworth

The UK's tallest free-standing work of art - Aspire - is now in place at The University of Nottingham.

In this podcast acclaimed architect Ken Shuttleworth talks about what inspired him to design Aspire, and his attachment to Nottingham.

More information is available here

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That sinking feeling

2010-05-19 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

 Have British political parties become a joke? Recent controversies such as MP expenses, alleged email smear campaigns and the ongoing concern about the economy has led many to question the state of the political structures in Britain.

Professor Steven Fielding asseses the damage, and asks if, in the face of a stormy political future, British political parties are sunk?

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Cash strapped

2010-05-19 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

 Can the government's latest budget offset the damage caused by the recession or offer any idea as to when the recovery will begin.

Economist Dr Wyn Morgan talks you through the main points of Budget 2009 and offers his view on the current state of play and where we go from here.

Dr Morgan is Associate Professor in the Centre for Research in Development and International Trade (CREDIT) and the Centre for Policy Evaluation (CPE) in the School of Economics at the University.

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Spiritual healing

2010-05-19 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

 Dr Aru Narayanasamy

In this podcast we hear from Dr Aru Naryanasamy from the School of Nursing. His pioneering work on spirituality, culture and diversity in healthcare has earned him a coveted National Teaching Fellowship from the Higher Education Academy.

More information is available here

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War on climate change?

2010-05-19 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

 In this podcast - going to war for the environment? Dr Matthew Humphrey, Reader in Political Philosophy assesses a controversial theory by Australian academic Professor Robyn Eckersley.

Professor Eckersley is among a group of experts who believe that military intervention may be reasonably used to protect natural resources.

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Why we disagree on climate change (Lecture Series Podcast)

2010-05-19 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

 In this podcast Professor Mike Hulme tackles a major but overlooked aspect of climate change.

Addressing the Institute for Science and Society Professor Hulme suggests that the approach to tackling climate change is not perhaps as black and white as many think.

Professor Hulme is from the University of East Anglia.

For more information please visit

http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/iss/

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Conservation and Bio-Diversity

2010-05-19 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

  Dr Richard Field

Dr. Richard Field research interests lie in conservation, biodiversity and the forces that structure ecological communities.

In this podcast, Dr Field from the School of Geography compares and contrasts his experiences as a researcher in national parks in Honduras and Indonesia, and the different types of ecological communities he has studied, and goes on to introduce the emerging field of conservation bio-geography.

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Back bench rebels

2010-05-19 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

 Philip Cowley, Reader in the University’s School of Politics and International Relations, was recently nominated for the Times Higher young researcher of the year award. In this podcast, Philip discusses his research into back bench rebellions within the British parliament. Philip describes his research as practical politics, linking academic research to the real world of political debate.

Since the British Labour party’s re-election with a reduced majority of 66 MPs in May 2005, some back bench Labour MPs have continued to vote against their own party, led by Prime Minister Tony Blair. This has forced the British government to make a series of concessions on a range of legislation. After the election, it was widely anticipated that Labour party MPs, with a reduced majority, would have to tow the party line. Philip discusses his research into back bench behaviour, highlighting that the British back bench MPs have traditionally been more rebellious than many people may expect.

Philip also discusses the issues behind the bank bench revolts, in particular highlighting that back bench rebellions are now at a post war high–ironically, as the new Labour government of 1997 was determined not to be a ‘split’ party like the previous Conservative government led by John Major. Philip also discusses the impact of the Tony Blair’s announcement that he will step down as leader of the Labour party, and whether this has affected the frequency of revolts.

More information on Philip Cowley and his research can be found here.

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Using composite materials to replace bone

2010-05-19 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

 In this podcast, Professor Chris Rudd, Dean of the faculty of Engineering at the University of Nottingham, describes his work with composite materials in the car industry and how it can be applied to the field of medicine.

Traditionally, patients who have lost bone in an accident or have had bone removed due to cancer have had to endure two very long and very painful operations. One operation to attach steel plates to the bone, and a second operation once the bone has healed, to remove them.

For the past ten years, Professor Rudd and his team have been researching degradable polymers that would be as strong as the steel plates, but could be absorbed by the body, thus eliminating the need for secondary surgery.

