Reworking Homer5 November 2007A celebration of the prize-winning poet Christopher Logue’s innovative versions of Homer’s Iliad, known collectively as War Music, will take place at the University of Bristol this week.
School unveils winning logo5 November 2007The winning entry of a design competition, in which children were asked to create a new logo for Bristol University’s sports camp T-shirts, is revealed today [Monday 5 November].
LTSS workshops for staff2 November 2007A summary of November workshops for staff run by LTSS to encourage the use of technology in learning, teaching and research at Bristol.
Expulsion from Paradise: the Chagos Archipelago1 November 2007A Bristol graduate and retired member of the Diplomatic Service, David Snoxell, will give a lecture on the forced expulsion from the Chagos Archipelago of its indigenous people.
Shaping the future - from sleep to air travel1 November 2007Imagine airplane wings that can change shape in mid-air or a material that can curve, bulge or twist without the need for expensive and heavy motors or hydraulics. Imagine a material that gets thicker when stretched, unlike conventional materials that get thinner – a substance that could be used in anything from a mattress to an airplane. The implications are enormous.
Major grant for supportive care study1 November 2007Dr Liz Lloyd in the School for Policy Studies has secured a major grant from the ESRC for a study of older people’s experiences of supportive care.
Victims' Voices1 November 2007High-profile victims of wrongful imprisonment will be speaking at the launch of a national training event at Bristol University on Friday 2 November. Organised by the Innocence Network UK (INUK), the event is aimed primarily at Law students working on projects about miscarriages of justice.
VC responds to press story on precinct master plan31 October 2007The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Eric Thomas, has responded to an inaccurate story about the master plan for the University precinct that appeared in the Bristol Evening Post on October 30.
George W Brandt, 1920-200731 October 2007Emeritus Professor of Drama, George Brandt, died on 24 September. Martin White and John Adams review the life and career of this 'remarkable and lovable man'.
Origins of greater horseshoe bat uncovered31 October 2007Genetic work carried out as part of a Bristol University research project on the National Trust Purbeck Estate in Dorset has found that the UK’s population of greater horseshoe bats originated from west Asia around 40,000 – 60,000 years ago.
Bristol academics’ role in Nobel-winning work30 October 2007Three Bristol academics contributed to the work of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which was recently awarded the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize (jointly with Al Gore).
Prize for work with autism30 October 2007A young researcher, Dr Liz Pellicano, has been awarded a prestigious prize for her work on the different ways children with autism develop.
Illuminating the past29 October 2007A remarkable collection of picture stories, that fascinated audiences before the invention of the movie camera, has been restored to life thanks to the University and technical support provided by Technical Advisory Service for Images.
Grant renewal for major blood pressure study29 October 2007Professor Julian Paton and Dr Sergey Kasparov in the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology have been awarded a five-year renewal of their British Heart Foundation Programme Grant.
What's the brain got to do with education?29 October 2007Quite a lot - according to teachers in a recent survey commissioned by The Innovation Unit and carried out by researchers at the University of Bristol. Although current teacher training programmes generally omit the science of how we learn, an overwhelming number of the teachers surveyed felt neuroscience could make an important contribution in key educational areas.
New courses offer the chance to get physical and have fun29 October 2007A new programme of sports courses aimed at people either wanting to learn a new sport or improve their current skills, is being launched next week [Monday 5 November], by the University of Bristol’s Centre for Sport, Exercise and Health.
Royal welcome for the Langford Trust's first patron29 October 2007Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall will visit the University of Bristol Veterinary School on Tuesday, November 6, in her capacity as Patron of the Langford Trust for Animal Health and Welfare.
Persistence pays off25 October 2007Chemists have come remarkably close to mimicking a type of protein previously thought impossible to imitate. The long-term application of this work could be in the development of new types of glucose sensors for diabetics, or in the production of new biofuels.
Millions to train scientists of the future25 October 2007A multi-million pound award has been received by the University of Bristol to train future scientists to better understand the causes, consequences and treatment of human disease.
Over-50s’ chance to strut their stuff24 October 2007The over-50s will have an opportunity to show what they're capable of during a fortnight of healthy living activities supported by the University and aimed to encourage older people to stay mentally and physically fit and healthy.
Remember me22 October 2007‘Remember me’ is an exhibition of scientific and artistic installations to raise awareness and increase understanding of Alzheimer’s disease. It marks the 100th anniversary of the first published description of the disease by Alois Alzheimer in 1907. The exhibition will run at the Create Centre, Bristol, until Thursday, November 1.
Brunel and the watchmakers19 October 2007Important letters which illuminate the cross-Channel friendship of two of the most remarkable families of the early nineteenth century have been acquired by the University.
Brunel and the watchmakers19 October 2007Three important letters which illuminate the cross-Channel friendship of two of the most remarkable families of the early nineteenth century – the Brunels and the Breguets – have been acquired by the University of Bristol Library’s Brunel Collection.
Security awareness: new site for staff and students18 October 2007Information Services has launched a website advising University staff and students on how to protect their computers, their data and themselves from viruses, identity fraud and other hazards.
War. What is it good for?18 October 2007A new journal, edited by Dr Martin Hurcombe from the Department of French, addresses the relationship between war and culture. As wars rage on in Iraq and Afghanistan, the publication of the journal is extremely timely.
Thousands sign up to learn languages17 October 2007More than 1,500 members of the public have enrolled to learn languages at the University of Bristol’s Language Centre this autumn. Total enrolments look set to exceed the 3,400 for 2006-07.
Learning and life exhibition16 October 2007An exhibition by local primary school pupils, featuring a collection of inspiring stories, pictures and memories from their families about school learning and life, is on display at Withywood Community Centre, Queens Road, Withywood, Bristol.
New series of free autumn lunchtime talks16 October 2007Tackling poverty in the UK, the secret chemistry that surrounds us, and tips on how to save money and help the environment. These are just some of the intriguing subjects members of the public will have an opportunity to discover more about, as part of the University’s new autumn series of free public talks, that begin tomorrow [Wednesday 17 October].
Major step forward for study of EU law15 October 2007The debate among scholars, politicians and the public about the future of the European Union will be brought into sharper focus thanks to a major award won by a University of Bristol academic.
Pompeii - a prototype ground zero15 October 2007Shelley Hales is currently researching the enormous impact Pompeii has had on popular culture since its rediscovery in 1748.
The suggestibility effect15 October 2007Alexandra Bright-Paul and Christopher Jarrold from the Department of Experimental Psychology set out to investigate why memory confusions occur frequently in children.
Understanding almost everything15 October 2007Physicists at Bristol University have been part of an international collaboration involved in designing and building the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), at CERN, a hundred metres beneath the Swiss-French border.
Plans for the Precinct15 October 2007The next steps in the development of the central area of the University’s main Precinct are now being taken; see a draft design framework for the whole of the Precinct, and submit your views.