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    One-off EU debate with key political parties to be held in Bristol 15 April 2014 With political tensions running high over the UK’s relationship with the European Union, candidates from the five key parties will go head-to-head in a one-off debate ahead of next month’s European elections.
  • From pomegranate seeds to soaring swans 15 April 2014 Ceramic pomegranate seeds, a Rust-o-saurus, soaring swans and botanical art including Indonesian floral batik and water colour and ink hellebores are just a few of the designs that will be on display this Easter at the University of Bristol’s Botanic Garden Art and Sculpture Exhibition.
  • One-off EU debate with key political parties to be held in Bristol 15 April 2014 With political tensions running high over the UK’s relationship with the European Union, candidates from the five key parties will go head-to-head in a one-off debate ahead of next month’s European elections.
  • New design for mobile phone masts could cut carbon emissions 14 April 2014 A breakthrough in the design of signal amplifiers for mobile phone masts could deliver a massive 200MW cut in the load on UK power stations, reducing CO2 emissions by around 0.5 million tonnes a year.
  • Bristol scientist contributes to latest IPCC report 13 April 2014 Members of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will approve the Summary for Policymakers of the Working Group III (WGIII) contribution to the Fifth Assessment Report and accept the underlying scientific and technical assessment at a meeting in Berlin, Germany today.
  • Bristol students win national humanitarian design award 11 April 2014 A team of students from the University of Bristol has won the Engineers Without Borders (EWB) Branch Challenge 2014 with their design of a Candlenut gasification stove.
  • Platform 14 - open for departure 11 April 2014 Engine Shed proudly presents Platform 14, a new public exhibition and creative space which opens today [11 April] at their site at Bristol Temple Meads.
  • Food glorious food 11 April 2014 The first ever Bristol Food Connections festival runs from 1 – 11 May this year and the University of Bristol will host a series of events.
  • Global poverty could be up to a third higher than reported 11 April 2014 With over one billion people in the world living on less than $1.25 per day, the World Bank aims to end ‘extreme poverty’ by 2030. But new research suggests that global poverty figures could be underestimated by up to a third, and calls for more robust measurement in the future.
  • Sneak a peek through the mist to technology of the future 11 April 2014 A tabletop display with personal screens made from a curtain of mist that allow users to move images around and push through the fog-screens and onto the display, will be unveiled at an international conference later this month.
  • New research on gigabit wireless communications 10 April 2014 Research on gigabit wireless communications has been presented by researchers from the University of Bristol at the world’s leading wireless communications and networking conference, IEEE WCNC 2014, in Turkey earlier this week [Monday 6 to Wednesday 9 April].
  • £1.7m Leverhulme award for Bristol-Durham knot theory collaboration 10 April 2014 The Leverhulme Trust has awarded one of its prestigious Research Programme Grants to a collaboration between the Universities of Durham and Bristol for ‘SPOCK: Scientific Properties of Complex Knots’.
  • Security barriers affect movement of animals 9 April 2014 Security barriers in national parks on the US/Mexican border which aim to deter illegal migrants are affecting the movements of some native animal species while not necessarily restricting the movement of humans, according to new research from the University of Bristol, published today in PLoS ONE.
  • The afterlives of Joseph of Arimathea 9 April 2014 In his new book, Dr William John Lyons, Senior Lecturer in Biblical Interpretation at the University of Bristol, explores the reception history of Joseph of Arimathea from the Bible to the present day.
  • New drug offers hope for devastating childhood disease 9 April 2014 A powerful new drug which could relieve the symptoms of devastating childhood disease Rett syndrome is on the horizon thanks to a funding injection of £180,000.
  • Refurbishment breathes new life into fluids labs 9 April 2014 The University’s science and engineering fluids labs have been comprehensively refurbished and reconfigured in a joint project that will provide improved, collaborative space for staff and students in both faculties.
  • Report reveals adoption breakdown rate and the experiences of adoptive families in crisis 9 April 2014 The most comprehensive study ever to be carried out into adoption in England has confirmed that the rate of breakdown is lower than anticipated, but it also reveals a stark picture of the problems faced by families.
  • Racing to beat depression 8 April 2014 A University of Bristol student is running the London Marathon to support the website which helped her overcome debilitating depression.
  • Who’s the brainiest in Bristol? 7 April 2014 Lecturers and students from the University of Bristol took to the airwaves on BBC Radio 4 today [07 April] for comedy quiz show the 3rd Degree.
  • Bristol academics share ideas at philosophy festival 7 April 2014 Two University of Bristol academics will be taking part in the world’s largest philosophy and music festival - HowTheLightGetsIn - which will be based in Hay-on-Wye from 22 May to 1 June 2014.
  • Now you see him: return of the visual effects master 7 April 2014 Bristol engineering graduate and Star Wars fan Ben Morris delivered a talk on visual effects and digital film-making to a rapt audience of students and staff at the Faculty of Engineering’s latest Inside Track lecture.
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