Pugh the Polar Bear to speak at Bristol6 February 2007Lewis Gordon Pugh, who has swum in some of the coldest waters on earth, will visit the University of Bristol tomorrow on Wednesday 7 February to address local schoolchildren.
University to reduce its carbon footprint2 February 2007The University of Bristol has invested in a new source of energy that will help tackle global warming. Two new energy efficient units have been installed at the University, which will help reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 1,500 tonnes each year.
New Anglican Chaplain clocks on1 February 2007The Reverend Ed Davis has begun his post as the University’s new Anglican Chaplain and a member of the Multifaith Chaplaincy team.
Bristol going for gold31 January 2007Bristol is set to host the Olympic team from one of the leading athletic nations, Kenya, in the run up to the London 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games. Sporting legend and Chairman of the Kenya Olympic Committee, Dr Kip Keino has chosen Bristol as Kenya’s base for its Pre-Games Training Camp in 2012.
Huge settlement unearthed at Stonehenge30 January 2007Excavations supported by National Geographic at Durrington Walls in the Stonehenge World Heritage site have revealed an enormous ancient settlement that once housed hundreds of people. Archaeologists believe the houses were constructed and occupied by the builders of nearby Stonehenge, the legendary monument on England’s Salisbury Plain.
Vote for Bristol film-maker’s BAFTA entry30 January 2007A short film co-directed by Stephen Gray in the Department of Drama has been shortlisted in the BAFTA/Orange ‘60 Seconds of Fame’ competition - and you can help vote it to victory.
Children of the 90s study could help understand stuttering30 January 2007Researchers from the University of the West of England are working on a study into children who stutter. The study, funded by the BUPA Foundation, will use data from the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children - also known as the Children of the 90s study, based at the University of Bristol.
Win a book token26 January 2007Complete an online survey about how well the Information Services website is performing and win a book token.
University to remember Holocaust victims26 January 2007The University of Bristol will hold a Holocaust Memorial Day ceremony today [Friday, 26 January]. The ceremony, to mark the anniversary of the liberation of the extermination and concentration camps, will commemorate the victims and survivors of one of the worst acts of inhumanity and genocide committed in modern history.
ERIC launches children's competition25 January 2007The Vice-Chancellor is Patron of Education and Resources for Improving Childhood Continence (ERIC) - which has launched a competition for children. Design a character, and maybe Aardman will animate the result!
Awards promote UK-India research and education links23 January 2007Professor Daniel Robert from the Bio-nanoscience Group and Professor Walther Schwarzacher in the Department of Physics and their collaborators in India have received prestigious awards under the UK-India Education and Research Initiative.
Bert Willcox, 1910-200723 January 2007Alderman Herbert William Willcox passed away earlier this month. Don Carleton offers an account of his life and achievements.
Early Bird catches the worm22 January 2007Daniel Barker, a second-year Drama student, is one of ten winners of the Royal Court Young Writers’ Festival 2007.
Tsunamis, animal camouflage and a 'behind the scenes' tour of TV's Coast22 January 2007Dr Alice Roberts, TV presenter of BBC 2’s Coast and Don’t Die Young will be one of the well-known experts exploring a range of fascinating topics in a series of public talks launched by Bristol University this week. Animal camouflage, the science of our coastline, wave power, tsunamis and Bristol’s link with the slave trade are just some of the subjects the public will have an opportunity to discover more about.
University academic takes viewers on a tour of the human body16 January 2007Dr Alice Roberts, Senior Teaching Fellow at Bristol University's Department of Anatomy, wants to help you understand your major organs and how to keep them healthy. In tonight's first episode of 'Don't die young', she explains how to keep your kidneys in top condition.
40,000-year-old skull shows both modern human and Neanderthal traits15 January 2007Humans continued to evolve significantly long after they were established in Europe, and interbred with Neanderthals as they settled across the continent, according to new research published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) USA.
Novel approach to cancer drug given £2.8 million15 January 2007A way of switching off the development and growth of certain cancer cells has been identified by scientists at ProXara Biotechnology Limited, a spin out company from the University of Bristol, UK.
V-C speaks in Japan15 January 2007The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Eric Thomas, spent a few days on business in Japan in early January, visiting several major universities, speaking on globalisation and liaising with industrial partners.
Oh yes it is! - Theatre Collection celebrates panto season15 January 2007A treasure trove of theatrical images, including costume designs and production photographs from more than 60 years of panto, is at the heart of a new initiative which aims to bring Bristol University’s Theatre Collection to an even wider audience.
Black pupils 'Aiming High'15 January 2007Have black schoolchildren in the UK made advances in their educational performance as a result of the government’s Aiming High project? Professor of Education, Leon Tikly will be presenting a national report on the project in Bristol today at the second HOPE [Helping Outstanding Pupils Educationally] conference.
Could you give the gift of life to a stranger?15 January 2007Seven thousand people worldwide need the help of strangers in order to receive life-saving bone marrow treatment. For many people with leukaemia, their last chance to beat the disease is to have a bone marrow transplant. Unfortunately only three in every ten patients are able to find donors within their family. Bristol University students are trying to help find other donors by organising a bone marrow clinic on Wednesday, 17 January.
Major advance in bowel cancer14 January 2007An important advance in understanding bowel cancer has been made by researchers at the University of Bristol, UK. The new research demonstrates how a key protein contributes to the growth and survival of bowel cancers.
Get a new taste for sport10 January 2007The University Athletic Union is offering staff and students taster sessions in over 20 sports.
New Spring Season at Wickham Theatre10 January 2007The new season at the Wickham Theatre brings a mix of provocative theatre to this intimate theatre studio and features some of the best in touring theatre.
Science without boundaries10 January 2007A series of interdepartmental geobiology seminars encourages collaboration across the sciences in order to throw light on questions surrounding the inter-relationships of life and the environment.
Sign up for staff offers10 January 2007Members of University staff can now sign up to receive email alerts about special offers from local companies and businesses.
Adam Varnes, 1977-200610 January 2007Adam Varnes died on 8 December 2006 at the tragically young age of 29. He had joined the staff of the University in November 2003 in his first professional post after training for a career in librarianship.