Medical student's Olympic dream15 September 2006A young Bristol University medical student will be embarking on the trip of a lifetime later this month as he prepares to compete against 180 other competitors from 36 countries at this year’s Windsurfing World Championships in Lake Garda, Italy.
A glimpse behind garden walls14 September 2006Ever wanted to know what lies behind Bristol’s high garden walls? Now, the University is offering a chance for visitors to see some of its hidden horticultural treasures as part of a new season of tours.
Shining a light on bird behaviour13 September 2006Current lighting systems used in the housing of many captive birds may not enable the animals to make reliable assessments of potential partners.
‘Dragon’s Den’ meets ‘The Apprentice'13 September 2006Students will have the chance to demonstrate and develop their business prowess, thanks to Bristol University Business Angels (BUBA). BUBA is the University’s student-run investment company, devised to invest in students with innovative business ideas.
Million dollar men in Bristol13 September 2006The two mathematicians who posed one of the ‘Millennium’ problems, for which a million dollar prize is offered, will be visiting the University of Bristol on 15 September, 2006.
New enterprise competition 200712 September 2006If you have a great business idea, you could win a share of a prize fund in excess of £30,000 in the 2007 New Enterprise Competition
Getting to the art of Children of the 90s8 September 2006A stunning art exhibition at Hengrove Community Arts College looks at the Children of the 90s study through the eyes of the 14,000 teenagers taking part.
Three times a winner8 September 2006The University of Bristol appears in the top 100 of three global university league tables.
Kathy Sykes wins Royal Society award7 September 2006Professor Kathy Sykes has been awarded the prestigious Royal Society Kohn Award for her work on encouraging a better understanding between scientists and public audiences
Born with a superstitious brain7 September 2006An unusual experiment, conducted by Bruce Hood, Professor of Developmental Psychology at the University of Bristol, demonstrating that even the most rational people behave in irrational ways, became one of the star features at this year’s British Association Festival of Science.
New trigger found for volcanic eruptions6 September 2006New insights into what might trigger the eruption of Mount St Helens and other potentially explosive volcanoes are reported today in Nature by scientists working at the University of Bristol.
Obituary: Henry Osmaston6 September 2006A personal recollection by Peter Haggett, Emeritus Professor in Urban and Regional Geography in the School of Geographical Sciences
Sponsor a pilgrimage in the Pyrenees3 September 2006Dr Mary Wright is doing a 50-mile sponsored walk to sponsor children with disabilities or emotional needs on an Easter pilgrimage holiday to Lourdes.
Bursting the bubble31 August 2006Known as the ‘silent killer’, high blood pressure – or hypertension – is one of the world’s biggest killers, affecting one in three of us.
Safety advice for workers30 August 2006Contractors and their employees are being offered free health and safety advice on working at height at a joint seminar in September.
Farewell and thanks from Patricia Broadfoot30 August 2006Former Pro Vice-Chancellor Patricia Broadfoot pays tribute to her Bristol colleagues as she moves to the University of Gloucestershire to take over the post of Vice-Chancellor.
How modern were European Neanderthals?24 August 2006Neanderthals were much more like modern humans than had been previously thought, according to a re-examination of finds from one of the most famous palaeolithic sites in Europe by Bristol University archaeologist, Professor Joao Zilhao, and his French colleagues.
Dads want flexibility, not shorter working hours24 August 2006Being a father is pretty irrelevant to men’s working patterns, in spite of the fact that they cut back their working hours for a short time after a new child is born, according to ESRC funded research at the University of Bristol.
Keith Dix23 August 2006Keith Dix, formerly of Site Services, died in July.