• Celebrating 100 years of world-class health research 17 June 2013 A pop-up festival of medical science, discussing everything from smoking to how the human memory works, is being held to celebrate 100 years of world-class health research. Academics from the University of Bristol will be sharing their latest work and inviting the public to debate topical health issues at M Shed on Thursday [20 June] to mark the centenary of the Medical Research Council (MRC), which funds three centres and over 70 projects in the city.
  • Queen’s honour for Professor Jenny Donovan 17 June 2013 A 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 services to social medicine.
  • Researchers keen to hear your views on new home health surveillance technologies 17 June 2013 How do you feel about using surveillance technologies to keep you healthy and living independently? University of Bristol academics are keen to hear your views on a new sensor system being developed by them to monitor people’s health in the home at a free public event next month [22 July].
  • Knighthood for University of Bristol Vice-Chancellor 15 June 2013 Professor Eric Thomas, the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Bristol, has been awarded a knighthood in the Queen’s Birthday Honours. The honour was announced today [15 June], with Sir Eric being appointed a Knight Bachelor for his services to higher education.
  • Bristol announced as European Green Capital for 2015 14 June 2013 Bristol is celebrating after it was revealed as the winner of a hotly contested international competition to be European Green Capital in 2015. The announcement was made tonight [14 June] at a ceremony in Nantes, France, the city which holds the current title.
  • Top US students explore Bristol’s history 14 June 2013 Top students from the United States are spending a month in Bristol as part of a unique summer programme looking at slavery, smuggling and trade across the Atlantic. It’s the first time the University of Bristol has hosted the prestigious Fulbright Commission’s Summer Institute, established to explore the culture, heritage and history of the UK.
  • PhD student wins award for uranium research 13 June 2013 Camilla Stitt, a PhD student from the Interface Analysis Centre, has been awarded the 2013 43èmes Journées des Actinides Research medal for her research in the field of actinide physics and chemistry.
  • Geography professor receives double honours in a single week 13 June 2013 Professor Kelvyn Jones, from the School of Geographical Sciences, has received two prestigious awards in a single week.
  • Vet School academic to feature on BBC Two’s Horizon 12 June 2013 Dr John Bradshaw, Visiting Fellow and Honorary Director of the Anthrozoology Institute in the School of Veterinary Sciences, will feature on BBC Two's Horizon tomorrow [Thursday 13 June] discussing the secret life of the domestic cat .
  • Vet School academic to feature on BBC Two’s Horizon 12 June 2013 Dr John Bradshaw, Visiting Fellow and Honorary Director of the Anthrozoology Institute in the University’s School of Veterinary Sciences, will feature on BBC Two's Horizon 'The secret life of the cat' tomorrow [Thursday 13 June].
  • On The Way: Pilgrimage and journeying in the University of Bristol Print Collection 12 June 2013 On The Way, an exhibition curated by students from the University of Bristol's MA in History of Art: Histories and Interpretations opens in the Reception Room, 43 Woodland Road next week.
  • Student ‘Oscars’ to celebrate contribution to Bristol life 12 June 2013 Students at the University of Bristol will be dusting off their best suits and dresses for the end-of-term awards season – four glitzy ceremonies held to honour the students and staff who make a difference to life in Bristol. All aspects of student life will be recognised, whether it’s volunteering, fundraising, campaigning, getting involved in student media or sport.
  • Top honours for University’s environmental efforts 11 June 2013 The University of Bristol’s efforts to be environmentally friendly and ethical are first class, according to a new league table which ranks it as one of the greenest universities in the country.
  • Raspberry Pi boot camp 11 June 2013 A Raspberry Pi boot camp organised by students from the Faculty of Engineering together with BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, and At-Bristol, will take place this Saturday, 15 June.
  • Could student Lindsey be the next Blue Peter presenter? 11 June 2013 A student from the University of Bristol is in the running to be the new presenter of popular children’s television show Blue Peter. Lindsey Russell, 22, is one of 10 people shortlisted for the post out of 20,000 applicants and will appear on a new spin-off show called ‘Blue Peter – You Decide!’ on CBBC.
  • The caffeine conspiracy: what your coffee habit is really doing to you 11 June 2013 Professor Peter Rogers from the University’s School of Experimental Psychology features in today’s Times [June 11] about his research into the addictive qualities of caffeine. He talks about the strength of withdrawal effects and powerful impact caffeine had on 370 volunteers who were asked to give it up for two to three weeks in a recent study.
  • Bristol researchers gain funding for new hip osteoarthritis gene study 10 June 2013 A team of researchers at the Universities of Bristol and Aberdeen has been awarded £250,000 by medical research charity Arthritis Research UK to study which genes can lead to people developing painful and common osteoarthritis of the hip.
  • Healing Foundation Centre for Children’s Burns Research launches today [10 June] 10 June 2013 A £1.5 million research centre that aims to find new advances in the prevention and treatment of children’s burns launches at Frenchay Hospital today [June 10]. Led by the University of Bristol, the Healing Foundation Centre for Children’s Burns Research will develop new techniques and approaches to prevent burns and scalds and improve the clinical care and recovery of children who have suffered such injuries.
  • Modelling future global flood risk under climate change 9 June 2013 Flood risk is projected to increase in humid areas in Asia and Africa and decrease in most regions of Europe except the UK and northern France by the end of this century, according to a new model published today in Nature Climate Change.
  • Top honours for Bristol’s student enterprise experience 7 June 2013 Support provided to students starting their own businesses while studying at the University of Bristol is now award-winning, after scooping top honours at the SETsquared Enterprise Awards last night [6 June]. Basecamp, the University’s dedicated student start-up space run by students for students, won the ‘Best Student Enterprise Experience’ gong and was aptly presented with the award by former Bristol student Nick Wheeler, who has gone on to establish internationally renowned clothing business Charles Tyrwhitt Shirts.
