New evidence of 'gender gap' in schools20 August 2003Girls continue to outperform boys in the 14-16 age group in English schools, whatever their ability and whatever type of school they attend, according to new research from Bristol University.
Admissions 200317 August 2003The University of Bristol will not be entering Clearing
Wendy walks into the record books14 August 2003Bristolian grandmother Wendy Watson, has walked 100 miles in 24 hours - with a little help from therapists at Bristol University's Centre for Sport, Exercise and Health.
New research from the CMPO13 August 2003Research on working mothers, 'not-for-profit' organisations and annuity rates feature in the August bulletin of the Leverhulme Centre for Market and Public Organisation.
Conference on Practice as Research in Performance13 August 2003A range of performing arts practitioners from across Europe will come together in Bristol this September for a unique conference on current research issues in theatre, dance, film and television.
MSc course reaches students worldwide12 August 2003Students as far afield as China, East Africa and the Middle East are currently studying on a postgraduate Masters course from Bristol University, thanks to new Internet technology.
New series of University tours for Autumn7 August 2003A magnificent Victorian landmark, laboratories dating from the 1920s, a new £4m research centre devoted to the study of the planets, and the remains of a Civil War fortress are just some of the sights in store this Autumn as part of a new series of Bristol University tours.
Bristol kids create dinosaurs this summer30 July 2003Bristol's science centre, At-Bristol, will be running its first dinosaur-themed summer school for inner city school pupils, with help from the University of Bristol.
GPs struggle to diagnose meningitis29 July 2003GPs find it extremely difficult to diagnose meningitis, particularly in the early stages, and feel under pressure from the public's fear of the disease, according to new research.
New survey on public attitudes to IVF28 July 2003An exciting collaboration between Bristol University's Centre for Reproductive Medicine and the science and discovery centre, At-Bristol, has provided new insights into the public perception of infertility.
New in neuroscience21 July 2003Bristol's position as a world leader in neurosciences is confirmed by a number of new developments taking place in 2003.
Mexican bonds18 July 2003Professor Michael Costeloe in the Department of Hispanic, Portuguese and Latin American Studies reveals that the public's rush to buy shares in what appears to be a 'sure thing' is not just a recent phenomenon.
Open for business18 July 2003Academic research of the highest standard lies at the heart of Bristol University. It is potentially a rich source of commercial ideas. The following case studies illustrate a small selection of the University's recent enterprise activities.
Why are helicopters so noisy?18 July 2003Why is it that one usually hears a helicopter before seeing it? Where does the typical 'chopping' noise come from, and what causes it? These questions are the motivation behind work done by Dr Chris Allen in the Department of Aerospace Engineering.
Exuberant normality or benign malignancy18 July 2003Given the high incidence of pituitary brain tumours Dr Andrew Levy at the Research Centre for Neuroendocrinology, asks why they grow in the first place, and why, having taken the trouble to appear, they remain so modest in their malignant aspirations.
Towards the real garden history18 July 2003Dr Timothy Mowl, Reader in Architectural and Garden History in the History of Art Department, has embarked on the mammoth task of writing a garden history of all the counties in Britain. With Gloucestershire and Dorset under his belt, he is well into the Historic Gardens of Wiltshire.
High-risk research18 July 2003Dr Paula Booth, in the Department of Biochemistry, recently won a Leverhulme Prize for her groundbreaking research. Part of that work was funded by a Wellcome Trust 'Showcase' grant, given specifically for innovative, high-risk research.
Enterprise at Bristol University16 July 2003The University of Bristol hosted its annual Enterprise Dinner to celebrate its enterprise activities and to announce the winner of this year's Business Plan Competition.
A chaotic collaboration15 July 2003Mathematicians at Bristol's Department of Applied Mathematics teamed up with chemists at Utah State University in the USA to solve one of the outstanding problems of planetary science.
The final frontier15 July 2003Jeremy Henley, Professor of Molecular Neuroscience in the Department of Anatomy, considers the last great frontier of science to be whether the brain can understand itself. He gives us an insight into just how difficult that might be.
Child labour15 July 2003Many international organisations have large programmes intended to reduce the prevalence of child labour. But are their intuitively plausible policies effective?
Record numbers apply for Sutton Trust Summer Schools11 July 2003A record number of sixth formers have applied for places at the free week-long summer schools sponsored by the Sutton Trust at the Universities of Bristol Cambridge, Nottingham, Oxford and St Andrew's.
New insight into earliest days of the dinosaur11 July 2003A new dinosaur has been identified by a young scientist, previously a post-doctoral researcher at Bristol University and now at the University of the Witswatersrand, South Africa.
Honorary degrees awarded at Bristol University10 July 2003Bristol University is awarding Honorary degrees to Professor Carol Black, Professor Shu-Sheng Jiang, Professor Christopher Ricks and Emily Watson at today's degree ceremonies in the Wills Memorial Building.
University and industry team up for high-tech future9 July 2003Dramatic advances in multimedia services delivered through new, user-friendly devices are set to emerge from a multimillion-pound venture bringing together the University of Bristol and leading high-tech companies in the city-region.