Dutch Hunger Winter13 October 2016It was known as the ‘Dutch Hunger Winter’, and was the only widespread famine in 20th century Europe.
At the end of WW2, the German army effectively blockaded parts of the Netherlands. Food supplies dried up; calorie intake fell to 600 per day in some areas. It was, according to a documentary on BBC Radio 4’s ‘Down the Generations’ strand, a ‘winter of cold, darkness and starvation.’
Inspiration, aspiration and educational attainment15 July 2016Professor Simon Burgess, from the School of Economics, Finance and Management, analysed the effect of Michelle Obama’s visits to a girls’ secondary school in London on GCSE results. The research was covered by The TES, The Economist, The Conversation, and the Times.
PhD bursaries for autumn 2016 entry14 July 2016The School of Economics, Finance and Management at the University of Bristol is pleased to invite applications for PhD bursaries in Accounting, Economics, Finance or Management. Successful applicants will study for a PhD, receive a contribution towards the cost of full-time PhD study, and undertake teaching duties within the School’s teaching programmes.
Professor Ellwood gives evidence to Commons Select Committee1 July 2016A Commons Select Committee is conducting an Inquiry into the utility of management information used by Government Departments, particular monthly accounts. Professor Ellwood gives evidence to this Committee, drawing on her recent research activity in this area.