Knighthood for Nigel Thrift5 January 2015Nigel Thrift, a Bristol alumnus and former School of Geographical Sciences staff member, was knighted in the 2015 New Year’s Honours List for services to higher education.
Bristol Geography Tops the Tables Again18 December 2014The School of Geographical Sciences's status as one of Britain's premier research centres in geography has been confirmed by the REF analysis just released.
Professor Paul Valdes wins Milutin Milankovic Medal17 October 2014We are delighted that Paul has been named as the 2015 recipient of the prestigious "Milutin Milankovic Medal" of the European Geosciences Union. He will receive his medal at the EGU 2015 General Assembly, which will take place in Vienna in April.
Novel UAV technology for atmospheric research1 October 2014A team of scientists and engineers sampling greenhouse gases in the remote South Atlantic have pushed the boundaries of what’s possible with lightweight fully autonomous UAV (unmanned aerial vehicles) by flying octocopters at altitudes of up to 9,000ft.
Dr Adam Dixon speaks at Chatham House9 September 2014Dr. Adam Dixon was an invited speaker to a day-long event on African sovereign wealth funds held at Chatham House on 5 September. Guests included government ministers and diplomats from a number of African countries, as well as guests from prominent NGOs, the World Bank, and the financial services industry.
£614,000 to continue exploration beneath Greenland Ice Sheet18 July 2014Last summer, scientists from the University of Bristol discovered the longest canyon in the world buried beneath three kilometres of ice in Greenland. The 'Greenland Grand Canyon' was an unexpected discovery resulting from the analysis of thousands of line kilometres of airborne radar data that have been collected over Greenland by NASA, German, Danish and UK scientists since the 1990s. This data set represents a vast treasure trove of information about the conditions beneath the Greenland ice sheet, the second largest ice mass on the planet.
Professor Ron Johnston speaks to MPs at the launch of his report3 July 2014Professor Ron Johnston spoke at the launch in the Houses of Parliament on 2 July of a report he, David Rossiter and Charles Pattie had written on Equality, Community and Continuity: Reviewing the UK Rules for Constituency Distributions. The meeting was sponsored by senior members of all three main political parties and was attended by some 30 MPs, who gave it a very positive welcome.