Nottingham business leaders are calling on the coalition government to focus public sector investment in growth sector ‘hubs’ in readiness for the economic upturn. Nottingham has recently been identified as a ‘hot spot’ for life science research innovation and commercialisation¹ and is also home to a growing cluster of technology companies such as Crytek, Chinook Sciences, INIT, Outerarc, LED in Light, and Romax.
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Teams of eager young debaters from Nottinghamshire schools will use Nottingham Speakers’ Corner in King Street, Nottingham on Friday 5th November to test out their arguments on contentious scientific issues. As part of a series of preparatory events for the Science City Nottingham Youth Parliament, the students will have twenty minutes on the site to get a feel for open-air speaking and to ask passers-by for their views.
Business Network East Midlands has teamed up with Loughborough University’s Lifestyle Service to give the region’s entrepreneurs and business leaders a health management makeover. Network members will be the first to sign up to the pilot six-month wellbeing and weight loss programme which includes health checks, practical advice, support materials and monthly motivational email prompts to encourage any flagging participants.
The next debate in the Nottingham Speakers’ Corner calendar of public showcase debates takes place on Tuesday 21st September in the Council House Debating Chamber at 6pm when the motion will be:
‘This House believes that public sector spending cuts are not only inevitable but desirable’
Cricket lovers, cricket widows, family, friends and sporting pundits with strong opinions are being invited to pitch-in when Nottingham Speakers’ Corner and the Nottingham Post host a high-profile public debate on the eve of the England v Pakistan Test Match at Trent Bridge.
Nottingham is to host a high profile People’s Hustingsdesigned to breathe further life into the new style face-to-face engagement between politicians and public at election time.
The People’s Hustings, which is being promoted by Speakers’ Corner Trust (SCT) in association with the Nottingham Evening Post, will take place at Speakers’ Corner in King Street from 12.30 to 1.30 pm on Tuesday 4 May and will give Nottingham East Parliamentary candidates the opportunity to respond to a set of short speeches from community representatives.
Fanshawe Gate Hall garden in Holmesfield will open to the public on Sunday 25th April to raise funds for the supply of seed, farmer training and crop research in small communities of Burkina Faso, West Africa. This Christian Aid-supported project will bring food security to over 88,000 people in the fourth poorest country of the world.
Childrens’ education in Ngora, Uganda will receive a boost as the Boots Orchestra performs on Saturday 27th March in St Peter’s Church, Ruddington, Nottingham to raise much-needed funds to equip and resource The Parents’ School.
Two of the East Midland’s most popular private gardens will join forces on Friday 19th February when Hodsock Priory welcomes the owners of Fanshawe Gate Hall in Derbyshire for a special book signing event. Award-winning gardener Cynthia Ramsden’s latest book, ‘Garden Tales’, has been written to benefit the National Gardens Scheme (NGS) which promotes the enjoyment of beautiful gardens such as those at Hodsock Priory and Fanshawe Gate Hall.
In a special book to raise funds for the National Garden Scheme and the Oesophageal Patients Association, award-winning garden owner Cynthia Ramsden has chronicled the lives and loves of these willing helpers at one of Derbyshire’s most popular private gardens.