Walking volunteers needed15 May 2007Volunteers are being sought by the University of Bristol to take part in a study that involves 30 minutes of brisk walking a day. The study will examine the effects that walking has on the fitness levels of individuals who do little or no exercise.
Pupils cook up new skills15 May 2007Pupils from Withywood Community School were presented with certificates and prizes at a special ceremony at the University of Bristol on Monday 14 May.
Thanksgiving for medical science15 May 2007A special thanksgiving event for friends and relatives of those who have donated their bodies to medical science will be held by the University of Bristol on Wednesday, 16 May.
Martin Hurcombe on Picasso’s Guernica14 May 2007Dr Martin Hurcombe of the Department of French was recently interviewed by Pravda newspaper in Slovakia about the 70th anniversary of Picasso’s Guernica and the bombing that inspired it.
New on the web11 May 2007A new template for University Powerpoint presentations is available.
Students question influence of expert witnesses11 May 2007Two University of Bristol students have been asked to join a prestigious panel at the Annual Conference of the Society of Expert Witnesses, to discuss the practical influence of expert witnesses in the justice process.
Doubling measurements with light11 May 2007Research from the University of Bristol has demonstrated a way to almost double measurement precision by using photons of light with which to gauge distances.
Economic sanctions - when they work and when they don't9 May 2007Economic sanctions used in isolation are unlikely to force major policy change by regimes and are sometimes counterproductive, but can be of substantial value when combined with other policy instruments, suggests a report published today by the House of Lords Economic Affairs Select Committee.
SUMO wrestling in the brain7 May 2007Increasing the amount of SUMO, a small protein in the brain, could be a way of treating diseases such as epilepsy and schizophrenia, reveal scientists at the University of Bristol, UK. Their findings are published in Nature.
Windsurfing win for Bristol4 May 2007Bristol students took the individual men’s and women’s titles at the recent 2007 British Universities Sports Association (BUSA) Windsurfing Championships.
A new way to deliver clinical education4 May 2007A new way of delivering clinical education, the clinical academy, has been successfully developed and implemented by the University of Bristol Medical School.
Andrew Dick elected to Academy of Medical Sciences3 May 2007Professor Andrew Dick of the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, and Head of the Academic Unit of Ophthalmology, has been elected to the Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences.
Come dance with SCA3 May 2007More than a hundred people kicked up their heels last week at the annual elderly dinner dance organised by Student Community Action (SCA).
Bristol MP to learn about ‘frustrated’ magnets3 May 2007Bristol MP Stephen Williams is to visit the Physics Department at the University of Bristol on Friday May 4th, as part of an MP-Scientist pairing scheme organised by the Royal Society.
University joins forces with British Energy2 May 2007A new Centre that will support both the continued safe operation of UK nuclear power plant and any future nuclear generation initiatives will be officially opened at the University of Bristol today [2 May].
Healthy turnout for health and safety1 May 2007The third joint unions’ health and safety conference in March, which opened for the first time to departmental safety advisers, was a resounding success.
Universities battle it out on Bristol's floating harbour27 April 2007The crews of Bristol University and the University of the West of England (UWE) rowing clubs will be competing on Bristol’s floating harbour tomorrow [Saturday 28 April], when they take part in the Bristol Universities Varsity Boat Race
Powerline report fails to protect public against health risks27 April 2007SAGE member Denis Henshaw, Professor of Human Radiation Effects at the University of Bristol, has criticised a report from the Government’s Stakeholder Advisory Group on the effects of extremely low frequency electric and magnetic fields for failing to recommend sufficient measures to protect public exposure to EMFs near powerlines.
Optical computer: only light years away24 April 2007One of science’s longest-sought devices – an ‘optical memory’ that stores digital information as light – might soon be a possibility, thanks to funding of over €1 million from the European Commission.
Rolls-Royce selects Bristol for composites research24 April 2007Rolls-Royce, a world leading provider of power systems and services, today [April 16] opened a new University Technology Centre (UTC) in Composites at the University of Bristol to further develop this technology for future products across its aerospace, marine and energy markets.
SMARTCOMP launched24 April 2007Aeroplane wings that change shape in mid-air may sound like the stuff of science fiction, but radical new aircraft designs like this could become a reality thanks to a five-year strategic partnership formally launched today between the University of Bristol, the University of Oxford and Smiths Aerospace.
Parental link to obesity24 April 2007Women who begin their menstrual periods before they are 11 years old are more likely to have children who also start puberty early and are more overweight than the children of mums who mature later.
Earth’s first rainforest unearthed23 April 2007A spectacular fossilised forest has transformed our understanding of the ecology of the Earth’s first rainforests. It is 300 million years old.
Turning maths into prime-time TV16 April 2007Simon Singh, author, journalist and TV producer will be speaking about Fermat’s Last Theorem – turning mathematics into prime-time television – at the UK’s annual gathering of applied mathematicians, taking place tomorrow [Tuesday 17 April] at Bristol University.