Posts by The University of Nottingham

How can you measure how many people are modern slaves?

In this post, Professor Kevin Bales, one of the lead educators on the University of Nottingham’s course Ending Slavery, looks at how we can best measure global slavery.

What do the new UN sustainable development goals mean for you?

Professor Sarah Speight is lead educator on The University of Nottingham’s free online course “Sustainability, Society and You”. In this post, she discusses the United Nations’ (UN) new, global sustainable development goals and how the course links with them. This Saturday, 24 October 2015, is United Nations Day, when member states celebrate the aims and…

Shale gas: understanding the politics and science

Wil Knight is a Researcher from The University of Nottingham, who examines public perceptions of shale gas development in the UK. Here, Wil introduces the often polarised debate surrounding the potential development of shale gas, ahead of the free online course, “Shale Gas and Fracking: the Politics and Science.” The potential development of shale gas…

Why do we get angry, moved, annoyed or sentimental about fictional characters in imagined worlds?

Prof. Peter Stockwell, the lead educator of ‘How to read…a mind’ by The University of Nottingham talks about his first MOOC and teaching cognitive poetics on a short free online course. Why do we get angry, moved, annoyed or sentimental about fictional characters in imagined worlds? Over the last few months I have been compiling…

Not just another course about sustainability!

Dr Sarah Speight, from The University of Nottingham, talks about the free online course ‘Sustainability, Society and You’ which starts on FutureLearn.com on 6 January.   If you ask six of your friends or family to tell you what ‘sustainability’ means, you would probably get six different answers. Some of us might say it’s about…