Acrylic Fridge Magnet of Nottingham University, United Kingdom
This is an acrylic fridge magnet memento of Nottingham University, United Kingdom. The University of Nottingham (informally known as Nottingham University or Nottingham) is a research university based in Nottingham, England, UK. Its main site, University Park Campus, is situated on the outskirts of the City of Nottingham. Founded in 1881 as a constituent college of the University of London, Nottingham became a University in its own right in 1948, when it was awarded its Royal Charter. Nottingham is organised into five faculties and offers about 50 subjects, including a wide range of sciences and humanities. In 2010/11, Nottingham had 34,377 full-time students and 2,735 full-time staff based on its UK campuses, and is one of the largest universities in the UK. The university has produced a range of distinguished alumni including D.H. Lawrence and Sir Andrew Witty and is associated with three Nobel Prize winners and several Olympic medal winners.
False Imprisonment for Terrorism
In 2008, Hicham Yezza, a member of staff, and Rizwaan Sabir, a postgraduate student, were arrested at the University of Nottingham and were detained for six days under the Terrorism Act 2000. The University of Nottingham informed the police after finding an edited version of the al-Qaeda training manual the student was using for his research. Both were released without charge from terrorism offences. In 2011, Rizwaan Sabir was awarded £20,000 compensation for false imprisonment by Nottinghamshire Police. Dr Rod Thornton, decided that because of the university's lack of guidance to him regarding their position over possession of terrorist publications, he was no longer willing to risk possible arrest by teaching terrorism studies at the University. As a result, terrorism studies are no longer being taught at the University of Nottingham. Thornton was later suspended by the university for the "breakdown in working relationships".