News in 2003

  • Ice experts awarded £458,000 to study climate change 21 February 2003 Scientists are set to gain a new insight into the effects of global warming on the climate of Northern Europe, thanks to a government grant worth £458,000.
  • Fifty years of stress - and still no definitive answers 27 January 2003 New perspectives on a half-century of changing attitudes towards stress are explored in the current issue of the International Journal of Epidemiology, published today.
  • Industry expert appointed as new visiting professor 19 February 2003 The issue of sustainable development will be given a new emphasis in Bristol University's undergraduate courses, following the appointment of a Visiting Professor in Engineering Design for Sustainable Development.
  • Parents of large families may be at greater risk of heart disease 18 February 2003 Mothers and fathers of large families may have a higher risk of heart disease, according to new research by the University of Bristol published today in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association.
  • Free lunchtime lectures explore the right to privacy 13 February 2003 Issues of individual privacy in the modern age will be put under the spotlight in a series of free public lectures arranged by Bristol University's Public Programmes Office this Spring.
  • Stubble equals trouble: shaving, heart disease and stroke 5 February 2003 How often a man shaves may be a marker of his susceptibility to heart disease, according to new research from the University of Bristol, published in the American Journal of Epidemiology today.
  • Britons' 6000-year-old taste for dairy products 28 January 2003 Ancient Britons may have eaten dairy foods as long as 6000 years ago, according to new research by the University of Bristol.
  • 'Modernising government': new research from the CMPO 27 January 2003 The Centre for Market and Public Organisation (CMPO) at the University of Bristol conducts research on the theme of 'modernising government', including welfare reform, public sector delivery and competition in the provision of health care and education.
  • Long waiting lists do not reflect a general failure of the NHS 24 January 2003 Despite widespread political and media attention about long waiting lists, a study in this week's British Medical Journal finds that in most instances, substantial numbers of patients waiting longer than six months for elective surgery are restricted to a small number of hospitals.
  • One in five older British women has heart disease 23 January 2003 One in five British women aged over 60 has cardiovascular disease (heart disease, stroke or blocked arteries), according to new research by the University of Bristol.
  • New study to reveal night life of parents and babies 15 January 2003 A major research project aimed at understanding more about how parents and their babies interact at night has been launched by the University of Bristol and the United Bristol Healthcare NHS Trust.
  • University opens its doors for tours 15 January 2003 A state-of-the-art sports centre, a cutting-edge laboratory building, a 600-year- old oak tree and a fairytale grotto are just some of the sights in store this Spring as part of a new series of Bristol University tours.
  • Honorary degrees awarded by Bristol University, February 2003 26 February 2003 Honorary degrees were awarded to David Constantine, Adam Hart-Davis, Richard Lelonde and Timothy Clark at a ceremony in the Wills Memorial Building today.
  • Bristol University to host research into complementary medicine 23 April 2003 The University of Bristol has been identified by the Department of Health as one of five Higher Education Institutions in the UK to host research into complemetary and alternative medicine.
  • Humans in Harmony 3 March 2003 A second-year medical student at Bristol University is organising a concert to raise funds for Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) and UNICEF at Clifton Cathedral on March 15th.
  • Earthquake challenge for young engineers 6 March 2003 Pupils from local schools will put their engineering skills to the test in an exciting challenge run by At-Bristol and the University of Bristol's Earthquake Engineering Research Centre (EERC) as part of National Science Week 2003, on March 10 and 11.
  • Admissions policy 4 March 2003 Statement from the University of Bristol issued in response to allegations from the Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference and the Girls' School Association.
  • Study explores women's views on family life 10 March 2003 Over half of young women in Bristol see the ideal family situation as one where mothers either work part-time or not at all, according to new research from the University of Bristol funded by the Economic and Social Research Council.
  • University joins forces with Bristol's entertainment industry 11 March 2003 Bristol's renowned entertainment industry has joined forces with world-class researchers at the University of Bristol to form a new regional centre of excellence, known as 3C Research Ltd.
  • Peanut allergy may be linked to skin creams and soy milk 11 March 2003 Interim research findings from the Children of the 90s study have identified possible risk factors for the development of peanut allergy in children.
