University of Nottingham


The University of Nottingham is a public research university in Nottingham, England. It was founded as University College Nottingham in 1881, and was granted a royal charter in 1948.

University of Nottingham
Coat of arms of the University of Nottingham
MottoLatin: Sapientia urbs conditur
Motto in English
A city is built on wisdom
Established1798 – As an Adult Education School
1881 – University College Nottingham
1948 – Received royal charter
Endowment£72.5 million (2023)[1]
Budget£811.2 million (2022/23)[1]
ChancellorLola Young, Baroness Young of Hornsey[2]
Vice-ChancellorShearer West
VisitorPenny Mordaunt
(as Lord President of the Council ex officio)[3]
Academic staff
3,540 Nottingham based (2021/22)[4]
Students37,260 Nottingham based (2021/22)[5]
47,532 worldwide (2019/20)[6]
Undergraduates28,690 (2021/22)[5]
Postgraduates8,570 (2021/22)[5]

52°56′20″N 1°11′49″W / 52.939°N 1.197°W / 52.939; -1.197
Students' UnionUniversity of Nottingham Students' Union
Colours  Nottingham Blue

Nottingham's main campus (University Park) with Jubilee Campus and teaching hospital (Queen's Medical Centre) are located within the City of Nottingham, with a number of smaller campuses and sites elsewhere in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire. Outside the UK, the university has campuses in Semenyih, Malaysia, and Ningbo, China. Nottingham is organised into five constituent faculties, within which there are more than 50 schools, departments, institutes and research centres. Nottingham has more than 46,000 students and 7,000 staff across the UK, China and Malaysia and had an income of £811.2 million in 2022–23, of which £129.5 million was from research grants and contracts.[1]

The institution's alumni have been awarded one Nobel Prize, a Fields Medal, and a Gabor Medal and Prize. The university is a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities, the European University Association, the Russell Group, Universitas 21, Universities UK, the Virgo Consortium, and participates in the Sutton Trust Summer School programme as a member of the Sutton 30.




The original Adult Education School, 14- 24 Shakespeare Street, Nottingham, established in 1798. The college played a significant role in the early development of education in Nottingham, serving as a hub for learning and academic discourse.
Commissioned by Prime Minister William Gladstone, the new building at the University College. Completed in 1881.

The University of Nottingham traces its origins to both the founding of an adult education school in 1798, and the University Extension Lectures inaugurated by the University of Cambridge in 1873—the first of their kind in the country.[7] However, the foundation of the university is generally regarded as being the establishment of University College Nottingham, in 1881 as a college preparing students for examinations of the University of London.

In 1875, an anonymous donor provided £10,000 to establish the work of the Adult Education School and Cambridge Extension Lectures on a permanent basis, and the Corporation of Nottingham agreed to erect and maintain a building for this purpose and to provide funds to supply the instruction.[7]

The foundation stone of the college was duly laid in 1877 by the former Prime Minister William Ewart Gladstone,[8] and the college's neo-gothic building on Shakespeare Street was formally opened in 1881 by Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany.[8] In 1881, there were four professors – of Literature, Physics, Chemistry and Natural Science. New departments and chairs quickly followed: Engineering in 1884, Classics combined with Philosophy in 1893, French in 1897 and Education in 1905; in 1905 the combined Department of Physics and Mathematics became two separate entities; in 1911 Departments of English and Mining were created, in 1912, Economics, and Geology combined with Geography; History in 1914, Adult Education in 1923 and Pharmacy in 1925.[7]


Art students from Goldsmiths College at University College Nottingham in 1944

The university college underwent significant expansion in the 1920s, when it moved from the centre of Nottingham to a large campus on the city's outskirts. The new campus, called University Park, was completed in 1928, and financed by an endowment fund, public contributions, and the generosity of Sir Jesse Boot (later Lord Trent) who presented 35 acres (14 ha) to the City of Nottingham in 1921.[9] Boot and his fellow benefactors sought to establish an "elite seat of learning" committed to widening participation,[10] and hoped that the move would solve the problems facing University College Nottingham, in its restricted building on Shakespeare Street. Boot stipulated that, whilst part of the Highfields site, lying south-west of the city, should be devoted to the University College, the rest should provide a place of recreation for the residents of the city, and, by the end of the decade, the landscaping of the lake and public park adjoining University Boulevard was completed. The original University College building on Shakespeare Street in central Nottingham, known as the Arkwright Building, now forms part of Nottingham Trent University's City Campus.[11]

