Puffin’s log: a new book for an old boat24 March 2009In the 1950s, Jocelyn Greenway wrote about her family’s adventures taken in a 22-foot-long wooden sailing boat called Puffin. In February this year, after a long search, her daughter, Cathy Woodhead, discovered Puffin in Underfall’s Boatyard in the Bristol Docks.
New insights may help HIV and cancer patients24 March 2009Important progress in understanding the function of tetherin, known to have both anti-cancer and anti-viral properties, has been made by researchers at the University of Bristol.
Sixth-formers to become physics detectives24 March 2009Over 300 budding physicists will be competing to build a machine capable of identifying invisible particles this week [25 - 27 March], when they attend a Particle Physics Masterclass in the University of Bristol’s Physics Department.
Take art and take off!23 March 2009As part of its ongoing centenary celebrations, the University is running a competition for all current staff and students to produce a piece of art that represents the University's 'Great past - greater future'. The winning entry will be displayed on a banner on the outside of the Physics Building on Tyndall Avenue throughout 2009 and will be seen by thousands of people during the course of the year.
New programme of University swimming lessons23 March 2009A 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 from next month [Monday 20 April] at the University of Bristol swimming pool in Clifton.
2012 Games inspires Bristol’s Festival of School Sport23 March 2009Over 1,400 local youngsters will have the chance to try their hand at golf xtreme, flag football and smoothie-making among other activities this week [24 to 26 March] at the Bristol Festival of School Sport and Culture.
Bristol student wins gold in Youth Olympics19 March 2009Emily Cousins, an undergraduate neuroscience student at the University of Bristol, has won the Olympic Gold Medal for Equestrian Dressage at the 2009 Australian Youth Olympic Festival in Sydney.
Could you be one of the 21st century faces of science?19 March 2009A national competition to discover the 21st century faces of science is being held next month [Saturday 18 April] in Bristol. The ‘NESTA FameLab 2009’ competition is looking for charismatic scientists, who can share their expert knowledge, engage the public and allow them to see the world from a new perspective.
Examining the infinitesimal17 March 2009A new approach to microscopy is opening up the wonders of the molecular world, allowing researchers to examine organic molecules and delicate crystals as they grow, atom by atom.
Further changes to development proposals for Biological Sciences and Mathematics16 March 2009Members of the public, University staff and students are being given a final opportunity to view the latest design changes to proposals for creating new research and teaching accommodation for the University of Bristol’s Departments of Biological Sciences and Mathematics. The plans are due to be considered by Bristol City Council’s Development Control Committee in April.
Bristol brains featured in Venue13 March 2009An article in this week’s Venue magazine which aimed to “track down the cleverest people” in Bristol and Bath, featured ten members of University of Bristol staff.
Sports Centre hosts bone density screening13 March 2009The Sports Centre is hosting a bone density clinic on Wednesday 18 March, where staff can take advantage of reduced rate testing for bone density and fracture risk.
Take part in an ‘alien encounter’ this weekend13 March 2009Scientists will be joining shoppers this weekend when they stage an ‘alien encounter’ exhibit [Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 March 2009] at Bristol’s Cabot Circus to mark National Science and Engineering Week (NSEW).
Come and get brainy in Bristol this spring13 March 2009A 350-strong human network of nerve cells, a giant brain, high-power microscopes and a neurobot are just a few of the interactive displays taking place at Explore-At-Bristol next week [Wednesday 18 to Sunday 22 March], to celebrate International Brain Awareness Week.
University Health and Safety Conference 200911 March 2009The University is holding its fifth annual Joint Unions Safety Representatives, Managers and Departmental Safety Advisors Conference on 1 April in the HH Wills Physics Building.
Making decisions about work in one-earner couple households6 March 2009The attitudes and behaviours of non-working partnered parents living in low-income households where neither partner is in receipt of out-of-work benefits, are the subject of a new report from the University of Bristol’s Personal Finance Research Centre published today by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).
Help to shape the future of plant science5 March 2009How can plant scientists change the world? Three academics in the School of Biological Sciences have launched a campaign to find out – and you can help. You might even make it into the Top Ten!
Funding boost for Brain Awareness Week3 March 2009Bristol Neuroscience (BN) has been awarded £4,500 by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) for public engagement work, bringing the total amount raised by BN for this year's Brain Awareness Week activities to £18,000.
What’s so social about social enterprise?2 March 2009Social enterprise will be at the heart of the new economy and the key to Britain’s economic recovery, according to the Government. It will also be the focus of a free public event taking place next week [9 March], featuring local social entrepreneurs and hosted by experts from the University of Bristol.
Exploration of buried Antarctic lake given green light2 March 2009An international team of scientists, led by the UK, has been given the go-ahead to explore one of the planet’s last great frontiers - an ancient lake hidden deep beneath Antarctica’s ice sheet. Buried under three kilometers of ice, the lake – the size of Lake Windermere (UK) – may have been isolated for hundreds of thousands of years and could contain unique forms of life.
Springboard to sporting success26 February 2009The University is collaborating with partners from the private, public and voluntary sectors in a scheme that will give young Bristol athletes the opportunity to follow their sporting dreams.
Ants on the brain25 February 2009Colonies of social insects such as ants and bees could collectively make decisions using mechanisms similar to those used in primate brains, according to new research from the University of Bristol.
Chips with everything24 February 2009Professor David May in the Department of Computer Science thinks about what a computer chip should look like for the twenty-first century.
Thanksgiving for medical science23 February 2009A special thanksgiving event for friends and relatives of those who have donated their bodies to medical science will be held at the University of Bristol this week [Wednesday 25 February].