9 December 2013
The historic Wills Memorial Law Library at the heart of the University of Bristol has been brought into the 21st century thanks to a £3.1 million refurbishment, supported by £877,000 of alumni donations.
5 December 2013
Professor Cecil Powell, great experimental physicist and Nobel Prize winner, was born on 5 December, 110 years ago.
2 December 2013
History Showtime is a new series of books featuring historical information, music, drama, craft work and games to bring history to life for Key Stage 2 pupils. The books include songs composed by Avril Thompson (BA 1967).
21 November 2013
Watertight Marketing is a step-by-step guide to help small and medium organisations identify ‘profit leaks’ and take control of their business growth.
14 November 2013
AHRC member and FT Arts Editor Jan Dalley (BA 1973) speaks to alumni on 'Art in the time of money'.
17 October 2013
This thoughtful guide takes the reader through all the many ways there are of answering the question “Who am I?” from the basic to the transcendental. It explores philosophical and scientific views of human nature, underlines the way in which we shape our identities in response to technology, and asks who we will become in the future.
16 October 2013
The Internet is behaving in a way that is affecting everything we do. And it is making us think about things in a way we never previously thought. The Internet is contrary and the opposite of previous inventions. It has, oddly, a reverse polarity of discovery in which seeking to know more about what and who we already know (think Facebook, Twitter, Google) is more valid than learning new things.
9 October 2013
Auctioning L.S. Lowry analyses the fluctuating sales of one of Britain’s most popular artists. Written to inform a variety of audiences from corporate clients to public collections, Rhian Addison has used statistical analysis to assess emerging trends from the sales of L.S. Lowry’s oil paintings over two decades.
9 October 2013
Do you have the capacity to imagine the future with a prophet? This tale has the whiff of that future. CERN, Geneva, not merely a particle physics laboratory and the birthplace of the WORLDWIDE WEB but a hotbed for things both earthly and divine: a world of power and fate, sex and death, biblical prophecy and philosophy, time travel and mind machines – full of endless fascination.
27 September 2013
Diaries, letters and newspapers of the day tell of the watershed month when Britain went to war with Germany. In Bristol, for example, when crowds lined the streets to cheer the Territorials leaving their base on Whiteladies Road, a horse and cart lost control on Park Street and crushed a woman to death.