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Making a difference

2010-05-19 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

 Labour MP for Gedling and Minister of State (Policing, Crime and Security) Vernon Coaker talks about how politicians can make a difference locally and nationally.

He talks about the pressures of national policy work and his challenging portfolio.

Mr Coaker was speaking in the seminar series hosted by the Centre for British Politics in the School of Politics and International Relations.

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Depiction of Terrorism in Film and Television: Professor Roberta Pearson

2010-05-19 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

  Professor Roberta Pearson

In this podcast, Professor Roberta Pearson from the School of American and Canadian Studies, discusses the fictional representation of terrorism in modern day television programmes and why more and more people are using fiction instead of the news to inform their opinions of world events.

Professor Pearson considers the frequent engagement of modern audiences with such television series’ as ‘24’ and ‘Battlestar Galactica’ and how these common cultural experiences should not be underestimated as a factor in affecting the way public issues are viewed.

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A new career in the health service

2010-05-19 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

 Professor Beasley addresses the Nursing graduating class of 2006. 

In this Podcast, Professor Beasley talks about the importance of optimism in the ever-changing field of Nursing. She also stresses the need to take risks to further your career.

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A Degree of Distinction Part 1

2010-05-19 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

 Peter Snow

In this podcast acclaimed broadcaster Peter Snow talks about his honorary graduation at The University of Nottingham.

He speaks candidly about his reaction to the occasion, his illustrious family and how he went from ancient history and classics to Television news.

Parts 2 and 3 of this podcast are also available from the University of Nottingham podcast website.

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A Year in Focus - Assessing Gordon Brown Part 1

2010-05-19 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

  Steven Fielding

In this podcast Doctor Steven Fielding takes a look back at Gordon Brown's first half-term in office.

In this, the first of three episodes, Doctor Fielding rates the Prime Minister on his performance in International Relations.

Doctor Fielding works in the University's School of Politics and International Relations. He is an expert in British Politics and Political History as well as the Labour Party and the representations of politics and politicians in films, TV and popular culture.

Parts 2 and 3 of this podcast are also available from the University of Nottingham podcast website.

For more information visit: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/politics

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A Degree of Distinction Part 3

2010-05-19 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

  Peter Snow

In this podcast acclaimed broadcaster Peter Snow talks about his honorary graduation at The University of Nottingham.

He also talks about surviving a plane crash in America and rounds off the interview with some radical advice for the University’s graduates.

Parts 1 and 2 of this podcast are also available from the University of Nottingham podcast website.

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Advances in Nanotechnology

2010-05-19 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

 In this podcast, Professor Moriarty discusses nanotechnology, and how it has led to a convergence of the traditional sciences. He talks about the commercial applications of nanotechnology such as hard disk technology in laptops, stain free materials and fabrics, self-cleaning windows and advanced water filtration.

He also touches on some of the myths about nanotechnology as well as some of the real dangers of Nanotechnology and the steps governments are taking to regulate it.

Professor Moriarty is a researcher in the field of nanotechnology in the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Nottingham.

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Flu pandemic: How prepared are we?

2010-05-19 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

 In this podcast Professor Robert Dingwall, Director of the Institute of Science and Societyat the University of Nottingham, and a member of the UK government’s Department of Heath committee on the ethical aspects of pandemic influenza, discusses the causes and potential impact of a flu pandemic on the UK. In particular, examining how prepared the UK government is to cope with the medical and social impacts of a flu pandemic, and what steps we can take as individuals to protect ourselves.

In the last century, there were three separate flu pandemics, the most serious of which occurred in 1918, which is estimated to have resulted in the deaths of 50 million people worldwide. Professor Dingwall discusses the likelihood of another flu pandemic happening in the future and the differing methods available for protecting the population. He also discusses how a flu pandemic could be defeated, emphasising the importance of the role of the wider community and personal responsibility. Professor Dingwall also discusses the potential impact of a flu pandemic on the workplace, in particular health care professionals and the conflicting responsibilities to themselves, their families and their jobs.

How prepared are we in the UK for the potential impact of a flu pandemic?

