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Bristol’s top five discoveries in 2013

11 December 2013

Some of the most important historical discoveries of the last century happened at Bristol, and this year has been no exception. Here are our highlights of 2013.

Alumni support Wills Memorial Law Library £3.1 million refurbishment

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.

110th anniversary of Nobel Prize winner Cecil Powell

5 December 2013

Professor Cecil Powell, great experimental physicist and Nobel Prize winner, was born on 5 December, 110 years ago.

History Showtime with music by Avril Thompson (BA 1967)

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).

Watertight Marketing by Bryony Thomas (BSc 1999)

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.

FT Arts Editor Jan Dalley (BA 1973) speaks to alumni on 'Art in the time of money'

14 November 2013

AHRC member and FT Arts Editor Jan Dalley (BA 1973) speaks to alumni on 'Art in the time of money'.

Who on Earth Are You? by Nick Inman (BSc 1978)

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.

Implosion: What the Web Has Really Done to Culture and Communications by Andy Law (BA 1978)

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.

Auctioning L.S. Lowry: Oil Painting Sales 1990-2012 by Rhian Addison (MA 2013)

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.

Angels and Aliens by Chryselle Brown (BA 2005)

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.