Staff Club Quiz Night and Spring Programme23 January 2009The third Staff Club Quiz Night is being held on Monday 16 February. Register online now to secure your team's place! The Club's Spring Programme is also available online now.
Free MOTs for rabbits13 January 2009Rabbit owners in Bristol are invited to help keep their animal healthy by bringing them for a free health check at the UK's first dedicated rabbit-only clinic.
New insight into Alzheimer’s disease24 December 2008A new molecule important in a part of the memory that allows recognition of people has been identified by researchers at the University of Bristol.
Children from low-income families at educational disadvantage23 December 2008Children born into low-income families in UK and the US in the early years of the twenty-first century are at a disadvantage when they start school, according to new research by Elizabeth Washbrook and Jane Waldfogel from the University’s Centre for Market and Public Organisation.
Rise in births for couples on benefits22 December 2008Increased government support for families has coincided with a rise in births among women who left school at 16 compared to those who stayed in education after the age of 18, according to new research by Sarah Smith and colleagues in the University's Centre for Market and Public Organisation.
Bristol University confirmed as a world leader in research18 December 2008Bristol University is among the UK’s top research universities, according to a rigorous exercise to assess the quality of research at every university. The exercise will decide how more than £1.5 billion in research funding will be allocated each year from 2009-10.
Winning performance for local students17 December 2008Eleven students from Merchants' Academy, Withywood, took part in an award ceremony at Bristol University yesterday [16 December]. The event was to mark their participation in a drama workshop, which explored what it is like to be a teenager in Bristol in 2008.
Introducing the 'Rainy Day Exposed'17 December 2008'Exposed?', a new report focusing on risks to financial security from the University’s Personal Finance Research Centre was launched yesterday evening at a House of Commons roundtable discussion hosted by Mark Lazarowicz MP. The report reveals how risks cluster together in ways that can leave people extremely exposed to the worst consequences of the economic downturn.
Orpen to take over Bristol research brief17 December 2008Guy Orpen, Professor of Structural Chemistry and Dean of Science at the University of Bristol, is to become one of the University's Pro Vice-Chancellors on 1 September 2009. His area of special responsibility will be research and enterprise - a role currently undertaken by Professor Malcolm Anderson, whose term of office as Pro Vice-Chancellor comes to an end next year.
White children have lower educational aspirations than most ethnic minorities16 December 2008The proportion of white children with high hopes for their educational progress is much lower than for other ethnic groups in England. One of the key factors behind the difference is parents’ aspirations for their children. These are the findings of new research by Professor Simon Burgess and Dr Deborah Wilson of the Centre for Market and Public Organisation.
More food at lower cost14 December 2008New research from the University of Bristol, published today in 'Nature Cell Biology', has shown how to increase the length of root hairs on plants, potentially improving crop yields, as plants with longer root hairs take up minerals and water more efficiently.
Controlling the building blocks of life11 December 2008A simple and reliable method for converting one of the simplest chemical entities into one of the most difficult-to-make molecular building blocks of life is reported by scientists at the University of Bristol in this week’s Nature [11 December].
Bristol athletes given opportunity of a lifetime10 December 2008Two young Bristol athletes have been selected to train at a world famous training centre developed by one of the world’s Olympic greats as part of Springboard Plus, a new athlete development initiative.
New home and new beginnings for ALSPAC10 December 2008The world-famous Children of the 90s (ALSPAC) project is entering an exciting new era. The project has moved into attractive new premises, just in time to welcome the teenagers back for a 17-year health review and launch a pioneering new study of their mothers.
Protein could prevent blocked arteries9 December 2008For the first time, researchers have found that a modified form of a naturally occurring protein, N-cadherin, could prevent blocked arteries. Blocked arteries are a major cause of heart attacks and strokes.
Small money, big difference5 December 2008Professor Ricardo Araya studied medicine in Chile where he was a classmate and good friend of the current President, Michelle Bachelet.
Bristol University to train scientists and engineers for Britain’s future5 December 2008Bristol University has won funding for four new centres that will generate the scientists and engineers needed for Britain's future, it was announced today [5 December 2008] by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) – the UK funding body for science and engineering.
New monitor for eye disease3 December 2008The monitoring and treatment of eye diseases that may cause blindness has taken a big leap forward, thanks to a new imaging technique that takes high quality colour photographs of the whole retina.
Study to look at nutrition, ageing and health in Bangladeshi women3 December 2008The Bangladeshi population is one of the fastest growing ethnic groups within the UK, and are amongst the most socially disadvantaged. A grant of over £500,000 hopes to reduce existing health inequalities and promote healthy, active ageing among Bangladeshi women.
Fair rules for welfare reforms3 December 2008The Government should extend conditionality so that virtually no one can claim benefits without taking active steps to address barriers to work, according to an independent review by Professor Paul Gregg published today.
Pupils team up for festive sports day3 December 2008Around 60 pupils from Teyfant Community School, Hartcliffe, will be taking part in a festive-themed sports day at Bristol University’s Centre for Sport, Exercise and Health tomorrow [Thursday, 4 December].
Famous for five centuries3 December 2008The Tudors and their lasting influence will be the focus of a public lecture by historian and broadcaster Dr David Starkey at Bristol University this Saturday [6 December].
Begin the New Year with swimming lessons at Bristol University2 December 2008A new programme of swimming lessons for both adults and children (aged five and over) wanting either to learn how to swim, gain confidence or improve their stroke begins next month [Wednesday 14 January] at the University of Bristol swimming pool in Clifton.
Vic Jobbins 1935-20082 December 2008Vic Jobbins, retired Senior Engineer in Site Services, died suddenly in September. Liz Lynch, Site Services Manager, remembers a man who 'lived his life to the absolute full and loved every minute of it'.
New MS labs officially opened at Frenchay1 December 2008Best-selling author Jill Mansell will officially open new state-of-the-art Multiple Sclerosis Stem Cell Laboratories at Frenchay Hospital this Wednesday [December 3].