News in 2009

  • Graduate honoured for helping children to learn 26 November 2009
  • Fraser's Line, by Monical Carly (BA 1957) 21 October 2009 Monica Carly (nee Tucker) (BA 1957) has waited 52 years to write her first novel.
  • Want to run the London Marathon? 9 October 2009
  • Row the distance 25 September 2009 A Bristol graduate is attempting to sail into the record books by racing 3,000 miles across the Atlantic in under 75 days to set a new British record - and all with a novel twist; she and her rowing partner hope to be only the seventh female pair to row the distance.
  • Graduate sets up Bristol tuition agency 22 September 2009 Bristol alumna Anne-Marie Rawden (BA 2006) has launched a new tuition agency, Bristol Tutors, to provide affordable one-to-one tuition for school children of all ages in the Bristol area.
  • Pocket pieces for piano, by Jean Hasse (MA 2006) 2 September 2009 Published by Visible Music.
  • Bronze for Bristol graduate 2 September 2009 Laura Bechtolsheimer (BSc 2007) has secured a dressage bronze medal for Great Britain in the individual grand prix at the European Showjumping and Dressage Championships.
  • Bristol centenary celebrations, worldwide 5 August 2009 In July, over 1,500 alumni, their guests and University staff gathered in Bristol for the University’s Centenary Alumni Weekend. Now we are bringing the centenary celebrations to Bristol alumni around the world.
  • Are you the best UK graduate in China? 4 August 2009 If so, you should enter the Alumnus of the Year Award Category, sponsored by the British Council, in the British Business Awards 2009. Entering the British Business Awards is an opportunity for recognition, reward, and the chance to stand out. The Awards also raise the profile of what you are doing in China and beyond.
  • Alumni get in the saddle 27 July 2009
  • Bristol honours 100-year-old graduate 8 July 2009 Lady Isobel (Molly) Wood (BA 1930), who celebrated her 100th birthday in the same year as the University, was presented with an honorary Master of Arts degree at a special ceremony on Saturday 4 July.
  • Tony awards for alumni 15 June 2009 Two graduates of the Department of Drama: Theatre, Film, Television have won Tony awards, the US theatre industry's equivalent to the Academy Awards.
  • Supersense 11 May 2009 In his new book, 'SuperSense: From Superstition to Religion – the Brain Science of Belief', Professor Bruce Hood explores where superstitious beliefs come from.
  • Model images 24 April 2009
  • Down and Right to Kenya 24 April 2009 Simon Thompson (BSc 2001) and Adam Robinson (PhD 2007) have recently returned from completing a 6,000 mile charity cycle ride from the UK to East Africa.
  • Send us your memories! 21 April 2009 As part of the Centenary celebrations, we're calling on you to send us your memories of university.
  • Winning illustrations 20 April 2009 Julia Donaldson (BA 1970), the author of the celebrated children’s Gruffalo books, is launching a competition to find an illustrator for her new book, Freddie and the Fairy.
  • 900 miles to Land's End 17 April 2009 Greg Spencer (BSc 2006) will be cycling from John O' Groats to Land's End in May to raise money for the University of Bristol Cancer Research Fund.
  • Defending human rights 25 March 2009
  • Guns and globalisation 20 March 2009 Journalist Misha Glenny (BA 1980) delivered a seminar in March on International Organised Crime at the University’s Department of Politics.
  • The best job in the world 17 March 2009 A Bristol graduate is just a few steps away from securing what’s been described as ‘the best job in the world’.
  • Seven Airs and Fantasias 2 March 2009 John Pitts (BA 1998) has released a new CD, 7 Airs & Fantasias and other piano music.
  • Running for life 27 February 2009 George Neel (BA 2007) and Michael Quicke (BSc 2007) are two cousins who will be running the Flora London Marathon this April in support of the Multiple Sclerosis Resource Centre.
  • Jet Set Go! 25 February 2009 A unique new musical entirely written and produced by Bristol graduates is to be shown on the London stage.
  • Sara cleans up 24 February 2009 Sara Campbell (BA 1995) has joined the Hurghada Environmental Protection and Conservation Association’s ‘Hayah’ initiative.
  • Going the extra mile 23 February 2009 Pete Woodward (MEng 2005) will be undertaking a 2,000-mile cycling challenge from Bristol to Marrakech in September this year to raise money for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.
  • Constructing arguments 20 February 2009 Delib, the online opinion research and e-consultation company set up by Bristol graduates, has launched an interactive argument-mapping tool
  • BAFTA short film successes 9 February 2009
  • A great support 6 February 2009
  • Jacques Brel cabaret reunion 6 February 2009 The cast and crew of a 1989 Bristol student cabaret production are planning to reunite at a special event in London in May.
  • Networking China 4 February 2009 The British Council China is encouraging Bristol alumni to join up to its Chinese Alumni UK Network.
  • Book marks centenary 16 January 2009 Numerous Bristol alumni have contributed to a book that will be published this year to mark the University’s centenary in 2009.
  • Clifton Hill House celebrations 16 January 2009 A book about the history of Clifton Hill House has been published to mark the Hall’s centenary. Clifton Hill House was the very first Hall of Residence of the University of Bristol.
  • Weeds and wildflowers 14 January 2009 Weeds and Wildflowers, a new collection of poetry written by Alice Oswald and illustrated by Jessica Greenman (BA 1988), has been published by Faber and Faber.