New book explores the visual in sport5 March 2012The representation of sport in visual culture is the subject of a new collection of essays, edited by art historian Dr Mike O'Mahony of the University of Bristol and Professor Mike Huggins of the University of Cumbria.
How Oscar-winning visual effects engineer brings fantasy to life2 March 2012A leading visual effects engineer, who won an Oscar for his work on The Golden Compass, will be visiting the city next week [6 March 2012] to give a free public lecture on the very latest in cutting-edge techniques in the film industry. The event is hosted by the University of Bristol's Faculty of Engineering and sponsored by The Society of Merchant Venturers.
Bristol professor contributes to Longman’s Poems of Robert Browning2 March 2012Daniel Karlin, Winterstoke Professor of English Literature at the University of Bristol has recently had his contribution to a multi-volume edition of the poetry of Robert Browning (1812-89) published in the prestigious Longman Annotated English Poets series.
Learning about the future from the past1 March 2012Current rates of ocean acidification are unparalleled in Earth’s history, according to new research from an international team of scientists which compiled all the evidence of global warming and acidifying oceans from the past 300 million years.
Pumping up the funding for high blood pressure research1 March 2012High blood pressure is known as the world’s biggest silent killer because most people can’t “feel” their blood pressure going up. It affects one in three people and can cause stroke, heart attacks and kidney failure. To help combat this chronic condition researchers from Bristol in collaboration with colleagues in Brazil have been awarded £2.7 million to determine possible new treatments.
The future's green29 February 2012Members of the Cabot Institute will represent the University of Bristol at Your Green Future, an event held at the University of the West of England on 13 and 14 March that aims to inspire young people to choose green careers.
Public invited to draw the Bristol Dinosaur29 February 2012Did you know Bristol has its very own dinosaur that roamed the city millions of years ago? Known as the Thecodontosaurus, the public now have the chance to draw what they think it really looked like as part of an illustration competition run by the Bristol Dinosaur Project at the University of Bristol.
Why do certain children manage to succeed ‘against the odds’?29 February 2012Why and when do certain children manage to succeed ‘against the odds’ while others do not? Reducing educational inequality will be the focus of a free public talk hosted by the University of Bristol today [Wednesday 29 February].
Combining science and art at the Botanic Garden28 February 2012Year Six students from Henleaze Junior School will visit the University of Bristol Botanic Garden to learn and experience the traditional rock art and painting techniques of the San bush people.
Vet School academic on BBC Points West28 February 2012David Barrett, Professor of Bovine Medicine, Production and Reproduction in the School of Veterinary Sciences, was interviewed by BBC Points West about the Schmallenberg virus.
£750k for research into the mechanisms behind infectious diseases27 February 2012Dr Ariel Blocker from the University's School of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, in collaboration with Professor Keiichi Namba (University of Osaka School of Frontier Biosciences, Japan) and Dr Luca Giuggiolli (University of Bristol, Centre for Complexity Sciences), has been awarded a £750k project grant from the UK Medical Research Council (MRC) to carry out research into how a dysentery-causing bacterium infects its human host. This is the largest single award ever received by her laboratory and it comes after several other productive MRC and Wellcome Trust awards in recent years.
Vet School academic on BBC Radio 4's Farming Today27 February 2012Dr Marie Lewis, Research Associate in Infection and Immunity in the School of Veterinary Sciences, was interviewed by BBC Radio 4's Farming Today about how growing up on a farm could help your immune system.
Which type of obesity surgery is best?27 February 2012The BY-BAND study, led by the University of Bristol, will assess which surgical approach is best to treat obesity – the gastric band or the gastric bypass?
Preventing problems in exotic pets27 February 2012A public talk, organised by the University's Small Animal Practice, exploring preventative medicine in commonly kept exotic species will take place tomorrow [Tuesday 28 February] at the School of Veterinary Sciences, Langford.
New study reveals increasing nurse-to-patient ratios do not extend patient safety27 February 2012Hospitals are currently under pressure to control the cost of medical care, while at the same time improving patient health and reducing medical errors through appropriate nurse staffing levels. A study into the effects of a law requiring increased nurse-to-patient ratios on patient mortality finds that mandating such changes do not reduce adverse patient outcomes.
