Building Antarctica in central Bristol8 June 2007The search for life on other planets, and research into climate change, will be the focus for top scientists and glaciologists using the recently-opened LOWTEX laboratories.
Can you forget a language you once knew?8 June 2007If you once spoke a second language but no longer do, researchers at Bristol University would like to hear from you. Former speakers of Hindi, Zulu, Cantonese and Mandarin are invited to take part in a new £180,000 language study.
"Have I been here before?"7 June 2007"Have I been here before?" In today's fast-moving world of look-alike hotel rooms and comparable corridors, it can take a bit of thinking to answer this simple question. University of Bristol neuroscientists working with colleagues at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) report in the June 7 early online edition of Science that they have identified a neuronal mechanism that our brains may use to rapidly distinguish similar, yet distinct places.
Combating contemporary slavery6 June 2007Expert speakers on many aspects of contemporary slavery invite the public to join in what promises to be an enlightening and interesting debate on Friday 15 June looking at how we can combat all forms of contemporary slavery.
Translating research into saving lives1 June 2007The University has been awarded funding from the Medical Research Council (MRC) to set up a new Centre for Causal Analyses in Translational Epidemiology.
Reducing caesarean rates1 June 2007A computerised decision analysis programme which helps women decide on the type of birth that is most appropriate for them could cut the number of caesarean sections performed in England and Wales by 4000 a year, according to a study published on bmj.com today.
Coast returns for a third series31 May 2007The BBC’s Bafta-winning Coast returns on Sunday, and Dr Alice Roberts from the Department of Anatomy returns as co-presenter.
Management event at Goldney Hall31 May 2007The Department of Management is hosting an open evening at Goldney Hall for managers, personnel managers and prospective students wanting to learn more about two of its most popular postgraduate courses.
Bristol launches Entrepreneurs’ Question Time event29 May 2007The Bristol Enterprise Network (BEN) introduced the city’s first “Entrepreneurs’ Question Time” event this month, embracing state-of the-art new media technology to ensure that business leaders throughout the globe could access the lively debate online.
Ants form living pothole plugs to make super-highways27 May 2007Certain army ants in the rainforests of Central and South America conduct spectacular predatory raids containing up to 200,000 foraging ants. Remarkably, some ants use their bodies to plug potholes in the trail leading back to the nest, making a flatter surface so that prey can be delivered to the developing young at maximum speed.
A taste of depression25 May 2007Exactly how depression might affect taste is unknown, Dr Lucy Donaldson from Physiology and Dr Jan Melichar from Community-based Medicine devised a test to find out.
Len Miles25 May 2007Len Miles, Senior Porter at Canynge Hall, has died after a short illness.
Economic Secretary Ed Balls MP opens BIPA25 May 2007Economic Secretary, Ed Balls MP, opened the new Bristol Institute of Public Affairs (BIPA) at the University of Bristol today. He made a speech on financial inclusion and saving.
Tracing the path of depression24 May 2007A grant of £364,000 to develop radioactive ‘tracers’ that will help in understanding the cause of depression, has been awarded to the University of Bristol and its partners.
Why wait until 1 July?24 May 2007Around 70 per cent of smokers say they want to stop smoking, and the new smoke-free law effective from 1 July could provide extra motivation to do so. To help support staff and students who want to give up smoking Bristol University is launching its own ‘Support to Stop Smoking’ campaign today [Thursday, 24 May].
Pinter play restaged 50 years on24 May 2007The first play by Nobel Prize-winning playwright Harold Pinter, which was first staged at the University of Bristol fifty years ago, is to be restaged this week in the very same room in the Wills Memorial Building.
Why wait until 1 July?23 May 2007Around 70 per cent of smokers say they want to stop smoking, and the new smoke-free law effective from 1 July could provide extra motivation to do so. To help support staff and students who want to give up smoking, Bristol University is launching its own ‘Support to Stop Smoking’ campaign tomorrow [Thursday, 24 May].
At the heart of the matter23 May 2007Primary school pupils from Portishead will be some of the first children in the country to experience Bristol University’s new mobile laboratory when they take part in a demonstration exploring the inner workings of the heart this Friday [25 May].
Why multiculturalism still matters22 May 2007A new book by one of the world's leading authorities on multiculturalism provides a different contribution to this debate at a time when many public commentators are turning against multiculturalism in response to fears about militant Islam, immigration or social cohesion.
Are you up to the commuter challenge?21 May 2007Would you like to do your bit for the environment and have the chance of winning a great prize? If so, Jam Busting June is the competition for you.
Are we facing a poverty-stricken old age?18 May 2007Sarah Smith, Senior Research Fellow in the the University’s Centre for Market and Public Organisation, was interviewed by Romesh Vaitilingam about her work on pension policy in the UK.
Brain waves make a splash18 May 2007Dr Matt Jones, an RCUK Academic Fellow in the Department of Physiology, tells us about how our brains function.
Experts reveal the science of happiness18 May 2007The science of happiness is the focus of a series of talks to help teach people how to be happier. The Bristol Happiness lectures are being held at Bristol University this Saturday [19 May].
NHS IT programme hampered by delays and deficits17 May 2007An independent academic study of staff views of the progress of the NHS IT programme locally has found that financial deficits and poor communication continue to hamper its successful implementation. It also found that continuing delays could constitute a growing risk to patient safety. The research is published online today (17 May) in the BMJ.
International scholars' reception15 May 2007The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Eric Thomas, hosted a reception last week for all international scholarship holders at the University.