News/Past Events

 

Celebration Event – 30th June 2017

The experiences of the 2016 scholars were shared at the annual Celebration Event held on 30th June 2017 and hosted by the Manners Arms, Knipton. An energising and inspirational evening in which Rachel and Sarah gave talks on their 2016 experiences with Angelena, Gareth and Miles outlining their plans for their 2017 travels.

Pictured at the event are (left to right) Miles Waghorn (2016), Dr Nigel Chapman (retiring Chairman), Russ Blenkinsop (Secretary/Treasurer), Rachel Armitage (2017), Chair of Nottinghamshire County Council John Handley, Margaret Handley, Gareth Morgan (2017), Sarah-Marie Taylor (2016).

Celebration Event reported by Nottingham Post, Notts CC, West Bridgford Wire

Full write-up of NRMTS Celebration Event 2017


Sully on the Village Screen 31 March 2017

Russ organised the inaugural Film and a Pint at the Old Ship / Lowdham Village Hall. Following on from the success of the Lowdham film festival (early March each year), the Lowdham Community are running a series of films on the last Friday of each month. This is a chance to see recent films in a Village environment at a reasonable price, with no parking issues, great refreshments and walking distance from some great pubs. A hidden gem.

 


 

Nottingham Soup initial meeting – 13 March 2017

Elisia Denton’s initial event based on her detroitsoup.com experience took place on Monday 13th March and it was a fantastic atmosphere. There were 4 great pitches, the audience were very interactive and a lot of connections were made. There has been a lot of positive feedback about the event. 68 people attended and 340.89 was raised. The winner was a lady called Hilary and her business is called Ginny’s Good Yarn- She delivers person centered lifelong learning for people with dementia and she wants to use the money to set up a group in the City as she currently operates in Southwell. She wants it to be a diverse, multicultural and interracial group. She even got a write-up in the local Bramley newspaper.

There are some pictures and tweets about the event at #nottssoup on twitter. The next soup is Monday 10th July 6.30pm at THiNK.


Rachel introduced Chi Hack night at Broadway Cinema on 13 February 2017

Rachel organised an initial meeting to see the impact Chi Hack night had made in Chicago and see if anything similar can be done in Nottingham. Key event was a Skype call with Chi Hack night founder Chris Whitaker @CivicWhitaker who Rachel met whilst on her travels. 80% of adults now get their information through the web – some of it is easy to find, some of it is difficult to find and poorly laid out. Hack nights enable collaborations of local people, developers and policy makers to produce Apps that benefit the local community using readily accessible Government data – just shown in a useful format that is easy to use. See the Chi Hack night site for how local people have helped Chicago.


Sarah on BBC Radio Nottingham 22 January 2017

Sarah makes a return visit to the BBC Radio Nottingham studios discussing the Sunday papers and her travels with John Holmes and Tom Beasley. Programme starts at 10am with gardening section and then Sarah first appears around 11.15am. Listen here

Nottingham Panthers 11 December 2016

Great win for the Panthers. Looked straight forward at first but fought back well in normal time to get to 5-5. Tense extra time until we finally won the penalty shoot out. Great fun, and the right result! Ice Hockey at its best.

Rachel Armitage appears on ITV Central 8th November 2016

Sitting in front of the US Capitol, Rachel explained the background to the scholarship and gave diplomatic answers  to the questions

See the interview here.

Goose Fair

First Alumni Get together 6th October 2016

The first Alumni get together started at 6pm at the Curious Manor in Nottingham City with their great choice of real ales. We then moved on to Goose Fair to see the sights and smell the aroma of the Fair. Being prior to the weekends the rides were slighty longer!!.

