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News and events from our distinguished and successful alumni; from scientists to up and coming musicians.

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A degree of distinction part 1 - audio

In this interview 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 are also available.

5 MIN2013 MAR 28
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A degree of distinction part 1 - audio

A degree of distinction part 2 - audio

In this interview 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 are also available.

5 MIN2013 MAR 28
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A degree of distinction part 2 - audio

A degree of distinction part 3 - audio

In this interview 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 interview are also available.

6 MIN2013 MAR 28
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A degree of distinction part 3 - audio

Dressing for success - audio

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 interview 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…

4 MIN2013 MAR 28
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Dressing for success - audio

Making history - audio

In this interview 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.

11 MIN2013 MAR 28
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Making history - audio
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Latest Episodes

A degree of distinction part 1 - audio

In this interview 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 are also available.

5 MIN2013 MAR 28
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A degree of distinction part 1 - audio

A degree of distinction part 2 - audio

In this interview 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 are also available.

5 MIN2013 MAR 28
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A degree of distinction part 2 - audio

A degree of distinction part 3 - audio

In this interview 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 interview are also available.

6 MIN2013 MAR 28
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A degree of distinction part 3 - audio

Dressing for success - audio

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 interview 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…

4 MIN2013 MAR 28
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Dressing for success - audio

Making history - audio

In this interview 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.

11 MIN2013 MAR 28
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Making history - audio
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