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Why Human Rights Matter

2010-05-19 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

 On the eve of International Human Rights Day, the Secretary General of Amnesty International, Irene Khan, delivered the inaugural Paragon Human Rights lecture. She spoke about the erosion of human rights in the name of counter-terrorism measures in the UK and across the globe.

Irene Khan argued that the UK's counter-terrorism policies are undermining the absolute prohibition of torture and ill treatment. She maintained that this approach is based on a false assumption that effectively fighting terror requires the erosion of human rights when, in fact, only respect for such rights, including fair trials and the absolute ban on torture will create an environment that can properly underpin our security. She concluded by arguing that we all have a role to play in upholding human rights principles in such difficult times.

The annual Paragon Lecture is co-hosted by The University of Nottingham Human Rights Law Centre and Paragon Law, a local law firm based at Broad Street, Nottingham, which specialises in human rights-related cases. It is an opportunity for the leaders of the global human rights movement to address the key issues of the day. The lecture will be held each year to mark International Human Rights Day on 10 December.

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Nursing our hospitals

2010-05-19 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

 In this podcast Professor Paul Crawford from the School of Nursing and Midwifery explains how better communication strategies can help improve the reputation of the health service.

This is in response to criticism of a number of hospitals in the UK.

Professor Crawford holds the UK's first personal chair in Health Humanities at The University of Nottingham resulting from his contribution in leading internationally renowned research teams applying the methodologies and insights from the humanities, in particular language and literature, to enhance, improve and humanise health care.

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To merge or not to merge?

2010-05-19 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

 In this podcast, Dr Paul Greatrix weighs up a call for top research universities to join forces to ensure a viable international future.

He examines the pros and cons of the suggestion, not in light of the recession, but in the interests of UK Higher Education as a while.

The Registrarism blog, which comments on a variety of issues in Higher Education, is available atregistrarism.wordpress.com.

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Registrarism Ep.11 - The dos and don'ts of honorary degrees

2010-05-19 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

 In this podcast, the Registrar - Dr Paul Greatrix - takes a look at honorary degrees, in light of recent awards by US universities to Barack Obama.

Apart from questioning the wisdom of honouring a serving politician, Dr Greatrix looks at the value of the honorary degree, and what makes the Nottingham award unique.

The Registrarism blog, which comments on a variety of issues in Higher Education, is available atregistrarism.wordpress.com.

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Rebuilding parliament

2010-05-19 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

 Will there be reform in Parliament or will the election put the process on hold? Reformer and Shadow Business Secretary the Rt Hon Kenneth Clarke, looks ahead to the election and weighs up possible outcomes.

Mr Clarke was recently at the University to speak in the Centre for British Politics' Spring Seminar Series

www.nottingham.ac.uk/politics/cbp

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Why politics matters

2010-05-19 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

 In this podcast, Professor Gerry Stoker explains why he is disturbed by the lack of engagement with politics and why we should care.

Prof Stoker recently spoke in the Spring Seminar Series hosted by the Centre for British Politics in the School of Politics and International Relations.

Professor Stoker is based at the University of Southampton.www.nottingham.ac.uk/politics/

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Parliament: hung, drawn and quartered?

2010-05-19 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

 The City has warned a hung parliament could spell further trouble for the economy, but would it be such a bad thing?

Cross Bench Peer, Lord David Ownen, talks to the Podcast about his feelings on the subject and why a hung parliament is almost needed at time of crisis.

He also explains why he's concerned that the politicians have yet to be fully open about the extent of the economic crisis.www.nottingham.ac.uk/politics/cbp

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Blast off for new space age building

2010-05-19 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

 In this video see the brand new Nottingham Geospatial Building, a high tech hub where research and business work hand in hand to develop new technologies.

The Government Minister for Higher Education, the Rt Hon David Lammy MP, officially opened the building and shares his impressions of the NGB and the valuable work going on in it.

The NGB is a £9 million world-class centre of excellence in global navigation satellite systems and geospatial sciences The NGB is the latest addition to the Universitys successful new Innovation Park, which is set in a 12-acre site adjacent to Jubilee Campus and offers high quality incubation space for small- and medium-sized businesses and access to University researchers, facilities and support.

