Vet school runner under starter’s orders26 September 2012Veronica Roberts, Clinical Fellow in Equine Medicine in the University of Bristol’s School of Veterinary Sciences, will be pounding the streets this Sunday, September 30, to raise money for the Langford Trust.
Olympic stars return to Bristol for sporting celebration21 September 2012Sporting greats, helped on the road to success by the University of Bristol, will be returning to the city for a star-studded celebration. BBC Sports presenter John Inverdale will host an evening which welcomes back past students who have gone onto achieve success in the world of sport.
Honorary Fellowship for Dr Albone20 September 2012Dr Eric Albone, a Research Associate at the Centre for Public Engagement, has been made an Honorary Fellow of the British Science Association.
Palaeobiology's 250th MSc graduate sparks first reunion20 September 2012The University of Bristol’s Palaeobiology and Biodiversity Research Group is celebrating the fact that 250 students have now completed its MSc in Palaeobiology, with its first reunion event for former and current Bristol palaeobiologists.
Record in regular giving by Bristol alumni and friends20 September 2012The University of Bristol’s regular giving programme raised more than £1 million for the first time in 2011/12, thanks to the generosity of alumni donors as well as students, parents, staff and other friends.
Palaeontology student receives prestigious Fulbright Award18 September 2012Rachel Frigot, a student at the University of Bristol’s School of Earth Sciences has received a Fulbright Award to enable her to study at Johns Hopkins University in the US on one of the most prestigious and selective scholarship programmes operating world-wide.
Bristol researcher is strictly the best18 September 2012Dr Isobel Houghton, Research Assistant in Quantum Photonics, at the University of Bristol has won the British Science Association’s Strictly Engineering challenge.
Bristol team seeks solution for blocked heart bypass arteries17 September 2012Pioneering work into reducing blockages in heart bypass grafts following surgery will continue in Bristol thanks to a grant from national heart charity Heart Research UK. The researchers from the Bristol Heart Institute at the University of Bristol have been given funding of over £130,000 from the charity for their work into preventing the future failure of coronary artery vein grafts which are used in surgery.
Dean’s Prize for Farooq14 September 2012The Faculty of Social Sciences and Law is awarding a Dean’s prize to Farooq Sabri, a second-year student in the School of Economics, Finance and Management, in recognition of his contributions to the Faculty.
The future is bright, the future is quantum13 September 2012Professor Jeremy O’Brien, Director of the Centre for Quantum Photonics at the University of Bristol gave an invited talk to the World Economic Forum on the impact the quantum technologies revolution will have on the future of society and economics.
University of Bristol Innocence Project succeeds in obtaining appeal for Wullie Beck13 September 2012William 'Wullie' Beck’s thirty-year fight to clear his name for a conviction he served six years of imprisonment for has culminated in an appeal thanks to work by the University of Bristol Innocence Project (UoBIP). The Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission announced this week they have referred Mr Beck’s case back to the High Court of Justiciary after agreeing his conviction may be unsafe.
Queen’s honour for domestic violence researcher13 September 2012A researcher at the University of Bristol has been awarded an Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the Queen’s honours in recognition of her outstanding research towards the prevention of domestic violence.
Why is organic gardening better for people and the planet?12 September 2012One of Britain’s leading organic gardeners and a regular panel member of BBC Radio 4’s Gardeners’ Question Time, Bob Flowerdew, will be speaking about organic gardening at the University of Bristol tomorrow [Thursday 13 September].
Protecting genes, one molecule at a time9 September 2012An international team of scientists have shown at an unprecedented level of detail how cells prioritise the repair of genes containing potentially dangerous damage. The research, published in the journal Nature and involving academics from the University of Bristol, the Institut Jacques-Monod in France and Rockefeller University in the US, studied the action of individual molecules in order to understand how cellular repair pathways are triggered.
Giant ‘balloon of magma’ inflates under Santorini9 September 2012The chamber of molten rock beneath Santorini’s volcano expanded 10-20 million cubic metres – up to 15 times the size of London’s Olympic Stadium – between January 2011 and April 2012, according to a new survey carried out by an international team led by Oxford University and including a scientist from the University of Bristol. The research is reported in this week’s Nature Geoscience.
British team set to embark on ambitious Antarctic mission7 September 2012After 16 years of planning the countdown is on for one of the most ambitious scientific missions to Antarctica. In October a 12-man team of British scientists, engineers and support staff, led by Professor Martin Siegert of the University of Bristol, will make the 16,000 km journey from the UK to go deep into the heart of the frozen continent to collect samples of water and sediments from an ancient lake buried beneath three kilometres of ice.
Bargain Hunt comes to Bristol6 September 2012The University of Bristol's centrepiece building played a starring role in Bargain Hunt as presenter Tim Wonnacott gave viewers an overview of the Wills Memorial Building's history.
There's a buzz, buzz, buzz in the garden5 September 2012A Bee and Pollination Festival this weekend [8 and 9 September] at the Botanic Garden aims to highlight the maintenance of healthy ecosystems and the importance of bees and other pollinators for food production.
Study questions whether children consider merit when sharing with others5 September 2012What is a fair way to distribute goods? Should someone who worked more also receive more compensation? New research, published online PLoS One [29 Aug] and led by Patricia Kanngiesser from the University of Bristol’s School of Experimental Psychology and Felix Warneken from Harvard University, suggests that young children already take merit into account when sharing things with others.