Queen honours Bristol professors12 June 2010Professor Carol Propper and Professor Steve Sparks at the University of Bristol have both been awarded CBEs in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.
Take part in a wild weekend at the Bristol Festival of Nature11 June 2010The University of Bristol is a key contributor to the Bristol Festival of Nature, which returns for its seventh year this weekend [12 to 13 June] at Bristol's Harbourside. The only event of its kind in the UK, the free festival will give people of all ages the opportunity to explore and enjoy the natural world, discuss the challenges our planet faces and the possible solutions research offers.
Conker trees facing peril from alien invaders11 June 2010Conkers, a favourite playground game in British schools, could soon be just a fond memory if a serious threat to horse chestnut trees continues to spread. Now academics from the Universities of Hull and Bristol are asking for the public’s help in keeping an eye on the country’s beloved conker trees, whose beauty is gradually being destroyed by an alien moth.
High meat diet may lead to early puberty for girls11 June 2010Increased amounts of meat in children's diets may be part of the reason why girls go through puberty at a much younger age than they did 100 years ago, new research using the Children of the 90s cohort shows.
Medieval plays in modern performance10 June 2010Professor of Medieval Studies, Pamela King, in partnership with the University of Bristol Theatre Collection, has secured funding from the Worldwide Universities Network for an international archival project on the modern performance of medieval plays.
University plays key role in safeguarding Bristol’s children8 June 2010Successful partnership working between the University and Bristol City Council has been cited as a contributing factor in a recent report by Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission that praises services in Bristol for safeguarding children, and for children in care.
The world's first ED nozzle hybrid tested7 June 2010Engineers at the University of Bristol and Airborne Engineering last month conducted a number of performance tests of their experimental hybrid rocket engine, called Firecrest.
Bristol at The Times Cheltenham Science Festival7 June 2010Dr Alice Roberts, Visiting Fellow in the Department of Anatomy and Department of Archaeology and Anthropology, will be presenting a talk on the award-winning BBC2 series 'Coast' at The Times Cheltenham Science Festival this week.
Scientists make water-free liquid from blood protein6 June 2010Scientists at the University of Bristol have discovered a way to make a highly concentrated water-free liquid of a key blood protein, myoglobin, opening up the possibility of new types of biomedical materials.
Bristol students champion fair play in climate talks3 June 2010A group of young people, including students from the University of Bristol, has set up a project designed to address inequality in negotiating resources between nations in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.
Unearthing the secret history of militarized landscapes3 June 2010Tanks, bombs and soldiers may be the immediate occupants of the vast swathes of militarized territories across the world, but do they have other functions and meanings? A new book that takes an unprecedented look at these places holds some unexpected answers.
Coffee consumption unrelated to alertness2 June 2010The stimulatory effects of caffeine may be nothing more than an illusion according to new research, which shows there is no real benefit to be gained from the habitual morning cup of coffee.
Genius of Britain: the scientists who changed the world1 June 2010In a new five-part Channel 4 series, leading scientific figures, including Bristol University academic Professor Kathy Sykes, celebrate the British scientists and inventors who literally created the modern world from the steam engine to evolution, the atom, computers and the World Wide Web.
Get up and go1 June 2010Sport, Exercise and Health is launching a new weekly initiative, starting on Wednesday 2 June, to encourage staff to take a revitalising, invigorating walk during their lunch break.
Green Impact Awards - 2009/10 winners announced1 June 2010The University has announced the winners of its annual Green Impact Awards, which it launched in 2008 to encourage its staff and students to improve the environmental performance of their departments.
Swimming lessons for adults and children29 May 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 7 June at the University of Bristol swimming pool in Clifton.
The Festival of Nature at The Bristol Gallery28 May 2010An exhibition of nature-themed works by contemporary artists and modern masters opens at The Bristol Gallery this Saturday, in conjunction with the Bristol Natural History Consortium’s Festival of Nature.
The Earth’s hidden weakness28 May 2010Three thousand kilometres beneath our feet, the Earth's solid rock gives way to the swirling liquid iron of the outer core.
BHF grant renewed for thrombosis research28 May 2010Alastair Poole, Professor of Pharmacology and Cell Biology in the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, has been awarded a renewal of a programme grant from the British Heart Foundation.
Children respond well to swine flu vaccine28 May 2010The first tests to be carried out on vaccines issued during the swine flu pandemic have revealed high immune response rates among young children, which could lead to an improved immunisation policy.
Double honour for Professor O’Brien27 May 2010Jeremy O'Brien, Professorial Research Fellow in Physics and Electrical Engineering, has received two awards for his pioneering work in the new field of integrated quantum photonics.
Bristol botanist wins Linnean Society prize26 May 2010Dr Christopher Thorogood of the School of Biological Sciences has been awarded the 2010 Irene Manton Prize by The Linnean Society of London for his thesis on parasitic plants.
“Thriving infant” genes increase risk of obesity26 May 2010Scientists using data from the University of Bristol's ALSPAC study have discovered a genetic link between obesity and rapid weight gain in babies as young as six weeks old. The research is published in PLoS Medicine.
Hedgehogs adapt to life in the city26 May 2010More hedgehogs may now be living in towns and cities than in the countryside but how they trade off the risks and benefits of an urban environment has been little known – until now. New research from the University of Bristol, published in Animal Behaviour, investigated how hedgehogs are coping with life in the city.
Major step ahead for cryptography26 May 2010An academic from the University of Bristol will present a paper in Paris this week[Friday 28 May], which makes a step towards a fully practical system to compute on encrypted data. The work could have wide ranging impact on areas as diverse as database access, electronic auctions and electronic voting.
Prize for clinical eye research25 May 2010A paper by Dr Richard Lee, NIHR Clinical Lecturer in Ophthalmology, has won an award recognising it as one of the three most significant contributions of the year to clinical research into uveitis, an autoimmune disease that causes blindness.
Parents' physical inactivity influences children25 May 2010A new study, by academics at the University of Bristol, has found children are more likely to watch high levels of television if their parents do, but parents do not need to be physically active to help their children to be active.
Professor Richard Langton Gregory, 1923 – 201024 May 2010Richard Gregory, CBE, DSc, FRSE, FRS, Emeritus Professor of Neuropsychology at the University of Bristol, died peacefully on 17 May 2010 after suffering a stroke. His family and close friends were with him.
New Fellow of the Royal Society21 May 2010Richard Evershed, Professor of Biogeochemistry at the University of Bristol, has achieved the rare distinction of being elected a Fellow of the Royal Society for his scientific excellence in the field of analytical organic chemistry and biomolecular archaeology.
New Knowledge Transfer Fellowship for Drama21 May 2010A Knowledge Transfer Fellowship has been awarded to Terry Flaxton, AHRC Creative Senior Research Fellow in Bristol University’s Department of Drama by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.
Somerset's gardens uncovered20 May 2010The historic gardens of Somerset are the subject of a new book by Professor Tim Mowl and Marion Mako, from the University of Bristol’s Department of Archaeology and Anthropology.