Now you see him: return of the visual effects master 7 April 2014Bristol engineering graduate and Star Wars fan Ben Morris delivered a talk on visual effects and digital film-making to a rapt audience of students and staff at the Faculty of Engineering’s latest Inside Track lecture.
Bristol hosts China-UK Higher Education Forum 20144 April 2014The University of Bristol played host on 25 March to an international conference on university research and collaboration. The China-UK Higher Education Forum 2014, jointly arranged by the University of Bristol, the British Council and the UK Higher Education International Unit, brought together Chinese and UK university professionals to hear about current best practice.
Vince Cable visits Bristol 4 April 2014Secretary of State for Business, Vince Cable, took part in a whistle-stop tour of some of Bristol’s most innovative businesses on Thursday 3 April.
Quantum cryptography for mobile phones3 April 2014An ultra-high security scheme that could one day get quantum cryptography using Quantum Key Distribution into mobile devices has been developed and demonstrated by researchers from the University of Bristol’s Centre for Quantum Photonics (CQP) in collaboration with Nokia.
University opens doors to budding vets3 April 2014More than 100 Year 11 and 12 students from as far afield as Switzerland attended an interactive workshop at the Vet School in March to find out what’s involved in a Veterinary Science course at Bristol.
1,000th paper for world-leading health study2 April 2014One of the world’s largest population studies, which collects vast amounts of data from 32,000 participants to give new insights into our health, is today celebrating an important landmark in its acclaimed research history.
Men who started smoking before age 11 had fatter sons2 April 2014Men who started smoking regularly before the age of 11 had sons who, on average, had 5-10kg more body fat than their peers by the time they were in their teens, according to new research from the Children of the 90s study at the University of Bristol. The researchers say this could indicate that exposure to tobacco smoke before the start of puberty may lead to metabolic changes in the next generation.
UBU Student Election Results1 April 2014After a week of campaigning, the results of the UBU (University of Bristol Students Union) Elections have been announced.
Joan Langan, 1953-201428 March 2014Joan Langan, Senior Lecturer in Social Work at the School for Policy Studies, died recently. Her colleagues, Dr Liz Lloyd and Professor Randall Smith, offer a tribute.
What psychosocial factors could help IVF patients?28 March 2014After reviewing research that explored which psychosocial factors are associated with the emotional adjustment of IVF patients, researchers have highlighted which key psychosocial factors could help identify patients at high risk of stress.
Ancient sea creatures filtered food like modern whales26 March 2014Ancient, giant marine animals used bizarre facial appendages to filter food from the ocean, according to new fossils discovered in northern Greenland. The new study, led by the University of Bristol and published today in Nature, describes how the strange species, called Tamisiocaris, used these huge, specialized appendages to filter plankton, similar to the way modern blue whales feed today.
Economics student tops BAT Hall of Fame26 March 2014First-year Economics student Robert Bell has achieved the highest score in Europe, the Middle East and Africa in an online test that assesses business and financial aptitude.
New project explores how television became embedded in our personal lives26 March 2014In what ways might memories of television programmes be connected to personal memories? Dr Helen Piper of the University of Bristol is currently working on a project ‘Remembering Television’ that aims to explore the ways in which television became embedded in our personal lives.
New Enterprise Competition 2014: Round Two results25 March 2014Meshing social media and broadcasting, supporting dyslexic children with creative resources, and a new assistive technology for people with visual disabilities are just some of the innovative ideas awarded through Round Two of the University’s 2014 New Enterprise Competition (NEC).
Joyce Ferrier, 1925-201324 March 2014Joyce Ferrier, former secretary in the Departments of French and Italian, died in late 2013. Professor John Parkin offers this appreciation.
Excavation of Neolithic chambered tomb on Anglesey begins21 March 2014An archaeological excavation of Ynys Môn’s least known Neolithic chambered tomb – Perthi Duon, west of the village of Brynsiencyn on Anglesey – has begun. The work is being carried out by a team from the Welsh Rock Art Organisation under the direction of Dr George Nash of the University of Bristol and Carol James.
Life Sciences builds up to completion21 March 2014Work on the construction of the University’s new Life Sciences building, which sits on the site of the Old Children’s Hospital at the top of St Michael’s Hill, is continuing apace.
New book explores the Roman paratext21 March 2014‘What is a paratext, and where can we find it in ancient Roman texts? How do we interpret these texts 'paratextually'? And what does this approach suggest about a work's original modes of plotting meaning, or the assumptions that underpin our own interpretation? These are just some of the questions explored in a new book edited by University of Bristol classicist, Dr Laura Jansen.
40 per cent of children miss out on the parenting needed to succeed in life21 March 2014Four in 10 babies don’t develop the strong emotional bonds – what psychologists call ‘secure attachment’ - with their parents that are crucial to success later in life. Disadvantaged children are more likely to face educational and behavioural problems when they grow older as a result, new Sutton Trust research finds today [21 March].