6 June 2013
The 'long' fourteenth century perhaps can be seen as Thessalonica's heyday. Alongside its growing commercial prowess, the city was developing into an important centre of government, where members of the Byzantine imperial family of the Palaiologoi ruled independently under full imperial titles, striking coinage and following an increasingly autonomous external policy.
4 June 2013
The ongoing movement toward globalization challenges us to reconsider issues of individual identity. Are we evolving into citizens of the world? How crucial is nationality? And for men, what does it now mean to be male?
23 May 2013
He wore a khaki cap and tattered clothes and looked the very picture of a Russian revolutionary activist. But Joseph Ilitch Afirenko was neither Russian nor a revolutionary activist. He was Paul Dukes, one of a group of spies on an undercover mission of vital importance.
22 May 2013
One year after the Arab Spring revolutions in North Africa, Chesshyre heads off across Tunisia, Libya and Egypt to take the temperature of the countries as they come to terms with their new, post-dictator world. This travelogue captures with humour and a sense of realism three nations at a time when their future hangs in the balance, talking to ordinary folk along the way... and with only the occasional abduction holding up progress from Tunis to the Sinai Peninsula.
1 May 2013
On 21 April in perfect sunny conditions, five Bristol alumni took on the challenge of running the 2013 Virgin London Marathon.
26 April 2013
Over 300 Bristol alumni joined Bristol's President and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Eric Thomas (Hon LLD 2004), and 25 Bristol academics, staff and volunteers, for alumni events in Beijing and Shanghai this week.
26 April 2013
Alumni donations to UK universities reach record levels
4 April 2013
Bold! Intense! One of a kind! Here's an opportunity to join a young boy from Green Bay, WI, taking the challenge to find his sexual identity and education by degrees. Join him as he works through his thesis, meets the cream of the British theatre and toils in the French libraries and continental museums researching ancient costuming and designs in pursuit of his MA in theatrical costuming from the renowned University of Bristol.
21 February 2013
Following its overwhelming success last year, the University of Bristol Internship Scheme is again underway, offering companies a cost-effective method of recruiting highly-qualified and motivated individuals. Alumni who are interested in getting involved and employing an intern are encouraged to act quickly.
15 February 2013
Holly Smale (BA 2004 MA 2006) has secured an international contract for her book “Geek Girl”. As part of a three book deal, which has already been sold in eight languages, the book is a major achievement for a debut author in an increasingly cautious publishing world.