 

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Orchestrating cell separation in plants: What are the risks and benefits?

2010-05-19 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

 Professor Jerry Roberts

In this podcast, Professor Roberts from the School of Biosciences discusses his research into the mechanism responsible for regulating cell separation in plants. In particular how plants ‘shed’ parts of themselves such as leaves or fruit. Professor Roberts explores the potential application of his research, through prevention or encouraging of the ‘shedding’ process, agricultural harvests could potentially be increased or even synchronised.

Professor Roberts also discusses the resistance faced to research in this field, exploring the potential problems it presents and benefits for both the plant and agriculture.

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Doors open (for green fingers) at the Centre for Plant Integrative Biology.

2010-05-19 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

  Professor Charlie Hodgman

Monday 2nd July sees the official opening of the Centre for Plant Integrative Biology (CPIB) based at the University of Nottingham. In this podcast Professor Charlie Hodgman discusses the setting up and aims of CPIB.

CPIB is based at the University of Nottingham’s Sutton Bonnington campus and aims to create a virtual root which will serve as an exemplar for using Integrative Systems Biology. Systems biology means revolutionising the way bioscientists think and work by enabling multidisciplinary research combining theory, computer modelling and experiments.

CPIB brings together biologists, engineers, mathematicians and computer scientists to generate new data, biological resources and virtual models of plant roots that will aid understanding of how they grow and develop.

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Buying Time - Premier League managers and the sack

2010-05-19 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

 Are Premier League football teams too trigger happy when it comes to their managers? Does a longer tenure mean greater success?

Applying a variety of business management theories and models, academics from Nottingham University Business School, Loughborough, Sheffield and UWE in Bristol, try to get to the bottom of the issue.

In this podcast Dr Matthew Hughes, co-researcher and lead author on the project from the Nottingham University Business School, lays out the ideas and some of the surprising results.

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To tweet or not to tweet - what is the question?

2010-05-19 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

 In this podcast the truth about Twitter and Philosophy.

Associate Professor and Reader in Philosophy, Dr Carrie Jenkins, explains why it's proving to be a vital tool in the Philosopher's armoury, and how it's entirely possible to deliver an exposition that's concise and comprehensive.

Dr Jenkins also talks about a recent competition she held on Twitter and some of the surprising entries that resulted.

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State of play

2010-05-19 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

 With a threatened financial crisis looming large, is there really anything a politician can do to stem the tide?

With the party conference season over, Dr Steven Fielding weighs up the current climate in British politics and what lies in store.

Dr Fielding is the Director of the Centre for British Politics in the School of Politics and International Relations at the University.

http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/politics/cbp/index.php

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Joining forces for good

2010-05-19 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

 Could inter-religious approaches help resolve the situation in the Middle East?

In this podcast Rev. David Burrell - Hesburgh Professor Emeritus in Philosophy and Theology at the University of Notre Dame - talks about his astonishing career and work in the field of comparative theological study.

For more information visit::

http://kroc.nd.edu/faculty_staff/fellows/burrell.shtml

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UN vote on Kosovo

2010-05-19 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

 In this podcast – another week in the spotlight for Kosovo as the United Nations General Assembly votes on the issue of the legality of its declaration of independence.

Professor Stefan Wolff, from the School of Politics and International Relations, discusses the importance of the vote and explores the possible impact a vote either way could have on the Balkans.

Professor Wolff is Director of the Centre for International Crisis Management and Conflict Resolution in the School of Politics and International Relations.

http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/icmcr/

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Elections: pre-match report

2010-05-19 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

 A tense election period is looming with certain MPs refusing to pay back expenses and some already announcing that they intend to stand down.

In this podcast Professor Steven Fielding weighs up the main parties and asks if they're fighting fit.

Professor Fielding is Director of the Centre for British Politics

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Registrarism Ep. 10 - League Tables and Protectionism

2010-05-19 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

 In this podcast, the Registrar - Dr Paul Greatrix - takes a look at news that the European Commission is to award a million Euro tender to develop and test a new global league table.

He offers his view on the idea of another table and questions the reasons behind the move.

The Registrarism blog, which comments on a variety of issues in Higher Education, is available at registrarism.wordpress.com.

