The British army in a turbulent world14 June 2006Do women have a place in today’s armed forces? This is just one of the questions to be discussed at a workshop open to the public by Bristol University’s Department of Politics next week.
Internet detective – back on the case13 June 2006Internet Detective, a free online tutorial designed to help students develop the critical thinking required for their internet research, is being launched on the web today [Tuesday 13 June].
Bristol breeds engineers of tomorrow12 June 2006The first students to complete Bristol University’s Engineering Design degree will come together for a graduation photo tomorrow [Tuesday, 13 June].
£5 Million award for new research centre on China12 June 2006The UK’s understanding of China will be greatly enhanced thanks to a £5 million award to a group of universities. Funded by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), the British Interuniversity China Centre (BICC) will become the premier teaching and research facility on China in the UK.
School achievements of ethnic minorities8 June 2006All minority ethnic groups in the UK make greater progress on average than white pupils over the course of their secondary schooling, according to new research by the CMPO.
Students help bring healthy smiles to local schools7 June 2006A new Road Show to help raise awareness of healthy eating will tour several primary and nursery schools tomorrow, Wednesday, 7 June. Ten MSc students from the University of Bristol’s Exercise and Health Sciences Department are taking part in the event, helping to promote healthy smiles in the local community.
Supercomputers to transform science6 June 2006New insights into the structure of space and time, climate modeling, and the design of novel drugs, are but a few of the many research areas that will be transformed by the installation of three supercomputers at the University of Bristol.
Most successful fertility clinics5 June 2006Bristol University's Centre for Reproductive Medicine has been named as the fourth most successful fertility centre out of over 70 clinics providing both IVF and ICSI services, by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority.
Sporting fun for over 50s2 June 2006As part of a new Healthy Living Week initiative, the University of Bristol is offering everyone over the age of 50, living in Bristol, the chance to take part in a week-long programme of fitness fun starting, Monday, 5 June to Sunday 11 June.
Budding Brunels - finalists announced26 May 2006A panel of experts has announced a shortlist of seven finalists for the Clifton Crossing Competition. Over 100 adult entries were received from all over the world for the challenge, which asked people to design a new crossing for the Avon Gorge. The judges will take into account the public's view when they select the winner. The prizewinners will be announced at a gala dinner in Bristol on 6 July 2006.
International terrorism research centre launched25 May 2006A unique research centre dedicated to reducing the global threat of terrorism and minimising its impact on society was launched in London today [May 25] by an international alliance of leading universities including the University of Bristol.
New Fellow of the Royal Society25 May 2006A chemist who first came to the University of Bristol as an Assistant Lecturer in 1965 has achieved the rare distinction of being elected a Fellow of the Royal Society.
How good is your memory?24 May 2006Volunteers aged between 55 and 90 are needed to take part in a study run by the University of Bristol to find out if Omega-3 fatty acids can help people with memory disorders.
Patients to get better treatment22 May 2006Patients in the Bristol area are set to receive even better care in primary care settings, thanks to research that will be done at the University of Bristol. The University is one of five founding universities in the Department of Health’s new School for Primary Care Research.
Bristol's forgotten hero22 May 2006The remarkable tale of a fifteenth century Bristol merchant whose daring – and, ultimately disastrous – expedition to the Aegean resulted in losses equivalent to £2.5 billion today, has come to light thanks to an unexpected find in a German archive.
Performing knowledge exchange12 May 2006Knowledge transfer, especially between academic research and the needs of industry, is currently high on the agenda of bodies that fund research in universities.
New treatment for food poisoning11 May 2006A team of researchers working at the University of Bristol has found a potential new treatment for listeriosis, a deadly form of food poisoning. Their work is reported in Nature Medicine.
Fever PITCH needs more children10 May 2006Parents with small children living in the Bristol area are helping with the Fever PITCH study being run by the University of Bristol, but even more children are needed to help.
Megalithic rock art discovered in Anglesey10 May 2006Spectacular megalithic rock-art has been discovered within one of Britain’s most important Neolithic monuments and recorded by a team of archaeologists from the University of Bristol.
Parents with learning difficulties need support9 May 2006Around half of parents with learning difficulties have their children removed from them. A new study, launched today, outlines the support needed to enable parents with learning difficulties and their children to stay together as a family.
Bristol University celebrates BAFTA award8 May 2006The first ever BAFTA award for Interactivity went to the BBC TWO series Coast, whose presenters include Bristol University experts, Dr Mark Horton and Dr Alice Roberts, and Bristol graduate, Miranda Krestovnikoff.
Cliff hangers in the gorge5 May 2006Passing through Cheddar Gorge recently, your eyes may have been drawn to a herd of rambling goats...
Launch of new Deaf Studies website5 May 2006The first academic website in the world to use British Sign Language (BSL) will be launched this week (Friday 5 May) during Deaf Awareness Week.
Award for new ultrasound technology4 May 2006A new ultrasound technology developed by researchers at the University of Bristol and the University of Sheffield has been used in an award-winning plan and is set for commercialisation.
South West artists present 'Relative'28 April 2006Award-winning performer Niki McCretton and digital artist Kathy Hinde present Relative, a brand new multi-media piece at the Wickham Theatre, Department of Drama, University of Bristol on Saturday 29 April, 7.30pm.
Bristol wins 14 research awards27 April 2006Bristol University has been awarded 14 Academic Fellowships, each worth £125,000 over five years, in a competition run by Research Councils UK (RCUK).
Fun day out in store for underprivileged children21 April 2006University of Bristol students are hosting an action-packed fun day this Sunday [23 April] for around 80 local underprivileged children aged from four to 19 years of age. The event is being held at the University’s Coombe Dingle Sports Complex, Stoke Bishop, Bristol, from 1 to 5 pm.