Saxon queen discovered in Germany20 January 2010Remains of one of the oldest members of the English royal family have been unearthed at Magdeburg Cathedral in Germany. The preliminary findings will be announced at a conference at the University of Bristol today.
New partnership will promote healthcare innovation in the South West19 January 2010Health innovation in the South West will become more effective, thanks to a new government-funded partnership comprising universities, NHS organisations and industry. The alliance will help promote new developments in health including maternity and newborn care.
Tying light in knots17 January 2010The remarkable feat of tying light in knots has been achieved by a team of physicists working at the universities of Bristol, Glasgow and Southampton, reports a paper in Nature Physics this week.
Haiti earthquake recorded in Bristol15 January 2010Signals from the disastrous Haiti earthquake were picked up at the University of Bristol by geophysical instrumentation normally used to monitor volcanoes.
Swimming lessons for adults and children15 January 2010Swimming 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 18 January at the University of Bristol swimming pool in Clifton.
New year, new websites13 January 2010The University has launched two new websites to keep staff up to date with the latest developments in the change agenda and the Support Process Review.
To Be Confirmed at The Bristol Gallery13 January 2010Works by a diverse array of contemporary artists from all over Europe will be brought together in a new exhibition entitled To Be Confirmed at The Bristol Gallery from Saturday 16 January to Thursday 25 February 2010.
Panto star visits University11 January 2010Panto star Joe Swash swapped his Prince Charming costume for a University lab coat when he met a little girl from Bristol who almost died from meningitis a year ago. Ashlee Downes, from Almondsbury, was just three months old when she was struck down by the most deadly form of the disease last year.
Half of British households have 91 per cent of wealth7 January 2010The wealthiest half of British households have 91 per cent of total wealth, with the least wealthy half accounting for only 9 per cent of wealth, according to the latest Wealth in Great Britain report, which contains chapters by researchers from the University’s Personal Finance Research Centre (PFRC).
Spring at the Wickham Theatre7 January 2010The Spring 2010 season of touring theatre, screenings and other events at the Wickham Theatre includes performances of two of Caryl Churchill’s early plays, a showcase of students’ films inspired by Lars Von Trier and a public lecture on Ted Hughes and Shakespeare.
Size zero is bad news for bones5 January 2010New research from the Children of the 90s project suggests that teenage girls who are too thin may be putting their bones at risk.
Hunting the genes that cause platelet bleeding disorders5 January 2010A £1.4 million grant awarded by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) to a collaborative group which includes researchers at Bristol, seeks to identify the faulty genes that underlie bleeding in families with abnormal blood platelet function.