Outstanding GCSE results for Merchants’ Academy7 February 2014Students at the Merchants’ Academy, the pioneering south Bristol school co-sponsored by the University of Bristol, achieved exceptional GCSE results in summer 2013, making it one of the most improved schools in the country.
Park life and its hidden hazards6 February 2014Ticks may be common in parks in and around our cities where they pose a risk for humans and their pets, new research from the University of Bristol has found.
Bristol Mayor commends young rower’s pacific bid6 February 2014The Mayor of Bristol has encouraged the city to support University of Bristol student Elsa Hammond in her attempt to single-handedly row the Pacific, in what he described as an “incredible, mad feat”.
Bristol researchers receive £160,000 share of NERC investment in Big Data6 February 2014Two University of Bristol projects have received a total of £162,400 funding from the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) as part of a £4.6 million investment in 24 projects that will let the UK research community take advantage of existing environmental data for science and impact.
Can maths cure cancer?6 February 2014A new branch of mathematics has been established to create a better drug control system to cure cancer.
£7.4 million study seeks to explain what drives our appetites5 February 2014Understanding how early life experiences affect food choices in adulthood will be investigated as part of a major new European Commission-funded research initiative, ‘Nudge-it’, led by the University of Edinburgh and conducted by experts from 16 institutions across the world, including the University of Bristol.
Students row into record books and double charity pledge4 February 2014University of Bristol student Jamie Sparks and his friend Luke Birch have completed their Atlantic row, claiming the title of youngest pair to row the Atlantic, as well as raising a record breaking amount for charity.
Disposable life: rethinking mass violence in the 21st century4 February 2014The 20th century saw some of the bloodiest conflicts in human history, from two world wars to the bombing of Hiroshima and the Killing Fields of Cambodia. A series of compelling videos, being launched today [4 February], will commemorate these mass atrocities and explore their present day significance by rethinking the terms of violence in the 21st Century.
Actors and Artifice exhibition at the RWA3 February 2014The University of Bristol Theatre Collection’s latest exhibition, Actors and Artifice – the first Theatre Collection exhibition to be held at the Royal West of England Academy – opens this Wednesday [5 February].
Engineering student wins AIAA Harry Hilton Structures Award30 January 2014Broderick Coburn, a final-year PhD student in the Centre for Doctoral Training in Advanced Composites for Innovation and Science (ACCIS CDT), has been awarded the prestigious Harry Hilton Student Paper Award in Structures at the 55th American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials (SDM) Conference.
£13.6m grant to establish new research centre in synthetic biology30 January 2014A research centre in synthetic biology will be established at the University of Bristol thanks to a £13.6million grant from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), the Rt Hon David Willetts MP announced today.
Quantum Engineers make a major step towards a quantum computer30 January 2014An international research group of scientists and engineers led by the University of Bristol, UK, has made an important advance towards a quantum computer by shrinking down key components and integrating them onto a silicon microchip.
Bristol helps celebrate the Year of the Horse at Bristol Museum and Art Gallery30 January 2014The University of Bristol Botanic Garden and Chinese Lion Dance Troupe will help members of the public to celebrate Chinese New Year this weekend [Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 February] when they take part in an action packed programme of events and activities at the Bristol Museum and Art Gallery to celebrate the Year of the Horse.
Come in from the rain and head to the tropics29 January 2014Ever wanted to visit the Amazon rainforest without leaving Bristol? The University of Bristol Botanic Garden is offering visitors the opportunity during a special winter ‘open Sunday’ this weekend [Sunday 2 February].
Build your own games at a free ‘Digimakers’ workshop29 January 2014Members of the public have the opportunity to get on the first step to become the games designer of the future at a DigiMakers event, organised by the University's Faculty of Engineering, the BCS (The Chartered Institute for IT) and At-Bristol, this Saturday, 1 February.
'Follow Me' takes staff to new places28 January 2014Award-winning visual arts organisation, Situations, has produced a set of short videos exploring the responses of University of Bristol staff and students to the mirrored labyrinth in Royal Fort Gardens – ‘Follow Me’ by Jeppe Hein.
Bristol’s green community elects new leaders27 January 2014The Bristol Green Capital Partnership has elected a new Chair and Vice Chair to lead the organisation into Bristol’s year as European Green Capital 2015. Philippa Bayley, Manager of the University of Bristol’s Cabot Institute, and Liz Zeidler, Director of Happy City, will share the Chair. Nina Skubala, lead Go Green Bristol Adviser at Business West, is the newly-elected Vice Chair.
Animal welfare researchers in Israel break new ground22 January 2014Animal welfare scientists at the Koret School of Veterinary Medicine of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the University of Bristol’s School of Veterinary Sciences have been investigating the potential of a novel method of assessing the welfare of dairy cows. The research could provide early indications of health and welfare problems and help in more timely and effective interventions.
Researchers identify innate channel that protects against pain22 January 2014Scientists have identified a channel present in many pain detecting sensory neurons that acts as a ‘brake’, limiting spontaneous pain. It is hoped that the new research, published today [22 January] in The Journal of Neuroscience, will ultimately contribute to new pain relief treatments.