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Alumni eNewsletter

November 2016

A lizard in the desert, from BBC's Planet Earth II

A walk on the wild side: inside Planet Earth II

Millions of us have been tuning in each week to Planet Earth II, enthralled by this epic and stunning showcase of the incredible stories and spectacular landscapes of our natural world. But what does it take to bring a series like this to life? Meet Ed Charles (Zoology, 2002), BBC producer and one of the talented team behind Planet Earth II. We caught up with Ed to talk wildlife filmmaking, what it's like to work with Sir David Attenborough, and the incredible experiences of life on location...

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Lord O'Neill, chair of the Review on Antimicrobial Resistance

Lord O'Neill exclusive guest lecture – 24 January

The growing resistance of bacteria to antibiotics is one of the biggest threats facing our world – but are we doing enough to stop a reality where drugs no longer work? We're excited to invite you to hear Lord O'Neill, chair of the Review on Antimicrobial Resistance, discuss the challenges presented by this global issue – and what solutions we must implement to tackle this growing threat.

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Young child in hospital

You can help fund vital research for children with cancer this Christmas

Each year, hundreds of children and their families are faced with the frightening diagnosis of a brain tumour. Those who survive are often left with disabilities as a result of intensive treatments. This Christmas, will you give a gift to support new research at the University that will help develop safer treatments for children with brain tumours?

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Houses of Parliament, UK

The day we took over Westminster

Nottingham has always been a place for visionaries and pioneers – and on 25 October, representatives from across our city took over Parliament to show what we have to offer. From live chemistry experiments to a special edition of University Challenge, over 45 events throughout the day celebrated all that's great about Nottingham.

Take a look at the highlights

A steaming kettle

Could your kettle bring down the internet?

Could your webcam, internet-enabled TV – or even your kettle – help bring down some of the world's most popular websites? It seems unlikely – but that's what happened in a recent attack by hackers in the US. Nottingham digital economy researchers Ansgar Koene and Derek McAuley explore the security challenges posed by modern devices – and solutions to help keep us safe.

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Help us celebrate UN International Volunteer Day on 5 December! If you're one of our amazing volunteers, tell us why you give your time by sharing a photograph of yourself holding your written quote. Tag @UniOfNottAlumni and use the hashtags #GlobalApplause and #IVD2016


2017 campus calendar

Our 2017 calendar is now on sale! Featuring our photogenic campus wildlife, including the ever popular squirrels and Canadian geese, all proceeds from the calendar will go directly to our Impact Campaign. Visit our online store to purchase yours.


Upcoming events - book now 

Festival of Lessons and Carols

8 December – Nottingham

Engineering Christmas Lecture

19 December – University Park Campus

Chancellor's Lecture Series: Lord O'Neill

24 January – London

Nursing Charity Ball

4 February – Nottingham


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