The maths of infectious diseases14 September 2009An international workshop on the Mathematical Modelling of Epidemics will be hosted by the University of Bristol on the 15th and 16th September, bringing together world experts on using mathematical methods to model the dynamics of infectious diseases.
PhD student enjoys Bristol Half Marathon win11 September 2009Claire Hallissey, a PhD student in the University’s Department of Pathology and Microbiology, won the women’s race in the Bristol Half Marathon [Sunday 6 September 2009]. Claire finished the 13.1-mile course in one hour, 12 minutes and three seconds. Over 16,000 people took part in the marathon in all.
Aristotle on Desire10 September 2009Dr Giles Pearson in the Department of Philosophy has been awarded £24,000 by the AHRC to complete a book-length study on Aristotle and desire. Driving the project is the belief that Aristotle’s account of desire is extremely important for a number of key topics in his philosophy, and is also of philosophical interest to us now.
Recent AHRC research leave grants10 September 2009Buddhist monks, Aristotle, Victorian poetry and incarceration in medieval England are the focus of four research projects to benefit from the latest round of AHRC Research Leave funding.
Human Rights Implementation Centre launch10 September 2009The proper implementation of human rights treaties is the focus of a new centre based at the University of Bristol's School of Law. The Human Rights Implementation Centre will bring together academics from a range of disciplines to develop expertise and advice on the role institutions can play in correctly implementing human rights.
Darwin's key theories discussed9 September 2009This year marks the bicentenary of Darwin’s birth and 150 years since the publication of 'The Origin of Species'. A two-day conference this week, as part of the Darwin200 nationwide programme of events, will showcase the latest developments of formal models in evolution and ecology.
Can doctors do better?9 September 2009About two million people in the UK currently have or have had angina*, with about 96,000 new cases each year. A talk this week will explore what can be done to improve the quality of care for people with angina.
Saving in lower-income households9 September 2009Contrary to the common misconception that poorer people cannot save, most people on low incomes do in fact save, albeit sporadically and in small amounts, according to a new study by the Personal Finance Research Centre.
Botanic Garden celebrates the life and work of Darwin9 September 2009The University of Bristol Botanic Garden opens for its 31st year under the National Garden Scheme (NGS), which supports the opening of gardens of quality, character and interest, this Sunday [13 September].
Centenary line-up announced9 September 2009The University of Bristol has announced the final six free public lectures in the highly successful series it has organised as part of this year’s centenary celebrations. The University was granted its Royal Charter in 1909.
British Science Festival talk explores supersense8 September 2009Where do our supernatural beliefs come from? Are we simply indoctrinated by culture and religion or is there another route for believing in the unbelievable? These are some of the questions that will be tackled by Professor Bruce Hood in a talk on Wednesday 9 September as part of this year’s British Science Festival at the University of Surrey.
Computer scientists win Morpho Challenge 20097 September 2009A team in the Department of Computer Science is one of the winners in an international competition to unravel the structure of words using machine learning methods.
‘Quietest’ building in the world opens today7 September 2009The University of Bristol today opens its Centre for Nanoscience and Quantum Information. This highly distinctive, £11 million building provides state-of-the-art specialised laboratories where vibration and acoustic noise levels are among the lowest ever achieved, despite being located in the centre of Bristol.
Cosmic cannibalism seen in action4 September 2009Stars and giant structures around the Andromeda Galaxy – many seen for the first time – are probably the remnants of smaller galaxies that have been cannibalised by Andromeda, finds a new study published online today in Nature.
Bristol experts at the British Science Festival 20094 September 2009The relationship between finance and science, the importance of grid computing for physicists working on the Large Hadron Collider, and recent discoveries at the Neolithic archaeological site of Catalhoyuk are just some of the subjects being talked about by Bristol University experts as part of this year’s British Science Festival at the University of Surrey.
First-ever calculation performed on optical quantum computer chip3 September 2009A primitive quantum computer that uses single particles of light (photons) whizzing through a silicon chip has performed its first mathematical calculation. This is the first time a calculation has been performed on a photonic chip and it is major step forward in the quest to realise a super-powerful quantum computer.
International award for University’s Positive Working Environment initiative2 September 2009The University has won an international award for its Positive Working Environment (PWE) initiative, which aims to make work life at the University more productive, rewarding, enjoyable and healthy. Bristol was selected from 22 entries from nine countries to win one of three 2009 Global Human Resource Development Awards from the International Federation of Training and Development Organisations Ltd (IFTDO).
Teen girls abused by boyfriends warns NSPCC1 September 2009A third of teenage girls suffer unwanted sexual acts in a relationship and a quarter physical violence, reveals new research launched today [1 September 2009] by the NSPCC and the University of Bristol.
Autumn at the Wickham Theatre1 September 2009Booking opens today for the new season of touring theatre and a public lecture at the Wickham Theatre in Bristol University’s Department of Drama.
2010 New Enterprise Competition28 August 2009Entries are invited for the 2010 New Enterprise Competition, an annual contest run by Research & Enterprise Development (RED) to recognise the best new business ideas.
Men abuse more but women more likely to be arrested28 August 2009Men abuse more than women do but women are three times more likely to be arrested according to a new report into gender and domestic violence conducted by Professor Marianne Hester of the University’s School for Policy Studies on behalf of the Northern Rock Foundation.
Stephen Williams MP visits ALSPAC27 August 2009Stephen Williams, Liberal Democrat MP for Bristol West, visited the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC, also known as Children of the 90s) earlier this month.
Welfare reforms improve quality of life for single mothers and their children26 August 2009Single mothers are more likely to be employed, to enjoy greater financial security and to have improved mental health after a decade of government reforms. Their children (aged 11-15) are less likely to smoke, play truant or leave school at 16, according to new research from the University's Centre for Market and Public Organisation.
Important development in the treatment of MS24 August 2009A major step forward, with important implications for understanding how to reduce the severity of multiple sclerosis, has been made by scientists at the University of Bristol.
University Apprentices get their NVQs24 August 2009The latest cohort of University Apprentices were awarded their NVQ Level 2 in Business Administration certificates this month by the Registrar, Derek Pretty.
Unearthing the early history of Istanbul20 August 2009An international project, led by Dr Volker Heyd of Bristol University, to excavate sites in and around Istanbul is providing remarkable new insights into the ancient history of an area that has long been the bridging point between Europe and Asia.
Undergraduate admissions 200920 August 2009The University received around 36,000 applications for the 3,200 home-funded undergraduate places available across the full range of subjects from this September.
Hormones found to affect gene activity19 August 2009Intermittent signaling by steroid hormones can affect the way genes are expressed in rodents, according to research by scientists at the University of Bristol and the National Cancer Institute (NCI), USA. This work has major implications for understanding how steroids work and opens novel avenues for new therapies.
Multiple awards for Dr Ruth Glynn’s work on Italian women terrorists19 August 2009Dr Ruth Glynn from the Department of Italian has been awarded a Leverhulme Research Fellowship of £14,850 and two non-stipendiary fellowships at leading women studies centres in the USA to work on her research project, 'Women, Terror and Trauma in Italian Culture'.