  • Go wild at the Festival of Nature 7 June 2013 The Bristol Festival of Nature will unleash the city's wild side next weekend [15-16 June] when it returns to the city’s Harbourside to celebrate its 10th anniversary with a vast range of activities, entertainment and experiences. It’s the UK’s largest free natural history event, offering wildlife enthusiasts of all ages the opportunity to explore and enjoy the natural world in the heart of the city through a programme of talks, workshops, screenings and stalls from 150 exhibitors.
  • Bees research features on BBC TWO's Springwatch 7 June 2013 Dr Heather Whitney, ERC Research Fellow in the School of Biological Sciences, featured in Episode 8 of BBC TWO's Springwatch describing her recent research on how bees can sense floral electrical fields.
  • Critical triumph for Bristol composer's new CD 7 June 2013 The latest CD of music by composer and University of Bristol professor John Pickard has been described as 'one of the most important contemporary orchestral CDs of 2013' in a 5-star review in the latest edition of BBC Music Magazine.
  • 100 years of teaching teachers – Graduate School announces free Centenary celebrations 6 June 2013 The University’s Graduate School of Education is hosting a free festival of public events to celebrate [Friday 28 June] 100 years of teacher education. The day of festivities is open to anyone with an interest in education – from teachers and researchers to parents and policymakers. The day will look back at the last 100 years of teacher education in Bristol and forward to the possible global futures for education.
  • £836,000 for collaborative environmental history project 6 June 2013 A tri-university project entitled ‘The Power and the Water: Connecting Pasts with Futures’, led by Professor Peter Coates of the Department of Historical Studies, has been awarded £836,000 by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).
  • 2012/13 Engagement Award winners announced 6 June 2013 The winners of the University of Bristol’s 2012/13 Engagement Awards have been announced.
  • Researchers solve 20-year puzzle of how heart regulates its beat 6 June 2013 A 20-year puzzle as to how the heart regulates contraction appears to have been solved by researchers from the University of Bristol. The findings, published in the journal Biophysics, paves the way to improving our understanding of what goes wrong when the heart fails.
  • £600k for new ‘biosocial archive’ and grassroots security networks projects 6 June 2013 Two academics have been awarded Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) grants totalling £600k for new projects that aim to transform social sciences research.
  • Bristol engineer appears on Channel 5's Motor Morphers 5 June 2013 Steve Bullock, a teaching associate in the Department of Aerospace Engineering, featured on Channel 5's Motor Morphers on Monday 27 May at 8 pm.
  • Bristol proposes 3D extension to cellular channel model with industry partner 5 June 2013 Collaborative research between the University of Bristol and Nokia Siemens Networks is enabling the design and optimization of novel 3D antenna arrays.
  • University researchers help optimise Virgin Media’s new Super Hub 4 June 2013 A new WiFi test process that combines 3D antenna measurements with in-home virtual reality modelling was announced today [Tuesday 4 June] by researchers at the University of Bristol's Communication Systems and Networks (CSN) Group.
  • Year 12 students challenged to use their maths skills to win £1,000 4 June 2013 The University of Bristol’s Department of Engineering Mathematics has launched a nationwide mathematical challenge for Year 12 students to use their maths skills to solve an important real-world problem and win £1,000.
  • Genetrainer in the running for major technology award 3 June 2013 A spin-off company, Genetrainer, building on University of Bristol research by its founders, Bristol PhD graduate, Ralph Pethica and Julian Gough, Professor of Bioinformatics in the Department of Computer Science, has been selected as a finalist in a startup competition at Europe’s largest technology conference.
  • John Grantham, 1943-2013 3 June 2013 John Grantham, a former porter at the Medical School from 2005 to 2012, died at the end of May. Liz Lynch, Site Services Manager, offers a tribute.
  • Celebrating the business leaders of tomorrow 31 May 2013 A leading businessman, who came up with the idea for his clothing empire while studying at the University of Bristol, will return to the city to honour and inspire the next generation of leading entrepreneurs. Nick Wheeler, founder of Charles Tyrwhitt Shirts and non-executive director of The White Company, is the special guest at the SETsquared Enterprise Awards – an event which showcases the achievements of students and graduates from universities across the south, as well as the mentors, champions and initiatives that have helped them thrive.
  • New study discovers novel genetic associations with educational attainment 30 May 2013 A worldwide consortium of researchers including academics from the University of Bristol has found that tiny differences across person’s genetic sequences are associated with educational level.
  • Why animals compare the present with the past 30 May 2013 Humans, like other animals, compare things. We care not only how well off we are, but whether we are better or worse off than others around us, or than we were last year. New research by scientists at the University of Bristol shows that such comparisons can give individuals an evolutionary advantage.
  • Protecting and planting forest carbon is important but does not offset fossil fuel emissions 30 May 2013 Policy-makers and the off-setting industry worldwide need to re-think the idea that planting trees can offset carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels, says an international study published today in Nature Climate Change.
  • Student’s career ambitions rocket into space 29 May 2013 The exciting world of space exploration is being opened up to a student from the University of Bristol who will embark on an intense nine-week study mission at the International Space University. Engineering PhD student Ashley Dale will learn about everything from space mission design to the risks of solar flares after winning a coveted scholarship worth 17,500 Euros from the UK Space Agency.
  • Bristol music student to première two Elgar songs discovered by University team 29 May 2013 Two songs composed by Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934) have just been discovered by the team behind the Elgar Complete Edition, led by John Pickard, Professor of Composition and Applied Musicology at the University of Bristol. They will be heard in public for the first time at the Elgar Birthplace near Worcester on Sunday 2 June – the 156th anniversary of the composer’s birth.
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