Dr Kenneth Heaton, 1936-201317 July 2013Dr Kenneth Heaton, formerly Reader in Medicine at the University of Bristol, died this spring after a short illness. His colleague, Professor Chris Probert, offers a tribute.
Students swap studies for diplomacy16 July 2013For the second year, a delegation from the School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies (SPAIS) was selected to take part in the Model NATO Youth Summit, which this year took place in Brussels from 8 to 13 July 2013.
Lack of fish in diet linked to anxiety in pregnancy13 July 2013Women who do not eat fish during pregnancy are more likely to experience high levels of anxiety at that time. Researchers from Children of the 90s at the University of Bristol and the Federal University of Rio de Janiero, Brazil, have found a link between the types of diet eaten, particularly whether this includes fish, and anxiety in pregnancy. They suggest that eating fish during pregnancy could help reduce stress levels.
Link between quantum physics and game theory found12 July 2013A deep link between two seemingly unconnected areas of modern science - quantum physics and game theory - is described by researchers from the Universities of Bristol and Geneva in a paper published in Nature Communications.
Study identifies ‘justice gap’ for rape victims12 July 2013Rape cases involving vulnerable victims, such as those with extensive mental health problems, are least likely to progress through the criminal justice system and not result in conviction. This is just one of the findings from a new University of Bristol study that investigated the high ‘drop out’ rate in rape cases.
Ship noise impairs feeding and heightens predation risk for crabs11 July 2013The noise of passing ships disrupts feeding for the common shore crab, according to new research from the University of Bristol and the University of Exeter. Perhaps worse, the study also found that when threatened, crabs took longer to retreat to shelter and lost their natural ‘play dead’ behaviour.
Eminent physicist Peter Higgs receives freedom of the city9 July 2013Eminent scientist Professor Peter Higgs, one of the world's leading theoretical physicists and the man after whom the famously elusive Higgs boson is named, has been honoured in Bristol. Professor Higgs, who spent his school days in Bristol at Cotham Grammar School and has close links with the University of Bristol, was awarded the freedom of the city on Tuesday [9 July].
University marks 700th birthday of medieval genius and erotic story teller9 July 20132013 marks the 700th anniversary of the birth of Giovanni Boccaccio, one of the greatest writers of European literature. To celebrate, a series of events aimed at both academics and the public are taking place in the UK organized by Dr Rhiannon Daniels (University of Bristol), Dr Guyda Armstrong and Professor Stephen Milner (University of Manchester).
£1.5 million to enhance new pregnancy bioresource9 July 2013A project to enhance a new pregnancy biobank that will help researchers from the UK and around the world find out more about the causes of childhood illness by studying children from all cultures and backgrounds is due to commence thanks to a £1.5 million Wellcome Trust grant.
Finding the Goldilocks sites to store CO2 underground8 July 2013To implement carbon capture and storage (CCS) successfully, each underground repository will need careful appraisal based on its unique history and setting, according to a new study co-authored by researchers from the University of Bristol.
New method to age cattle from their teeth8 July 2013New research by academics at the University of Bristol’s School of Veterinary Sciences has applied modern statistical techniques to investigate the association between the stages of dentition in cattle and their age to give a more detailed explanation of the differences between the sexes and various breeds of cattle in the UK.
Students score a hit with production company8 July 2013Music by three University of Bristol students on the MA in Composition for Film and Television has been used on the soundtrack for the summer showcase of Icon Films.
Students choose free sports classes8 July 2013Bristol students have chosen to use £20,000 of generous alumni donations in a Build a Better Bristol project that will increase both the availability and range of the University’s free sports classes.
Professor J Brian Chappell, 1930-20135 July 2013Professor Brian Chappell, a founding member of the (then) Department of Biochemistry at Bristol in 1964, has died aged 83. Longtime colleagues Dr JD McGivan and Emeritus Professor OTG Jones offer a tribute.
Minister discovers world-leading quantum science in Bristol5 July 2013Universities and science minister David Willetts has paid a visit to the world’s quietest laboratory to learn about quantum technologies – an area of science and engineering which is widely believed to have a profound impact on the economy and society in the future.
Solitary lemurs avoid danger with a little help from the neighbours5 July 2013An endangered species of Madagascan lemur uses the alarm calls of birds and other lemurs to warn it of the presence of predators, a new study by researchers from the University of Bristol and Bristol Zoo with the University of Torino has found. This is the first time this phenomenon has been observed in a solitary and nocturnal lemur species.
New research suggests economic stagnation is no excuse for climate inaction3 July 2013Policymakers should be paying more, rather than less, attention to tackling climate change in economically tough times, a new study suggests. As economies have stagnated major emitters of CO2 seem unwilling to accept binding emissions reduction targets. But findings, published this week in Nature Climate Change, show the social cost of carbon dioxide is higher in a low economic growth world.
Year 8 pupils ‘graduate’ from university3 July 2013Year 8 pupils from across Bristol have been given the opportunity to ‘graduate’ from the University of Bristol in recognition of their achievements at school.
Botanic Garden National Gardens Scheme open day and jazz concert3 July 2013Two popular events will take place at the University of Bristol’s Botanic Garden this July. The garden will hold a National Gardens Scheme (NGS) open day this Sunday [July 7] and later in the month [Saturday 20 July] a summer jazz concert with the Blue Notes.
Learn what it’s like to work and study in India3 July 2013A workshop for undergraduate students interested in taking part in this year's UK India Education Research Initiative (UKIERI) Study India Programme will be held in the Wills Memorial Building tomorrow Thursday 4 July.
University staff thank donors3 July 2013On Friday, 28 June staff from the University of Bristol’s Centre for Comparative and Clinical Anatomy (CCCA) joined in a service of thanksgiving with the family and friends of those who have donated their bodies to the centre in the past year.
New book explores the figure of the singer3 July 2013Why did poets continue to call themselves singers, and their poems songs, long after the formal link between poetry and music had been severed? This question is explored in a new book, The Figure of the Singer, by Danny Karlin, Winterstoke Professor of English at the University of Bristol.
The Great Physics Bake Off3 July 2013The Physics Graduate School is organising a baking competition and cake sale in aid of IOP for Africa in the School of Physics on 11 and 12 July.
New £1.2 million research project to make robots more trustworthy2 July 2013Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL) is part of a new £1.2million project which aims to ensure future robotic systems can be trusted by humans. The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) is funding the three-and-a-half-year project, which will explore how robots can interact with humans in a safe and trustworthy manner.
Solving one of the great mysteries of palaeontology2 July 2013The high-tech solution to one of the great mysteries of palaeontology will be revealed by University of Bristol scientists when they showcase their latest research at the prestigious Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition.