Autumn swimming lessons for adults and children14 August 2009Swimming lessons for both adults and children (aged five and over) wanting either to learn how to swim, gain confidence or improve their stroke begins from Monday 7 September at the University of Bristol swimming pool in Clifton.
Poorer people still excluded from top professions13 August 2009Doctors and lawyers are more likely to come from wealthy backgrounds according to new research that indicates that the ‘social gap’ that prevents poorer people from entering the top professions is becoming more pronounced over time.
Are school league tables any good?11 August 2009Choosing a child’s school based on league tables is inadvisable because the tables ignore the uncertainty that arises from predicting a school’s future performance based on its past performance, according to new research from Dr George Leckie and Professor Harvey Goldstein of the University of Bristol’s Centre for Multilevel Modelling.
Vacancies for lay members of Council6 August 2009The University is inviting applications from individuals wishing to become lay members of Council, the University’s governing body.
Earthquake challenge for South Korean students5 August 2009Over 70 South Korean university students took part last month in the final stage of a unique competition to design an earthquake resistant hospital for a seismically active region.
ESRC award for Dr Jon Fox5 August 2009Dr Jon Fox from the Department of Sociology has been awarded a grant of £74,500 from the Economic and Social Research Council for research into the racism faced by Hungarian and Romanian migrant workers in the UK.
Join Darwin’s voyages of discovery3 August 2009To celebrate Darwin’s 200th anniversary, Bristol University’s Botanic Garden is hosting a free Science Picnic on Wednesday 9 September.
The suicide tourist trap31 July 2009The international media report that citizens from across the world are travelling or seeking to travel to Switzerland, where they hope to be helped to die. But this “suicide tourism” presents distinctive ethical, legal and practical challenges.
Can government job scheme reduce youth unemployment?30 July 2009The government’s new ‘job guarantee’ scheme could reduce the number of young people out of work and minimise the stigma of long-term unemployment that many people experienced in previous recessions, according to Professor Paul Gregg, from the University’s Centre for Market and Public Organisation.
Customers short-changed by fee-charging debt-management industry29 July 2009Companies that charge individuals fees to manage their debt have grown more than threefold in the last 10 years, according to an independent review of the fee-charging debt-management industry conducted by Sharon Collard of the University's Personal Finance Research Centre on behalf of the Money Advice Trust.
Blood flow in Alzheimer’s disease27 July 2009Researchers have discovered that the enzyme, endothelin converting enzyme-2 (ECE-2), may cause the decrease in blood flow in the brain seen in Alzheimer’s disease and contribute to progression of the disease.
Centre awarded £4 million to address areas of economic and social concern24 July 2009A Bristol University research centre, which addresses areas of national economic and social concern in the delivery of public services, has received continued funding of £4 million from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), the UK's main funder of social science research.
Bristol chemists make liquid protein23 July 2009The first known example of a liquid protein has been made by chemists at the University of Bristol opening up the possibility of a number of medical and industrial applications including high-potency pharmaceuticals and protein-based coolants and lubricants.
Professor Elaine Kempson appointed to Housing Market Taskforce22 July 2009Professor Elaine Kempson from the University's Personal Finance Research Centre has been appointed to the Housing Market Taskforce. The group of leading housing and economics experts will look at ways to end the current cycle of boom and bust in the housing market.
New partnership to advance wind-power technology22 July 2009It is predicted that wind energy could provide as much as 13 per cent of global electricity demand in 2020 and as much as 25 per cent in 2030. A partnership announced today [Wednesday 22 July] aims to advance wind-power technology using composite materials.
BBSRC Fellowship for Dr Nicholas Roberts21 July 2009Dr Nicholas Roberts in the School of Biological Sciences has been awarded a David Phillips Fellowship by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), the UK funding agency for research in the life sciences.
New chief appointed for IAS20 July 2009Gregor McLennan, Professor of Sociology, is to become Director of the University's Institute for Advanced Studies (IAS) following a competitive appointment process. He succeeds Martin White, Professor of Theatre, who has served a successful six-year term.
Music, theatre and all that jazz20 July 2009Bristol University’s Botanic Garden will have a feast of sounds this week with evenings of classical music, Shakespeare and jazz.
The Moon in Bristol20 July 2009Samples of moon dust scooped up from the lunar surface by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin during the first landing of a man on the moon were analysed 40 years ago at the University of Bristol.
Swimming lessons for adults and children17 July 2009A 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 from next week [Monday 20 and Tuesday 21 July] at the University of Bristol swimming pool in Clifton.
Professor Steele to become youngest-ever female BA Fellow17 July 2009Fiona Steele, Professor of Social Statistics at the Centre for Multilevel Modelling, has been elected a Fellow of the British Academy. She will become the Academy’s youngest-ever female Fellow, and the youngest overall for over 60 years.
Honorary degrees at Bristol17 July 2009Bristol University is awarding an honorary degree to Ms Alison Smale, Executive Editor, International Herald Tribune, at today’s [17 July] degree ceremony in the Wills Memorial Building.
Honorary degrees at Bristol16 July 2009Bristol University is awarding honorary degrees to Mr Josh Lewsey, rugby international and Professor Geoffrey Hill, poet and literary scholar at today’s [16 July] degree ceremonies in the Wills Memorial Building.
1.6m euro grant for seismology research15 July 2009Dr James Wookey, NERC Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Earth Sciences, has been awarded a 1.6 million euro grant from the European Research Council for seismology research.
Honorary degrees at Bristol15 July 2009Bristol University is awarding honorary degrees to four local heroes, as part of its centenary celebrations, and the Very Reverend Robert Grimley, Dean of Bristol, at today’s [15 July] degree ceremonies in the Wills Memorial Building.
Glimpses of a distant past14 July 2009An international team of 14 specialists (from Australia, England, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Morocco, and Slovak Republic) have now joined efforts to contribute state-of-the-art research on various groups of Palaeozoic and Mesozoic limbed vertebrates.