Sparks will fly at this year’s Botanic Garden Art and Sculpture Festival 30 March 2015 An original metal sculptural plant form will be created over the Easter weekend by a working forge during the University of Bristol’s Botanic Garden Art and Sculpture Festival. The unique sculpture called ‘Callabora ferratum ‘Bringstii’ will be crafted by Bringsty Forge Blacksmiths - Tony Ingarfield, Adrian Legge and Henry Pomfret.
- Bristol student among first to study on microbial diversity throughout ice sheet melt season 31 March 2015 Researchers in the School of Geographical Sciences recently published the first ever study of the effects of snow and wind on the ecology of micro-organisms on the Greenland Ice Sheet.
- Bristol students win European Space Agency competition 31 March 2015 An app designed by Computer Science students at the University of Bristol has beaten off competition from across Europe to win a top prize for its potential to help tackle food poverty.
- Universities awarded £138 million for UK infrastructure research 30 March 2015 The University of Bristol is one of 13 university partners that have been awarded funding of £138 million for UK infrastructure research. The UK Collaboration for Research in Infrastructure and Cities (UKCRIC) investment was announced by the Chancellor of the Exchequer in the Budget on 18 March 2015.
- Sparks will fly at this year’s Botanic Garden Art and Sculpture Festival 30 March 2015 An original metal sculptural plant form will be created over the Easter weekend by a working forge during the University of Bristol’s Botanic Garden Art and Sculpture Festival. The unique sculpture called ‘Callabora ferratum ‘Bringstii’ will be crafted by Bringsty Forge Blacksmiths - Tony Ingarfield, Adrian Legge and Henry Pomfret.
- Improving life for insects in Bristol 27 March 2015 The Greater Bristol Pollinator Strategy, a key component of the Get Bristol Buzzing initiative to make life better for pollinating insects in Bristol, was launched this week as part of the city’s year as European Green Capital.
- Engine Shed adds £8 million to the local economy 27 March 2015 Engine Shed, home to the University of Bristol’s SETsquared business incubator, has added £8 million to the local economy after being in operation for just over a year.
- Jailbreak students ‘escape’ to Poland in charity challenge 27 March 2015 Fearless students hitchhiked all the way to Poland to win the latest Jailbreak charity challenge, which has raised over £9,500 for local charities. Abbie Scott and Callum Bigs O’May – going under the team name ‘Cab Fare’ – travelled an impressive 1,515.8km to Katowice, Poland, in 36 hours without spending any money.
- UK’s leading employment barrister ‘Michael Ford QC’ appointed to Law School Chair 27 March 2015 Michael Ford QC, one of the leading employment law barristers in the country and a legal champion for workers’ rights, has been appointed to a Chair at the University of Bristol Law School.
- Bristol explored: new book highlights city’s rich architectural heritage 27 March 2015 A new book by Timothy Mowl, Emeritus Professor at the University of Bristol, reveals secrets of the city’s diverse architectural heritage, its maritime past and rich social history, describing twelve walks that showcase Bristol’s fascinating built environment.
- Bats obey ‘traffic rules’ when trawling for food 26 March 2015 Foraging bats obey their own set of ‘traffic rules’, chasing, turning and avoiding collisions at high speed, new research from the University of Bristol has found.