News in 2005

  • Palliative Care in Severe Dementia by Julian Hughes (MB ChB 1988) 30 November 2005 This book deals with the issues holistically, looking at the physical, psychological, social and spiritual aspects of care. Written by experts in the field, with some very practical advice, it also places a heavy emphasis on the ethical issues that arise for professionals and for families in the care of people with severe dementia.
  • Top carbohydrate award for chemist 26 October 2005 A Bristol biochemistry graduate has won the Roy L Whistler International Award 2006 for the excellence of his research into carbohydrates.
  • Bristol grads make Middle-earth musical 26 October 2005 Middle-earth may seem a long way from the mellow stones of Clifton, but the eagerly-anticipated musical production of Lord of the Rings is a very Bristol affair.
  • Journey of the Tall Horse: A Story of African Theatre by Mervyn Millar (BA 1995) 1 October 2005 In 1862 a giraffe was transported from Egypt to France as a prize addition to the King’s private zoo. In 2004 a unique collection of international performers, led by South Africa's acclaimed Handspring Theatre Company and the Sogolon Puppet Troup of Mali, joined together to tell its story.
  • Bristol graduate named Architect of the Year 23 September 2005 A Bristol graduate has been named 2005 Architect of the Year at the Building Awards in recognition of his well-designed, affordable housing.
  • Bristol graduate to present BBC's new landmark series Coast 30 June 2005 Bristol zoology graduate Miranda Krestovnikoff will be presenting the BBC’s major new landmark series Coast, due to hit our screens at the end of July.
  • End Slice by Ernest Camden 26 June 2005 Based on actual events, End Slice by novelist Ernest Camden details the injustice and sorrow experienced by the nation of Zambia during Zimbabwe's guerrilla war. For a full description, see
  • Software that Sells by Edward Hasted (BSc 1981) 30 May 2005 So you think you're ready to become the next Microsoft?
  • Tom Avery and team break the North Pole record 26 May 2005 A group of adventurers, led by Bristol graduate Tom Avery (BSc 1998), has broken the world record for reaching the North Pole on foot. They reached the pole at 1432 BST on 1 May 2005, 36 days, 12 hours and 11 minutes after leaving Cape Columbia