University appoints new dean25 June 2008Professor Clive Orchard, who heads Bristol University’s Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, has been appointed Dean of the Faculty of Medical and Veterinary Sciences. He will take up the position on 1 September, when Professor Len Hall, the current Dean, becomes one of the University’s Pro Vice-Chancellors.
University honours leading entrepreneurs24 June 2008An entrepreneur behind a hi-tech eco camp in the Swiss Alps is one of three leading businesspeople who have been commended by Bristol University at its annual Enterprise Roll of Honour event.
Dinosaur fact file24 June 2008Four new publications about dinosaurs from the Department of Earth Sciences.
Hen pecking - a serious animal welfare concern23 June 2008Laying hens often severely peck other hens' feathers, skin, or vents. This not only causes pain but can also lead to cannibalism and death. Harmful pecking is a serious animal welfare concern and can cause great economic losses for the farmer and the egg-production industry as a whole.
A breakthrough in glass22 June 2008Imagine a plane that has wings made out of glass. Thanks to a major breakthrough in understanding the nature of glass by scientists at the University of Bristol, this has just become a possibility.
Student helps revive lost 60’s photo archive20 June 2008A remarkable archive of previously unseen images of some of the 60s greatest rock ‘n’ roll stars has been brought to light, with the help of a Bristol University student.
Looking into our bodies20 June 2008The University of Bristol is already world-famous for its biomedical research, but following a £2.3 million investment in newly refurbished labs, it will be able to advance techniques that look in even greater detail at what’s going on in our bodies.
Top scientists say ‘NHS won’t survive next 20 years’18 June 2008In an open letter to the Health Secretary Alan Johnson, a coalition of leading scientists, including Professor Seth Love at Bristol University, slammed the government’s underinvestment in dementia research amid warnings of “catastrophic” economic consequences.
Kevin F Tindall, 1922-200818 June 2008Dr Derek Parsons remembers Kevin Tindall, long-serving Laboratory Superintendent in the HH Wills Physics Laboratory and a man with a 'quick wit' and 'unquenchable enthusiasm'.
The watchman’s song17 June 2008New research by Dr Andy Radford of the School of Biological Sciences reveals that some birds behave like soldiers on sentry duty.
Breaking new boundaries12 June 2008A team led by female scientists at the Universities of Bristol and Cambridge has developed an exciting new technique which may lead to a greater understanding of how drugs get in and out of the cells in our bodies.
Be part of the solution11 June 2008British Heart Foundation (BHF) researchers Dr Elinor Griffiths and Dr Andy James and the rest of the team at the Bristol Heart Institute joined up with BHF fundraisers Paul Bancroft and Lucy Culverhouse to launch the BHF Help a Heart Campaign in Bristol this week [Monday 9 June] at Bristol University.
Students hold ‘Big Give’ to help community11 June 2008Students and staff from Bristol University will be taking part in the ‘Big Give’ this week, an end of year charity collection aimed at helping vulnerable members of the local community.
Safer drinking water for millions10 June 2008Aquatest, the world’s first low-cost, easy-to-use diagnostic tool that will give a clear, reliable indication of water quality.
The conservation of medieval mosaics10 June 2008Professor Geoff Allen of The Interface Analysis Centre has recently been investigating techniques that might help to restore the beautiful mosaics of the Basilica di San Marco in Venice.
E-learning Summer School 20089 June 2008The Learning Technology Support Service (LTSS), part of the Education Support Unit, is running an e-learning summer school for staff from 9 to 11 July.
Is your dog the 'Best in Show?'3 June 2008Dog lovers in and around North Somerset are invited to come along to a 'Fun Day and Dog Show' to be held at the University of Bristol's School of Veterinary Science at Langford this Sunday [June 8].
£1.2 million to test effectiveness of cognitive behavioural therapy30 May 2008A team of researchers has been awarded £1.2 million by the National Institute for Health Research Health Technology Assessment (NIHR HTA) programme for a clinical trial to investigate the effectiveness of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) for patients with depression who do not respond to treatment with antidepressants.
Young at art29 May 2008Student residence Hiatt Baker Hall is hosting an exhibition of recent artworks by young, cutting-edge artists from 5-11 June.
Medical student wins paediatrics prize29 May 2008Jonathan Dunne, a final-year student in the School of Medical Sciences, has been awarded the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) Medical Student Prize.
Summer swimming lessons at Bristol University28 May 2008A new programme of swimming lessons for both adults and children (aged five and over) wanting either to learn how to swim, gain confidence or improve their stroke begins next week [Monday 2 June] at the University of Bristol swimming pool in Clifton.
Unlocking Gridlock28 May 2008'Gridlock', featuring the work of Eddie Wilson from the University of Bristol, will go out on Channel 4 on Thursday 29 May 2008 at 9.00 pm.
Ann Singleton speaks on Radio 4’s Today programme28 May 2008Ann Singleton from the Centre for Poverty and Social Justice in the School for Policy Studies appeared on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme on Friday 23 May to discuss the House of Commons Treasury Select Committee report recommendations on migration statistics for local areas.
The Phoenix has landed!27 May 2008NASA’s Phoenix probe has safely landed on Mars where it will begin its search for water and life. UK scientists involved in the mission, and present at the University of Arizona’s Science Operations Centre for the landing, waited tensely as the probe made its tricky descent to the surface of the red planet’s northern plains.