October 26-28, 1998
Nottingham, United Kingdom


Nottingham is most famous for its Castle, Sherwood Forest and Robin Hood. Fact or Fiction? You have to decide for yourself.

The first Nottingham Castle was built in 1068 by William the Conqueror, but was destroyed by Cromwell in 1651. A mansion now stands on the original site, housing a museum and art gallery. What remains of Sherwood Forest, the hunting grounds of medieval kings, is now a Country Park, and the ancient and massive Major Oak is a popular feature. The same kings may have visited the old Goose Fair - there are no geese today, but this large annual fun-fair is very popular with students during the first week in October.

Although Nottingham is a modern city, it is also proud of its history and heritage. There are a variety of excellent and unusual museums featuring natural history, science, costume and textiles, canals and local history. The Lace Hall, which demonstrates the art and manufacture of Nottingham Lace, is well worth a visit.

Nearby attractions include Newstead Abbey, ancestral home of Lord Byron, and the village of Eastwood where D H Lawrence was born and which he used as the setting of his early novels. Another famous native of Nottingham is George Green, a self taught mathematician, whose parents' home, the Greens’ windmill, now houses a science exhibition.

The beautiful Derbyshire Dales and the Peak District National Park are easily accessible from Nottingham.

The Nottingham Trent University is one of the largest - and most popular - universities in the UK, with a student population of over 23000. Nottingham Trent offers a diverse range of courses across its nine Faculties and 26 Departments.

The University's Arkwright Building was originally part of the University College, founded in 1881, where D H Lawrence studied as a teacher. At this time the College of Art was incorporated and one of the buildings, the Victorian Waverley building, still houses part of the Faculty of Art and Design today.

The University has two sites - the Faculties of Art and Design; Engineering and Computing; Environmental Studies; Economics and Social Sciences; Law School and Business School are based at the city site in the heart of Nottingham.

The Clifton campus - a four mile bus ride from the city centre - hosts the Faculties of Humanities and Science and Maths. It comprises student residences, a library and a student village. The magnificent Georgian manor house, Clifton Hall, adjacent to the main Clifton campus, houses the Faculty of Education.

The interesting mix of architectural styles across the university, from the grandeur of the Victorian Arkwright building to the modernistic glass-fronted Djanogly Innovation Centre for Europe Building and the new electronic NTU Boots Library, reflects the development of the institution.


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