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The day the music died

2010-05-19 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

 In this podcast Professor Andrew Leyshon explains his assertion that the recording studio sector is in a deep crisis.

Based on his research for his paper 'The Software Slump', Professor Leyshon charts the progress of technology and the decline of the recording studio sector in the UK.

Professor Leyshon is Professor of Economic Geography in the School of Geography at The University of Nottingham.

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Northern Ireland on the brink?

2010-05-19 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

 Is there going to be a deal done in Northern Ireland?

Professor Stefan Wolff lays out the impasse between the politicians over the issue of policing and judicial matters in Northern Ireland.

Professor Wolff is an expert on international conflict and conflict resolution in the School of Politics and International Relations at the University.www.nottingham.ac.uk/politics/

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Gordon Brown: 'moral coward?'

2010-05-19 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

 In the latest pre-election volley David Cameron has accused Gordon Brown of 'moral cowardice' on the issue of the deficit, calling on him to make cuts, and not spend.

The Prime Minister though has hit back saying he has been proven right and will continue with his strategy on the economy.

Professor Steven Fielding looks at the latest in the build-up to Election 2010 and looks ahead to the Iraq inquiry, which could see Mr Brown called to give evidence before the election.www.nottingham.ac.uk/politics/cbp

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Violence and the media

2010-05-19 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

 Is there a link between what children watch and how violent they can become, and how significant is that link?

Having presented a report to a Home Affairs Select Committee on knife crime, Professor Kevin Browne tackles the connection between on and off screen violence and in particular the way in which some violent films are even marketed to children.

Professor Browne is Professor of Forensic Psychology and Child Health in the Institute of Work, Health and Organisations at the University.

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RobLambert

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Environmental historian Dr Rob Lambert is to feature in a new BBC Four series Birds Britannia.…

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Let's talk about death

0000-00-00 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (The University of Nottingham)

It sounds simple, but as Professor Jane Seymour explains in this podcast, a lack of openness about death impacts on the quality of care provided to the dying and bereaved.


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In search of Tolkien: What's in a name?

0000-00-00 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (The University of Nottingham)

What's in a name? JRR Tolkien, as you'll discover in this video, thought a great deal...

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Shakespeare's lost play

0000-00-00 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (The University of Nottingham)

In this video a literary investigation into the idea of Shakespeare's lost play…

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Politics in 60 Seconds: Parliamentary whips

0000-00-00 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (The University of Nottingham)

In this podcast Professor Philip Cowley takes up the 60 second challenge and chooses as his concept Parliamentary whips.…

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Welcome to Politics in 60 Seconds

0000-00-00 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (The University of Nottingham)

You can't boil an egg in less than 60 Seconds, so how can you explain a political concept? We challenged our experts to define political concepts in a minute or less.…

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Pharmatopia @ Nottingham: Second Life

0000-00-00 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (The University of Nottingham)

Welcome to Pharmatopia @ Nottingham, a dedicated Pharmacy project on the University's Second Life island.…

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Ian Shott: Honorary graduate

0000-00-00 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (The University of Nottingham)

In this video Ian Shott talks about his honorary degree from The University of Nottingham. Ian was the founder, majority owner and CEO of Excelsyn, a fast-growing contract development and manufacturing business, focused on the global pharmaceutical…

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Honorary Graduates 2010: Prof Martin Daunton

0000-00-00 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (The University of Nottingham)

In this interview historian Professor Martin Daunton shares his experience of his honorary degree from the University.Professor Daunton is a leading historian of modern Britain, and is credited with having bridged the divide between economics and history …

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Professor Sebsebe Demissew - Honorary graduate

0000-00-00 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (The University of Nottingham)

In this interview Professor Sebsebe Demissew discusses his life work in Ethiopia and his honorary degree.

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Registrarism Ep 12: NUS League Table?

0000-00-00 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (The University of Nottingham)

In this podcast, the Registrar - Dr Paul Greatrix - looks at reports of a suggestion that the National Union of Students should compile its own universities league table.

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Changing climate - where energy and global warming meet

0000-00-00 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

This podcast comes from the frontline of the campaign against global warming. National Geographic is the foremost conservation organisation.Executive Editor, Dennis Dimick was at the University for a a sweeping visual journey and in-depth report.

