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Did you era

The University of Nottingham opened its doors in 1881 as a technical college for students from Nottingham and the surrounding area. Today it is a global university, with campuses in the UK, China and Malaysia, and a member of the Russell Group of UK research intensive universities. In 2016, it was named a ‘truly global university’ by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide.

Nottingham: a history of Britain’s global university, written by John Beckett, a Professor in our Department of History, traces the story of the University from those early days to the present time, exploring life on campus for generations of students.

This is a thoroughly researched, beautifully illustrated and timely publication, which will be of interest to staff and students, alumni scattered across the globe, and anyone concerned with the development of UK higher education.

Discover the hidden secrets of your University and how it became the place we all know and love – order your copy today

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Did you know?
Albert Einstein gave a lecture at the University in the 1930s - the blackboard showing his lecture notes is still on display today.

More about the author:
John Beckett is Professor of English Regional History at The University of Nottingham, where he has taught for more than 30 years.

Posted on Friday 1st July 2016

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