Children’s views of informal care to be examined in new study2 December 2009The voice of children living informally with relatives or friends (with no involvement from children’s services) across the UK will be heard in the first study of its kind, which will be conducted by the University following a Big Lottery Fund grant of £348,451 to the Frank Buttle Trust.
Minister drops in to NSQI1 December 2009Ian Lucas MP, the Minister for Business and Regulatory Reform, paid a surprise visit to the Centre for Nanoscience and Quantum Information in late November.
The perfect combination of brains and beauty1 December 2009An exhibition of science-inspired artwork produced by postgraduates from the University of Bristol's Faculty of Medical and Veterinary Sciences will be on display in the at-Bristol science centre café next week [7 December to 17 January 2010].
Death from childhood stroke1 December 2009Stroke is an important cause of childhood morbidity and is in the top ten causes of childhood death. For the first time, new research has looked at trends in death from childhood stroke in England and Wales, from 1921 to 2000.
Staff Club AGM27 November 2009The University Staff Club is holding its Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 1 December.
Students help youngsters celebrate Christmas27 November 2009Students from Bristol University’s Student Community Action (SCA) group will be helping around 100 local children celebrate Christmas tomorrow [Saturday 28 November] for their annual kids’ celebration party.
More clarity needed on law of assisted suicide27 November 2009Doctors need more clarity on what they can and cannot do within the current law on assisted suicide, according to an editorial by Dr Richard Huxtable and Professor Karen Forbes in this week’s BMJ.
New partnership aims to support aspiring law students26 November 2009Disadvantaged young people in the region wanting to enter the legal profession will benefit from a new partnership between the University of Bristol and the College of Law that aims to equip students with the skills needed to pursue a career in the field.
Bristol to lead on national composites centre26 November 2009The South West has been named as the location of a new National Composites Centre (NCC) as part of the UK Composites Strategy, announced today (26 November). The Centre will be led by the University of Bristol in partnership with industry.
£357,430 for research into Middle English verse forms26 November 2009Professor Ad Putter of Bristol University’s Department of English has been awarded £357,430 by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) for a project that will investigate the verse forms of Middle English romances. As part of the project, recorded readings will be made of these romances in their original text and metre which will enable modern readers to familiarize themselves with forgotten conventions of rhyme and rhythm.
Visionary educationalist urges radical rethink of secondary education26 November 2009James Wetz, Visiting Fellow at the Graduate School of Education, challenges the existing orthodoxy of large schools and Academies and proposes a radical blueprint for the future of secondary schooling in a new book published today by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Urban Village Schools.
Mural makes mark of protest against domestic violence25 November 2009A group of staff and students from the University of Bristol have collaborated with other members of the Bristol Feminist Network (BFN) to create a public artwork to mark UN International Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women (EVAW Day), which takes place today, 25 November.
Synthetic biology: hope and hype25 November 2009Synthetic biology, an emerging area of scientific research, promises cheaper and faster routes to drugs, biofuel, and new materials for medical applications. However, synthetic biology also provokes controversy because it aims to ‘engineer biology’. Join University of Bristol scientists for a free public talk tomorrow [26 November] to discuss the issues surrounding this area of science.
£1.8million provides boost for research into domestic violence25 November 2009A grant of £1.8million has been awarded to researchers at the University of Bristol for a five year research programme that will study domestic violence and abuse across a range of health care providers, aiming to improve their response to victims and perpetrators.
Bristol student honoured for helping children to learn24 November 2009A University of Bristol student has received the Inspire Bristol 2009 Enterprise and Innovation Award for his volunteer work on a primary schools outreach project that is making a significant difference to the lives of children across the city.
How do we use visual sense to guide behaviour?24 November 2009A team of researchers at Bristol University’s Bristol Vision Institute (BVI) has been awarded a £390,000 grant from the Wellcome Trust to establish a joint research facility.
Active hearing process in mosquitoes20 November 2009A mathematical model has explained some of the remarkable features of mosquito hearing. The front cover of the January 2010 issue of the Journal of the Royal Society Interface is an image from the research.
Mysteriously warm times in Antarctica19 November 2009A new study of Antarctica’s climate history shows that in some brief warm periods between ice ages, temperatures were up to 6oC warmer than the present day. The findings, reported this week in the journal Nature, could help us understand more about rapid climate changes.
Professor Larner receives NZ honour19 November 2009Professor Wendy Larner, Research Director in the Faculty of Social Sciences and Law, has been elected an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand.
University signs up to 10:10 campaign19 November 2009The University has committed to reduce its carbon dioxide emissions by 10% during 2010, joining thousands of other UK organizations taking part in the 10:10 campaign.
Britons increasingly positive about their financial future18 November 2009Britons are starting to feel more positive about their financial situation, according to the latest research from the University of Bristol’s Personal Finance Research Centre (PFRC). Almost a quarter of respondents feel that their financial position will improve over the next 12 months, compared to 15 per cent in 2008.
Professor David Berridge awarded £400,000 by DCSF18 November 2009Professor David Berridge from the Family Policy and Child Welfare Centre in the School of Policy Studies has been awarded (in association with the University of York) £400,000 from the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF) for research into social pedagogy in children’s residential care in England.
Dr Nigel St John Davison 1929-200918 November 2009Dr Nigel Davison, who died on October 26, was one of Europe’s most distinguished musical scholars and editors of Renaissance polyphony. Wyndham Thomas, Research Fellow and former Head of the Department of Music, remembers a dedicated, modest and much-loved figure.
No slow-down in global CO2 emissions17 November 2009The strongest evidence yet that the rise in atmospheric CO2 emissions continues to outstrip the ability of the world’s natural ‘sinks’ to absorb carbon is published this week in Nature Geoscience.
Scientific debate sparked over carbon sink data17 November 2009According to research published this week in Nature Geoscience, emissions of carbon dioxide continue to outstrip the ability of the world’s natural ‘sinks’ to absorb carbon. The new report follows another study published only ten days earlier by Dr Wolfgang Knorr in Geophysical Research Letters, which concludes that a decline in the capacity of terrestrial ecosystems and the oceans to absorb CO2 cannot be detected within the available data.
Engineering students flying high17 November 2009Six Bristol University engineering students have won awards, presented by Boeing, for the exceptional quality of their work. The awards mark the beginning of a new relationship between the University and the company.
Lord Sainsbury lecture series: Found in translation – a cure for pain17 November 2009For many people chronic pain can be incapacitating but thankfully new developments in neuroscience are providing scientists with a better understanding of the condition. A free lecture tonight [17 November] at the University of Bristol by Professor Clifford Woolf, a leading Harvard scientist, will explore pain and how neuroscience research is helping to alleviate it.