Knighthood for Emeritus Professor of Mathematics 30 December 2017Bernard Silverman, Emeritus Henry Overton Wills Professor of Mathematics at the University of Bristol and lately Chief Scientific Adviser to the Home Office, has been knighted in the New Year Honours List 2018 for public service and services to Science.
When Physics Girl came to Bristol...22 December 2017Following her recent visit to the University of Bristol, YouTuber, Dianna Cowern was inspired to make a video about building her own Bristol-designed DIY levitator for her hugely popular YouTube channel, Physics Girl.
Top tips for keeping your pets happy and healthy this Christmas20 December 2017Christmas is a time for family, friends and fun but it's important to make sure four-legged family members enjoy the celebrations too. A dog behaviour expert from the University of Bristol's Vet School offers some advice for pet owners over the festive season.
Professor Hugh Brady appointed as GW4 Chair of Council20 December 2017The GW4 Alliance - a group of four of the most research-intensive and innovative universities in the UK: Bath, Bristol, Cardiff and Exeter - has announced the appointment of Professor Hugh Brady, President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Bristol, as the new Chair of its Council.
Bees use invisible heat patterns to choose flowers19 December 2017A new study, led by scientists from the University of Bristol, has found that a wide range of flowers produce not just signals that we can see and smell, but also ones that are invisible such as heat.
The "ship of the desert"18 December 2017Academics at the University of Bristol will investigate how the one-humped Arabian camel can thrive in the hot and dry environment of the desert, where water is scarce, thanks to a grant from the Leverhulme Trust. Working with scientists in North Africa and the Middle East they hope to better understand how animals can adapt to deserts and climate change.
Could cognitive interventions be useful in treating depression? 18 December 2017A new study by experimental psychologists from the University of Bristol has examined whether cognitive bias modification (CBM) for facial interpretation, a digital health intervention that changes our perception for emotional expressions from negative to positive, might be useful in treating depression.
Screening could catch a quarter of hip fractures before they happen15 December 2017Community screening for osteoporosis could prevent more than a quarter of hip fractures in older women – according to new research involving researchers from the Centre for Academic Primary Care, University of Bristol and local hospitals, and led by the University of East Anglia (UEA).
Catherine Walker, 1959-201713 December 2017Catherine Walker, former Undergraduate Admissions Officer/Head of Undergraduate Admissions, has died aged 58. Claire Powell, Enquiries Manager, Student Marketing, offers a remembrance.
Transatlantic collaboration examines the legacies of slavery 13 December 2017Bristol has become the first university in England to join Universities Studying Slavery (USS), a multi-institutional collaboration based at University of Virginia dedicated to furthering the study of slavery’s legacy and wider historical and contemporary race inequalities.
Teenagers with incontinence are at risk of underachieving at secondary school12 December 2017Continence problems are among the most common paediatric health problems. It's commonly believed that continence problems resolve with age in all children. However, severe incontinence in childhood can persist into adolescence. New research has found teenagers with incontinence are at greater risk of underachieving academically, and need more support to remove barriers so they can reach their academic potential.
Major funding boost for internationally-recognised healthcare research centres11 December 2017Three interdisciplinary research consortia, including the University of Bristol's SPHERE project, have been allocated more than £11 million to continue healthcare sensing systems research that is revolutionising how we identify and respond to outbreaks of infectious diseases, diagnose and manage lung diseases, and recognise and solve emerging health and wellbeing issues in the home environment.
Twitter can reveal our shared mood11 December 2017In the largest study of its kind, researchers from the University of Bristol have analysed mood indicators in text from 800 million anonymous messages posted on Twitter. These tweets were found to reflect strong patterns of positive and negative moods over the 24-hour day.
Pop-up shop celebrates suffrage centenary11 December 2017A special Christmas pop-up shop, featuring artwork and gifts made by local women, is being held in Bristol this week to celebrate 100 years of women’s suffrage.
Student Awards 2017 celebrate ‘exceptional’ achievements8 December 2017Having left school at 13 with no qualifications and a reading age of seven, Joshua Greenidge thought a university education was beyond his reach – until he saw a YouTube video about an access course at the University of Bristol.
Pippa Middleton supports BHF Christmas Appeal to help fight congenital heart disease6 December 2017British Heart Foundation (BHF) Ambassador Pippa Middleton paid young heart patients a surprise visit after pledging her support for the charity's Christmas Appeal, spending yesterday morning [Tuesday 4 December] at the paediatric cardiac ward at Bristol Royal Children’s Hospital to cheer up patients and listen to the many inspirational stories of young people living with a heart condition