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.
12 September 2013
Liam Barnett (MEng 2010) was given the gift of life when he received a new liver in summer 2011 and has since won seven Gold medals in seven record times at the World Transplant Games this summer.
30 August 2013
Our passions make us who we are. They dictate everything we do from what we study to how we spend our time. They also dictate how we choose to help others. For Sheila Anderson (LLB 1956) – whose kind legacy donation to Bristol equals more than £1.5 million – law, learning and opportunity were top of her list.
7 August 2013
Paul is an ordinary lad who on waking up on an ordinary day, just cannot talk normally, mouthing occasional words but mostly struck dumb. A diagnosis from a top consultant informs him that his complaint is simply an inability to say out loud any word containing that most common sign in our ABC (it's found twixt "d" and "f").
7 August 2013
A most unusual novel in French, set in Paris in the near future: a world that is all upside down. The European Union has long since fallen apart and France is now a prosperous kingdom at war with Islamic neighbours. Virgin Mary has replaced Marianne in its town halls and people greet each other in Latin. In this world of intrigues, a young journalist recovers his memory after an accident but loses his faith. Yet amusing events and curious characters add a dose of spice to it all.