Uncertainty makes action on climate change more – not less – urgent14 October 2015Uncertainty about climate change can, counter-intuitively, produce actionable knowledge and thus should provide an impetus, rather than a hindrance, to addressing climate change, researchers from the University of Bristol’s Cabot Institute argue in a special issue of the Royal Society’s Philosophical Transactions A, published this week.
Crime study into e-payment fraud reported at joint police and industry conference13 October 2015Andrew Charlesworth, Reader in IT & Law at the University of Bristol Law School, reported findings from a six-month study he undertook on the increasing threat cybercrime poses to the UK’s payment industry. The research, which formed part of a wider two-year EU-funded Skynet project, were disseminated to police officers from national and international agencies, and members of the payments industry, at a conference in London.
Update: fire at 33 Colston Street13 October 2015All students residing at 33 Colston Street have been rehoused and the University of Bristol continues to support them following a fire at the city centre residence on Monday.
Heritage crime unearthed12 October 2015An investigation by the BBC Inside Out West Programme and the University of Bristol has uncovered the scale of heritage crime through the activities of illegal metal detectorists in Gloucestershire.
Getting active for Ada9 October 2015The University of Bristol is joining an annual celebration of women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Medicine and Maths (STEMM) as part of Ada Lovelace Day on 13 October.
Healthy City Week Bristol - wellbeing that doesn’t cost the earth8 October 2015Bristol’s inaugural Healthy City Week [10 to 18 Oct 2015] aims to inspire citizens of Bristol to achieve healthier lifestyles as part of a more sustainable future city. The event, which involves University of Bristol researchers, will comprise a range of talks, workshops and taster sessions exploring the links between health and sustainability.
How to die well: universities invite people to find out8 October 2015Researchers from universities in the west are hosting a free day-long event designed to help people think through and plan decisions that occur at the end of life, to increase the chances of their death being as good as it can be.
Making room for new ideas in the arts and humanities 8 October 2015Ten projects involving arts and humanities researchers at the University of Bristol will feature in The Rooms, a festival of new ideas which will take over the old Fire Station, Magistrates Courts and Police Station in Bristol City Centre for three days this November.
RSA Fellowship for Marianne Hester8 October 2015Professor Marianne Hester OBE from the University’s School for Policy Studies has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufacturing and Commerce (RSA).
Bristol makes its mark in environmental history7 October 2015Bristol University’s reputation as a centre of excellence in environmental history has been cemented with the publication of an article by history lecturer Dr Dan Haines in the latest issue of the leading journal in the sub-discipline, Environmental History.
How leaky is your device?7 October 2015A new generation of digital devices that will protect consumers from cyber-attacks could be a step closer thanks to a grant of over £1 million from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) awarded to the University of Bristol for a research project to protect consumers’ sensitive data.
Can osteoarthritis affect a dog’s mood? 6 October 2015It is well known that osteoarthritis (OA) can have an emotional impact on humans but is this the case in dogs? Researchers at the University of Bristol are looking for dogs affected by the condition to take part in an arthritis and emotion study.
Bristol wins prestigious EU award6 October 2015The University of Bristol is involved in two projects that will put Bristol at the leading edge of the smart city movement.
Bristol to host international conference on sustainable livestock6 October 2015With one in seven humans undernourished and with the challenges of population growth and climate change, the need for efficient food production has never been greater. The University of Bristol will host an international conference to discuss this issue early next year [12-15 January 2016].
Transmission of torque at small scales: the nanoclutch5 October 2015A model microscopic system to demonstrate the transmission of torque in the presence of thermal fluctuations – necessary for the creation of a tiny ’clutch’ operating at the nanoscale – has been assembled at the University of Bristol as part of an international collaboration.
Evidence confirms volcanic island collapses may trigger mega-tsunamis2 October 2015A pre-historical sudden collapse of one of the tallest and most active oceanic volcanoes on Earth — Fogo, in the Cape Verde Islands – triggered a mega-tsunami with waves impacting 220 metres (721 feet) above present sea level resulting in catastrophic consequences, according to a new University of Bristol study published today [02 Oct] in Science Advances.
Classical art meets modern-day medicine in Robert Winston lecture2 October 2015Professor Lord Robert Winston will be going back to classical times to see what lessons we can learn for modern-day medicine when he gives a public lecture at the University of Bristol. Lord Winston, known for his IVF research and for presenting major BBC series, will examine classical works of art, revealing some of the surprising hidden - and not so hidden - stories in the paintings when he visits Bristol on Monday 12 October.
Student reports new finds of a living fossil2 October 2015The coelacanth fish, found today in the Indian Ocean, is often called a ‘living fossil’ because its last ancestors existed about 70 million years ago and it has survived into the present – but without leaving any fossil remains younger than that time. Now, some much older coelacanth remains have been uncovered in a fossil deposit near Bristol by a student at the University of Bristol.
Bristol research project showcased at the V & A1 October 2015Thousands of people visited London’s Victoria and Albert Museum for its Digital Design Weekend, which featured a presentation of the Graduate School of Education’s Tangible Memories project.
University celebrates the ‘Father of English Geology’1 October 2015A celebration to mark the bicentenary of the publication of the very first geological map of England and Wales – created by local canal engineer and surveyor William Smith (1769-1839), known as the ‘Father of Geology’ – takes place this October at the University of Bristol.
Bristol to host acclaimed travelling photography exhibition1 October 2015An acclaimed photography exhibition, addressing the world’s most pressing issues, will be displayed in Bristol before travelling around the world. The University of Bristol is one of 20 universities in the world to host the launch of WHOLE EARTH?, a series of striking images and facts aimed at raising the profile of sustainable development and the environment.