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Memory, War and Trauma

0000-00-00 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (The University of Nottingham)

In 'Memory, War and Trauma' health psychologist Dr Nigel Hunt explains the background to his new book, offering a new understanding of the psychological impacts of war.

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Obama and the media

0000-00-00 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

Why, despite some major political successes is Barack Obama openly attacked in some sections of the US media? Visiting expert Professor David Paletz (from Duke University) chats about this and other topics from his guest lecture on Obama and the…

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England's failure: blame it on the money

0000-00-00 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

What happened to England at the World Cup? Nerves? Lack of motivation, organisation and commitment? Or has money ruined English football irreparably? Dr Wyn Morgan looks at a recent theory laying the blame on Economics.…

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Changing the face of war crimes.

0000-00-00 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (Dr Olympia Bejou)

Dr Olympia Bekou, from the School of Law, talks to the UON podcast about her pending trip to the International Criminal Court's review in Uganda, where aggession could be added to the list of crimes it can prosecute.

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Gordon Brown's election pledges

0000-00-00 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

 In this video Professor Paul Heywood analyses the Labour Party's election pledges, announced by Gordon Brown at a recent visit to The University of Nottingham.

Visiting the University's Jubilee Campus on Satur…

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A portrait of Alan Sillitoe

0000-00-00 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

 In this video Dr Edward Sellman, a lecturer in Education, talks about meeting and painting the late Alan Sillitoe.

The famous Nottingham author recently passed away at the age of 82. His most famous work was t…

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Bomber's Moon

0000-00-00 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

Acclaimed writer William Ivory talks about his new play at the Lakeside Arts Centre: 'Bomber's Moon'.

Bomber's Moon is a love story told through the eyes of Jimmy, an ex-RAF Gunner and his carer David. William refle…

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Blast off for new space age building

0000-00-00 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

 In this video see the brand new Nottingham Geospatial Building, a high tech hub where research and business work hand in hand to develop new technologies.

The Government Minister for Higher Education, the Rt H…

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Parliament: hung, drawn and quartered?

0000-00-00 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

 The City has warned a hung parliament could spell further trouble for the economy, but would it be such a bad thing?

Cross Bench Peer, Lord David Ownen, talks to the Podcast about his feelings on the subject a…

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Why politics matters

0000-00-00 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

 In this podcast, Professor Gerry Stoker explains why he is disturbed by the lack of engagement with politics and why we should care.

Prof Stoker recently spoke in the Spring Seminar Series hosted by the Centre…

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Rebuilding parliament

0000-00-00 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

 Will there be reform in Parliament or will the election put the process on hold? Reformer and Shadow Business Secretary the Rt Hon Kenneth Clarke, looks ahead to the election and weighs up possible outcomes.

M…

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Registrarism Ep.11 - The dos and don'ts of honorary degrees

0000-00-00 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

 In this podcast, the Registrar - Dr Paul Greatrix - takes a look at honorary degrees, in light of recent awards by US universities to Barack Obama.

Apart from questioning the wisdom of honouring a serving polit…

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Gordon Brown: 'moral coward?'

0000-00-00 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

 In the latest pre-election volley David Cameron has accused Gordon Brown of 'moral cowardice' on the issue of the deficit, calling on him to make cuts, and not spend.

The Prime Minister though has hit back say…

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Northern Ireland on the brink?

0000-00-00 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

 Is there going to be a deal done in Northern Ireland?

Professor Stefan Wolff lays out the impasse between the politicians over the issue of policing and judicial matters in Northern Ireland.

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The day the music died

0000-00-00 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

 In this podcast Professor Andrew Leyshon explains his assertion that the recording studio sector is in a deep crisis.

Based on his research for his paper 'The Software Slump', Professor Leyshon charts the progr…

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Registrarism Ep. 10 - League Tables and Protectionism

0000-00-00 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

 In this podcast, the Registrar - Dr Paul Greatrix - takes a look at news that the European Commission is to award a million Euro tender to develop and test a new global league table.

