What is the future for academies and free schools?15 June 2011Academies, free schools and the role of local authorities in the future landscape will be discussed at a free event organised by the University's Graduate School of Education tomorrow [Thursday 16 June].
LUNÄ table discussion: radical protest and the Enlightenment15 June 2011Dr Richard Sheldon, Lecturer in Social and Economic History in the Department of History, will be chairing a discussion around radical protest movements and the Enlightenment at Spike Island, Bristol, on Thursday 16 June at 6pm.
Wheat genome project gains funding boost from CIRC15 June 2011Research into the wheat genome by scientists at the University of Bristol is one of six projects to be awarded funding by the £7million Crop Improvement Research Club (CIRC), the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) announced today at Cereals 2011, the leading technical event for the arable industry.
Professor awarded French accolade13 June 2011Professor Susan Harrow of the University’s Department of French has been awarded a prestigious accolade for her services to French culture. Professor Harrow has been awarded the grade of ‘Officier dans l'Ordre des Palmes Académiques', an Order, founded by Napoleon in 1808, to reward those who have made a major contribution to French education and culture.
Primary pupils explore the fascinating life of gladiators13 June 2011Around 30 primary school pupils will get the chance to find out what is was like to have been a gladiator in the ancient world when they take part in a free talk at the University of Bristol today [13 June]. The event is in conjunction with Universities Week [13 to 19 June].
Adjustable valves gave ancient plants the edge9 June 2011Controlling water loss is an important ability for modern land plants as it helps them thrive in changing environments. New research from the University of Bristol, published today in the journal Current Biology, shows that water conserving innovations occurred very early in plants’ evolutionary history.
Graduation ball ticket offer9 June 2011Staff are invited at attend the University of Bristol Students' Union graduation ball on Thursday 16 June at the Old Fire Station.
Over consumption of sugary drinks dulls taste buds9 June 2011New research by academics at the universities of Bristol and Bangor has shown for the first time that overweight and obese people have a dulled sensitivity to the sweetness of soft drinks but an enhanced subconscious liking of sweet food.
Are video games rewiring people’s brains?8 June 2011Dr Paul Howard-Jones, Senior Lecturer in Education at the University of Bristol’s Graduate School of Education, will discuss at a public talk tomorrow [Thursday, June 9] whether there is scientific evidence on how technology, and in particular video gaming, might be influencing people's brains.
Archaeologists discover skeleton in doctor’s garden8 June 2011A skeleton, possibly dating from Roman times, has been unearthed by archaeologists from the University of Bristol during a dig in the garden of vaccination pioneer Dr Edward Jenner in Berkeley, Gloucestershire.
Methane gas from cows – the proof is in the pats8 June 2011Scientists could have a revolutionary new way of measuring how much of the potent greenhouse gas methane is produced by cows and other ruminants, thanks to a surprising discovery in their excrement.
University seeks student Wikimedia Outreach Ambassador8 June 2011Research and Enterprise Development is seeking an enterprising student who will be returning to study at the University this autumn to undertake an exploratory project on behalf of the University of Bristol and Wikimedia UK.
World IPv6 Day, 8 June8 June 2011Today (8 June) is World IPv6 day, a global-scale test flight of IPv6 sponsored by the Internet Society. The University will be offering IPv6 in the future, and staff and students are invited to visit our test IPv6 webserver.
University of Bristol celebrates the arrival of the Mander & Mitchenson Theatre Collection7 June 2011The world-renowned Raymond Mander & Joe Mitchenson Theatre Collection (M&M), recently donated to the University of Bristol, has been safely relocated to its new home in the University’s Theatre Collection. This exciting acquisition, which ensures the long term future of the M&M Collection in its entirety, has created one of the world’s largest theatre collections dedicated to British theatre history.
James Dyson Foundation to support aspiring engineers at Bristol7 June 2011Aspiring engineers at the University of Bristol will benefit from a £225,000 donation from the James Dyson Foundation, an educational charity supporting science, design and engineering, as part of an initiative to encourage young people to pursue their interest in these areas.
Pioneering stem cell bandage receives UK approval for clinical trial6 June 2011Millions of people with knee injuries could benefit from a new type of stem cell bandage treatment if clinical trials are successful. The world’s first clinical trial for the treatment of patients with torn meniscal cartilage has received approval from the UK regulatory agency, the MHRA, to commence. The current treatment for the majority of tears is the removal of the meniscus, a procedure that often results in the early onset of osteoarthritis.
Bristol academics at the Cheltenham Festival3 June 2011Three Bristol academics will be taking part in The Times Cheltenham Science Festival next week, debating subjects from ocean acidification to Darwin’s law of survival, and competing in a game of Call My Scientific Bluff.
£120,000 for Cabot Project2 June 2011The Cabot Project, run by Dr Evan Jones of the Department of History, has been awarded £90,000 funding from Gretchen Bauta, a private Canadian benefactor with a particular interest in Canada's early history.
New book examines violence in fathering1 June 2011A new book by Dr Lynne Harne, a Research Associate at the Centre for Family Policy and Child Welfare in the School for Policy Studies, focuses on fathering and domestic violence.
$1.1 million donation for pioneering stem cell MS trial1 June 2011The University of Bristol and North Bristol NHS Trust have been given a $1.1 million grant by The Kenneth and Claudia Silverman Family Foundation to fund a phase II clinical trial of bone marrow cellular therapy in MS patients.
Ocean acidification leaves clownfish deaf to predators1 June 2011Baby clownfish use hearing to detect and avoid predator-rich coral reefs during the daytime, but new research from the University of Bristol demonstrates that ocean acidification could threaten this crucial behaviour within the next few decades.
John W Alcock, 1942-201127 May 2011Dr John Alcock, retired Senior Lecturer in Physics, died in April. Professor Robert Evans offers an appreciation.
£1.3m research on urban insects begins in Bristol27 May 2011The gardens of Westbury-on-Trym will play a key part in a new £1.3 million research project led by the University of Bristol into how urbanization is affecting bees, flies and other pollinating insects across the UK.