Trent Building – Originally housed the entire university when it moved to University Park in 1928

University College Nottingham was initially accommodated within the Trent Building, an imposing white limestone structure with a distinctive clock tower, designed by Morley Horder, and formally opened by King George V on 10 July 1928. During this period of development, Nottingham attracted high-profile lecturers, including Albert Einstein, H. G. Wells, and Mahatma Gandhi.[12] The blackboard used by Einstein during his time at Nottingham is still on display in the Physics department.[13]

Apart from its physical transfer to surroundings that could not be more different from its original home, the college made few developments between the wars. The Department of Slavonic Languages (later Slavonic Studies) was established in 1933, the teaching of Russian having been introduced in 1916. In 1933–34, the Departments of Electrical Engineering, Zoology and Geography, which had been combined with other subjects, were made independent; and in 1938 a supplemental Charter provided for a much wider representation on the Governing Body. However, further advances were delayed by the outbreak of war in 1939.[7]

University status


University College Nottingham students received their degrees from the University of London.[14] However, in 1943, the university was granted its royal charter which endowed it with university status and gave it the power to confer degrees. In 1948 University College Nottingham was incorporated as the University of Nottingham.[15]

In the 1940s, the Midlands Agricultural and Dairy College at Sutton Bonington merged with the university as the School of Agriculture, and in 1956 the Portland Building was completed to complement the Trent Building. In 1970, the university established the UK's first new medical school of the 20th century.[8]

In 1999, Jubilee Campus was opened on the former site of the Raleigh Bicycle Company, one mile (1.6 km) away from the University Park Campus. Nottingham then began to expand overseas, opening campuses in Malaysia and in China in 1999 and 2004 respectively. In 2005, the King's Meadow Campus opened near University Park.

The logo the university used until 2001.

The university has used several logos throughout its history, beginning with its coat of arms. Later, Nottingham adopted a simpler logo, in which a stylised version of Nottingham Castle was surrounded by the text "The University of Nottingham". In 2001 Nottingham undertook a major re-branding exercise, which included replacing the logo with the current one.



UK campuses


University Park Campus

University Park pictured, the only university to win the Green Flag Award for Parkland greenery each year consecutively over the past two decades.
Millennium Gardens (52°56′19″N 1°11′59″W / 52.9387°N 1.1998°W / 52.9387; -1.1998) at the University Park Campus, ranked the world's greenest university campus 2011 by the Greenmetric of World Universities.

University Park Campus, to the west of Nottingham city centre, is the 330-acre (1.3 km2) main campus of the University of Nottingham. Set around its lake and clock-tower and with extensive parkland greenery,[16][17] University Park has won numerous awards for its architecture and landscaping, and has been named the greenest campus in the country in a Green Flag Award.[18]

At the south entrance to the main campus, in Highfields Park, lies the Lakeside Arts Centre, the university's public arts facility and performance space. The D.H. Lawrence Pavilion houses a range of cultural facilities, including a 225 capacity theatre space, a series of craft cabinets, the Weston Gallery (which displays the university's manuscript collection), the Wallner gallery, which exists as a platform for local and regional artists, and a series of visual arts, performance and hospitality spaces. Other nearby facilities include the Djanogly Art Gallery, Recital Hall and Theatre, which in the past have hosted recordings and broadcasts by BBC Radio 3, local community theatre partnerships, contemporary art exhibitions, and cultural festivals.[19][20]

An Ariel-view of University Park, featuring the boating lake.
Orchard Hotel. The hotel opened in November 2012 at the university park campus.
Highfields Park Cascade.

Jubilee Campus


Jubilee Campus, designed by Sir Michael Hopkins, was opened by Queen Elizabeth II in 1999, and is approximately 1 mile (1.6 km) from University Park. The campus' facilities house the Schools of Education and Computer Science, and The Nottingham University Business School. The site is also the home of The National College for School Leadership. Additional investment of £9.2 million in Jubilee Campus was completed in 2004, with a second building for Nottingham University Business School opened by Lord Sainsbury.[21] The environmentally friendly nature of the campus and its buildings have been a factor in the awards that it has received, including the Millennium Marque Award for Environmental Excellence, the British Construction Industry Building Project of the Year, the RIBA Journal Sustainability Award, and the Civic Trust Award for Sustainability.

Jubilee Campus, features the Sir Harry and Lady Djanogly Learning Resource Centre on the left, a library designed in the shape of an inverted cone situated on an island in the middle of a lake.

