Special preview of Bristol's best-known garden3 November 2005Bristol's best-known garden, the Botanic Garden, is offering members of the public a special preview at its new home in Stoke Bishop on Saturday, November 12, prior to its formal opening in March 2006.
Heathrow to trial driverless transport3 November 2005A revolutionary form of driverless travel - the ULTra (Urban Light Transport) - is to be tested at Heathrow Airport by BAA, the world's leading airport company. Advanced Transport Systems Ltd (ATS), a University of Bristol spinout company, has secured £7.5 million in investment from BAA to fund the pilot study.
Armed Forces and Society in Europe2 November 2005Anthony Forster's book Armed Forces and Society in Europe offers an innovative conceptual framework to critically evaluate contemporary civil-military relations across the continent of Europe.
National Student Enterprise Conference1 November 2005University students, mentors, investors and experienced entrepreneurs from throughout the UK are kicking off Enterprise Week with Student Enterprise '05, a national student enterprise conference in Bath, UK, Friday, 11 November at the University of Bath's Students' Union.
Business plan battle1 November 2005Every year the Universities of Bristol, Bath and West of England battle it out in a contest to determine which award-winning business plan from their students deserves the title Winner of Winners.
Arthritis and a musical brain31 October 2005The psychological aspects of music and the most common form of arthritis are the subjects of two free lunchtime public lectures starting next week. The talks by University of Bristol experts, John Barrett and Dr Mo Sharif, are aimed at a non-scientific audience.
Socially deprived less likely to get treatment28 October 2005People living in deprived areas or working in manual occupations are less likely to receive cholesterol and blood pressure-lowering treatment than more affluent people, according to a paper published today [28 October] in the November issue of the British Journal of General Practice.
Dating Earth's core formation27 October 2005New research, published in Nature allows geologists to estimate the time at which the Earth's core separated from its rocky outer shell.
University group links up with Norwegian study27 October 2005A pioneering study into children's health based at the University of Bristol is to link up with a similar project in Norway in a bid to share data and help scientists unlock the causes of a range of medical conditions.
Bristol celebrates change for disabled children27 October 2005Research by a team from the School for Policy Studies and Bristol City Council has led to an announcement in Parliament that will dramatically improve the lives of seriously disabled children and their families.
Delivering public services26 October 2005Governments around the world are searching for policies to boost the efficiency of the public sector.
Exchanging keys in the Canaries26 October 2005"What had all this to do with quantum computation, I wondered?" Cherry Lewis explores the unfamiliar world of quantum computation.
The long chain of reception26 October 2005The word 'reception' has a special sense in the humanities. It is to do with our relationship with the past, its literature and culture.
New diabetes trial24 October 2005Doctors from the University of Bristol are looking for volunteers who have recently been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes to take part in the largest diet and exercise study of its kind.
Expert on Colonialism joins University of Bristol24 October 2005The British Empire, at its height, included territories on all continents and was the largest empire history has ever known, comprising about one quarter of the world's population and area. To help understand its continuing impact on the world today, the University of Bristol has appointed an internationally renowned expert in Colonialism, Professor Stephen Howe, Chair in History and Cultures of Colonialism.
Our changing climate24 October 2005The impact of human activity on the Earth's climate is of growing concern, highlighted by natural disasters such as hurricane Katrina that demonstrate how powerful Nature can be. To address the questions surrounding our changing climate the University of Bristol is holding a series of free public lunchtime talks. The talks are aimed especially at a non-scientific audience.
Revolutionising thermal imaging20 October 2005The magazine III-Vs Review reports on a technique developed by Dr Martin Kuball and colleagues in the Department of Physics that determines the temperature of active, GaNbased, III-V devices.
Bristol's universities welcome new overseas students19 October 2005Overseas students who have just started their studies in the city were invited by the University of the West of England and the University of Bristol to attend the fifth annual Welcome Reception at Wildwalk-At-Bristol.
Poverty the prime suspect in murder17 October 2005People living in the poorest neighbourhoods are nearly six times more likely to be murdered than those living in the richest areas, a new report co-authored by Christina Pantazis and Professor Dave Gordon of the University of Bristol, claims.
World experts meet about impact of climate change17 October 2005A Bristol University academic is among leading international experts discussing the latest evidence for Antarctic climate change at the most important gathering of climate experts in over a decade.
Health and the minimum wage14 October 2005Many people living on the national minimum wage in the UK currently earn around £20 less a week than they need to live healthily, argues an editorial in this week's BMJ by Christopher Deeming, a PhD student in the School of Policy Studies.
Benefits of breastfeeding14 October 2005A Wellcome Trust Training Fellowship in Clinical Epidemiology allowed Dr Richard Martin of the Department of Social Medicine to undertake a series of studies on breastfeeding.
Truth, justice and memory14 October 2005A new book by Dr George Sanford examines the Soviet massacre of Polish prisoners of war at Katyn and other camps in 1940.
The building blocks of life13 October 2005The vast majority of life processes result from the binding of a protein molecule to another molecule. Understanding these interactions is the key to life itself.
Brain science, addiction and drugs13 October 2005David Nutt was one of three key advisers recently appointed to provide detailed scientific input into the Government's Foresight programme on Brain Science, Addiction and Drugs.
A burning issue13 October 2005The effects of burning biomass on climate change models.
The science behind......13 October 2005Back pain is a major health problem, affecting approximately 17.3 million people in the UK. This is just one of the themes behind a series of three day schools starting next week at the University of Bristol, aiming to demystify the science behind a range of topics that affect our everyday lives.
Arts of the African continent11 October 2005'Arts of the African continent' is the theme of a series of free public art lectures starting today at Bristol University.
Mental Health Research Network launched4 October 2005A new country-wide network has been established, aimed at facilitating research into mental health problems and improving collaboration between researchers and NHS partners.
Muslim and Jewish communities share a date30 September 2005For the first time in decades, the first day of Ramadan, the Muslim month of fasting, and the first day of the Jewish New Year will fall on the same date, Tuesday 4 October.
Rethinking multiculturalism30 September 2005Multiculturalism is still an attractive and worthwhile political project, and we need more of it rather than less, says Tariq Modood, Professor of Sociology, Politics and Public Policy.
Dutch professor is new Chair of Ethics in Medicine29 September 2005The new Chair of Ethics in Medicine at the University of Bristol is Professor Ruud ter Meulen, formerly Professor in Philosophy and Director of the Institute for Bioethics at the University of Maastricht.