6 December 2013
Ever wondered what the weather and climate was like in Middle Earth, the land of hobbits, dwarves, elves and orcs, from J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings? Climate scientists from the University of Bristol, UK have used a climate model, similar to those used in the recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, to simulate and investigate the climate of Middle Earth.
3 December 2013
A striking image of the sun over a glacier in South-west Greenland by Jon Hawkings, a PhD Student in the School of Geographical Sciences, was shortlisted for the inaugural Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) Student Photography and Short Article Writing Competition.
2 December 2013
Dr Emma Stone, a Research Associate in the BRIDGE research group, will visit civil servant Alan Pitt, secretary to the Prime Minister's Council for Science and Technology, at the House of Commons for a ‘Week in Westminster’ commencing Monday 2 December as part of a unique pairing scheme run by the Royal Society.
18 November 2013
Human geographers Mark Jackson and Naomi Millner have won research support from the Cabot Institute. The award is to develop an interdisciplinary research project called 'Seeds, Soil, and Social Change'. The project incorporates co-researchers from Politics (Karen Tucker), Biological Sciences (Jane Memmott, Claire Grierson, Jon Bridle), and community experts from local and international organizations including Feed Bristol, Via Campesina, Sims Hill Shared Harvest, Bristol Food Policy Council, and the Institute of Permaculture in El Salvador.