Oldham lives: still parallel or converging?26 May 2011Ten years after the Oldham race riots, academics at the University of Bristol have examined whether ethnic segregation in the town’s schools has changed at all – and the potential impact of initiatives to promote greater integration.
Be part of a nationwide cat study24 May 2011Academics at the University of Bristol’s School of Veterinary Sciences are asking kitten owners across the UK to take part in the first study of its kind to investigate cat health, welfare and behaviour.
Iceland's Grimsvotn volcanic ash cloud24 May 2011Iceland’s Grimsvotn Volcano, one of the county’s most active, erupted this week [21 May], sending an ash plume 12 miles (20 kilometres) high and closing Iceland’s largest airport, Keflavik. Volcanologists from the University’s School of Earth Sciences have been speaking to the world’s media about the impact of the eruptions.
Conference marks 70th birthday of Bob Dylan24 May 2011The UK’s foremost Dylan scholars come together for a conference at the University of Bristol today, Bob Dylan’s 70th birthday, to celebrate and reflect on the career of this highly influential singer, composer, poet and performer.
University awarded Ofsted top grade23 May 2011The University of Bristol’s Graduate School of Education (GSOE) has been awarded ‘Outstanding Provider Status’ following an Ofsted Secondary Initial Teacher Training (ITT) Inspection.
New Fellows of The Royal Society20 May 2011Two University of Bristol academics have achieved the rare distinction of being elected Fellows of the world's most eminent and oldest scientific academy in continuous existence.
Faculty of Arts scoops four AHRC awards20 May 2011Four prestigious collaborative doctoral awards from the Arts and Humanities Research Council have been awarded to Bristol University’s Faculty of Arts. Four PhD students will work with the ss Great Britain Trust, Czech Radio and the Imperial War Museum.
Student nominated to carry the Olympic Flame20 May 2011A University of Bristol student, who has dedicated his spare time to volunteer with schools at community sport events, has been nominated by Olympic Champion, Jason Gardener to carry the Olympic Flame in the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay route.
Calling all horse owners18 May 2011The University of Bristol's School of Veterinary Sciences is asking for horse owners to take part in a new research study about the movement of horses between owners in the UK.
Pupils learn forensics at Salters' Festival of Chemistry16 May 2011Around sixty students from schools in the region will have the chance to try their hand at forensic-style chemistry at the Salters' Festival of Chemistry held at the University of Bristol today [Monday 16 May 2010].
3D Anatomy online: one step closer to the real thing?16 May 2011Learning anatomy online is to benefit from a new tool using the latest technology, which allows users to see real specimens in high-definition 3D. The free online resource, available at http://www.real3danatomy.com/, will offer students high-definition 3D anatomical models to help supplement their study when away from the lab.
£500,000 for new study of ancient Swahili stonetown12 May 2011An exceptionally well-preserved example of an ancient Swahili stonetown will be excavated by archaeologists from the University of Bristol this summer thanks to £500,000 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). The dig at Songo Mnara, a World Heritage site on the southern coast of Tanzania, will enable the researchers to explore aspects of ancient urban planning in coastal East Africa.
Academic awarded prestigious Fellowship11 May 2011Dr Wendel Sebastian, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Civil Engineering, has been awarded a Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellowship by the Royal Academy of Engineering.
Bristol academic receives Wolfson award11 May 2011Professor Mark Cannell, Chair in Cardiac Cell Biology at the University of Bristol’s School of Physiology and Pharmacology, has received one of the Royal Society’s most prestigious awards, a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award.
£1 million for computing on encrypted data11 May 2011Bristol University’s Cryptography Group has received nearly £1 million from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council UK (EPSRC) with the aim of transforming security applications in the future.
Victor Charles Launder, 1916-20119 May 2011Victor Launder, a former architect and senior lecturer at the University of Bristol, has died peacefully in his sleep, aged 94. His wife, Ann, offers this tribute.
Bristol scientists pave the way to tackling anxiety disorders6 May 2011Anxiety disorders are severely debilitating, the commonest cause of disability in the US workplace, and a source of great anguish to individuals and their families. Although fear and anxiety are part of our natural response to stress, the causes of chronic and inappropriate levels of anxiety are complex and treatments unsatisfactory.
Public talk celebrates 2,500 years since the world’s first marathon6 May 2011A public talk exploring the ancient origins of the marathon — one of the world’s most enduring races — will take place next week [Monday 9 May] at the University of Bristol. The event marks 2,500 years since the legendary first marathon took place in Ancient Greece during one of the most pivotal battles in history.
European Ombudsman visits University of Bristol5 May 2011The European Ombudsman, Professor Nikiforos Diamandouros, will deliver the 2011 Jean Monnet Lecture at the University of Bristol’s School of Law this evening (Thursday 5 May) at 6 pm in the Old Council Chamber, Wills Memorial Building.
International students awarded scholarships5 May 2011On 4 May, many of the 21 students who were successful in winning a 2010/11 International Scholarship attended a winners’ awards ceremony, hosted by the International Office. Each winner was congratulated by the Pro Vice-Chancellor, Professor Avril Waterman-Pearson, who awarded the certificates.
Reptile 'cousins’ shed new light on end-Permian extinction5 May 2011The end-Permian extinction, by far the most dramatic biological crisis to affect life on Earth, may not have been as catastrophic for some creatures as previously thought, according to a new study led by the University of Bristol.
Bristol dentists brush up well at craniofacial awards5 May 2011At the annual meeting of the Craniofacial Society of Great Britain and Ireland, first and second places in the Arnold Huddart Medal went to Specialist Registrars on the Doctoral programme in Orthodontics (DDS) from Bristol Dental Hospital and School.
Dentist of the future4 May 2011Third-year Bristol dental student, Laura Cove, has won the Award for Innovation in a new competition run by leading provider of dental products and services, 3M ESPE.
Bristol’s Universities heat up city Harbourside4 May 2011The crews of the University of Bristol and the University of the West of England (UWE) rowing clubs will be competing on the city’s floating docks next week [Saturday 14 May], when they take part in the 17th annual Bristol Universities Varsity Boat Race.
The sea dragons bounce back3 May 2011The evolution of ichthyosaurs, important marine predators of the age of dinosaurs, was hit hard by a mass extinction event 200 million years ago, according to a new study from the University of Bristol.
£2 million for research into the brain27 April 2011A University of Bristol academic has been awarded over £2 million by the Medical Research Council (MRC) to look into the neural network basis of learning, memory and decision-making in health and disease.