Modernism and British Art22 July 2010Forthcoming exhibitions for 2010-2011 at The Bristol Gallery will focus on British Art and Modernism, two major research strands in the University of Bristol’s Department of History of Art. The exhibitions – on the Surrealists, David Hockney and Henry Moore – will be curated by gallery staff in conjunction with postgraduate students from the University.
Leverhulme Trust funds maths learning study20 July 2010The Leverhulme Trust has awarded funding to the Graduate School of Education, for a research project to bring children's economic activity into the maths classroom.
Active play is important for children’s physical activity20 July 2010Researchers in the University's Department of Exercise, Nutrition and Health Sciences have found active play makes a significant contribution to children’s physical activity and could play an important part in the health of future generations.
Remembering so as not to forget20 July 2010Verbal distractions are a primary cause of poor memory, according to scientific tests, which prove that the key to preventing ourselves from forgetting is to rehearse and ‘refresh’ our thoughts.
Clinical research centre open for bookings19 July 2010Researchers from across the scientific disciplines are being invited to apply for external grants which will make use of a new multi-million clinical research facility in Bristol.
Acknowledging the colonial roots of Italy’s heritage16 July 2010The complex nature of Italy’s colonial past and the reluctance with which it has been viewed in contemporary culture have ordinarily led academics to shy away from the subject. A new book that draws on insights from across the arts and social sciences redresses that imbalance by exploring for the first time the interaction between the colonised and the colonisers.
Pain relief under development could help millions worldwide16 July 2010Scientists could be one step closer to developing a unique painkiller for millions of people worldwide with diabetes, who currently have little in the way of effective treatments for the severe chronic pain associated with the disease (diabetic neuropathic pain).
Honorary degrees awarded at Bristol [16 July]16 July 2010Bristol University is awarding honorary degrees to Mr Dick Penny, Managing Director, Watershed Media Centre and Mr Anton Bantock, retired schoolmaster, local historian and author, at today’s [16 July] degree ceremonies in the Wills Memorial Building.
Bright stars of the brain regulate breathing15 July 2010Astrocytes (brain cells named after their characteristic star-shape) that were previously thought to act only as the ‘glue’ between neurons have a central role in the regulation of breathing, according to new research from the University of Bristol and UCL.
PhD student receives award for excellence in engineering15 July 2010A PhD student at the University of Bristol has received a national award for excellence in engineering. Robert Matthews, a postgraduate engineer conducting research for the Aquatest Research Programme at the University's Water and Health Research Centre, received the ‘2010 Fiona and Nicholas Hawley Excellence in Environmental Engineering Award’ by the Worshipful Company of Engineers. His award is for developing a low-cost, portable incubator that does not rely on electricity.
Honorary degrees awarded [15 July 2010]15 July 2010Bristol University is awarding honorary degrees to Professor Julia Slingo, OBE, Chief Scientist, UK Meteorological Office and Mr Daniel Day-Lewis, Actor, at today’s [15 July] degree ceremonies in the Wills Memorial Building.
Honorary degrees awarded [14 July]14 July 2010Bristol University is awarding honorary degrees to Peter Lord and David Sproxton, Co-founders, Aardman Animations and Helen Fraser, former Managing Director of Penguin Books at today’s [14 July] degree ceremonies in the Wills Memorial Building.
Victor Hugo and Les Misérables: The man behind the masterpiece13 July 2010It is one of the great classics of all time, revered the world over for its literary and musical genius. Now, as Les Misérables begins its season at the Bristol Hippodrome, the extraordinary life of the man behind this much loved story is to be unravelled.
Honorary degrees awarded [13 July 2010]13 July 2010Bristol University is awarding honorary degrees to Michael Malim, Professor of Infectious Diseases at King’s College London and Mr Dennis Stinchcombe, Leader, Broad Plain Youth Club, Bristol, at today’s [13 July] degree ceremonies in the Wills Memorial Building.
Bristol is a Baby Friendly city12 July 2010Bristol is the first city in England to be awarded ‘Baby Friendly’ status by UNICEF UK, in recognition of NHS Bristol's work to promote and protect breastfeeding. Dr Jenny Ingram from Bristol University’s Centre for Child and Adolescent Health evaluated the impact of this programme.
Honorary degrees awarded [12 July]12 July 2010Bristol University is awarding honorary degrees to Mr Alan Bond, space systems engineer and Mr William Lewis, former Editor of the The Daily Telegraph, at today’s [12 July] degree ceremonies in the Wills Memorial Building.
Fundamental forces in protein structure revisited11 July 2010Research scientists from Bristol have joined forces with colleagues from America to unravel one of the fundamental problems of molecular biology, paving the way for better engineering of biological systems.
Can wasps help save Britain’s conker trees?9 July 2010Wasps, regarded by many as a pest, could be the salvation of Britain’s imperilled conker trees currently under threat by an ‘alien’ species of moth that is rapidly spreading damage across the country’s horse chestnut trees.
Bristol ChemLabS summer schools under way9 July 2010July saw the beginning of Bristol ChemLabS’ international summer schools. Forty-eight students aged 16 to 18 from schools in Malta, Ireland and the UK took part in a variety of practical experiments, lectures, demonstrations talks and tours in the School of Chemistry.
Honorary degrees awarded [9 July]9 July 2010Bristol University is awarding honorary degrees to Dr Charles Bennett, computer scientist and physicist and Professor Nigel Thrift, Vice-Chancellor, University of Warwick, at today’s [9 July] degree ceremonies in the Wills Memorial Building.
Early Celts in Eastern France9 July 2010Excavations of a hill fort located near one of the largest burial mounds in Eastern France have been carried out by an archaeologist from the University of Bristol. Among the many finds is a bronze brooch: a masterpiece of early Celtic art with a duck’s head motif, its eyes inlaid with Mediterranean coral.
Study confirms that methadone works and saves lives for injecting drug users8 July 2010Methadone treatment improves long-term survival of drug users and reduces the risk of death with each year of treatment, a study has shown. Research carried out by the universities of Bristol, Cambridge and Edinburgh found that opiate substitution treatment reduced the frequency of drug use and led to a drop in the risk of death by 13 per cent each year.
Bristol University showcases great companies of the future7 July 2010A technology claiming to eliminate greenhouse gases from power stations and a medical implant that relieves chronic pain were just two of the pioneering technologies showcased at the annual SETsquared Garden Party and Innovation Showcase in Bristol.
How birds prepare for war7 July 2010Just as human soldiers show greater solidarity when entering combat zones, new research from the University of Bristol has demonstrated that birds also increase their affiliative behaviour in situations where conflict with rival groups is likely.
Sympathetic brain to blame for high blood pressure6 July 2010High blood pressure could be the result of the kidneys triggering a reaction in the nervous system, according to a scientific study revealing a new level of interaction between the body’s vital organs.
Communication and incentives drive successful pension reform6 July 2010As the Government prepares for ambitious pension reforms, researchers from the University of Bristol have identified the key to success – or failure – as evidenced by other countries keen to cut public spending and encourage an ageing population to save for retirement.
New insights into heart rhythm disorder6 July 2010Groundbreaking research using detailed computer models has been used to gain new understanding of a genetic form of a condition called sick sinus syndrome that disrupts the heart’s normal rhythm.
Summer swimming lessons at the University5 July 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 12 July at the University of Bristol swimming pool in Clifton.