  • Meningitis: a cold reminder 8 January 2003 The national charity, Spencer Dayman Meningitis Laboratories, together with many families that have been touched by meningitis and septicaemia, today launched a 'Meningitis Awareness Fridge Magnet' aimed at the student population across the UK's Universities.
  • Student faces Sand Marathon challenge 13 March 2003 A fourth year medical student has been training for the past two years to take part in this year's Marathon de Sables, the 'toughest race in the world'.
  • University chiefs head for Bristol 20 March 2003 Three hundred university leaders from 45 European countries will gather in Bristol on March 28 and 29 for a major conference focusing on the future of research and the links between research and higher education across Europe.
  • £90,000 awarded to diabetes research 18 March 2003 Almost £90,000 has been awarded to Bristol University by the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) to fund a study that will support JDRF's ultimate goal - a cure for type 1 diabetes.
  • An evening of evolution 21 March 2003 On Thursday March 27, academics from the University of Bristol will illustrate evolutionary aspects of their research in a public symposium at the Comparative Morphology Centre on Southwell Street, Bristol.
  • Schools tackle chemistry challenge 26 March 2003 72 students from 18 schools in the South West will enjoy a fun-filled day of chemistry at the Salters' Festival of Chemistry to be held at the university on Monday, March 31.
  • Scientific encounters for city kids 2 April 2003 Science will come to life for 60 youngsters from inner-city primary schools in Bristol thanks to an action-packed day at Clifton College.
  • Poor air quality in Bristol linked to deaths in over-65s 2 April 2003 Air pollution is continuing to have an adverse impact on health, particularly in the over-65 age group, a recent study from the University of Bristol shows. The study identified a clear relationship between daily levels of pollutants and daily death rates in the Bristol area between 1996 and 1999, despite improvements in air quality in Britain over the past few decades.
  • Massive 'concrete pour' at BLADE 3 April 2003 A massive 'concrete pour' took place at Bristol University to form the floor of the new £17m building being built to house the Bristol Laboratory of Advanced Dynamic Engineering (BLADE).
  • £2.6m research boost for university chemists 2 April 2003 Three chemists at Bristol University have won a prestigious new award from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).
  • Weston schools experience hands-on science 7 April 2003 Children from schools in Weston-super-Mare will get the opportunity to meet a 200 million year old dinosaur, handle geological specimens and sample liquid-nitrogen ice-cream as part of two science activity days at Bristol University.
  • Focus on Eleanor 9 April 2003 One of feudal Europe's most colourful characters will be the focus of a public lecture, Eleanor of Aquitaine and the Media: the Making of a Reputation, to be given by Dr Richard Barber today.
  • Are children really couch potatoes these days? 29 January 2003 Many adults believe that modern children spend too much time glued to television and computer screens when they should be out climbing trees - but is this really true? The Children of the 90s are going to help researchers find out!
  • Meet the team behind Children of the 90s 7 February 2003 The Children of the 90s project is a Bristol success story - and you are invited to meet the people behind it a special exhibition on Friday 14 February, between 10am and 3pm, at the University of Bristol's Wills Memorial Building.
  • £26m funding boost for scientific research 13 February 2003 Bristol University has received £26m in funding for scientific research as part of the government's £1bn investment in scientific excellence.
  • Dance the night away with SCA 17 February 2003 Over 100 Bristol senior citizens will be putting on their dancing shoes for Bristol University's Student Community Action (SCA) Annual Dinner Dance tomorrow [Wednesday, February 19].
  • Students sleep out for the homeless 17 February 2003 Issues of homelessness will be highlighted during this year's Student Community Action (SCA) week at the University of Bristol with a sponsored sleep-out by students on Thursday February 20.
  • Talking shop - Chief Executive of M & S gives lecture at Bristol University 27 February 2003 High street retailing will come under the spotlight in a free lecture entitled The Fall and Rise of Marks and Spencer in the university's Wills Memorial Building this evening [February 27] at 5.15pm.
  • Business plan shortlist announced 28 February 2003 The University of Bristol has announced this year's finalists for its annual Business Plan Competition, designed to inspire new technology-based business ideas and entrepreneurial talent in the region.
  • One World Day 17 March 2003 The University of Bristol's overseas students will be offering a fascinating insight into life in their home countries as part of the Students' Union's annual 'One World Day' on Tuesday March 18th, in the Anson Rooms, Bristol University Students' Union from 7.30pm.
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