Open letter on mental health and wellbeing from the Vice-Chancellor 6 May 2018 Open letter on mental health and wellbeing from Professor Hugh Brady, Vice-Chancellor and President of the University of Bristol
- Universities team up to create new programme which helps to power high-growth UK companies 18 May 2018 The University of Bristol in collaboration with the universities of Bath, Exeter, Southampton and Surrey have launched Scale-up; a new programme to enable the UK’s best tech SMEs to access university expertise and resources.
- Giraffes surprise biologists yet again 18 May 2018 New research from the University of Bristol has highlighted how little we know about giraffe behaviour and ecology.
- African conference confirms growing strength of plant disease research network 18 May 2018 A plant science conference in Uganda which drew together dozens of world-class researchers from across Sub-Saharan Africa and the UK this month has confirmed the growing strength of a network whose collaborations promise to deliver solutions to devastating crop diseases in the years ahead.
- How Nagana is carried by tsetse flies 17 May 2018 Researchers at the University of Bristol have revealed new details on how the animal disease Nagana is spread by tsetse flies in Africa.
- Pig immunology comes of age: killer T cell responses to influenza 17 May 2018 Researchers from The Pirbright Institute, University of Bristol, Cardiff University and University of Oxford have generated tools that allow scientists to understand a vital area of the pig immune system which was previously inaccessible.
- Exhibition to mark 200th anniversary of London Old Vic 17 May 2018 An exhibition has opened at the University of Bristol’s Theatre Collection to mark the 200th anniversary of the first public performance at one of the UK’s most prestigious theatres, the Old Vic in London.
- How do you build a house on Mars? 17 May 2018 A group of academics from across the university are working with artists Ella Good and Nicki Kent to share ideas on how to build a Martian house.
- New evidence on link between obesity and smoking behaviour from genetic data: obese people at higher risk of smoking 17 May 2018 A study by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) provides new evidence that increased weight and obesity may result in increased smoking. The Cancer Research UK (CRUK)-funded study, involving University of Bristol researchers and published today in the British Medical Journal (BMJ), found that increased body mass index (BMI), body fat percentage, and waist circumference were associated both with a higher risk of being a smoker and with greater smoking intensity, measured by the number of cigarettes smoked per day. These results were consistent in both men and women.
- Senior leadership appointments in the Faculty of Arts 17 May 2018 The Faculty of Arts at the University of Bristol is delighted to announce the appointment of a number of eminent academics to key senior leadership roles.
- Pass the toothpick! Feeding habits of ancient elephant relatives uncovered from grass fragments stuck in their teeth 17 May 2018 A new study, led by scientists at the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology (IVPP) in Beijing, China, including University of Bristol PhD student Zhang Hanwen, examined the feeding habits of ancient elephant relatives that inhabited Central Asia some 17 million years ago.