Developer selected for SPark - The Bristol and Bath Science Park20 April 2006Plans for SPark, The Bristol and Bath Science Park, in which the University of Bristol is closely involved, have taken a major step forward today with the news that a private sector developer has been chosen to partner the South West of England Regional Development Agency in the project.
Bristol University celebrates BAFTA nominations19 April 2006The BBC TWO series Coast, whose presenters include Bristol University experts, Dr Mark Horton and Dr Alice Roberts, and Bristol graduate, Miranda Krestovnikoff, has been nominated for two BAFTA awards for Best Factual Series and Interactivity.
Sea travel since Brunel13 April 2006The extraordinary ways in which Brunel and his contemporaries transformed the methods and experiences of sea travel and how their influence can still be felt today will be explored at the University of Bristol on Thursday 20 April.
Joint effort12 April 2006Osteoarthritis affects more than 35 million people worldwide. Research in the Department of Anatomy has identified new means for diagnosing and monitoring the progression of the disease.
Women now live longer than men even in poorest countries7 April 20062006 is likely to be the first year in human history when, across almost all the world, women can expect to outlive men, say researchers from the University of Bristol and the University of Sheffield in this week's BMJ.
Bristol Sport and UK Sport unite tonight to promote high performance6 April 2006High performance sport in Bristol and the West of England will be the focus of a special Bristol Sport evening tonight [Thursday, 6 April] dedicated to sport in the region. Sue Campbell, Chair of UK Sport, will deliver a keynote speech at the event, to be held at the University of Bristol in The Hawthorns from 6 to 8pm.
In search of belonging5 April 2006Despite the politicisation of ‘race’ and adoption, relatively little is known about the experiences of Black children adopted by white families. A new anthology aims to change that.
Historians warn Government against more fudged pensions ‘reforms’4 April 2006Twentieth Century Governments missed opportunities to achieve lasting pensions reform about once every decade, according to two leading historians who have warned the Government against repeating the mistakes of the past, as the Pensions Commission prepares to publish its final report.
Discovery that could prevent limb loss3 April 2006Diabetes sufferers have been given new hope in a groundbreaking study that has found causes of a condition that can lead to lower limb loss.
Where did NHS money go?31 March 2006Although government has almost trebled expenditure on the NHS, about one third of NHS trusts are now deeply in debt, with many units threatened with closure and job cuts being announced across the country. A new book asks where the money went.
One tower, seven men and 9,000 tubes31 March 2006One of the city’s most famous landmarks, the University of Bristol’s Wills Memorial Building, has reached a crucial stage in phase one of its restoration programme.
How a locust’s eardrum could lead to tiny microphones31 March 2006Being able to hear the smallest of noises is a matter of life or death for many insects, but for the scientists studying their hearing systems understanding how insect ears can be so sensitive could lead to new microphones able to capture and analyse extremely faint sounds.
Come and see one of Bristol's great gardens29 March 2006One of Bristol’s best-known 18th-century formal gardens, located in the heart of Clifton, will be opening its doors to the public on Sunday, 7 May. Built in 1714 and designed by Thomas Goldney III, Goldney gardens are set in ten acres of formal and wild gardens and are English Heritage listed.
Young people need help with financial skills28 March 2006A survey by the Financial Services Authority and Bristol University has revealed people aged between 18 and 40 were less financially capable than people in an older age bracket.
Earthquake challenge for young engineers27 March 2006Pupils from 13 local schools will put their engineering skills to the test in an exciting challenge run by the University of Bristol’s Earthquake Engineering Research Centre (EERC) and At-Bristol on March 29 and 30.
How can we measure migration in Europe?24 March 2006Do we have accurate data on migration in Europe? Are they comparable with UK statistics? Are they reliable? These and other important questions are raised by the Towards Harmonised European Statistics on International Migration (THESIM) project.
Bristol schools compete to become panathlon champions24 March 2006Around four hundred pupils from four Bristol schools will compete for the honour of becoming Bristol Panathlon Champions 2006 at the finals of the popular Panathlon Challenge, which takes place next week [Wednesday, 29 March] at the University of Bristol.
Find out about the latest research in Engineering22 March 2006Self-healing spacecraft, running robots and quantum keys, sounds like something out of science fiction, but is actually engineering reality. Members of the public and University staff can find out more at the first Faculty of Engineering Research Reception being held next week.
Travel clinic at The Mall Galleries21 March 2006Visitors to The Mall Galleries, Broadmead, this Friday (24 March), will be able to pick up some helpful tips on how to change the way they travel and improve their health and fitness at the same time.
Backing for ss Great Britain20 March 2006Bristol University archaeologist Dr Mark Horton is to put his support behind the ss Great Britain in her bid for glory as the best new museum or gallery in the UK.
The Union Jack20 March 2006This year is the 400th anniversary of the first raising of the Union flag.
Any old iron?17 March 2006How and why did life evolve on planet Earth? This fundamental question has occupied the minds of scientists since before Darwin ...
Big money for maths17 March 2006One of the largest grants ever awarded to a Mathematics Department in the UK has just been announced. £3.5 million has been awarded to the Statistics Group in the Mathematics Department at the University of Bristol to develop ‘SuSTaIn’ – Statistics underpinning Science, Technology and Industry.
Bristol’s ‘Beckhams of Science’15 March 2006Three scientists at the University of Bristol have each received one of the Royal Society’s most prestigious awards.
Vital statistics15 March 2006Statistics and probability are the complementary disciplines of the science of uncertainty, but many of us are still uncertain about why we might need them.
Science Alive! Shopping with Science15 March 2006Local artist Richard Box, well-known for his 1,000 fluorescent light tube sculpture Field powered from overhead power lines, will reveal for the first time his latest artwork at Bristol University’s Science Alive! being held at The Mall Galleries [March 17 and 18].
Record numbers aim for £30,000 prize10 March 2006A record number of staff, students, postgraduates and alumni have entered Bristol University’s 2006 £30,000 New Enterprise Competition. A total of 76 projects were entered and ten were shortlisted.