• The road to Rio (Nonesuch spring 2016) (Part 2) 13 May 2016 This summer, Brazil will become the first South American country to host the Olympic and Paralympic Games. But what will the Games mean for the residents of Rio? And what does it mean to represent your country in the world’s greatest sporting event? Nonesuch spoke to alumni and staff to find out.
  • The road to Rio (Nonesuch spring 2016) (Part 1) 13 May 2016 This summer, Brazil will become the first South American country to host the Olympic and Paralympic Games. But what will the Games mean for the residents of Rio? And what does it mean to represent your country in the world’s greatest sporting event? Nonesuch spoke to alumni and staff to find out.
  • Data driven: researching the future of financial trading 6 May 2016 With automated trading systems transforming the face of financial trading, research into how to optimise the vast quantities of data being produced has never been more important. A new partnership between the University of Bristol and Thomson Reuters will ensure the UK remains at the forefront of this industry transformation.
  • President and Vice-Chancellor celebrates internationalisation and links with Asia 5 May 2016 President and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Hugh Brady, has returned from his first international visit, gathering feedback and advice from hundreds of alumni and friends in Tokyo, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, and Singapore on his vision for the future of the University.
  • On the ball: Tom Mitchell (BA 2011) 3 May 2016 Rio 2016 will mark the Olympic debut for rugby sevens. England captain Tom Mitchell (BA 2011) talks about life at the top of the game, and how he’s hoping to be selected for Team GB.
  • Hong Kong: Terror and Reunion by Neil Jagger (BSc 1961) 3 May 2016 In Hong Kong: Terror and Reunion, Neil Jagger (an engineer by trade) uses the construction of the first initial system of Hong Kong's Mass Transit Railway as the framework for a thriller set in tumultumus times during the city-state's cultural revolution from 1973 onwards.
  • 'The best thing I did at Bristol...' 27 April 2016 What was the best thing you did while studying at Bristol? From hitchhiking to Spain to jumping on the Clifton Suspension Bridge, here's what some of your fellow alumni told us.
  • Playwright Kevin Elyot (BA 1973) remembered through writing residency award 20 April 2016 The memory and influence of the playwright Kevin Elyot is to be celebrated by the University of Bristol Theatre Collection, through an award in his name.
  • After Genocide by Sue Lieberman (BA 1971) 19 April 2016 After Genocide: How Ordinary Jews Face the Holocaust considers how the events of the Holocaust continue to haunt Jewish people and the worldwide Jewish population. Based on direct interviews with individual Jews in the UK whose families were not affected by the Holocaust, this study of the wider population of Jews in the diaspora examines the complex psychological legacy of the Holocaust as a collective trauma.
  • Engineering the future: Eddie Matos (MEng 2009) 30 March 2016 A prizewinner in the 2009 Bristol New Enterprise Competition and The Society of Environmental Engineers’s 2010 Young Engineer of the Year, Eddie Matos (MEng 2009) has found great success with his renewable energy company, Shamba Technologies. The company aims to make access to electricity more affordable for people living in sub-Saharan Africa who are not connected to the grid. Here, he talks about his journey from Engineering student to award-winning social entrepreneur.
  • The Training and Experience of a Quaker Relief Worker by Hugh Maw (BSc 1942, Diploma 1943) 23 March 2016 Hugh Maw (BSc 1942, Diploma 1943) recounts what life was like in post-war Germany as an ambulance and truck driver delivering Red Cross food and relief supplies for the Friends Relief Service.
  • Movie magic: Jack Greasley (BSc 1998) 23 March 2016 Computer Science graduate Jack Greasley (BSc 1998) won a Scientific and Engineering Award at the 2016 Oscars for his contribution to visual effects. His software, Mari, was developed for box-office record-breaker Avatar, and has since been widely adopted across the film industry. We talked to Jack about science, cinema, and how he found success.
  • Are You Buying This? by J J Robertson (PGDip 1996) 15 March 2016 'Are You Buying This? What Americans Think about Money and Life from an Advertising Propagandist' takes readers on a 'romp' through the grey matter of American minds, exploring the psyche of the American people and how they feel about American life today.
  • Rev Dr Gaythorne Derrick Teague, 1924-2016 8 March 2016 Rev Dr Gaythorne Derrick Teague MBE (MB ChB 1949, DPH 1953), former general practitioner and parish priest in Hartcliffe and Withywood, Bristol, passed away on 29 January 2016. Dr Paul Main, Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer in Bristol's School of Social and Community Medicine, and Dr Joy Main, offer their reflections on Derrick's life.
  • Alumnae at the top: International Women’s Day 7 March 2016 As one of the first higher education institutions in England to admit women on an equal basis to men, the University of Bristol has always been at the forefront of breaking down barriers based on gender. In celebration of International Women’s Day [Tuesday 8 March], we’ve highlighted five alumnae who are helping to pave the way for women in traditionally male-dominated industries.
  • Changing the world one gift at a time: a career in fundraising for education 24 February 2016
  • Institute receives funding from the A. G. Leventis Foundation 23 February 2016 The A. G. Leventis Foundation has awarded a grant of £147,819 to the University of Bristol’s Institute of Greece, Rome and the Classical Tradition.