He offers his view on the i…

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Elections: pre-match report

0000-00-00 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

 A tense election period is looming with certain MPs refusing to pay back expenses and some already announcing that they intend to stand down.

In this podcast Professor Steven Fielding weighs up the main parties…

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Violence and the media

0000-00-00 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

 Is there a link between what children watch and how violent they can become, and how significant is that link?

Having presented a report to a Home Affairs Select Committee on knife crime, Professor Kevin Browne…

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To tweet or not to tweet - what is the question?

0000-00-00 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

 In this podcast the truth about Twitter and Philosophy.

Associate Professor and Reader in Philosophy, Dr Carrie Jenkins, explains why it's proving to be a vital tool in the Philosopher's armoury, and how it's e…

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Buying Time - Premier League managers and the sack

0000-00-00 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

 Are Premier League football teams too trigger happy when it comes to their managers? Does a longer tenure mean greater success?

Applying a variety of business management theories and models, academics from Nott…

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Registrarism Ep.9 - Swine flu

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 In this podcast, Dr Paul Greatrix reacts to reports in the media, suggesting universities could cancel Fresher Week in response to Swine Flu.

The Registrar outlines what is being done to mitigate the effects of…

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Registrarism Ep.8, Student induction

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 In this podcast, Dr Paul Greatrix looks at the importance of student induction.

He explor…

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Putting the boot in

0000-00-00 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

 With Real Madrid having just spent £140m on two footballers, questions are again surfacing about the sustainability of football not just in the English Premier League.

Economist Dr Wyn Morgan weighs up th…

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Impact of the budget on HE

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 In this podcast, Dr Paul Greatrix reacts to reports of suggestions that the Higher Education sector should make its savings in administration.

Universities minister John Denham recently submitted his recommenda…

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'The Property Neutron Bomb'

0000-00-00 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

 In this podast why the Buy to Let Market will likely survive the financial crisis, but also why the small scale landlord may be destroyed by what Professor Andrew Leyshon refers to as the "Property Neutron Bomb".

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To merge or not to merge?

0000-00-00 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

 In this podcast, Dr Paul Greatrix weighs up a call for top research universities to join forces to ensure a viable international future.

He examines the pros and cons of the suggestion, not in light of the rece…

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Nursing our hospitals

0000-00-00 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

 In this podcast Professor Paul Crawford from the School of Nursing and Midwifery explains how better communication strategies can help improve the reputation of the health service.

This is in response to critic…

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Cash strapped

0000-00-00 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

 Can the government's latest budget offset the damage caused by the recession or offer any idea as to when the recovery will begin.

Economist Dr Wyn Morgan talks you through the main points of Budget 2009 and of…

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That sinking feeling

0000-00-00 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

 Have British political parties become a joke? Recent controversies such as MP expenses, alleged email smear campaigns and the ongoing concern about the economy has led many to question the state of the political structures in Britain.

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Swine Flu - the facts

0000-00-00 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

 How alarmed should we be about the Swine Flu outbreak in Mexico and the consequent international fall-out?

Professor Robert Dingwall, Director of the Institute for Science and Society at the University and memb…

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Upping the ante

0000-00-00 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

 In this podcast reaction to Russian plans to enhance military and "strategic nuclear" capabilities.

Professor Stefan Wolff looks at the motives for this announcement and what implications it has for the region …

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Registrarism Ep.3 - the recession

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 In this podcast, Dr Paul Greatrix offers his views on the effects of the recession on Higher Education.

You'll hear that while the sector is currently shielded to some extent, the recession will have an impact.…

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Who are the Greens?

0000-00-00 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

 Continuing with the podcasts on the Centre for British Politics Seminar Series Paul Anderson explains the origins of the Green Party and their policies.

Mr Anderson was speaking in the Centre for British Politi…

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Registrarism Ep. 4 - Student Employability

0000-00-00 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

 In this podcast, Dr Paul Greatrix looks at the issue of student employability.

Should students be looking for more work experience, as suggested by a CBI report on the issue, or making more of a unique programm…

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Bonkers or niche?

0000-00-00 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

 In this podcast, Dr Paul Greatrix plays a game called 'bonkers or niche' in which he looks at so-called bonkers degree courses.

