Regency Medievalism and the Early-Romantic Guitar21 November 2011Professor Christopher Page, a celebrated musician and musicologist, will be coming to the University of Bristol on Thursday [24 November] to give this year’s Tucker-Cruse Lecture in the Department of English.
Rabbits in need of happy new homes17 November 2011Pairs of rabbits are now in need of a new home after being part of a study looking at how best to care for our furry friends.
People’s Supermarket founder to inspire new social entrepreneurs16 November 2011How can you make the world a better place through business? This is just one of the questions being addressed at Bristol’s first Social Enterprise Conference, which will feature the founder of The People’s Supermarket and other inspirational speakers.
Bristol engineers take the lead again16 November 2011Five engineering students from the University of Bristol have won the national Royal Academy of Engineering Leadership Advanced Awards.
PhD student wins dissertation prize16 November 2011Stefano Longo, who completed his PhD in the Dynamics and Control Research Group at Bristol University’s Queens School of Engineering, has won the 2011 Institution of Engineering and Technology’s (IET) Control and Automation Doctoral Dissertation prize .
Nobel Prize winner to deliver annual science lecture16 November 2011Nobel prize-winning geneticist Sir Paul Nurse, widely regarded as the most powerful scientist in Britain, will be giving an annual lecture at Bristol University on Monday [21 November], revealing his thoughts on the question ‘What is life?’.
World’s first stem cell bandage in human clinical trials14 November 2011The company behind a pioneering stem cell bandage, believed to be the world’s first adult and autologous (patient’s own) stem cell treatment designed to heal torn meniscal cartilage, can now take the technology to human clinical trials thanks to an investment from one of the UK’s most successful entrepreneurs.
Law School academic interviewed about Facebook privacy changes11 November 2011Andrew Charlesworth, an IT and law expert at the University of Bristol Law School, was interviewed by the BBC regarding the social networking site, Facebook, which has announced it will ask users to opt into any changes in the way it uses their personal information.
Doctoral students investigate ship’s history11 November 2011The history of Brunel’s ss Great Britain as both a working ship and a visitor attraction is being investigated by two doctoral students in a new joint initiative between the ss Great Britain Trust and the University of Bristol.
Help Marcus in his bid to cross the Arctic11 November 2011Adventure-seeking Bristol University student Marcus Scaramanga is bidding for a place in a unique expedition to cross the vast wilderness of the Arctic.
Scientists discover how to design drugs that could target particular nerve cells10 November 2011The future of drug design lies in developing therapies that can target specific cellular processes without causing adverse reactions in other areas of the nervous system. Scientists at the Universities of Bristol and Liège in Belgium have discovered how to design drugs to target specific areas of the brain.
The Stories of Food, Ageing and Migration10 November 2011The Bangladeshi population is one of the fastest growing ethnic groups within the UK, and are amongst the most socially disadvantaged suffering from high rates of ill health and social exclusion, which fall most heavily on older women – who often bear the responsibility for taking care of large families.
Archaeologists welcome Dambusters veteran9 November 2011George ‘Johnny’ Johnson, the last surviving British veteran of the ‘Dambuster’ raids, is to deliver a talk about his wartime experiences to MA students in the Department of Archaeology and Anthropology tomorrow (10 November).
Competition invites you to picture the Bristol Dinosaur9 November 2011What do you think a dinosaur that roamed this region 210 million years ago looked like? The first Thecodontosaurus Illustration Competition invites you to put your ideas on paper for the chance to win a visit to the brand new Bristol Dinosaur Project Palaeo Lab and a handcrafted replica of one of the dinosaur’s bone.
The state of polar ice8 November 2011Professor Jonathan Bamber, Director of the Bristol Glaciology Centre in the University’s School of Geographical Sciences, was one of five leading UK scientists invited to brief journalists on the state of the world’s polar ice at the Science Media Centre this week.
New report examines the use of digital technology in education8 November 2011A key issue facing the UK is how to inspire the next generation of scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians on which our future well-being and economy depends. A new report, published today [8 Nov], examines how smart phones and other portable digital technologies could be used in the classroom to make learning more stimulating and engaging.
Bristol Robotics Laboratory receives Grand Challenges Explorations funding8 November 2011The Bristol Robotics Laboratory, a research partnership between the University of Bristol and UWE Bristol, will receive funding through Grand Challenges Explorations, an initiative created by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation that enables researchers worldwide to test unorthodox ideas that address persistent health and development challenges.
Biologist awarded Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowship8 November 2011Dr Patricia Sanchez-Baracaldo, an evolutionary biologist at the University of Bristol, has been awarded a prestigious Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowship by the Royal Society.
Unravelling the causes of the Ice Age megafauna extinctions2 November 2011Was it humans or climate change that caused the extinctions of the iconic Ice Age mammals (megafauna) such as the woolly rhinoceros and woolly mammoth? An inter-disciplinary research team, involving over 40 academic institutions around the world has tackled this contentious question in the biggest study of its kind.