News in 2006

  • Cornwall Cree Nation by Alan Davis 13 September 2007 Philip Cormack, a GP in a Cornish village, is facing burn-out, divorce and the end of his cricketing days. He sets out on a rejuvenating sabbatical in Canada, but finds himself on an aboriginal reserve where deprivation, drink and violence abound.
  • The War for all the Oceans: From Nelson at the Nile to Napoleon at Waterloo by Roy and Lesley Adkins (née Smith) (BA 1976) 2 August 2007 The extraordinary story of the British Navy’s epic struggle against Napoleon. While most naval histories stop at Nelson, this book shows that what came afterwards is just as enthralling.
  • To Grow Young by Peter Talbot (BSc 1964) 25 June 2007 This is a story of one man’s experience of the horrors of World War I. But it is more than a war story. Well researched and based on real lives, To Grow Young reflects the courage of ordinary people in a world gone mad, and a love that transcends adversity.
  • Your starter for ten 7 December 2006 Starter for Ten the first novel by David Nicholls (BA 1988), has been made into a film starring James McAvoy, Charles Dance and Lindsay Duncan. The film was directed by fellow Bristol graduate Tom Vaughan (BA 1990).
  • Giving students a helping hand 6 December 2006 Over 600 Bristol graduates have now signed up to the Careers Network run by the University's Careers Service, giving current students an invaluable helping hand with their careers.
  • Serial entrepreneur launches enterprise competition 5 December 2006 Local entrepreneur and Bristol graduate Mike Bennett (BSc 1997) officially launched the University's New Enterprise Competition for 2007.
  • Charles Williams: Alchemy and Integration by Gavin Ashenden (LLB 1976) 1 December 2006
  • Great McGinty gets Sir Peter Ustinov Award 2006 1 December 2006 Bristol graduate Nimer Rashed (BA, 2002) has won the 2006 Sir Peter Ustinov Television Scriptwriting award for his script The Great McGinty.
  • Taking the helm at the Telegraph 30 October 2006 Bristol graduate William Lewis (BSc 1990) was appointed editor of the Daily Telegraph on 9 October
  • Witness Testimony: Psychological, Investigative and Evidential Perspectives, Anthony Heaton-Armstrong (LLB 1972) 26 October 2006 Testimonial evidence remains the greatest source of information available to those who try cases in court. The assessment of the reliability and accuracy of contentious evidence given by witnesses has always been fraught with difficulty for judges and juries yet it has been the subject of scant academic study.
  • The Cambridge Companion to Historical Archaeology edited by Dan Hicks (PhD 2003) 26 October 2006 This book provides an overview of the international field of historical archaeology (c. AD 1500 to the present) through 17 specially-commissioned essays from leading researchers in the field.
  • Graduate's first novel is best seller 12 October 2006 A Bristol graduate's first novel went straight into the number one spot on the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Publishers Weekly charts when it was published in September this year.
  • Little Britain in race to for the Emmys 12 October 2006 Sketch show Little Britain, written by and starring Bristol's own Matt Lucas (Drama 1993-95) and David Walliams (BA 1992), are among the British nominees for this year's International Emmy Awards.
  • Are You One in a Million? by Peter Hewkin (Cert in Education 1988) 2 October 2006 Peter Hewkin has been a Royal Air Force officer, commercial pilot licence holder, Master Scuba diver, juggler, windsurfing instructor, and holder of both bachelor’s and master’s degrees, and thought to himself, what was the probability that someone else had done all those things?
  • Icons of Twentieth-Century Landscape Design by Katie Campbell (MA 2002) 1 October 2006 The 25 landscape designs selected for this book have changed the way we look at landscape. Each is here separately explored and illustrated and the reasons for its importance and influence explained.
  • The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield (BA 1986) 1 October 2006 This book went straight into the number one spot on the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Publishers Weekly charts. It is a tale is about a naive young bibliophile drafted to write the biography of a troubled and dying writer.
  • Drama grads come back to Bristol 29 September 2006 An innovative production of King Lear, directed by Bristol drama graduate Paul Stebbings (BA 1977) for international musical theatre company TNT, is one of the highlights of the new autumn season at the Wickham Theatre.
  • Spreading the message through sport 29 September 2006 More than 7,000 Kenyan children have been made aware of Aids prevention, thanks to the work of a Bristol graduate who has spent the last six months on the road in Africa.
