Seeing isn’t always believing: The Impossible Garden 12 July 2018 The Impossible Garden is a unique set of new experimental sculptures, by artist Luke Jerram, inspired by visual phenomena. The exhibition aims to enhance our understanding of vision and opens to the public tomorrow [Friday 13 July] at the University of Bristol Botanic Garden.
- Sculpting to interpret climate change 23 July 2018 An intriguing new exhibition using rocks to represent different aspects and interpretations of climate change will be on display at the University of Bristol’s School of Earth Sciences, Wills Memorial Building, from Wednesday 25 July.
- New sources of melanin pigment shake up ideas about fossil animals’ colour 23 July 2018 A team of palaeontologists, led by University College Cork (UCC) and including the University of Bristol, have discovered new sources of the pigment melanin, calling for a rethink of how scientists reconstruct the colour of fossil birds, reptiles and dinosaurs.
- Grandmother of seven, aged 76, overcomes severe visual impairment to graduate 20 July 2018 A grandmother from Bristol has graduated from the University of Bristol today [20 July] after discovering a love of learning in her 70s.
- Bristol academics elected as Fellows of the British Academy 20 July 2018 Two University of Bristol academics have been elected as Fellows of the British Academy, in recognition of their achievements in the humanities and social sciences.
- Legendary explorer returns to Bristol to collect honour 20 July 2018 One of the world’s greatest explorers, Sir Ranulph Fiennes, returned to the city of Bristol today [Friday 20 July] for a special reunion with the cardiac surgeon who saved his life.
- Immigrant pupils more likely to think school can help them succeed than UK-born peers 20 July 2018 Pupils who have immigrated to the UK have a significantly more positive attitude towards school than their peers whose parents were born here, new research has revealed.
- University holds first symposium for doctoral researchers who teach 20 July 2018 The Bristol Doctoral College welcomed 58 postgraduate researchers and academic staff to the Doctoral Teaching Symposium, a full-day event held at the M Shed.
- New insights into plants’ conquest of land 19 July 2018 The Earth is filled with diverse and remarkable plant forms from the tallest redwoods that pierce forest canopies, to the smallest mosses that blanket the ground underfoot.
- Honorary degrees awarded at the University of Bristol – Friday 20 July 2018 19 July 2018 The University of Bristol is awarding honorary degrees to Sir Ranulph Fiennes BT OBE, Baroness Amos CH and Katie Alcott at degree ceremonies taking place today [20 July] in the Wills Memorial Building.
- Bristol volcanologist awarded prestigious Royal Medal 19 July 2018 One of the world’s leading authorities on volcanology and risk associated with natural hazards, Sir Stephen Sparks, Professor of Geology at the University of Bristol’s School of Earth Sciences, has been awarded a Royal Medal from The Royal Society.