He examines issues surrounding courses like zombies in popular culture and underwa…

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A plague on both houses

0000-00-00 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

 Did Darwin really kill God? In this podcast news of a BBC2 documenary by a University academic which strips away 'urban myths'.

Dr Conor Cunningham talks about how it is possible to be a Christian and accept ev…

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The manifesto

0000-00-00 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

 With continued talk of an imminent general election, we talk to Paddy Tipping MP on what it takes to draft a manifesto in preparation.

Mr Tipping talks about the importance of the manifesto and of making sure e…

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Registrarism Ep.2 - positively accountable

0000-00-00 :: andrew.burden@nottingham.ac.uk (University of Nottingham Podcasts)

 In this podcast, Dr Paul Greatrix looks at the cost of positive accountability and hefce claims that the cost is being cut year on year.

You'll hear what that means in real terms and whether the lower cost equa…

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Northern Ireland - return to violence?

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 Reflecting on the recent killings of soldiers and a policeman in Northern Ireland, Professor Stefan Wolff assesses the fallout.

He breaks down the Republican dissident groups - the Continuity and Real IRA - who…

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'Shrinking' the economy

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 In this podcast Dr Robert Hoffmann talks about how important psychology is to business and asks if we have talked ourselves into recession.

Dr Hoffmann is a member of the International Centre for Behavioural Bu…

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Making a difference

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 Labour MP for Gedling and Minister of State (Policing, Crime and Security) Vernon Coaker talks about how politicians can make a difference locally and nationally.

He talks about the pressures of national policy…

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Registrarism Ep. 1 - League tables

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 In this, the first Registrarism Podcast, Dr Paul Greatrix tackles the issue of league tables in Higher Education.

You'll hear about the strangest league tables he's come across and why, no matter what you think…

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Love on the rocks

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 How badly has the recession affected the relationship between political parties and business?

Expert in the field - Professor Mick Moran - assesses the cracks in the relationship and how the crisis will affect …

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Human rights for all?

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 In this podcast Alice Edwards, lecturer in law, talks about winning the Audre Rapoport Prize for Scholarship in the Human Rights of Women for 2008.

The prize is for her article: Violence against Women …

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Influencing Government

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 This podcast gives a behind the scenes look at life as a backbencher in Parliament.

MP for Broxtowe, Dr Nick Palmer, explains how you can get a start in the career and once there how to influence policies and P…

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Striking for 'British' jobs?

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 As the wildcat strikes over foreign workers continue up and down the country, Professor Andreas Bieler asks whether the unions are looking at the bigger picture.

He also boils down the issue of so-called 'Briti…

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Man at work

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 It's straight to work for Barack Obama and to the surprise of many experts, he has already made some dramatic announcements.

Expert in American politics, Professor Richard King, was at the inauguration in Washi…

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Obama - euphoria or relief?

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 In this podcast Professor Peter Ling looks at the inauguration of Barack Obama as US President.

An expert on the civil rights movement and Dr Martin Luther King, Professor Ling weighs up the significance of the…

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Gaza - between the lines

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 In this podcast the war in Gaza between Israel and Hamas draws divided opinion.

Expert in conflict resolution, Professor Stefan Wolff gives his view on the developments in Gaza and his thoughts on prospects for…

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Through the broken mirror

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 In this podcast - a controversial theory claiming to have found the cause of autism, is put to the test.

Dr Antonia Hamilton and her team are looking for volunteers to take part in a major study on autism and t…

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Why we disagree on climate change (Lecture Series Podcast)

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 In this podcast Professor Mike Hulme tackles a major but overlooked aspect of climate change.

Addressing the Institute for Science and Society Professor Hulme suggests that the approach to tackling climate chan…

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War on climate change?

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 In this podcast - going to war for the environment? Dr Matthew Humphrey, Reader in Political Philosophy assesses a controversial theory by Australian academic Professor Robyn Eckersley.

Professor Eckersley is a…

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Watching the gatekeepers

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 In this podcast find out why the recession may just be one of the best things to happen to British politics in years.

BBC Political Journalist John Hess speaks to the UON Podcast about his career, on the heels …

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David Cameron under the microscope

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