The Jubilee Campus won the commendation of the Energy Globe Award judges in 2005.[21] The campus is distinct for its modern and unique architecture, culminating in Aspire, a 60-metre tall artistic structure is the tallest freestanding structure in the UK. The university plans to invest £200 million in a new scheme designed by Ken Shuttleworth, designer of the London 'Gherkin' and founder of Make Architects. However, the architecture of the Jubilee Campus is not admired by all, and the newly completed Amenities Building and YANG Fujia Building have been labelled the second worst new architectural design in Britain in a survey.[22]

A fire in September 2014 destroyed the GlaxoSmithKline building which was under construction,[23][24] but it was rebuilt and officially opened in 2017.

Other campuses


The City Hospital Campus houses staff and postgraduate students specialising in respiratory medicine, stroke medicine, oncology, physiotherapy, and public health. The campus was expanded in 2009 to house a new institute of public health and a specialist centre for tobacco research.

Sutton Bonington Campus houses Nottingham's School of Biosciences and the new School of Veterinary Medicine and Science, and is about 12 miles (19.3 km) to the south of the City of Nottingham, between the M1 motorway, Ratcliffe Power Station, and the Midland Main Line railway. The campus is centred on the historic manor of Sutton Bonington and retains many of its own botanic gardens and lakes.[25] The University Farm, including the Dairy Centre, is at the Sutton Bonington Campus.

The main building of the Sutton Bonington campus, located near Loughborough.

King's Meadow Campus was established in 2005 on the former Central Independent Television Studios site on Lenton Lane. It mainly accommodates administrative functions, but also the Department of Manuscripts and Special Collections. A functioning television studio remains at the site, that continues to be rented to the film and television industry.

Castle Meadow Campus is a 3.75-hectare site below Nottingham Castle, purchased by the university in 2021, having been previously owned by HMRC (HM Revenue and Customs). Existing buildings are to be refurbished with the campus planned to open from 2023. [26]

International campuses

Chinese Garden, University of Nottingham Ningbo China.

Nottingham has introduced overseas campuses as part of a growth strategy. The first stage in this strategy was the establishment in 1999 of a campus in Semenyih, Selangor, Malaysia, a short distance from Kuala Lumpur. This was followed in 2004 by a campus in Ningbo, Zhejiang Province, China.

The Malaysia campus was the first campus of a British university in Malaysia and one of the first anywhere in the world, earning the Queen's Award for Enterprise 2001 and the Queen's Award for Industry (International Trade) 2006.[27] In September 2005, the Malaysia campus moved to a purpose-built campus at Semenyih, 18 miles (29.0 km) south of Kuala Lumpur city centre.

The £40 million Ningbo campus was completed in 2005, and was officially opened by John Prescott, the UK's Deputy Prime Minister, in February 2006. Like the Malaysia Campus, Ningbo Campus builds on the University Park in the UK and includes a lake, its own version of Nottingham's famous Trent Building, and the Centre for Sustainable Energy Technologies (CSET), China's first zero-carbon building.

In November 2012, the university launched a new joint venture in collaboration with the East China University of Science and Technology: the Shanghai Nottingham Advanced Academy (SNAA). The SNAA will deliver joint courses in Shanghai including periods of study in Nottingham, with teaching and research at undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral levels.[28]


Highfield House, completed in 1798, is one of many Grade II listed buildings at the University Park campus.

Faculties and departments


The university is made up of a number of schools and departments organised into five faculties:[29] Arts, Engineering, Medicine and Health Sciences, Science, and Social Science. Each faculty encompasses a number of schools and departments.

Faculty of Arts
  • American and Canadian Studies
  • Classics and Archaeology
  • Culture, Film and Media
  • Cultures, Languages and Area Studies
  • English
  • French and Francophone Studies
  • German Studies
  • History
  • History of Art
  • Humanities
  • Language Centre
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Russian and Slavonic Studies
  • Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies
  • Theology and Religious Studies
Faculty of Engineering
  • Architecture and Built Environment
  • Chemical and Environmental Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Foundation Engineering and Physical Sciences
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
  • Health Sciences
  • Life Sciences
  • Medicine
  • Veterinary Medicine and Science
Faculty of Science
  • Biosciences
  • Plant Science
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Mathematical Sciences
  • Pharmacy
  • Physics and Astronomy
  • Psychology
Faculty of Social Sciences


Originally the gatehouse to Wollaton Park, now belonging to the university
University of Nottingham’s Lenton Lodge

The chief officer is the Chancellor, elected by the University Court on the recommendation of the University Council.[30] The chief academic and administrative officer is the Vice-Chancellor, who is assisted by Pro-Vice-Chancellors.[30] The governing body is the University Council, which has 35 members and is mostly non-academic.[30] The academic authority is the Senate, consisting of senior academics and elected staff and student representatives.[30] The largest forum is the University Court, presided over by the Chancellor.[30]

The office of Chancellor is occupied by Lola Young, Baroness Young of Hornsey, following the retirement of Sir Andrew Witty. Witty, who became incumbent on 1 January 2013, announced his retirement in November 2017. He succeeded Yang Fujia, who had been installed in July 2001.

