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Guest of honour: Robert Dufton (LLB 1983)

10 July 2014

Robert Dufton (LLB 1983), Deputy Chairman of Convocation and Chairman of the London Branch of Convocation, has been awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws degree in recognition of his achievements and his commitment to the University.

The Best of Bristol Alumni Weekend 2014

9 July 2014

The Best of Bristol Alumni Weekend 2014

Shipshape and Bristol fashion

7 July 2014

Last week, the Queen gave her name to the UK’s largest warship, and for Bristol graduate James McKelvie (MEng 2009) the ceremony marked the culmination of years of hard work on the HMS Queen Elizabeth.

Bristol’s Centenary Campaign passes the £100 million target

4 July 2014

Donations from the Centenary Campaign support a wide variety of programmes and projects within the University, as well as important outreach and widening participation work.

Champion of Change

1 July 2014

Dr Tim Mitchell (MB ChB 1980), trustee of the charity Pahar Trust Nepal and a member of the Rotary Club of Bristol, has been named a Champion of Change in the first ever Rotary Champion of Change Awards.

The Centenary Campaign: Seeing into the future

20 June 2014

Retinal degeneration is one of the main causes of blindness and visual impairment worldwide. But now, thanks to generous donations to our Centenary Campaign, a Bristol PhD student, Jessica Cooke (PhD 2011-) has developed a pioneering new treatment to help those affected by this debilitating condition.

Build a Better Bristol: winners announced!

16 June 2014

Find out more about the winning projects of our Build a Better Bristol 2014 campaign.

The Spring of Kasper Meier by Ben Fergusson (MA 2013)

11 June 2014

Set in Berlin in 1946, the novel follows the friendship that develops between Kasper Meier, a black-market trader, and Eva Hirsch, the young woman who is blackmailing  him to find military information for her. As soldiers in Berlin begin to be killed in mysterious circumstances, both Kasper and Eva’s troubled pasts threaten to reveal themselves, and their fragile lives begin to spiral out of control.

The Stroudwater Canal by Michael Handford (MSc 1970)

29 May 2014

The Stroudwater Navigation holds a unique place in the fascinating history of Britain's canal network. First planned in 1729, it was one of the oldest successful canal schemes, predating the Bridgwater Canal by a generation. In continuous ownership of the Company of proprietors of the Stroudwater Navigation, it is also the oldest canal company in the world. With the visit of the Prince of Wales in 1750, the canal can lay claim to the first use of a canal as a leisure resource in the world too.

Take to the stage: Matthew Warchus (BA 1988, Hon DLitt 2010) to become Artistic Director of The Old Vic

29 May 2014

Award-winning director Matthew Warchus (BA 1988, Hon DLitt 2010) will be taking over from Kevin Spacey as Artist Director of the London Old Vic in 2015.