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Subtext 12: Cockroaches, complexity, cultivation

25 June 2010

Issue 12 of Subtext, the University’s award-winning magazine, is published today.

Issue 12 of Subtext, the University’s magazine, is published today [Friday 25 June].

Although originally conceived as a magazine for staff, Subtext now has an international readership following its success in the CASE Circle of Excellence awards. It will appeal to anyone curious about the lives, personalities and work of academics and support staff at Bristol.

Issue 12 features a selection of people and stories from across the University, including:

  • how nature and nurture combine in the glasshouses of the University's Botanic Garden;
  • why cockroaches deserve more respect, especially if you work in biodynamics;
  • how a ZX Spectrum set a 12-year-old boy in Naples on the path to complexity science; 
  • what draws an anthropologist to the forests of Panama every year;
  • how a German-born scholar of Russian culture helped to rescue the work of an old master.

Copies of Subtext are distributed to staff with their payslips. Further copies are available on request. If you would like to be added to the mailing list, please contact the editors (Nick Riddle or Hilary Brown). All issues of Subtext are also available online in PDF format.

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