The current Registrar is Paul Greatrix.[31]



The following have served as Vice-Chancellor of the university:

Academic profile

The Orchards, University Park.
Trent Building quadrangle on a rainy day.



Nottingham is a research-led institution, and two academics connected with the university were awarded Nobel Prizes in 2003. Clive Granger was jointly awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics.[32] Much of the work on Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) was carried out at Nottingham, work for which Sir Peter Mansfield received the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 2003. Nottingham remains a strong centre for research into MRI. The university has contributed to a number of other significant scientific advances. Frederick Kipping, professor of chemistry (1897–1936), made the discovery of silicone polymers at Nottingham.[33] Major developments in the in vitro culture of plants and micropropogation techniques were made by plant scientists at Nottingham, along with the first production of transgenic tomatoes by Don Grierson in the 1980s. Other innovations at the university include cochlear implants for deaf children and the brace-for-impact position used in aircraft. In 2015, the Assemble collective, of which the part-time Architecture Department tutor Joseph Halligan is a member, won the Turner Prize, Europe's most prestigious art award.[34] Other facilities at Nottingham include a 46 teraflop supercomputer.[35]

Nottingham was ranked joint 23rd in the UK amongst multi-faculty institutions for the quality (GPA) of its research[36] and 8th for its Research Power in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework.[37] More than 80 per cent of research at the university was described as "world-leading" or "internationally excellent" in the UK Funding Councils' 2014 Research Excellence Framework,[38] with 28 out of 32 returns having at least 75 per cent of impact that was either "outstanding" or "very considerable" – ranking the university 7th in the UK on this measure. Nottingham is also in the top seven universities in Britain for the amount of research income received, being awarded over £40 million in research contracts for the 2015–2016 academic year by UK Research Councils,[39] and £159 million in total research awards income.[40]

The university is home to the Leverhume Centre for Research on Globalisation and Economic Policy (GEP). GEP was established in the Nottingham School of Economics in 2001, and conducts research activities structured on the theme of globalisation.


UCAS Admission Statistics
2023 2022 2021 2020 2019
Applications[α][41] 56,890 57,570 55,375 54,170 53,800
Accepted[α][41] 7,655 8,425 8,710 8,595 8,310
Applications/Accepted Ratio[α] 7.4 6.8 6.4 6.3 6.5
Offer Rate (%)[β][42] 71.1 67.7 71.9 75.2 74.2
Average Entry Tariff[43] 154 152 147
  1. ^ a b c Main scheme applications, International and UK
  2. ^ UK domiciled applicants
HESA Student Body Composition (2022)
Domicile[44] and Ethnicity[45] Total
British White 54% 54
British Ethnic Minorities[a] 23% 23
International EU 3% 3
International Non-EU 20% 20
Undergraduate Widening Participation Indicators[46][47]
Female 54% 54
Private School 20% 20
Low Participation Areas[b] 8% 8

According to the latest statistics (2019/20) compiled by the Higher Education Statistics Agency, Nottingham is the UK's 9th largest university based on total student enrolment with 34,840 students;[48] from more than 130 countries.[49] 20% of Nottingham's undergraduates are privately educated, the 17th highest proportion among mainstream British universities.[50] In the 2016–17 academic year, the university had a domicile breakdown of 78:5:17 of UK:EU:non-EU students respectively with a female to male ratio of 55:45.[51]

The university gave offers of admission to 67.7% of its undergraduate applicants in 2022, the 50th lowest offer rate across the country.[52] According to The Times and The Sunday Times League Table 2015, the university received 7.3 applications for every place available, placing it joint 14th in the UK (tied with Edinburgh Napier University) for the 'Most Competition for Places'.[53] For the 2013–14 admissions cycle, the average successful applicant attained 426 UCAS points (the equivalent of ABB at A Level and BB at AS Level), ranking it as the 22nd highest amongst higher educational institutes.[54]

