Exploring embodied human interaction in the virtual world 6 May 2016 Members of the public will have the opportunity to ‘become’ embodied energy fields within a virtual landscape as part of an interactive research residency by University of Bristol graduate student, Lisa May Thomas at the Arnolfini’s Dark Studio next week [Tuesday 10 – Friday 13 May].
- Experience new music in Bristol 6 May 2016 This May, the Bristol New Music weekend returns for its second instalment, taking place across Colston Hall, St George’s Bristol and The Cube Cinema [Thursday 12 – Sunday 15 May].
- Data driven: researching the future of financial trading 6 May 2016 With automated trading systems transforming the face of financial trading, research into how to optimise the vast quantities of data being produced has never been more important. A new partnership between the University of Bristol and Thomson Reuters will ensure the UK remains at the forefront of this industry transformation.
- Street science tackles implicit bias in science and society 6 May 2016 Over 160 female scientists will take their science to the streets of 13 UK cities across England, Wales and Scotland this summer for the Soapbox Science Festival. Now in its sixth year, Soapbox Science challenges perceptions of who a scientist is by celebrating diversity in women in science.
- Exploring embodied human interaction in the virtual world 6 May 2016 Members of the public will have the opportunity to ‘become’ embodied energy fields within a virtual landscape as part of an interactive research residency by University of Bristol graduate student, Lisa May Thomas at the Arnolfini’s Dark Studio next week [Tuesday 10 – Friday 13 May].
- Bristol Italian language tutors win international award for innovation in technology-enhanced learning 5 May 2016 Two tutors in the University’s School of Modern Languages have been recognised for their work to involve students in technology-enhanced learning.
- Creating a vision for green healthy cities 5 May 2016 How can we green our cities to make them healthier and more sustainable places to live? A substantial grant awarded to a European collaboration, including researchers at the University of Bristol, will help to develop the best, most cost effective policies to get cities on the path to an environmentally friendly future.
- ‘Modernist grotto’ made from 10,000 tree samples to be unveiled in Bristol 5 May 2016 A captivating new piece of public artwork, made from 10,000 tree samples gathered from across the world, is being unveiled by the University of Bristol on Monday [9 May].
- University debates problematic legacy of Bristol philanthropist and slave trader 4 May 2016 The problematic legacy of Edward Colston (1636-1721), one of Bristol’s most famous sons, will be the subject of a public debate tomorrow [Thursday 5 May] hosted by the University of Bristol at The Station.
- Placenta size and offspring bone development linked 4 May 2016 A larger placenta during pregnancy could lead to larger bones in the children, a new study has shown.
- A faster and cheaper way to produce new antibiotics 4 May 2016 A novel way of synthesising a promising new antibiotic has been identified by scientists at the University of Bristol. By expressing the genes involved in the production of pleuromutilin in a different type of fungus, the researchers were able to increase production by more than 2,000 per cent.