Encountering the archive17 November 2010Is there a right or wrong way to use archive film? Is it possible to betray an original meaning or purpose? Should archivists have any say in the re-use and recycling of work from their collections? These and other questions will be addressed at a panel and screening event at the University of Bristol on Thursday 18 November, as part of this year’s Encounters Film Festival.
'Small States' conference draws international audience16 November 2010Delegates from member states in the Commonwealth of Nations were among a large international audience at the University’s Graduate School of Education, which recently hosted a conference on ‘Educational Policies and Priorities in Commonwealth Small States’.
University launches new pay-as-you-go car scheme16 November 2010The University and car club 'Streetcar' have come together to overcome parking issues in the city and encourage students to consider more sustainable transport plans by launching a new pay-as-you-go car scheme.
Best Doctoral thesis prizes announced16 November 2010Six Bristol postgraduates have been awarded prizes for the exceptional quality of their research degree (Doctoral) theses, submitted during the academic year 2009/2010.
Jake, not finished yet15 November 2010A documentary film made by six alumni of Bristol’s MA in Film and Television Production will have its North American premiere at the Montreal International Documentary Film Festival on Wednesday 17 November.
Students win gold at MIT competition for precision farming prototype12 November 2010A prototype design that could allow farmers to map the nutrient content of their fields, helping to optimise their use of fertiliser, was shortlisted from over 100 entries at a prestigious international science competition hosted by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
Britons pessimistic about financial future12 November 2010The economic climate has made Britons more pessimistic about their future financial situation than they were a year ago, reflecting a general international trend towards increased financial anxiety, according to the latest research from the University’s Personal Finance Research Centre (PFRC).
Professor appointed to Government’s Human Rights Advisory Group11 November 2010Malcolm Evans OBE, Professor of Public International Law at the University of Bristol, will join the Government’s Human Rights Advisory Group. The announcement was made today by the Foreign Secretary, William Hague in a Written Ministerial Statement to Parliament.
Philip Leverhulme Prizes awarded to four Bristol researchers11 November 2010Four researchers at the University of Bristol have been awarded Philip Leverhulme Prizes this year: Dr Grace Brockington, Dr Tim Browning, Dr Dan Lunt and Dr Nick Teanby. These annual prizes recognise the achievement of outstanding researchers who are at an early stage in their careers but who have already acquired an international reputation for their work.
How should we live with global environmental uncertainty?10 November 2010The University's new Cabot Institute will bring together world-leading researchers in science, engineering, social sciences and law to tackle some of the major issues that threaten the world today. Join a discussion panel event on Monday 15 November to mark the launch.
Meet the scientists behind Children of the 90s9 November 2010The world-famous study, Children of the 90s, has followed over 10,000 babies born nearly 20 years ago. Join researchers this Thursday [11 November] to discuss the project’s findings about health and social issues.
New link between growth factors and early prostate cancer found6 November 2010A new study by researchers from the University of Bristol, presented at the National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) conference today, has found potential new biomarkers for very early prostate cancer in men with no symptoms of the disease.
Women’s Studies Group reunited3 November 2010The ten members of the Bristol Women’s Studies’ Group, including six former Bristol academics, were reunited last week, 31 years after producing the first British women’s studies reader.
I give you my heart3 November 2010A University of Bristol public lecture by Dr Ruth Newbury-Ecob on Monday, November 8, will describe what genes are, how genes are found for particular conditions and how by improving the understanding of inherited heart disorders patients and families can be better cared for.
Bristol engineers take the lead again2 November 2010Following on from previous years’ successes, students from the University of Bristol's Faculty of Engineering have once again performed extremely well in the Royal Academy of Engineering Leadership Advanced Awards.
Naming and shaming schools works2 November 2010The publication of league tables raises average school performance, according to new research from the University of Bristol, which found significant improvements in academic ratings after the policy was introduced.
Poorer children twice as likely to start school with behaviour problems2 November 2010Behaviour problems are significantly more common among children from disadvantaged backgrounds and are strongly apparent in the pre-school years, according to the preliminary findings of new research carried out by the University of Bristol, commissioned by The Sutton Trust.
Wind energy vehicle powers onto our screens1 November 2010The trials and tribulations of the Bristol University team that took part in the international Aeolus Wind Powered Car Race will be broadcast on BBC One’s Inside Out West tonight [Monday, November 1].
Sandra Sweeting, 1948-20101 November 2010Sandra Sweeting, former Accommodation Supervisor at Langford, passed away in late October.
Bristol students celebrate record-breaking fundraising year29 October 2010University of Bristol students raised a staggering £252,000 for charity over the past year [09/10]. The money, raised through a series of fundraising events led by the University of Bristol Students’ Union Raising & Giving (RAG) society, has benefited over 20 local, national and international charities. It is the highest achievement in RAG’s 85-year history.
Scientists of the future delve into our grey matter28 October 2010The brain - perennially fascinating, inspiring, and a rich source for scientific enquiry - will be the matter under discussion as over 200 aspiring neuroscientists gather in Bristol next week [4 November].
A speed gun for the Earth's insides27 October 2010Researchers at the University of Bristol reveal today in the journal Nature that they have developed a seismological ‘speed gun’ for the inside of the Earth. Using this technique they will be able to measure the way the Earth's deep interior slowly moves around.
Possible new twist in GM safety debate27 October 2010Scientists at the University of Bristol have discovered a previously unknown route by which GM genes may escape into the natural environment. By studying plant-fungi-bacteria interactions at plant wound sites, the team have identified a natural process stimulated by a hormone released by the wounded plant that would allow synthetic genes to move across organisms and out into the wild.
Hidden Glory: Dorothy Hodgkin in her own words27 October 2010This year marks the centenary of Dorothy Hodgkin (1910-1994), the only British woman scientist ever to have won the Nobel prize. Hodgkin was also Chancellor of Bristol University from 1970 to 1988. In recognition of her breakthrough achievements in Chemistry, the University of Bristol’s Centre for Public Engagement has organised a perfomance entitled Hidden Glory to celebrate her life.