The science of the media21 March 2007The British Association for the Advancement of Science is offering Media Fellowships that will enable academics to gain first-hand experience of how science is reported.
Partners in regenerative medicine21 March 2007The University recently received two awards in the area of regenerative medicine under the Department of Trade and Industry’s Office of Science and Innovation Science Bridges Programme.
Should physician-assisted suicide remain illegal?20 March 2007Should physician-assisted suicide remain illegal? This is just one of a series of controversial topics being discussed at a national debating competition taking place today [Tuesday 20 March] at the University of Bristol.
£2 million to make maths real19 March 2007£2 million has been awarded to the University of Bristol to come up with novel ways of approaching real-world engineering problems.
Bright future for research19 March 2007Two hundred researchers attended the University’s fourth annual research staff conference, entitled ‘Positive Futures’, at the end of February.
The Globe returns to Bristol19 March 2007Miles Gregory, a fourth-year PhD student in the Department of Drama and Director of the Bristol Shakespeare Festival, is to oversee an exciting programme of open-air theatre this summer, which includes a production by London’s Globe Theatre.
Dr Beryl Corner, 1910-200719 March 2007The paediatrician Dr Beryl Corner, a former Lecturer in the Diseases of Children who was awarded an Honorary MD by the University in 1996, died on 4 March. Dr Martin Crossley Evans contributes this account of her life.
Dramatic increase of Type 1 diabetes in under fives16 March 2007Researchers are calling for more work in to the reasons behind a big increase of young children with Type 1 diabetes. A new study, led by Bristol University, has discovered that the number of children under five-years-old with Type 1 diabetes has increased five-fold over 20 years.
Muslim schools make a positive contribution16 March 2007Muslim schools could be a positive addition to the educational system and an effective way of integrating religious minorities into British citizenship concludes a study by Bristol University.
Walking with Shakespeare15 March 2007An eventful pilgrimage from Stratford-Upon-Avon to London, along the same route that Shakespeare would have followed in his day, is the subject of the Annual Wickham Lecture by Dominic Dromgoole, Artistic Director of Shakespeare’s Globe.
2006 Times Higher Awards14 March 2007The University has been nominated for a place in the category of ‘Outstanding support for early career researchers’
Albania - A New Wave in Cinema12 March 2007A rare season of screenings which showcases the best of Albanian modern cinema, and offers a chance to meet some of its filmmakers and stars has been organised by members of Bristol's Arts Faculty at Watershed this weekend.
Man changes tree into daughter9 March 2007An award-winning play by a Bristol graduate in which one of the actors walks on stage without having read a word of the script comes to the Wickham Theatre from London and New York on Tuesday 13 March.
Why children love their security blankets7 March 2007Every parent of a young child knows how emotionally attached children can become to a soft toy or blanket that they sleep with every night. New research suggests that this might be because children think the toy or blanket has a unique property or ‘essence’.
Horsing around at Langford7 March 2007Horse lovers are in for a treat on April 2 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.
£2.7m for new medical research centre2 March 2007The University of Bristol has been awarded £2.7 million by the Medical Research Council (MRC) to create a new research centre which will apply knowledge from genetic analyses to large-scale studies of the health of the population. These investigations will aim to find the factors that are causing disease, which can then be influenced to reduce risk.
Celebrating the music of Chopin and Szymanowski2 March 2007A celebration of Polish classical music, hosted by the University of Bristol, will take place at the Victoria Rooms on Wednesday 7 March from 6pm to 8pm. The event is free and all are welcome.
New understanding of drug addiction1 March 2007The reason why some individuals may be predisposed to drug addiction has been discovered by scientists from the universities of Bristol and Cambridge.
New insight into brain disorders1 March 2007The function of an enzyme in the brain – strongly linked to a number of major brain diseases such as Alzheimer’s, schizophrenia and bi-polar disorder – has been identified for the first time by researchers at the University of Bristol.