Nonesuch: spring 2016

In your spring issue of Nonesuch, we look ahead to the summer's Olympic and Paralympic Games, celebrate the legacy of the world's greatest playwright, and talk to the University's world-leading volcanologists.

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The road to RioRoad to Rio

What will the Olympic and Paralympic Games mean for Rio? And what does it mean to represent your country? Nonesuch spoke to alumni and staff to find out. Part 1 | Part 2 
Listen to audio version: Part 1 (mp3) |  Part 2 (mp3)

Pitch perfect: Jo Leigh (BSc 2015)Jo Leigh

Hockey player, Jo Leigh (BSc 2015), talks about how she balanced her studies and training, her pride at representing her country on the international stage, and how the squad is busy preparing for Rio 2016.

On the ball: Tom Mitchell (BA 2011)Tom Mitchell

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.

Crisis pointRefugees in Calais

Film producer Samantha Chitty (BA 2008) shares her experience of the refugee camps in Calais with Dr Jon Fox, joint Head of the University’s Migration Research Group. Listen to audio version (mp3)

Knowing ShakespeareKnowing Shakespeare

Nonesuch unearths a wealth of memorabilia in the University’s Theatre Collection, and students and alumni explain how the world’s greatest playwright has touched their lives and work. Listen to audio version (mp3)

ShakespearabiliaKnowing Shakespeare

Browse more Shakespeare memorabilia on display in the Theatre Collection's commemorative exhibition, 'Shakespearabilia: the iconic image of Shakespeare'.

Close encounterAir Commodore Nigel Wood CBE

Thirty years ago, Air Commodore Nigel Wood CBE (BSc 1971) very nearly became Britain’s first astronaut. Listen to audio version (mp3)

Bristol's hotspotBristol's Volcanology Research Group

How much do we really know about what triggers a volcanic eruption? Two world-leading volcanologists in the University’s Cabot Institute explain. Listen to audio version (mp3)

Fighting talkUS Presidential Race

From reporting on America’s complex story to analysing vast amounts of data, Bristol alumni and academics have been getting to grips with the US Presidential Race. Listen to audio version (mp3)

Sir Jeremy Morse (1928-2016)Sir Jeremy Morse

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.

Movie magic: Jack Greasley (BSc 1998)Sophie Smith

Computer Science graduate Jack Greasley (BSc 1998) won a Scientific and Engineering Award at the 2016 Oscars for his contribution to visual effects. We talked to Jack about science, cinema, and how he found success.

Alumni recognised in New Year honoursQueen's honours

Congratulations to all Bristol alumni who were presented with an award in the New Year honours list 2016.

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