9 December 2012
Are you travelling to Poland and wish to know more about the Poles you’ll encounter? Have you ever wondered what makes your Polish plumber or cleaner or waitress tick? Are you fascinated by this country of forty million - one of the most visited countries in the world - rich in natural beauty, cultured, and famous for its people’s wanderlust? What book do you pick for background and insight? A superficial travel guide? A dry history book? No! You need the genre-busting Polska Dotty.
9 November 2012
Flying pigs, retro hairstyles and hand grenades are among some of the images found in this book celebrating the art and craft of Cambodia’s hand-painted advertising. The book introduces the signs, the people who paint them, and explores their links to Cambodian art, culture and history.
27 September 2012
There has been a rush of sport enthusiasm since the Olympics this summer, with a variety of people looking to try new sports or get back into old ones, but it’s not always easy to find the right instructor. Alumni, Nicola Broom (LLB 2004) and Steve Brindley (BSc2005), have founded a free website, upmysport.com, which provides you with a hassle-free way to find and book your perfect instructor for your latest sporting venture.
20 September 2012
The first general history of Korea as seen through maps, Korea: A Cartographic History provides a beautifully illustrated introduction to how Korea was and is represented cartographically. John Rennie Short, one of today’s most prolific and well-respected geographers, encapsulates six hundred years of maps made by Koreans and non-Koreans alike.
20 September 2012
The Bend in the Sky is a fast-paced humorous sci-fi read that draws us into the life of a young guy and his drop-dead gorgeous girlfriend as they struggle to save planet Earth.
5 September 2012
Support the fight against cancer by running the Virgin London Marathon
23 August 2012
While friends are marrying, having children and moving to the depths of the countryside, Gilly Brown finds herself alone in London with just her little dog Ruskin for company. It’s time to move on, so, on a friend’s advice she looks for a lodger, a Monday to Friday one, and finds handsome television producer Jack Baker. Gilly falls for Jack’s charm and is transported into an exciting social whirlwind of parties, dining out and glamour.
23 August 2012
The story of Pamela Jackson, nee Mitford, is a fascinating one. Despite shunning the bright city lights that her sisters so desperately craved, she had many wild adventures of her own and was very much involved in the activities of her extraordinary family, picking up the many pieces when things went disastrously wrong - which they often did - but was always content to be her own delightful self.
15 August 2012
Current students, staff and alumni impacted the London 2012 Olympic games not only in sport, but in delivering press operations, design and dancing.
27 July 2012
Good luck to the seven Bristol alumni who are competing for gold in the Olympics Games. For those of you who would like to support our sporting stars, read on to find the details of their individual schedules.