University hosts major public debate1 March 2007The University of Bristol Multifaith Chaplaincy is hosting a major public debate tonight[Thursday, 1 March] on Does the Christian God exist? Two eminent philosophers will set out the arguments for and against, followed by questions from members of the public.
Marxian Perspectives on Democracy28 February 2007How Karl Marx’s account of democratic politics, The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte, is potentially defining for our view of dictatorship today.
Award for inspiration presented to local physicist28 February 2007Physicist Liz Ainsbury has been rewarded by the Institute of Physics and HSBC for her work in inspiring school pupils to take physics. This includes inviting local students to the University of Bristol where she studies and volunteering as a local researcher in residence at St Mary Redcliffe and Temple School.
Professor Neville Butler28 February 2007Neville Butler, Emeritus Professor in the Division of Child Health, died recently. Dr Diana Pomeroy reviews the life, career and legacy of a man who was 'tireless and dedicated in pursuing his passion for understanding human lives'.
Mersa Gibbons, 1917-200628 February 2007Mersa Gibbons, a former secretary and receptionist at Manor Hall, died in December at the age of 89. Dr Martin Crossley Evans offers this account of her full and colourful life.
Sports coaching for kids this Easter28 February 2007Bookings are now being taken for the Easter children's sport camps at the Centre for Sport, Exercise and Health, Tyndall Avenue.
The energy line27 February 2007Looking at how people interact with technology
Gearing up for the big campaign27 February 2007This week sees the launch of the University of Bristol's centenary fundraising campaign. The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Eric Thomas, reports on the preparations.
Free lunchtime talks: animal vision, slavery, the human body27 February 2007The abolition of the slave trade will be one of three public talks starting this week [Thursday, 1 March]. The free talks, organised by Bristol University will explore Bristol’s involvement in slavery, an anatomist’s guide to your organs and the differences in how humans and animals use their sight.
Shostakovich 200626 February 2007Is there any evidence that Shostakovich really was a Soviet dissident?
Discovery of chemical profiles for infectious diarrhoea26 February 2007Academics have found, for the first time, smells from healthy faeces and people with infectious diarrhoea differ significantly in their chemical composition and could be used to diagnose quickly diseases such as Clostridium difficile (C. Diff.).
A RAG parade of music and colour comes to town24 February 2007Over 200 students and 100 local school children will be taking part in Bristol University’s spectacular RAG (Raising and Giving) street procession today, Saturday, 24 February 2007. The procession helps to raise money for local charities and other worthwhile causes.
Researching social exclusion23 February 2007A new report by researchers at the University of Bristol into the definition and measurement of social exclusion has just been published by the Government's Social Exclusion Task Force.
Dance the night away for charity23 February 2007Students from the University of Bristol are hosting a glamorous party in aid of charity. The fourth Glitter dinner dance, to promote awareness and raise money for organisations that provide international humanitarian aid, is taking place next week [Monday, 26 February].
Dr Derek Zutshi, 1930-200722 February 2007Dr Derek Zutshi, a former Chairman of Convocation and a member of Council and Court, has died.
Hilary Benn to talk at the University next week21 February 2007Governance and poverty will be the topic of a talk by the Rt Hon Hilary Benn, MP, the Secretary of State for International Development, at Bristol University next week [Monday 26 February].
From China to Turkey: ‘first person’ film event at Watershed21 February 2007A unique international film symposium attracting film makers and scholars from India, Turkey, Holland, the US and the UK sponsored by Bristol Docs, a collaboration between the Universities of Bristol and the West of England is taking place in Bristol on 23 and 24 February.
Hawk-couture fashion flies into Bristol20 February 2007Students from Bristol University are staging a ‘birds of prey’ themed fashion show this week, [Friday, February 23] in aid of the Bristol-Byeyale Action Project (B-BAP), a humanitarian project promoting the welfare of vulnerable women and children in Uganda’s Masindi district.
David Cuthbert Tudway Quilter (1921-2007)15 February 2007David Tudway Quilter, the University's fifth Treasurer, died in January. Professor Peter Haggett offers this appreciation of a man who was 'a banker by profession, a gardener by passion, and a public servant by sense of duty'.
Spring hop down to Langford14 February 2007Rabbit lovers are in for a treat on February 24 when Bristol University’s Langford House Small Animal Practice opens its doors to the public to celebrate rabbits of every size and shape.
Professor Leslie Hepple, 1947-200714 February 2007Leslie Hepple, Professor of Geography in the School of Geographical Sciences, died suddenly on 1 February at the age of 59. Professor Peter Haggett offers his reflections on the life of one of the School's finest scholars.
Bill Smith, 1941-200713 February 2007Dr Bill Smith, recently retired Senior Lecturer in Civil Engineering, died on 18 January at the age of 65. His former colleague, Professor David Blockley, contributes this account of his life.
How to market a research project9 February 2007Register by 14 February for a free workshop and information session on how to package and market research projects to potential business partners.
£330,000 for military landscapes study9 February 2007A Bristol University project to study militarized landscapes in the twentieth century has received over £330,000 from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).
Rare Islamic artifacts on display9 February 2007Islamic heritage and arts are the focus of a free exhibition, which opens at Bristol University next week [Monday, 12 February]. The exhibition will be showcasing a treasure trove of Islamic artifacts dating back to the 7th century, and will be opened by the Rt. Hon. the Lord Mayor of Bristol Councillor Peter Abraham.
Building Antarctica in central Bristol9 February 2007The search for life on other planets, and research into climate change, will be the focus for top space scientists and glaciologists when they gather at the University of Bristol on 9 February 2007.
New opportunity for kids to quiz scientists7 February 2007Why do humans have large, pointy noses when chimps and gorillas have hardly any nose at all? Questions like this can now be answered on a new web site designed to give kids direct access to scientists who can provide the answers.