  • Body beautiful: Michelle Elman's (BSc 2014) Mindset for Life 22 February 2016 Psychology graduate, Michelle Elman (BSc 2014), started her own life-coaching company, Mindset for Life, in order to address body confidence and self-esteem – issues which have affected her personally, along with countless people worldwide. She also launched the social media campaign #ScarredNotScared, sparking conversations about body image across various platforms. Here, Michelle tells her story.
  • Do I Call the Vet? by Dr Richard Chapman (BVSc 1958) 18 February 2016 This treasury of information, reassurance, tips, and first aid techniques for horses, dogs and cats is an invaluable resource for all who care for animals.
  • Your Bristol love stories 11 February 2016 With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, we asked if you found love while studying at Bristol. From VW Beetle car rides to romantic walks along Clifton’s Suspension Bridge, here's what you told us...
  • Sitec supports bursaries in memory of Dr Peter Spence 8 February 2016 Four new student bursaries will help future Aeronautical Engineering undergraduates, thanks to a significant donation from the Medlock Charitable Trust.
  • Sir Jeremy Morse, 1928-2016 5 February 2016 Sir Jeremy Morse KCMG, Chancellor of the University of Bristol from 1989 to 2003, died on 4 February. Sir John Kingman FRS, former Vice-Chancellor of the University, offers this remembrance.
  • Introducing our 2016 Virgin Money London Marathon team 3 February 2016 Two Bristol graduates and three currents students tell us why they are raising money for the University of Bristol Cancer Research Fund by running the Virgin Money London Marathon this April.
  • International award for Kenneth Ng King Tsun (MSc 2011) 3 February 2016 Kenneth Ng King Tsun (MSc 2011), a renowned news reporter in Hong Kong, is hitting the headlines himself after winning an international award.
  • Biomedical Sciences: alumni careers evening 2 February 2016 Last November, Biomedical Sciences alumni from the 1980s to the present day came back to the University for the faculty’s first alumni careers evening, helping more than 100 students find out about possible career paths after graduation.
  • Remembering Kevin Elyot (BA 1973) (1951-2014) 1 February 2016 John Wallace (BA 1973) remembers his friend, playwright Kevin Elyot, who graduated in 1973 with a BA in Hons in Theatre Studies and passed away on 7 June 2014.
  • Your favourite lecturer at Bristol 27 January 2016 Until Monday 8 February, students and alumni can nominate their favourite Bristol lecturer for the Best of Bristol lecture series. Last month, we asked you for your suggestions, old and new, and were inundated with responses. Here are just a few of your favourites.
  • The Wise Woman Within by Jill Treseder (BA 1966) 25 January 2016 The Wise Woman Within: Spirals to Wholeness is a self-development manual for women, providing a route map to achieving wholeness through reconnection to their own innate wisdom.
  • The Hatmaker's Secret by Jill Treseder (BA 1966) 25 January 2016 In this novel based on family history, Jill Treseder explores themes of secrets, identity, prejudice and betrayal from one century to another as three women struggle with these issues to find forgiveness and trust.
  • A Place of Safety by Jill Treseder (BA 1966) 25 January 2016 Alfie, a 50-something artist, has come to Dartmoor to escape his past. Soon discovering he's not the only one running from something, sparks will fly as he gets to know Esther, a 20-something who has traded a troubled life in London for bar work in a Devon pub.
  • Becoming Fran by Jill Treseder (BA 1966) 25 January 2016 Join Francesca Fairweather, a student in 1960s Bristol, on her journey of self-discovery as she navigates her relationships with her mother, with men and with herself.
  • Alumni in New Year honours list 2016 20 January 2016 Congratulations to all Bristol alumni who were presented with an award in the New Year honours list 2016.
  • University of Bristol 4th most targeted university by top UK employers 19 January 2016 A major new report has revealed that students at the University of Bristol are among the most targeted by Britain’s top 100 employers. Bristol has been ranked ahead of Oxford and Cambridge at 4th in the table, which was compiled as part of the ‘Graduate Market in 2016’ study.
  • Student life in the 1950s 13 January 2016 Quentin MacGarvie (BSc 1956) and Ian Lloyd Davies (BA 1955) were students in the mid-1950s, when the Victoria Rooms housed the Students’ Union and Burwalls was home to hundreds of students. Here, they share their brief ‘a la recherche du temps perdue’.
  • Top 6 reasons to come back to Bristol in 2016 11 January 2016 From the skies above to the caves below, Bristol has a jam-packed calendar of events and activities planned for 2016, many of which involve students, alumni and academics.
  • Climate Countdown: Kaia Rose (BA 2010) 6 January 2016 Kaia Rose (BA 2010) is a filmmaker based in New York. She launched her web series, Climate Countdown, in 2015, aiming to break down the complex issue of climate change, and determine what scientists, activists, policy makers and citizens are doing to help solve the problem. We spoke to Kaia about climate change, Climate Countdown, and the recent COP21 summit in Paris.
  • New grant for stem cell treatment of hole in the heart 6 January 2016 A research project in Bristol’s School of Clinical Sciences for the treatment of babies born with hole in the heart has been awarded a grant by the Enid Linder Foundation.
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