News and features
Update on the University of Bristol’s response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak - 19 March 19 March 2020 In the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak, the health and wellbeing of our students and colleagues is our top priority.
- Five ways to create household harmony during lockdown 27 March 2020 As the nation grapples with public lockdown, the reality of all living under the same roof has taken on a whole new meaning. Cohabiting families, couples, and housemates across the country will be seeing rather more of each other for the foreseeable future, putting those relationships under unprecedented pressure.
- How to stay physically active during coronavirus restrictions 27 March 2020 With the coronavirus pandemic leading to people across the nation being confined to their homes, experts at the University of Bristol have created some guidance to keep people active.
- Global study shows how marine species respond as oceans warm 26 March 2020 A global analysis of over 300 marine species spanning more than 100 years, shows that mammals, plankton, fish, plants and seabirds have been changing in abundance as our climate warms.
- Bristol develops photosynthetic proteins for more sustainable solar-powered devices 24 March 2020 A team of scientists, led by the University of Bristol, has developed a new photosynthetic protein system enabling an enhanced and more sustainable approach to solar-powered technological devices.
- New ‘Conspiracy Theory Handbook’ aims to minimise harmful conspiracy theories 23 March 2020 Given the unhelpful surge of conspiracy theories circulating regarding Covid-19, a new ‘Conspiracy Theory Handbook’ is published this week. The book summarises the scientific research into conspiracy theories: why people believe them, the traits of conspiratorial thinking, and how to counter them.
- Update on the University of Bristol’s response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak - 19 March 19 March 2020 In the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak, the health and wellbeing of our students and colleagues is our top priority.
- Keeping bad habits at bay during the coronavirus outbreak 19 March 2020 If your wine rack looks empty, the biscuit barrel bare, you’re binge-watching way too much TV, and you’re dying for a cigarette, chances are you’re not alone.
- New insights into US flood vulnerability revealed from flood insurance big data 19 March 2020 An international team of scientists, led by the University of Bristol, has found that current estimates of flood risk rely upon methods for calculating flood damage which are inadequately verified and match poorly with observations.
- Suicide and the media: reporting could cost lives 19 March 2020 News coverage of television presenter Caroline Flack’s recent death by suicide raises public health concerns about media reporting of suicide. A new study which analysed the findings of 31 studies investigating associations between media reporting of deaths by suicide and population suicide rates, including those of celebrities, showed suicide rates increased by 13 per cent on average over the 28 days following media reports of a celebrity death by suicide.
- Has a Bristol mayor made a difference? 17 March 2020 Mayoral governance in Bristol has boosted the visibility of city leadership and helped promote Bristol on the national and international stage, a new study has found.