Enter the world of cows, nanoballoons, trees and Lego robots at Discover27 February 2012Stick your hand up a life-size model cow, unravel the mysteries of microscopic objects and discover the secrets hidden in dinosaur fossils. These are just some of the exhibitions and activities which will be enjoyed by over 4,000 visitors to The Galleries shopping centre, in Broadmead, for Discover - the University of Bristol’s public celebration of its research.
What DID Jennifer see?27 February 2012In May 1995, after serving a decade for a crime he didn’t commit, Ronald Cotton walked out of a North Carolina prison a free man. The harrowing story of how eyewitness misidentification played a role in Cotton’s wrongful imprisonment is told by Jennifer Thompson, whose testimony resulted in his conviction. The free public talk, hosted by the University of Bristol Innocence Project in collaboration with the Bristol Festival of Ideas, takes place next week [7 March] at the Watershed.
Vince Cable endorses University’s work to help businesses boom24 February 2012Business Secretary Vince Cable is the latest high-profile figure to visit the University of Bristol’s SETsquared business acceleration centre. The MP was keen to learn more about the city’s burgeoning technology sector and met five of the companies which have benefited from the support offered at SETsquared.
Money-saving website developed to help students across the country24 February 2012A website which will save students across the country vital pennies has been launched by savvy students at the University of Bristol. Collegestall.com has been devised as a student marketplace where they can buy and sell various items, find house-shares and learn about new employment opportunities during their study.
University hosts first Festival of History24 February 2012This Spring, the University of Bristol’s Department of History is hosting a series of free public events looking at the past and the ways we understand it – from the birth of modern sexual culture to the moral dilemmas of life in Soviet Leningrad.
Victorian doctors of Victoria Square24 February 2012Dr Michael Whitfield, Senior Lecturer in General Practice at the University of Bristol from 1985 to 1997 and a family doctor for more than 30 years, has published a fascinating account of the experiences of 26 local nineteenth-century doctors living in Victoria Square, Clifton.
Professor Andy Randall comments to the media on Alzheimer’s disease research24 February 2012Professor Andy Randall and Dr Jon Brown from the University’s School of Pharmacology and Physiology have become the only UK-based academic members of a major European Union-funded consortium dedicated to accelerating the next generation of Alzheimer’s disease research and drug discovery.
Farm 'weeds' have crucial role in sustainable agriculture23 February 2012Plants often regarded as common weeds such as thistles, buttercups and clover could be critical in safe guarding fragile food webs on UK farms according to new research from the University of Bristol funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC).
2012 New Enterprise Competition finalists announced23 February 2012Avant-garde robotics, a new student-published performing arts magazine, pedal-powered transport and a smartphone app for improving your golf swing are just some of the innovative entries submitted for the University of Bristol’s 2012 New Enterprise Competition.
Celebrated opera singer to perform in Bristol22 February 2012One of England’s finest basses, Sir John Tomlinson, will be performing in Bristol for one night only next month. The recital ‘Michelangelo in Song’ will take place at the Victoria Rooms on Thursday 15 March.
Student Travel Survey 201222 February 2012The University is currently carrying out a Student Travel Survey in order to take account of the opinions of students and to help determine transport policies and expenditure.
Researchers solve puzzle of proteins linked to heart failure22 February 2012Sudden cardiac death is a risk for patients with heart failure because the calcium inside their heart cells is not properly controlled and this can lead to an irregular heartbeat. New findings published in PLoS ONE, which reveal mechanisms that underlie this life-threatening risk, provide new possibilities for fighting it.
Issues of faith, God and morality on the agenda for awareness week21 February 2012Discover Islam Week - an award-winning series of events - begins on Thursday, looking at challenges faced by a modern society and the role of Islam. A series of seven talks are the centrepiece for the awareness week, organised by the University of Bristol Islamic Society, culminating in a multi-faith panel which will debate what faith means in the 21st Century.
NOTICE: bell ringing today21 February 2012Great George, the nine-and-a-half-ton bell in the tower of the University of Bristol’s Wills Memorial Building, will ring for five minutes at 11.50am today [21 February].