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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.

TT Talking - The TT’s most exciting era by Charlie Lambert (BA 1971)

23 May 2014

The decade between 2004 and 2014 was one of the most dramatic eras in the century-old history of the Isle of Man TT Races. It began with the races in decline, attendances dwindling and many observers fearing that they would soon be killed off by a combination of rising costs, political correctness and practical difficulties. But a triumphant celebration of the races’ centenary in 2007 launched the TT into a new era of success.

Will Todd returns to perform at the Victoria Rooms

19 May 2014

On Saturday 28 June, composer and musician, Will Todd (BA 1991, MMus 1994) will return to Bristol to perform Mass in Blue with the Bristol Bach Choir in the University’s Victoria Rooms.

Three Bristol alumnae nominated for Small Business Book Awards

15 May 2014

Three University of Bristol graduates are to go head to head in the Small Business Book Awards 2014, designed to celebrate the best business reads for entrepreneurs, CEOS and managers.

Skills from Brazil by Dan Freedman (BA 1999)

2 May 2014

Perfectly timed for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, here's another thrilling Jamie Johnson adventure. Jamie is the top player at his school but there’s something missing from his game. He needs that bit of extra flair. He wants that touch of magic. Can the once-in-a-lifetime chance to train on the beaches of Brazil give Jamie the skills he needs to become a legend?

Read the Spring 2014 edition of Nonesuch

30 April 2014

Read the Spring 2014 edition of Nonesuch, which celebrates the 25th anniversary of Epigram, the University’s student newspaper.

The Centenary Campaign: Sink or Swim

16 April 2014

Thanks to alumni donations, ocean acidification took centre stage in the climate change debate for the first time last month following Dr Daniela Schmidt’s contribution to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group II report.

Why we're raising money for Bristol's Cancer Research Fund

16 April 2014

Six Bristol graduates share their reasons for raising money for the University of Bristol Cancer Research Fund by running the Virgin Money London Marathon 2014.