Come and see one of Bristol’s hidden treasures20 April 2009One of Bristol’s hidden horticultural treasures will be open to the public on Sunday 26 April. Designed by Thomas Goldney III and built in 1714, the English Heritage-listed Goldney gardens have been restored to the original design.
Andrew Orr-Ewing receives Tilden Prize17 April 2009Professor Andrew Orr-Ewing of the School of Chemistry has been named by the Royal Society of Chemistry as a Tilden Prize and Lecture winner for 2010/11 for his work in chemical reaction dynamics.
University hosts Hard Rain exhibition17 April 2009As part of its 100-day energy campaign, Sustainability (the University’s Energy and Environmental Management Unit) is hosting a photography exhibition that highlights the defining issues of the 21st century: climate change, poverty, habitat loss and human rights.
British class system alive and well17 April 2009The class system in Britain is alive and well despite increasing numbers of working-class students going to university and a rise in living standards since the war, according to a new study from Dr Will Atkinson in the Department of Sociology.
Alison Allden appointed Chief Executive of HESA16 April 2009Alison Allden, the University’s Deputy Registrar and Director of Information Systems, has been appointed as the next Chief Executive of the Higher Education Statistics Agency.
Blood transfusions after cardiac surgery - are they necessary?15 April 2009Blood transfusions carried out after cardiac surgery could be unnecessary and might cause health complications for patients. Thanks to a £1 million grant by the National Institute for Health Research Health Technology Assessment (NIHR HTA) programme a new research study will investigate this issue.
New Dean of Science appointed15 April 2009Jon Keating, Professor of Mathematical Physics, is to be the University’s next Dean of Science. He will replace Professor Guy Orpen, who will succeed Professor Malcolm Anderson as Pro Vice-Chancellor from 1 August.
Collecting war15 April 2009Anthropologists, historians, collectors and manufacturers from around the world will be meeting this week in Ypres for the first ever conference on trench art and other such war souvenirs, co-organised by Dr Nicholas Saunders of the University of Bristol.
Study shows that HIV antiretroviral treatment should start earlier9 April 2009A new analysis of more than 45,000 people with HIV in Europe and North America suggests that the minimum CD4-cell count threshold for initiation of combination antiretroviral therapy (cART) should be 350 cells per µL of blood. This is at the upper limit of levels for starting cART currently recommended in many countries.
How deep is a deep hole?8 April 2009Deep hole drilling is a means of measuring residual stress in complex engineering components.
Planning green light for Biological Sciences and Mathematics8 April 2009Bristol City Council has given the go ahead to plans for £80 million-worth of new research and teaching accommodation for the University of Bristol’s departments of Biological Sciences and Mathematics. The decision to grant planning, Conservation Area consents and listed building consents, subject to completion of necessary conditions and agreements, was made at the Council’s Development Control Committee meeting on 8 April.
What makes young people happy?8 April 2009Living with a partner and having good health are key sources of happiness for both young men and women, according to new research from the University of Bristol. The research, which was carried out on 1,100 young adults aged 20-34 in Bristol, looked at how work and other factors, including relationships, health and home life, affect our happiness.
Help for vulnerable workers3 April 2009Professor David Gordon of the School for Policy Studies and Director of the Townsend Centre for International Poverty Research has been appointed to the Supervisory Board of the Union Modernisation Fund (UMF) by the Ministry of Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform.
Autism linked with stress hormone levels3 April 2009Some of the symptoms of the autistic condition Asperger Syndrome, such as a need for routine and resistance to change, could be linked to levels of the stress hormone cortisol, suggests new research led by the universities of Bristol and Bath.
Bringing archaeology and anthropology together3 April 2009A major reconsideration of the complex links between social anthropology and archaeology will take place at the University of Bristol when experts from around the world meet at the annual conference of the Association of Social Anthropologists of the UK and Commonwealth (ASA).
Neil Perkins wins 2009 Tenovus Medal2 April 2009Neil Perkins, Professor of Molecular Cell Biology, is the 2009 recipient of the Tenovus Medal, awarded to a young investigator with a Scottish link who has made a major impact in the field of gene biology.
Brunel’s nodules reunited2 April 2009A five-ton nodule of sandstone, one of a pair excavated by Isambard Kingdom Brunel, has been reunited with its even heavier twin on the University precinct after 21 years apart.
Research Engineer wins Systems Centre award31 March 2009Yun Yin, a research collaborator at the Systems Centre (a collaboration between the Universities of Bristol and Bath), has been awarded a prize of £250 for producing the most outstanding published paper over the past two years of the Systems Centre’s EngD programme.
UK research management must be professionalised30 March 2009The way the UK manages its research is fragmented and confused, finds a report published today [30 March 2009]. The study, led by Imperial College London and the University of Bristol, claims that universities are hampered by a lack of coherent sector-wide agreement on the role and responsibilities of staff who manage research portfolios.
How will educational organisations adapt to the 11-19 reforms?30 March 2009The effects of Government 11-19 education reforms upon educational organisations, teachers, learners, parents, governors and the local community will be investigated thanks to a £1 million Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA) project.
Mobile Teaching Unit goes East30 March 2009A year after visiting primary schools in the region to gather information about Bristol University’s science engagement activities, a group of Turkish education experts have launched their own mobile teaching unit, similar to that developed by AIMS and Bristol ChemLabS, the University’s two Centres for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETLs).
The lingering effects of deglaciation27 March 2009Our oceans may still be feeling the after effects of ‘chemical weathering’ from the last deglaciation, says Derek Vance from the University of Bristol.
Pupils give schools a good report27 March 2009School Year 11, when most pupils take their GCSEs, could be a stressful time. But new research from the Children of the 90s (ALSPAC) study indicates that most pupils are enjoying school life and are optimistic about the future.
University of Bristol votes Earth!27 March 2009On Saturday 28 March, the University of Bristol will take part in Earth Hour, an hour of co-ordinated worldwide action to save energy. The event will also mark the launch of a three-month energy-efficiency campaign on the part of the University to show its commitment to sustainability.
Bristol: changing lives around the world26 March 2009Work being done in universities and businesses across the west of England is having a fundamental impact on lives around the world, according to a new film released today.
Should all women be screened for domestic violence?26 March 2009A screening programme which would require doctors and nurses to ask all women whether they have experienced domestic violence, whatever their reason for seeking medical attention, is not justified, according to a new report by researchers at the University of Bristol, funded by the National Institute for Health Research Health Technology Assessment (NIHR HTA) programme.
Director announced for £3.9m translational research partnership24 March 2009The Severnside Alliance for Translational Research (SARTRE), a unique partnership between the University of Bristol and Cardiff University, has appointed Lars Sundstrom as its director with the title Professor of the Practice of Translational Medicine.