Sir Jeremy Morse, 1928-20165 February 2016Sir Jeremy Morse KCMG, Chancellor of the University of Bristol from 1989 to 2003, died on 4 February. Sir John Kingman FRS, former Vice-Chancellor of the University, offers this remembrance.
Two thirds of IVF couples will have a baby after six attempts23 December 2015Couples seeking fertility treatment should view IVF as a multiple cycle process rather than a “single shot”, according to new research.
The study, which is published today in The Journal of The American Medical Association, has found that around two thirds (65.3%) of patients will be successful after six or more cycles of IVF.
The Magi come to Bristol21 December 2015The story of one of the Three Wise Men will be explored in dramatic fashion this Christmas, in a piece by a leading Bristol academic.
Premièring at Christ Church, Clifton, on January 3,‘“The Rending of the Veil” – Balthazar’s Journey’ by Jonathan Burnside, professor of Biblical Law at the University of Bristol, explores the spiritual journey of Balthazar, one of the Magi – or Wise Men – who feature so prominently in the story of Christmas.
Work begins on the Learning Disabilities Mortality Review Programme18 December 2015Academics from the University of Bristol recently began work on the English Learning Disabilities Mortality Review Programme, commissioned by Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) on behalf of NHS England. This is the world’s first national review of deaths of people with learning disabilities.
Life exploded on Earth after slow rise of oxygen18 December 2015It took 100 million years for oxygen levels in the oceans and atmosphere to increase to the level that allowed the explosion of animal life on Earth about 600 million years ago, according to research carried out at the University of Bristol and funded by the Natural Environment Research Council.
‘Darwin’s puddle’ shows how new species can emerge without geographic separation17 December 2015Cichlid fish from a tiny volcanic crater lake in Africa have been caught in the act of sympatric speciation, whereby a new species evolves when there is no geographic barrier to physically separate the new species from the old. The study, led by the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and co-authored by the University of Bristol, is published today in Science.
Dr George Dibdin, 1936-201517 December 2015Dr George Dibdin, a member of the MRC Dental Group and an Honorary Research Fellow in the University of Bristol, died on 14 July. Dr Peter Shellis offers a tribute.
Bristol geographer becomes AGU Fellow17 December 2015Paul Bates, Professor of Hydrology and Head of the School of Geographical Sciences, has been made a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union.
Students to turn trash into cash for charity this Christmas17 December 2015Students at the University of Bristol will be giving a helping hand to charity this Christmas thanks to a special initiative. Collection boxes have been placed across campus and in student halls as part of the Christmas Big Give to encourage the donation of any unwanted food or items before students return home for the festive break.
War and peace in the ‘princess of Burundi’16 December 2015Conflict with outsiders promotes affiliation between group members in the ‘princess of Burundi’, an East African fish, according to new research from the University of Bristol, published this week in The American Naturalist. Surprisingly, territorial intrusions by neighbours elicited a stronger reaction than those by strangers.
Bristol physicists search for signs of supersymmetry16 December 2015The first results from direct searches for new physics were announced today from CERN’s energy-upgraded Large Hadron Collider (LHC). Among these results was a search for signs of a new theory called supersymmetry in which members of the University of Bristol particle physics group have played a leading role.
A new panorama of the X-ray universe15 December 2015A panorama of the X-ray sky has been completed by an international team of more than 100 scientists, providing new insights into the nature of the Universe.
Can technology help with the UK’s rising healthcare costs?14 December 2015From diabetes to dementia, from depression to AIDS, large segments of the UK’s population are living with conditions that cannot be cured, but must be managed outside of the hospital environment. How technology could transform the future of healthcare will be discussed by Professor Ian Craddock from the University of Bristol at the IEEE World Forum on the Internet of Things (WF-IoT) in Milan, Italy.
£3.68m award for long-term study to improve wheat breeding11 December 2015A consortium led by Bristol wheat geneticist Professor Keith Edwards has been awarded £3.68 million by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) for a major long-term study to increase the efficiency of wheat breeding.
Superhydrophobic coating protects without the price11 December 2015A new class of superhydrophobic nanomaterials might simplify the process of protecting surfaces from water. Scientists in the US and UK, including Professor Julian Eastoe of the University of Bristol, have developed a water-repelling material that is inexpensive, nontoxic and can be applied to a variety of surfaces via spray- or spin-coating.
Airbus Group gives financial support to female aerospace students9 December 2015Four University of Bristol aerospace engineering undergraduates were presented with the Airbus Group Scholarship at an event held this term at the University. The scholarships were awarded to Kate Goldup; Kathryn Pugh; Megan Reynolds and Joanna Savage by Professor Ian Lane from the Airbus Group.
History of Art students unveil the power of print9 December 2015Staff, students and members of the public are invited to an exhibition of the Department of History of Art’s print collection curated by final-year students – a unique opportunity to view some largely unseen and fascinating works of art.
New exhibition celebrates theatre in Bristol 9 December 2015A treasure trove of items from the University of Bristol Theatre Collection goes on display at the Royal West of England Academy this week as part of a new exhibition Centre Stage: Celebrating Theatre in Bristol.
UK Government announces £138 million funding for world-class infrastructure research9 December 2015Inadequate infrastructure costs the nation £2 million a day, and extreme events can cost hundreds of millions more. The University of Bristol is one of 14 university partners in the UK Collaboratorium for Research in Infrastructure and Cities (UKCRIC), which has secured £138 million of funding, to be match funded from other sources, as part of the UK Government’s spending review to develop a world-class, UK-based national infrastructure research community.
Wear your woollies for Christmas world record attempt9 December 2015Over 1,000 people are expected to don their Christmas jumpers and help Bristol enter the records books this Friday [11 December]. People from across the city are being urged to gather in Royal Fort Gardens, just off Tyndall Avenue, to help break the Guinness World Record for the most people wearing Christmas jumpers in one place.
Boxworks opens for business at Engine Shed8 December 2015A ground-breaking new workspace for local creative, digital and high-tech industries in Bristol has opened. Up to 120 new occupants will be accommodated in Boxworks - a custom-designed complex of shipping containers, which was officially launched on the two-year anniversary of Engine Shed.