  • Want to be Jade's PA? 28 September 2006 Bristol graduate Dr Rob Yeung (BSc 1992) will be helping celebrity Jade Goody sort out her life on a new TV programme called Jade’s PA.
  • How the West was worn 11 September 2006 If you're a fan of vintage clothes, then you'll love the new book Western Shirts: A Classic American Fashion.
  • Penpal to the stars 11 September 2006 A collection of hilarious spoof letters written by a Bristol graduate will be the ‘stocking filler of the year’ according to the publishing industry’s oracle, The Bookseller.
  • Bristol graduate named 'science pioneer' 11 September 2006 A Bristol graduate has been named one of the UK's pioneers of science in a new book for his research into cot deaths.
  • Fat, Bald and Worthless: The Curious Stories Behind Noble Nicknames by Robert Easton (BA 1984) 7 September 2006 Was Ethelred the Unready always late for breakfast? Was Ivan the Terrible simply impossible to live with? Exactly how often did Wilfrid the Shaggy get a haircut? These vital historical questions are explored in this investigation into the vainglorious, unfortunate, and sometimes downright insulting names that pepper the history books.
  • Opera (Eyewitness Companion Guides) by Alan Riding (BA 1964) 1 September 2006 Spanning 400 years of musical drama, from the late Renaissance and including such classical masters as Verdi, Puccini, and Bizet, this is the complete visual guidebook to the great operas, their composers and performance history.
  • Rules, Britannia, by Toni Summers Hargis (LLB, 1983) 1 September 2006 An insiders guide to life in the United Kingdom.
  • Bristol graduate wins 'African Booker' 24 July 2006 South African writer and Bristolgraduate Mary Watson (MA 2003) has won the Caine prize for African writing, beating authors from across the continent to the £10,000 award.
  • Chic offer for Bristol grads 22 June 2006 Bristol graduates can enjoy the finer things in life with a little help from ChicUK.
  • The sky's the limit 14 June 2006 The University Skydiving Club is flying high thanks to a £3,000 grant from the Alumni Foundation.
  • Annual Fund awards 14 June 2006 Projects across the University are steaming ahead thanks to grants recently announced by the 2006 Annual Fund Awards Panel.
  • Helping students to house hunt 14 June 2006 Two former Bristol students were left so frustrated by the circus of student house hunting that they decided to launch a business.
  • Fat, 40 and Fired by Nigel Marsh (BSc 1976) 8 June 2006 Approaching 40, Nigel Marsh has a seemingly enviable life running the Australian office of a leading advertising agency. But he’s stressed, overweight, and struggling to balance a career, marriage and the demands of four small children. Then he loses his job.
  • Search for Bristol surfing girl of 1988 2 June 2006 The search is on for the Bristol graduate who is thought to be the first female to surf the Severn Bore.
  • A cut above 10 May 2006 Tickets were like gold dust for Mark Ravenhill’s (BA 1987) latest play The Cut at Bristol Old Vic.
  • Nick spears javelin gold 9 May 2006 Javelin thrower Nick Nieland (MSc 1994, PhD 1999) won England's fifth athletics gold of the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne.
  • Chiepe honoured for her dedication to Botswana's development 9 May 2006 Gaositwe Chiepe (MA 1959) has been honoured by the Swedish king as the Commander of Royal Order of Polar Star this year – the first Botswana woman to receive such a high Swedish award.
  • Lawley to leave her desert island 9 May 2006 After 18 years, more than 700 celebrity interviews and 1000s of songs, Sue Lawley (BA 1967) is to bid farewell to BBC Radio 4's Desert Island Discs.
  • Upside of anger 26 April 2006 A Bristol graduate's comedy that 'takes the tabloid obsession with immigration and turns it on its head' has been a sell-out success since it's opening at last year's Edinburgh Festival to rave reviews.
  • Cornwall on the Rocks by John Simmons (BSc 1970) (writing under Grace Tremayne) 24 April 2006 Cornwall on the Rocks introduces Sven Ffolkes, a Norwegian policeman with an acute grasp of the British way.
  • A rare bird 19 April 2006 Rare Bird, a film about the cahow, made its world premiere at the ninth Bermuda International Film Festival.
  • Pitching in 19 April 2006 A football-loving Bristol graduate has set up a project that aims to provide decent football equipment to remote communities in Kenya.
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