Seeds of change: a Ballast Seed Garden for Bristol5 July 2010Bristol University and Arnolfini are inviting members of the public to a free event, on Thursday 8 July, to discuss the proposed Ballast Seed Garden for Bristol, which would be a permanent public artwork for the city.
Students hold ‘Big Give’ to help community2 July 2010An end-of-year charity collection carried out by University of Bristol students and staff resulted in nearly three tonnes of clothes, food and household items being collected for charity.
£200,000 boost for online learning2 July 2010The University has been awarded funding worth £200,000 by the Higher Education Academy under the National Teaching Fellowship Scheme to develop an e-learning tool pioneered by Bristol ChemLabS.
Double Fellowships for Vet School1 July 2010PhD student, Jo Edgar and research assistant, Dr Becky Hothersall, in the Department of Clinical Veterinary Science, have been awarded prestigious Fellowships by the Parliamentary Office of Science and the British Science Association .
Business bucks recession with major expansion1 July 2010University-based business acceleration specialists SETsquared have brought a new Bristol-based software service into a major phase of expansion, helping them to secure £1million of funding, bucking the recession’s investment shy trend.
Institute of Physics medal for Professor O'Brien1 July 2010Jeremy O'Brien, Professorial Research Fellow in Physics and Electrical Engineering, has won the Institute of Physics Moseley Medal, awarded for distinguished research in experimental physics.
Young filmmakers aid Alzheimer’s fight30 June 2010Two students at Filton College in South Gloucestershire, with the support of academics at Bristol University, have used their coursework to help local Alzheimer’s charity BRACE.
Advances in understanding cystic fibrosis recognised with award30 June 2010For more than 80,000 people worldwide cystic fibrosis (CF) is a debilitating disease for which there remains no cure. But the work of a European-wide network of scientists and clinicians, led by Dr David Sheppard from the University of Bristol, has made significant advances in patient care and therapy development.
Students win £20,000 for sporting business idea30 June 2010Two Mechanical Engineering graduates from the University of Bristol have secured £20,000 to develop a pioneering web application that will allow people to create, join and share information about sports events in their local area.
New research project to look at housing transitions and fertility30 June 2010Professor Fiona Steele, in the Centre for Multilevel Modelling (CMM) at the University of Bristol's Graduate School of Education, will begin a new three-year Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) project in October that aims to advance longitudinal research on housing.
Importance of cell-cell communication29 June 2010A team from the Bristol Heart Institute have investigated the importance of cell-cell communication in regulating the formation of new blood vessels following the restriction in blood supply to the heart or back leg in mice.
Flower worth more than its weight in gold28 June 2010Europe’s first dedicated Chinese Herb Garden at the University of Bristol's Botanic Garden will be officially opened this Saturday, 3 July at 12 noon. There will be 200 species of Chinese herbs within the garden including a mature female ginkgo tree.
Bristol University celebrates 75 years of Penguin Books28 June 2010The ground-breaking art and design of Penguin Books come under the spotlight at the University of Bristol this week as part of an international event celebrating the 75th anniversary of the publishing company.
Free public lecture exploring the relationship between friendship and literature28 June 2010Friendship is one of the most important human relationships. Literature can be one of our most important friends. A public lecture, hosted by the University’s Department of English next month [6 July], aims to explore critically productive ways of talking about the nature of friendship and its role in the creation and enjoyment of literary texts.
Health of future generations determined by childhood conditions25 June 2010A growing body of economic research, published in the latest issue of Research in Public Policy, finds compelling evidence that the conditions to which children are exposed in their early and even foetal years can dramatically affect their future.
Vital equipment donated for Alzheimer’s research23 June 2010Bunzl Healthcare has given two equipment grants for specific items needed by Alzheimer’s researchers in central Bristol and Bristol University’s Dementia Research Group based at Frenchay Hospital.
External pressures impact on school market23 June 2010As the new government faces the challenge of raising educational standards in the context of looming budget cuts, research from the University of Bristol’s Centre for Market and Public Organisation (CMPO) reveals what really determines school choice and attainment.
Gypsies and Travellers: roots, routes and issues22 June 2010Gypsies and Travellers are often seen as outsiders to mainstream society and receive hostile responses, despite their multiple contributions to the economy, the arts and communities. A public talk, hosted by the University of Bristol tonight [22 June], will explore the historical roots of different Gypsy and Traveller cultures, and the social issues faced by these communities today.
Surprise arrivals on the farm22 June 2010Earlier this month four kestrel chicks were discovered in a nesting box on the University’s Wyndhurst Farm, which is one of the sites for the Hawk and Owl Trust's "Kestrel Highways project".
Threefold success for Bristol pharmacologist22 June 2010Dr Stuart Mundell from the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology has received the 2010 Novartis Prize from the British Pharmacological Society and research grants worth £0.5 million from the British Heart Foundation and Medical Research Council.
Cities could help save declining insect populations22 June 2010The lure of urban habitats for bees, flies, beetles and butterflies is to be investigated by researchers hoping to find a solution to the declining numbers of insect pollinators, without which, the UK could face severe agricultural setbacks.
Bristol University artist's work goes on show in New York21 June 2010An installation by Terry Flaxton, AHRC Creative Senior Research Fellow in the University of Bristol’s Department of Drama, opens to the public at the Cathedral of St John the Divine, New York City – the largest cathedral in the world – this month.
From gravedigger to archaeologist: the benefits of Access to HE18 June 2010An archaeologist from the University of Bristol who had an unconventional route into a career as an academic, has been chosen as one of eleven case studies from around the country showcasing the benefits of Access to Higher Education courses which this year celebrate their 20th anniversary.
DNA testing might prove possible innocence17 June 2010The University of Bristol Innocence Project has submitted an application to the Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC) — the independent public body set up to investigate possible miscarriages of justice — on behalf of Neil Hurley, who is currently serving a life sentence for the murder of Sharon Pritchard.
Bones confirmed as those of Saxon Princess Eadgyth17 June 2010Bones excavated in Magdeburg Cathedral in 2008 are those of Saxon Princess Eadgyth who died in AD 946, scientists from the Department of Archaeology confirmed today. The crucial scientific evidence came from the teeth preserved in the upper jaw. The bones are the oldest surviving remains of an English royal burial.
Images from space reveal ground-level flood threat15 June 2010Satellite imagery captured hundreds of miles from the Earth’s surface is being used to analyse the flood risks of some of the world’s largest regions, using data that researchers hope could become freely available in efforts to provide a more immediate response to natural disasters.
Families provide insight into “contemporary Britain”15 June 2010The daily routines of 30 families are to be put under intense scrutiny by researchers hoping to explore how contemporary life in Britain differs between social classes and how the most mundane behaviours can create divisions in society.
Bristol kitten owners needed for new study15 June 2010Researchers at the University of Bristol are asking kitten owners in the Bristol area to take part in a new questionnaire-based study called ‘Bristol cats’, which will help improve the health and welfare of cats.
Double awards for Chemistry14 June 2010Professor David Lathbury and Professor Kevin Booker-Milburn of the School of Chemistry have received prestigious awards from the Royal Society of Chemistry [RSC].