New £1million rowing facility gets the go-ahead17 July 2012A major injection of cash from Sport England has given the final green light for a new £1million boathouse facility for the University of Bristol. News of the £150,000 funding boost was revealed today [18 July], completing the money needed for the new facility in Saltford which is part of a joint project with Avon County Rowing Club and Monkton Combe School in Bath.
Honour for human rights expert16 July 2012Malcolm Evans, OBE, Professor of International Law at the University of Bristol and one of the UK’s leading human rights experts has today [16 July] been awarded an Honorary Fellowship by Bangor University, Wales for his services to law.
University staff set to be the ‘face of the Olympic Games’12 July 2012Five members of staff from Bristol University are gearing up to help host the Olympic Games, giving up their time voluntarily to ensure the event runs smoothly as London hosts the ‘greatest show on earth’. They will be working as Games Makers for the duration of London 2012, helping visitors and athletes to enjoy their experience.
New £715K laboratory will advance research into cell biology12 July 2012Learning how cells function and how they interact with one another is pivotal to scientists being able to work out what goes wrong in illness, ageing, infection and disease – furthering our understanding of all these processes is dependent upon research in cell biology. A new £715K laboratory, opened at the University of Bristol, will equip scientists with the facilities they need to carry out the latest techniques in cell biology research.
Trigger for past rapid sea level rise discovered11 July 2012The cause of rapid sea level rise in the past has been found by scientists at the University of Bristol using climate and ice sheet models. The process, named ‘saddle-collapse’, was found to be the cause of two rapid sea level rise events: the Meltwater pulse 1a (MWP1a) around 14,600 years ago and the ‘8,200 year’ event.
Study identifies the most effective methods for reducing unplanned hospital admissions11 July 2012Unplanned admissions make up approximately 40 per cent of hospital admissions in England and can increase problems for health services as they are costly, disruptive, and lengthen waiting lists. New research, published today has evaluated several key interventions aimed at reducing unplanned admissions and identified those which are most effective.
Medical student wins essay prize10 July 2012Hannah Rivers, an undergraduate in Medicine, has been awarded an essay prize by the Association of Medical Humanities.
'Old Photographs Fever' on BBC Radio 410 July 2012The Department of History’s ‘Historical Photographs of China’ project is the focus of a documentary ‘Old Photographs Fever: The Search for China's Pictured Past’ to be broadcast on BBC Radio 4 at 11am on Wednesday 11 July.
Skulls shed new light on the evolution of the cat6 July 2012Modern cats diverged in skull shape from their sabre-toothed ancestors early in their evolutionary history and then followed separate evolutionary trajectories, according to new research from the University of Bristol published today in PLoS ONE.
From trash to treasure: the Big GIVE raises over £11,0006 July 2012Student junk has been converted into thousands of pounds for local charities thanks to a hugely successful scheme run by volunteers at the University of Bristol. The annual Big GIVE charity collection, held at the end of term, saw students and staff donate over three tonnes of clothes, food and household items which are then reused or recycled to help others.
Nesta Babb, 1948-20125 July 2012Nesta Babb, former Executive Assistant in Finance Services, has died. William Liew introduces this tribute from her family.
‘Free Range University’ concept is rolled out nationally5 July 2012A social enterprise started by students and alumni at the University of Bristol is set to expand to universities across the UK, giving members of the public a unique opportunity to experience inspirational teaching for free.
Bristol spin-out company AIMs high4 July 2012Revolymer, the British polymer company co-founded by Professor Terence Cosgrove based on technology he developed at the University of Bristol, is to list on AIM, the London Stock Exchange’s international market for smaller growing companies.
Quantum interference fine-tuned by Berry phase4 July 2012A team from the University of Bristol’s Centre for Quantum Photonics (CQP) has experimentally demonstrated how to use Berry’s phase to accurately control quantum interference between different photons.
Prizes add up for mathematicians4 July 2012Three academics in the School of Mathematics have won prestigious prizes from two major learned societies for mathematics.
Kenyan athletes arrive in Bristol for Olympic training4 July 2012Bristol is planning a warm welcome for the Team Kenya athletes who arrive today [Wednesday, 4 July] ahead of the London 2012 Olympic Games. Around 40 athletes will be using the city as their training camp for the next few weeks thanks to a unique relationship between Bristol and the African country, whose athletes are tipped for glory at the Olympics.
The Higgs boson: Revealed?4 July 2012Scientists working at the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva may finally have tracked down the elusive Higgs boson. Results announced today at CERN show that a new heavy particle has been identified, with all the properties expected of the Higgs. Bristol physicists working at the CMS experiment played a key role in establishing this exciting new result which is the culmination of twenty years’ work.
Mary Jeanette Mobbs, 1925-20123 July 2012Remembering Mary Mobbs, former Administrative Assistant to the Registrar - and a gifted musician and artist - who died in February.
Exploring one of climate’s ‘known unknowns’2 July 2012Researchers at the University of Bristol with collaborators from ETH-Zurich have shown that the rate of condensation of water on organic aerosol particles in the atmosphere can be very slow, taking many hours for a particle to change in size. This could have significant consequences for understanding how clouds are formed, affecting climate.
The Class of ’54 reunite2 July 2012Ten veterinary graduates, who went on to make major contributions to the veterinary profession and society, will come together for a reunion at the University of Bristol’s School of Veterinary Sciences tomorrow [Tuesday 3 July].