News in Autumn features 2014

  • Creating a legacy (Nonesuch autumn 2014) 5 November 2014 Illustrator Ciara Phelan compiled a University of Bristol montage for the cover of our autumn edition of Nonesuch. Here's a guide to the different elements you'll find in her design (from centre working clockwise).
  • Sum of two parts (Nonesuch autumn 2014) 5 November 2014 When Maths graduate David Jessup volunteered to help with student enterprise, he hoped to share his professional experience and learn a few new skills. That was before he met final-year Engineering student Oliver Spragg. Now, David and Oliver are starting a company together.
  • We met at Bristol (Nonesuch autumn 2014) 5 November 2014 It's no surprise that many alumni meet their future partner while studying at Bristol. Here four couples share their stories.
  • Generation gains (Nonesuch autumn 2014) 5 November 2014 As many of the babies born into the University’s Children of the 90s project branch out into adulthood, the future looks rosy for one of the largest long-term health population studies in the world. And with almost 26,000 participants, it’s still growing.
  • The Brunel Connection (Nonesuch autumn 2014) 5 November 2014 To mark the 150th anniversary of Brunel’s Clifton Suspension Bridge in November, Nonesuch pays tribute to the designer of one of Bristol’s most famous landmarks.
  • Lines in the sand (Nonesuch autumn 2014) 5 November 2014 The dust has barely settled on the major conflicts of the last one hundred years – in some cases, it’s still swirling fiercely. In the first of two features on the legacy of the world wars, we focus on a Bristol researcher contributing to a more complete picture of the First World War with a ten-year archaeological study of a region on one of its less familiar fronts: the Middle East.
  • High-flyers (Nonesuch autumn 2014) 5 November 2014 Lord Boateng, former British High Commissioner to the Republic of South Africa, met Laurence Barron, CEO and Chairman of Airbus Group China, on the first day of Freshers’ Week, 1970. More than 40 years later, they share the secrets of their enduring friendship.
  • Date with destiny (Nonesuch autumn 2014) 5 November 2014 English students John-Paul Flintoff and Harriet Green met at the end of their second year. They married eight years later, have a ten-year-old daughter, and are now writing a book together.
  • Centre Stage (Nonesuch autumn 2014) 5 November 2014 As Artistic Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company, Greg Doran still seeks the opinions and advice of his former drama tutor, Professor Martin White. Here, they reflect on their creative collaborations, past and present.
  • A living legacy (Nonesuch autumn 2014) 5 November 2014 Humans are hard-wired to care about what we leave behind. We want our lives, and our experiences, to benefit future generations. But what does it mean to leave a legacy – as an individual, or as a university?