Rankings and reputation

University of Nottingham's Trent Building
National rankings
Complete (2025)[55]30
Guardian (2024)[56]59
Times / Sunday Times (2024)[57]32
Global rankings
ARWU (2023)[58]101–150
QS (2025)[59]108
THE (2024)[60]130=
University of Nottingham's national league table performance over the past ten years

The university was named Times Higher Education "University of the Year" in 2006, Times Higher Education "Entrepreneurial University of the Year" in 2008,[61] and finished runner up in the 2010 Sunday Times "University of the Year".[62][63] In 2016–17, Nottingham was named 'University of the Year' for graduate employment by The Sunday Times.[64] Nottingham is described by the Fulbright Commission as "one of the UK's oldest, largest, and most prestigious universities".[65] In 2019, it ranked 126th among the universities around the world by SCImago Institutions Rankings.[66]

In the 2021 Research Excellence Framework (REF), which assesses the quality of research in UK higher education institutions, Nottingham is ranked joint 25th by GPA and 7th for research power (the grade point average score of a university, multiplied by the full-time equivalent number of researchers submitted).[67] The 2024 QS University Ranking placed Nottingham University 100th globally and 17th nationally.[68]

Nottingham is ranked 2nd in the UK (after Oxford) and 13th in the world in terms of the number of alumni listed among CEOs of the 500 largest companies worldwide.[69] The 2015 Global Employability University Ranking places Nottingham 78th in the world and 11th in the UK.[70] In 2019, Nottingham was ranked Europe's 87nd 'Most Innovative University'.[71]

Subject Rankings

2025 UK Complete University Guide: Subject League Tables[72]

  • #4 for Veterinary Medicine
  • #6 for Chemical Engineering
  • #7 for Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering
  • #7 for Education
  • #7 for Pharmacology and Pharmacy
  • #8 for Architecture
  • #8 for Nursing and Midwifery
  • #10 for Law
  • #11 for Sports Science
  • #11 for Theology and Religious Studies
  • #12 for Economics
  • #12 for Sociology

2024 Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings: By Subject[73]

  • #8 in the UK and #45 worldwide for Law
  • #9 in the UK and #75 worldwide for Business & Economics
  • #9 in the UK and #68 worldwide for Education
  • #10 in the UK and #98 worldwide for Engineering
  • #12 in the UK and #77 worldwide for Clinical & Health
  • #14 in the UK and #95 worldwide for Psychology

Student life


Students' Union

Students' Union Elections Question Time
Portland Building

The University of Nottingham Students' Union is heavily involved with providing student activities at the university and has more than 190 student societies affiliated to it. A further 76 clubs are affiliated to the Students' Union's Sports Committee. Nottingham participates yearly in the Varsity Series, a number of sporting events between the students and staff of the university and traditional rivals Nottingham Trent University.

The student newspaper Impact is published regularly during term time. The Students' Union radio station is University Radio Nottingham. A range of student theatre takes place at The New Theatre. The Students' Union also operates a student-run professional sound and lighting company, TEC PA & Lighting, who provide services for many events such as graduation, balls, and many other events, both within the university and to external clients.

The Students' Union also organises a number of activities and events involving students and staff with the local community. The Student Volunteer Centre sees more than 4500 students each year volunteering in local schools and community organisations, as well as a range of other projects throughout the city of Nottingham. The Union has the largest student-run RAG organisation outside of the US, "Karnival" (abbreviated to "Karni"), which raised £1.61 million in 2012.[74] The Students' Union also runs an international volunteering project, InterVol, which sends student volunteers to work in rural African communities.[75]

Karnival also ran "RAG raids", a format of charity fundraising in other cities, which proved to be one of the most profitable charity sources for the university with notably a single RAG raid in 2014 raising £66,552.72 for the Poppy Appeal. However, in April 2017 the raids were controversially banned by the students' union over the fears for the safety on students.

Halls of residence

Cripps Hall, one of the university's undergraduate halls of residence
Lincoln Hall, University Park
Hugh Stewart Hall
Florence Boot Hall (pictured) is the oldest hall of residence at the university. It is named after Florence Boot, the wife of Jesse Boot who was a major benefactor to the university[76]

The University of Nottingham has a system of halls located on its campus. The halls are generally named either after counties, districts, or places in the East Midlands or significant people associated with the university.



