University to host top educational researcher Professor Anthony Bryk25 April 2014Professor Anthony Bryk, President of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and one of America's most notable educational researchers, is to speak at a public lecture on school improvement at the University’s Graduate School of Education (GSoE) in May.
Investigating Hitler's philosophers25 April 2014A compelling new book by a researcher at the University of Bristol exploring Hitler's relationship with philosophers is published in paperback this month.
Coated droplets hint at formation of early cells24 April 2014Researchers at the University of Bristol have designed a chemical system that brings together alternative ideas on how primitive cells were formed on the early Earth to produce a new model of protocell organization. The work is described in an article published this week in Nature Chemistry.
Mega-heatwaves dissected24 April 2014The crucial effect of two key factors in the escalation of extreme mega-heatwave temperatures is explored in a new study from the University of Bristol, just published in Nature Geoscience.
It’s a bubble, but not as we know it24 April 2014Multi-sensory technology that creates soap bubbles, which can have images projected onto them or when the bubbles are burst release a scent, will be unveiled at an international conference later this month.
Tracing the history of pity23 April 2014In his latest book, The Literature of Pity, Professor David Punter of the Department of English traces an entire history of pity, as an emotion and as an element in the arts.
University boat race celebrates 20th anniversary22 April 2014Bristol’s floating harbour will once again play host to the Annual Varsity Boat Race on Saturday, in a day of fierce competition which pits the University of Bristol against the University of the West of England (UWE).
Robotics goes micro-scale16 April 2014The development of light-driven 'micro-robots' that can autonomously investigate and manipulate the nano-scale environment in a microscope comes a step closer, thanks to new research from the University of Bristol. Such devices could be used for high-resolution imaging, allowing the investigation of delicate biological samples such as cells in new ways.
Historic boost for academic-industrial collaboration in Engineering16 April 2014The Faculty of Engineering hosted a meeting of Industrial Advisory Boards from all of its six departments earlier this month to discuss how best to work with industrial partners and further promote engagement opportunities between the Faculty and engineering and technology companies.
The Big Give is back16 April 2014The annual ‘Bristol Big Give’ returns next month after a record breaking year in 2013. Big Give is a city-wide collection and recycling scheme which encourages everyone to donate their unwanted items to charity.
New approach needed to deal with increased flood risk16 April 2014Considering the impacts of climate change on flood risk may not be effective unless current risk is managed better, according to new research from the University of Bristol published today in the Journal of Hydrology.
From pomegranate seeds to soaring swans 15 April 2014Ceramic pomegranate seeds, a Rust-o-saurus, soaring swans and botanical art including Indonesian floral batik and water colour and ink hellebores are just a few of the designs that will be on display this Easter at the University of Bristol’s Botanic Garden Art and Sculpture Exhibition.
Bristol scientist contributes to latest IPCC report13 April 2014Members of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will approve the Summary for Policymakers of the Working Group III (WGIII) contribution to the Fifth Assessment Report and accept the underlying scientific and technical assessment at a meeting in Berlin, Germany today.
Platform 14 - open for departure11 April 2014Engine Shed proudly presents Platform 14, a new public exhibition and creative space which opens today [11 April] at their site at Bristol Temple Meads.
Food glorious food11 April 2014The first ever Bristol Food Connections festival runs from 1 – 11 May this year and the University of Bristol will host a series of events.
Global poverty could be up to a third higher than reported11 April 2014With over one billion people in the world living on less than $1.25 per day, the World Bank aims to end ‘extreme poverty’ by 2030. But new research suggests that global poverty figures could be underestimated by up to a third, and calls for more robust measurement in the future.
Sneak a peek through the mist to technology of the future11 April 2014A tabletop display with personal screens made from a curtain of mist that allow users to move images around and push through the fog-screens and onto the display, will be unveiled at an international conference later this month.
New research on gigabit wireless communications10 April 2014Research on gigabit wireless communications has been presented by researchers from the University of Bristol at the world’s leading wireless communications and networking conference, IEEE WCNC 2014, in Turkey earlier this week [Monday 6 to Wednesday 9 April].
Security barriers affect movement of animals9 April 2014Security barriers in national parks on the US/Mexican border which aim to deter illegal migrants are affecting the movements of some native animal species while not necessarily restricting the movement of humans, according to new research from the University of Bristol, published today in PLoS ONE.
The afterlives of Joseph of Arimathea9 April 2014In his new book, Dr William John Lyons, Senior Lecturer in Biblical Interpretation at the University of Bristol, explores the reception history of Joseph of Arimathea from the Bible to the present day.
Refurbishment breathes new life into fluids labs9 April 2014The University’s science and engineering fluids labs have been comprehensively refurbished and reconfigured in a joint project that will provide improved, collaborative space for staff and students in both faculties.