University celebrates the ‘Father of English Geology’ 1 October 2015 A celebration to mark the bicentenary of the publication of the very first geological map of England and Wales – created by local canal engineer and surveyor William Smith (1769-1839), known as the ‘Father of Geology’ – takes place this October at the University of Bristol.
- Student reports new finds of a living fossil 2 October 2015 The coelacanth fish, found today in the Indian Ocean, is often called a ‘living fossil’ because its last ancestors existed about 70 million years ago and it has survived into the present – but without leaving any fossil remains younger than that time. Now, some much older coelacanth remains have been uncovered in a fossil deposit near Bristol by a student at the University of Bristol.
- Bristol research project showcased at the V & A 1 October 2015 Thousands of people visited London’s Victoria and Albert Museum for its Digital Design Weekend, which featured a presentation of the Graduate School of Education’s Tangible Memories project.
- University celebrates the ‘Father of English Geology’ 1 October 2015 A celebration to mark the bicentenary of the publication of the very first geological map of England and Wales – created by local canal engineer and surveyor William Smith (1769-1839), known as the ‘Father of Geology’ – takes place this October at the University of Bristol.
- Bristol to host acclaimed travelling photography exhibition 1 October 2015 An acclaimed photography exhibition, addressing the world’s most pressing issues, will be displayed in Bristol before travelling around the world. The University of Bristol is one of 20 universities in the world to host the launch of WHOLE EARTH?, a series of striking images and facts aimed at raising the profile of sustainable development and the environment.
- GPs to be offered training to deal with children affected by domestic violence 1 October 2015 A study led by the University of Bristol, in collaboration with University of Central Lancashire, found many GPs and practice nurses are uncertain how to manage consultations involving children exposed to domestic violence. The research has led to the development of a new training programme for clinicians dealing with some of the complex issues around abuse.
- Ranking rise for University of Bristol in global league table 30 September 2015 The University of Bristol has been ranked 69th in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings released today, a rise of five places from its previous position as 74th and placing Bristol 9th in the UK.
- New Dean of Social Sciences and Law 30 September 2015 Professor Paddy Ireland, currently Professor of Law at the University, has been appointed to Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Law, which will take effect from 16 November 2015.
- Professor Fowler honoured by the British Academy 29 September 2015 Robert Fowler, Henry Overton Wills Professor of Greek in the Department of Classics and Ancient History, has been awarded a British Academy Medal.
- Trouble ahead if tax relief on pension contributions abolished 29 September 2015 Tinkering with the pension system to make short-term savings would be a major long-term error, historians at the University of Bristol warned the Chancellor today.
- University supports refugees 29 September 2015 The University of Bristol is developing five fully funded studentships for Syrian refugees.