The David Ross Sports Village is a multi-sport facility, which opened in October 2016.[77]



'Nottingham Two'


On 14 May 2008, Hicham Yezza, a member of staff, and Rizwaan Sabir, a postgraduate student, were arrested at the University of Nottingham and were detained for six days under the Terrorism Act 2000. The university informed the police after finding an edited version of the al-Qaeda training manual the student was using for his research. Both were released without charge from terrorism offences.[78][79] In September 2011, Rizwaan Sabir was awarded £20,000 compensation for false imprisonment by Nottinghamshire Police.

The university came under criticism after the only professor involved in terrorism studies at the institution, Rod Thornton, decided that, because of the university's lack of guidance to him regarding their position over possession of terrorist publications, he was no longer willing to risk possible arrest by teaching terrorism studies at the university, although he would continue in his other responsibilities.[80] As a result, terrorism studies are no longer being taught at the University of Nottingham.[80]

For a 2011 conference of the British International Studies Association, Thornton prepared a paper which alleged the university had engaged in systematic persecution against Yezza, Sabir, and junior academics in the department.[81] One of Thornton's colleagues at Nottingham complained to BISA about alleged defamatory content of Thornton's paper, and a spokesman for the university called it "highly defamatory of a number of his colleagues". The paper was later removed from BISA's website.[82]

In early May 2011, Thornton was suspended by the university for the "breakdown in working relationships" caused by the paper. In an open letter published in The Guardian, 67 international researchers including Noam Chomsky asked for Thornton's reinstatement and an independent examination of the university's actions, saying that Thornton's paper "carefully details what appear to be examples of serious misconduct from senior university management over the arrest of two university members".[83] In 2011, a campaign was launched calling for the reinstatement of Rod Thornton and for a public inquiry into the university's actions.[84] In March 2012 it was announced that Thornton was leaving his job as a lecturer at Nottingham, and that, "for his part, Dr Thornton accepts that the article which he published on the BISA website in April 2011 contained a number of inaccuracies."[85] Thornton apologized for any offence he might have caused.

COVID-19 pandemic response


In the 2020–21 academic year, students of the University of Nottingham organised large-scale campaigning against the university management team and specifically the Vice-Chancellor, Shearer West, for wider academic, welfare, and financial support for students, due to the on-going COVID-19 pandemic.[86][87][88]

As of 4 February, the university administration initiated a safety net policy, for a variety of assignment types, in partial compliance with student demands. However demands for a wider university policy to support students with welfare support have yet to be made, with further complaints arising due to minimal financial support being provided to home students and additional issues arising for international students - resulting in a number of go-fund me pages being created to help international students pay their tuition.[89][90]

Student campaigners are yet to comment on the development of this situation.

Attitudes towards Catholicism


At the start of the 2021–22 academic year, Patrick McKinney, Bishop of Nottingham, appointed Fr David Palmer to position of Catholic Chaplain to the university. The university actively blocked his appointment on the basis of his views on abortion and euthanasia.[91][92] This triggered mass international criticism, including from Ann Furedi, a former chief executive of the British Pregnancy Advisory Service with strongly pro-choice views, who described the decision as "stupid" and stated "I disagree with his views on abortion but as a Catholic priest he's expressing a mainstream Catholic view. Universities can't tell chaplains what religious beliefs to express".[93]

Fr Palmer's criticism of abortion and euthanasia were entirely in line with the Catholic Church's teaching.[94]

The university are yet to comment on the development of this situation or the media coverage which it has generated.

June 2023 stabbings


On 13 June 2023, Grace O'Malley-Kumar and Barnaby Webber, two 19-year-old first-year students of the university,[95] were fatally stabbed in the early hours of the morning. The assailant was charged with three murders, including Ian Coates, a maintenance-man aged 65, taking his van which was used to impact three pedestrians, resulting in an additional three attempted-murder charges. The attacker graduated from the University of Nottingham in 2022.[96][97][98]

In January 2024, the attacker plead guilty to manslaughter and was sentenced to indefinite detention in a high-security hospital.[99] Due to pressure from the families of the victims, together with the involvement of Caroline Henry, the Nottinghamshire Police and Crime Commissioner, as of early 2024 Nottinghamshire Police are under two separate investigations.[100][101]

Notable people


The university has been associated with a range of notable alumni and staff in a number of disciplines: Nobel prize or Fields medal winners; Sir Clive Granger – Nobel Prize in Economics, Sir Peter MansfieldNobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for contributions to Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Andre Geim – Nobel Prize–winning physicist, and Caucher Birkar – Fields medal-winning mathematician.


London Grammar

Arts and media




Politics and public service


See also


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