Brunel and the Art of Invention19 April 2006An exhibition inspired by the life and work of Isambard Kingdom Brunel Bristol opens at Bristol’s City Museum and Art Gallery this week. The exhibition, entitled Brunel and the Art of Invention, was curated by Dr Claire O’Mahony, Director of History of Art Lifelong Learning at the University of Bristol.
Professor Patricia Broadfoot honoured4 January 2006University of Bristol Pro Vice-Chancellor, Professor Patricia Broadfoot, was granted the award of Commander of the British Empire (CBE) in the Queen’s New Year Honours list.
How to cook the perfect turkey (the scientific way)23 December 2005For most people, the key to preparing the perfect Christmas meal is cooking the turkey. University of Bristol physicist, Dr Peter Barham explains how applying scientific principles in the kitchen at Christmas can help you achieve the perfect festive fowl.
Benefits of flu vaccine substantially overestimated says study21 December 2005Studies of influenza vaccine effectiveness in elderly people substantially overestimate vaccine benefits, according to new research from the US published today in the International Journal of Epidemiology (IJE), edited at the University of Bristol.
Collaboration wins £3.4m award20 December 2005The University of Bristol and the University of Bath have collaborated to win a £3.4 million EPSRC Collaborative Training award to establish an Engineering Doctorate (EngD) Centre for The Management of Systems for Enhanced Performance, based at the University of Bristol.
Leading heart expert recruited19 December 2005Every two minutes someone in the UK has a heart attack. Heart and circulatory disease is the UK 's biggest killer with one in five men and one in six women dying from it.
Honorary degree awarded to WWI veteran16 December 2005Bristol University awarded an Honorary degree to a very special visitor at Friday’s annual meeting of the University Court held in the Wills Memorial Building. Mr Harry Patch, a 107 year old veteran of the Great War and a member of the workforce that constructed the Wills Memorial Building in 1925, was honoured with the degree of Master of Arts at a special ceremony.
UK’s largest robot labs to open in Bristol14 December 2005Intelligent and independent robots, designed to cooperate with people and work autonomously, are to be developed at a new robotics facility in Bristol. These exciting new devices, to be developed over the next ten years, will shape our daily lives.
Law course for young mums earns top award12 December 2005Academics at Bristol University are to be rewarded for their efforts in providing young mothers with a greater understanding of the legal system and how it affects them.
The sale of Manchester United8 December 2005Malcolm Glazer’s purchase of Manchester United represents a massive expropriation of money and time donated by supporters over decades, according to economics professor Patrick Francois, writing in the first issue of a new publication from the University of Bristol.
University of Bristol helps out with earthquake appeal5 December 2005Bristol University has helped the Bristol Muslim Cultural Society (BMCS) to raise over £10,000 in response to an earthquake appeal launched last month to help the Kashmir earthquake victims. Three million people are homeless and 80,000 people have died following the earthquake in Kashmir, Pakistan, Afghanistan and India.
Youngsters to have a sporting day out5 December 2005Sixty young people from Teyfant Community School, Hartcliffe, will join Bristol University students and staff for an all-action programme of sporting fun at the University’s Centre for Sport, Exercise and Health on Thursday, 8 December.
Theatre activist comes to Bristol29 November 2005An activist imprisoned for thirteen years under the repressive Stroessner dictatorship in Paraguay is to visit Bristol University as part of an award-winning initiative based in the Department of Hispanic Studies.
Mike O'Brien hosts talk at the University of Bristol28 November 2005Mike O’Brien (Cardiff Newsagent Three case) is visiting the School of Law, University of Bristol, tomorrow [Tuesday, 29 November], to lend his support to the innovative University of Bristol Innocence Project.
Views sought on University's future plans25 November 2005People who live and work in Bristol are being invited to give their views on an ambitious masterplan drawn up to shape the future of the University’s precinct.
An insight into the unusual24 November 2005The deputy chairman of ARUP, one of the world’s largest engineering firms, responsible for such iconic buildings as the Sydney Opera House and the World Trade Centre, will visit the University of Bristol on Thursday, 1 December to give an insight into his extraordinary designs.
It's party time!21 November 2005Up to 120 local children will be having a fun and festive time at the eleventh annual kids’ Christmas party organised by Bristol University’s Student Community Action (SCA) on Saturday, 3 December.
Early life experiences and eating disorders10 November 2005Young girls who suffer sexual abuse are much more likely to develop eating disorders as adults, even when they are pregnant. A new study suggests it could affect the health of their own children.