• James Burstall (BA 1987) launches new creative powerhouse, Argonon. 24 June 2011 James Burstall (BA 1987), CEO of Leopard Films, has announced that the company is joining forces with Remedy Productions to create a new super-indie called Argonon, a brand new creative powerhouse with the ambition of becoming a centre of excellence across all genres of programming, both in the UK and international markets, across broadcast and digital platforms.
  • Seven Days to Tell You 23 June 2011 When Kate marries the wild, sexy Frenchman she meets on holiday, everybody is stunned. Marc, however, is an attentive and adoring husband - until one morning he goes out, and doesn't come back. After three years of searching for him, Kate has to move on. She cuts her hair, throws away his things and finds new love. Then one morning she wakes up with Marc asleep in her bed. He asks for seven days to prove his love. Kate knows Marc is not the man she once fell in love with, but as he discovers, she too has changed.
  • And The Show Went On: Cultural Life in Nazi-Occupied Paris 23 June 2011 And The Show Went On: Cultural Life in Nazi-Occupied Paris by Alan Riding (BA (Econ) 1964) looks at how artists, writers and intellectuals - from the likes of Gide, Sartre and Camus to Picasso, Cocteau and Chevalier - responded to the occupation.
  • James Dyson Foundation to support aspiring engineers at Bristol 10 June 2011 Aspiring engineers at the University of Bristol will benefit from a £225,000 donation from the James Dyson Foundation, an educational charity supporting science, design and engineering, as part of an initiative to encourage young people to pursue their interest in these areas.
  • Julia Donaldson is new children's laureate 8 June 2011
  • Emerging explorers 5 June 2011 Wildlife ecologist and filmmaker Adrian Seymour (PhD 2000) has been selected as one of 14 gifted, visionary young trailblazers who are pushing the boundaries of discovery, adventure and global problem-solving while still early in their careers.
  • Pedalling the wheels of change 20 May 2011 The All the Gear No Idea team have challenged themselves to raise a substantial £9,000 to help the University of Bristol develop a pioneering technique using xenon gas, aimed at preventing brain injury in newborn babies who are starved of oxygen at birth.
  • Bristol alumni run London Marathon to raise money for cancer research 6 May 2011 The Campaigns and Alumni Relations office selected three Bristol graduates to take part in the 2011 Virgin London Marathon, to raise money for the University of Bristol Cancer Research Fund.
  • Recent grad bags book deal 5 May 2011 Ivan Brett (BA 2010) started out as a philosophy student before finding his talent in writing for children. Barely 22 years old, Ian has achieved a book deal most can only dream about. On the last day of his exams, he signed with HarperCollins who will publish a series of books featuring his hero, Casper Candlewacks.
  • Climbing the highest peak 21 April 2011 RAF pilot Graham Duff (BEng 1996) is climbing the highest peak on each continent. He’s already done Mount McKinley in North America and Kilimajaro in Africa and is currently 26 days from the summit of Everest.
  • Vet trek to beat cancer 21 April 2011
  • Golf challenge 2011 18 April 2011 The 2011 Student, Staff and Alumni Golf Challenge is set to surpass the success of the inaugural event of 2010.
  • The Postmodern Mystic 7 April 2011 In Emergent Holistic Consciousness: The Postmodern Mystic Stuart P Heywood (BA 1994) examines the nature of thought, from Darwin to postmodernism.
  • Calling all writers 7 April 2011 A student Bristol is putting together a book of ‘66 six-sentence stories', comprised of stories written by staff, students and alumni. Eamonn Reading (Chemistry 2007- ) plans to sell the book to raise money for charity and to give people an opportunity to showcase their writing.
  • Puccini in the pub 6 April 2011 A production of La Bohème produced by Ben Cooper (BA 2008), co-founder of opera company OperaUpClose, became the longest continuously running opera in history, performing two six week runs at Soho Theatre after its initial run at the Cock Tavern Theatre in Kilburn.
  • Documenting the disaster in Japan 29 March 2011 The Tokyo-based documentary film director, Ian Thomas Ash (MA Film and TV Production 2004), is documenting the devastating impact of the recent earthquake and tsunami on people's lives in Japan.
  • Charities to benefit from inheritance tax cut 23 March 2011 The Government has announced that it will reduce the rate of inheritance tax to 36 per cent from April 2012 for estates leaving ten per cent or more to charity.
  • Book club with a difference 4 March 2011 If you like crime fiction, thrillers, spy stories, police procedural novels and historical detective books you may be interested in joining other Bristol alumni for a book club with a difference.
  • Move over Colin: Bristol alumnus triumphs at the Oscars 28 February 2011 Andrew Ruhemann (BA 1985) won the Academy Award® in Los Angeles last night in the short film (animated) category with The Lost Thing based on an illustrated book by Shaun Tan.
  • Constructing the future: Engineering outreach for schoolchildren 24 February 2011 Academic staff from three departments in the Faculty of Engineering have come together to encourage young students to study engineering at university.
  • Bristol hat-trick 22 February 2011 A triumvirate of Bristol alumni have scored a campaigning hat-trick. The appointment of Michael Monk (BA 1966) as Chairman of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Branch of the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) has made it three-in-a-row for the University of Bristol.
  • Out of Bounds? 16 February 2011 Best-selling author Diane Setterfield (BA 1986, PhD 1993) will be returning to the University on 21 February to talk about reading her own novel, The Thirteeth Tale, in translation.
  • Introducing Bentonyx 10 January 2011 Two Bristol alumni have described a new reptile fossil and named it in honour of their Bristol tutor, Professor Mike Benton. Bentonyx is now an official new genus of rhynchosaur – a group of extinct reptiles that lived around 230 million years ago.
  • Vet charity aims to create mile of smiles 6 January 2011 A charity founded by Bristol graduate Luke Gamble (BVSc 1999) has launched a ‘Mile of Smiles’ appeal to help save the lives of animals around the world.
  • The Best of Journal of Men, Masculinities and Spirituality 5 January 2011 The Best of Journal of Men, Masculinities and Spirituality by Dr Joseph Gelfer (BA 1995) brings together the best papers published to date in the Journal of Men, Masculinities and Spirituality (JMMS), offering them for the first time in printed form.
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