News in Spring features 2015

  • Bristol's green light (Nonesuch spring 2015) (Part 2) 15 May 2015 This year, Bristol is the first UK city to hold the title of European Green Capital. But what does this actually mean – to the University, to the city, and to individuals? Nonesuch spoke to alumni, students and staff to find out.
  • Bristol's green light (Nonesuch spring 2015) (Part 1) 15 May 2015 This year, Bristol is the first UK city to hold the title of European Green Capital. But what does this actually mean – to the University, to the city, and to individuals? Nonesuch spoke to alumni, students and staff to find out.
  • Racing back to Bristol (Nonesuch spring 2015) 15 May 2015 This autumn, Rob Harris (1967-69) will revive Bristol’s 24-hour pedal car race, once an annual tradition during University RAG week.
  • Parting notes (Nonesuch spring 2015) 15 May 2015 After 14 years as Bristol’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Eric Thomas (Hon LLD 2004) will step down in August. Here, he reflects on his time in office.
  • The Holocaust retold (Nonesuch spring 2015) 15 May 2015 The second of two features on the legacy of the world wars introduces the work of historian Professor Tim Cole, who is using methods imported from other disciplines to examine first-hand accounts of the Holocaust and give them their place in the landscape of central and eastern Europe.
  • Changing gear (Nonesuch spring 2015) 15 May 2015 In March, students and staff celebrated the completion of a £30 million refurbishment to the Richmond Building, home to the Students’ Union since 1965. Economics graduate, Tony Byers (BSc 1970), reflects on a turbulent time in student politics.
  • Nature and nurture (Nonesuch spring 2015) 15 May 2015 Insects play a vital role in the pollination of many plants, but pollinators – and their natural habitats – are on the decline. The Urban Pollinators project, led by the University of Bristol, is the first comprehensive study to investigate the status of these diligent winged workers in urban areas and consider ways of improving their lot.
  • Sir Winston Churchill addresses Bristol students 7 May 2015 Professor Drummond Bowden (MB ChB 1948) studied Medicine in Bristol during the Second World War. In 1945, he was elected President of the Students’ Union and the following year, on the heels of British victory, orchestrated a student address from Sir Winston Churchill (University Chancellor, 1929-65).