 

Nigel Chapman (Chairman), Rachel Armitage (2016 Scholar), Lord Mayor, Sarah-Marie Taylor (2016 Scholar), Jane Ferguson, Nottingham Roosevelt Celebration Event 2016
Nigel Chapman (Chairman), Rachel Armitage (2016 Scholar), Lord Mayor, Sarah-Marie Taylor (2016 Scholar), Jane Ferguson, Nottingham Roosevelt Celebration Event 2016

Celebration Event – 8th July 2016

Celebration Event reported by Nottingham Post – read here

The experiences of the 2015 scholars were shared at the annual Celebration Event held on 8th July 2016 and hosted by the Manners Arms, Knipton.
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2016 Scholars announced 28th April 2016

We’re pleased to announce details of our two 2016 Roosevelt Scholars.
Rachel Armitage the Electoral Services Engagement Officer at Nottingham City Council and Sarah Taylor owner and co-founder of Green Scene Education. Congratulations to you both. We look forward to hearing about your travels later this year.

Rachel Armitage (2016 Scholar) and the Lord Mayor
Rachel will be investigating voter registration and democratic engagement activities in advance of the 2016 Presidential Election. She is looking to co-create new educational resources with young and marginalised communities in the city, thereby breaking down barriers that might prevent them from engaging with democracy.
Sarah Marie Taylor (2016 Scholar) and the Lord Mayor
Sarah will be researching the effectiveness of different methods of teaching horticulture in schools throughout the US and investigating how urban farms are successfully implemented in city areas. She is looking to bring the lessons from the IUS back to Nottingham.

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Laura Hailes appears on ITV Central News 15 January 2016

Laura Hailes appeared on ITV Central News as speaking on behalf of NUH about the winter pressures facing the NHS. Great to know one of our scholars is working in such a key institution and making a difference for all of us


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Elisia Denton mentioned in Forbes magazine 8th December 2015

Speaking at the Impact Hub network event in New York Elisia said ““This place is like a big plate full of culture,” she said. “I’ve found that to start a business you have to have a strong network of people to support you, and companies are less likely to fail that way. One guy I met said, ‘Once you’ve got to the top, you have to send the lift back down and help someone else up.’ People are willing to help anyone willing to try.”

Read article here


Nottinghamshire Roosevelt Travelling Scholarship celebrates 65th anniversary

Haven Roosevelt at Nottingham High School
Haven Roosevelt at Nottingham High School
A SCHOLARSHIP which has helped dozens of young people travel to America to further their careers celebrated its 65th anniversary.

The Scholarship was established on 5th November 1946 by the Lord Mayor of Nottingham, Francis Carney, after discussions with Dwight D Eisenhower on 20th October 1945. The objective was to recognise the great services rendered to the Nation by the late Franklin Delano Roosevelt as President of the United States of America during the Second World War and to perpetuate a local tribute to his memory by founding the Scholarship.

To mark the occasion Haven and Bunny Roosevelt attended a black tie event held at Nottinghamshire County Council. Haven is the grandson of Franklin Delano Roosevelt and has hosted many scholars on their travels to the USA. The evening was organised by the Chairman of the scholarship Sir Andrew Buchanan the Lord Lieutenant of Nottingham. The event was attended by past scholars from each of the seven decades that the scholarship has sent Nottinghamshire people to the US.

Evening Post article is available here

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The event also saw the launch of a new book “American Adventure – The 1959 Journal of a Roosevelt Scholar“ by Keith Taylor the 1959 scholar now living in Boston (copies available via NRMTS secretary).
Major Oak Sherwood
Major Oak Sherwood

Chatsworth House

Haven Visit to Nottingham High School

In December 2009 Haven Roosevelt visited Nottingham to meet with the Trustees, He visited the Nottingham High School, Wollaton Hall and the Major Oak amongst other Nottinghamshire attractions – and also slipped across the border to Chatsworth House in Derbyshire


Laura Hailes interview with Nurse.com 5th December 2012

Nurse.com interviewed the 2012 Roosevelt Scholar for their blog talking about her experiences as she travelled in the US, gathering research about shared governance

Read article here