New ways to teach practical chemistry13 May 2005New ways to teach practical chemistry to students will be discussed at the first Bristol ChemLabS 'Stakeholders Conference', following the award of funding worth £4.5 million from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), matched by a further £14 million from the University of Bristol.
Playing it cool13 May 2005Andrew Gigiel of the Food Refrigeration and Process Engineering Research Centre has been looking at ways to make domestic refrigerators more energy-efficient.
Keyboard skills13 May 2005Dr John Irving, Reader in Historical Musicology in the Department of Music has recently completed the first stage of an AHRB-funded scheme of research into a large-scale anthology of 18th-century solo keyboard music.
Student takes on the seven major summits and a world record13 May 2005University of Bristol science student, Jake Meyer, is on the brink of creating history. If he succeeds in reaching the summit of Everest in the next few weeks, he will become the youngest person in the world to complete the seven major summits and he will also be the youngest Briton to conquer Mount Everest.
Cancer and leukaemia in children6 May 2005The Cancer and Leukaemia in Children (CLIC) Research Unit was set up in 1985 to study the fundamental changes that cause cancers to develop in children.
London's one-parent families6 May 2005Lone parents in London are less likely to be in paid work than those living elsewhere in Britain. New research by Stephen McKay in the School of Geographical Sciences investigates why.
Botanic Garden sponsored walk6 May 2005A sponsored walk with a difference will take place this Saturday [7 May] when hundreds of people will push wheelbarrows of exotic plants across Bristol to help with the relocation of Bristol University''s Botanic Garden.
City kids set for a taste of university life6 May 2005Over 100 youngsters from inner-city primary schools in Bristol will experience a taste of university life today [Friday 6 May] when they take part in a special degree graduation ceremony at Bristol University together with parents and teachers.
Jules Verne and the journey of writing4 May 20052005 is the centenary year of the death of Jules Verne. A new book by Professor Tim Unwin of the Department of French assesses Verne's extraordinary literary legacy.
Great LEAP forward4 May 2005Out-of-school learning has a powerful influence on a child's education. Dr Anthony Feiler of the Graduate School of Education explains how his Literacy Early Action Project (LEAP) helps link school and home.
Minding the Gap4 May 2005Forty per cent of people with learning disabilities are likely to need mental health support during their transition to adulthood. A project by Dr Val Williams and Dr Pauline Heslop of the Norah Fry Research Centre aims to ensure that these young people get the support they need.
Foraging, working memory and action29 April 2005In a new line of research focussed on understanding attention, Alistair Smith, Iain Gilchrist and Bruce Hood built a foraging room in the Bristol Cognitive Development Centre.
Health inequalities continue to widen29 April 2005Health inequalities in Britain have continued to increase, despite the government's commitment to tackle the problem, according to new research from the University of Bristol, published in this week's BMJ.
Graffiti Art Garden Exhibition29 April 2005An unusual charity art exhibition, organised by Bristol University's Student Community Action (SCA), takes place this Saturday [April 30].
Schools meet for a mentoring celebration26 April 2005School pupils from across the region will be the stars of the show at a Mentoring Awards Ceremony, hosted by Bristol University, taking place this Thursday [28 April].
The best medicine?25 April 2005Three new resources have today been launched by the Norah Fry Research Centre and Medicines Partnership to help people with learning disabilities make more informed decisions about the medicines they are taking.
Creswell rock art dated22 April 2005A team of scientists from Bristol, The Open and Sheffield Universities have proved the engravings at Creswell Crags to be greater than 12,800 years old, making them Britain's oldest rock art.
Mark Alleyne, MBE to open Sport Volunteering Fair21 April 2005Local sporting personality Mark Alleyne, MBE, Head Coach and Club Captain of Gloucestershire County Cricket Club, will be joining the line-up of sporting enthusiasts at Bristol University for the first Sport Volunteering Fair ever to be held in the UK. The event will take place on Monday, 25 April.
Students go green21 April 2005Green issues are highlighted at this year's University of Bristol Union Environment Fortnight. Organised by students, Envir05 runs from Monday 25 April to Friday 6 May.
Global trends in breast cancer20 April 2005Global trends in breast cancer incidence and mortality are the subject of new research published today in the International Journal of Epidemiology (IJE), edited in the Department of Social Medicine at Bristol University.
Common beliefs about gender and health19 April 2005Lay perceptions about gender differences in health are the subject of new research published today in the International Journal of Epidemiology (IJE), edited in the Department of Social Medicine at Bristol University.
Acupuncture beats the blues19 April 2005Free consultations with an acupuncturist are being offered to people with anxiety and depression who want to try an alternative approach to dealing with these problems.
New ways to treat depression18 April 2005More than two million pounds has been awarded to Bristol University to investigate different ways of treating depression. Four different trials designed to assess a range of treatments will be led by Bristol University in collaboration with other universities.
Secret loves, hidden lives?13 April 2005The mental, emotional and sexual health of people with learning difficulties who are gay, lesbian and bisexual is being jeopardised by the failure of many services to give the support needed in this area.
Do animals have rights?13 April 2005A new book that asks: Are some animals more equal than others? And what kind of animal are we? has recently been published.
University hosts streetball tournament12 April 2005Young sports enthusiasts will be at Bristol University's Centre for Sport, Exercise and Health later this week [Saturday 16 April] for an American style sports tournament.
Predicting depression in women1 April 2005Women who hold negative beliefs about themselves are at greater risk of developing depression later in their lives, according to a new study.
The psychology of politicians31 March 2005Given the impending General Election, this an important time to consider how psychological factors influence decisions taken by MPs and what goes on in Westminster more generally.
Animal lovers in for an equine treat31 March 2005Horse lovers are in for a treat on April 4 when Bristol University's Equine Centre, one of the world's foremost facilities of its kind, opens it doors to the public for an Equine Education Day.
St Bede's school win SW England Panathlon29 March 2005The 2005 Grand Final of the South West of England Panathlon Challenge sports competition was held at the University of Bristol's Coombe Dingle Sports Complex last week.
Scientist wins first 'Creative Mentorship' award24 March 2005One of science's least recognised skills has been rewarded for the first time as two awards for mentoring in science were announced last week. Innes Cuthill, Professor of Behavioural Ecology at Bristol University won the award for scientist in mid career, and Tom Kibble, Professor of Physics at Imperial College, for a lifetime achievement in science.