Innocence Project Open Day28 September 2005Following the highly successful launch of the University of Bristol Innocence Project earlier this year, an Open Day will be held on 30 September 2005 at the School of Law, University of Bristol. High profile victims of wrongful imprisonment such as Mike O' Brien and Paul Blackburn will be attending.
Children at risk if their mothers had stressful pregnancy28 September 2005Children whose mothers experienced significant stress or anxiety during pregnancy have a greater vulnerability to psychological problems, even 10 years later, according to a study conducted at the University of Bristol.
Festival of language learning26 September 2005Over 100 sixth-form students from local state secondary schools will join academics at Bristol University's School of Modern Languages for the third Festival of Language Learning
New trial for feverish infants26 September 2005Parents with small children who live in the Bristol area are being asked to consider taking part in a new medical trial being run by Bristol University. The study, known as "PITCH", will establish which is the most effective medicine for children with a fever: paracetamol, ibuprofen, or a combination of the two.
Spotlight on East Asia21 September 2005One of the greatest global changes in the early 21st century, the rise of East Asia as an economic power, will come under the spotlight this month when experts from around the globe meet in Bristol.
Needle-free injections for diabetes patients21 September 2005Devices that can deliver drugs into the body without using a needle could help improve the success of treatments for type 1 diabetes, according to researchers involved in clinical trials of a new vaccine for the disease.
UK's largest rare bats survey launched19 September 2005The largest landscape scale UK study into rare bats, including the rare greater horseshoe bat, is launched in Purbeck, Dorset today. Conducted by a Bristol University researcher, the Purbeck Bat Project will, over the next three years, research the roosts, flight patterns, diets, habitats and the influence of farming practices on the Greater horseshoe bat and other bats in the Purbeck area.
Female bats share males with their mothers14 September 2005Female greater horseshoe bats know a thing or two about keeping it in the family, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Bristol and Queen Mary, University of London.
Pioneering laboratories unveiled in Bristol13 September 2005People requiring joint replacement surgery could soon have their own cartilage grown in a laboratory and then implanted instead thanks to pioneering stem cell research in Bristol.
Teachers are wary about using IT in the classroom13 September 2005Despite the government's commitment to increase the use of information technology in schools, few teachers make full use of computers in the classroom, according to a study funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).
£1.75m for research into weathering9 September 2005An international research consortium into the process of weathering, which includes experts from the University of Bristol, has been awarded a £1.74 million grant by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC).
Health inequalities 'hushed up'9 September 2005Researchers from the University of Bristol have accused the government of suppressing their latest report on health inequalities, showing that the gap between the rich and poor in England has continued to widen under New Labour.
UK's gap between rich and poor1 September 2005Poor people with the greatest need for good health care, education, jobs, housing and transport continue to have the worst access to opportunities and services 60 years after the founding of the welfare state, according to a new assessment of 21st-century Life in Britain.
Darien exhibition opens in Panama26 August 2005A major exhibition of documents and artefacts relating to the Darien scheme, Scotland's failed attempt to establish a colony in the New World three hundred years ago, has opened in the Panama Canal Museum in Panama City.
Undergraduate admissions18 August 2005The University of Bristol received more than 30,000 applications for the 3,100 home-funded undergraduate places available across the full range of subjects
Further cave engravings discovered17 August 2005Members of the University of Bristol Spelaeological Society (UBSS) have discovered a further series of abstract engravings in the caves in Cheddar Gorge.
University celebrates quality award11 August 2005Bristol University's Accommodation Office is celebrating being the first university accommodation office in the country to receive the Community Legal Service Quality Mark. This will be awarded on Monday 15 August 2005 in recognition of the hard work and professionalism offered by the service.
New Cats Protection Clinical Training Scholarship awarded5 August 2005Cats are currently the UK's favourite pet with over nine million cats owned by six million UK households. Of the 60,000 cats homed by Cats Protection each year, approximately ten per cent initially come into the charity's care with behavioural problems.
How to know less than nothing3 August 2005Even the most ignorant cannot know less than nothing. After all, negative knowledge makes no sense. But, although this may be true in the everyday world we are accustomed to, it has been discovered that negative knowledge does exist in the quantum world of very small things.
HAART reduces AIDS rates by 86%29 July 2005Highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) for HIV-infected individuals has reduced the rate of progression to AIDS or death by 86%, according to new research from Bristol University
Universities unite in South West28 July 2005A ground-breaking £14 million partnership has been formed to boost research in areas of vital economic importance to the region.
Students take on world's most extreme car challenge28 July 2005One old Volkswagen Polo, and an 8,000-mile drive, covering a quarter of the Earth's surface in just three weeks - the Mongol Rally is one of the most extreme car challenges in the world. Bristol University students, Dan Bailey and George Chapman have signed up for the road trip of a lifetime.
University successfully launches new summer sports camp for kids27 July 2005An exciting new Summer Sports Coaching Camp has been successfully launched by Bristol University. The camp offers an impressive range of indoor and outdoor coaching courses in fifteen different sports for children over the school summer holidays.
Spanish theatre programme wins award25 July 2005An innovative Bristol University course that encourages students to take to the stage to improve their Spanish has won a prestigious award from the CILT, the National Centre for Languages.
The gifted and talented come to Bristol25 July 2005One hundred and twenty gifted pupils from the top five per cent of Britain's schools will be coming to Bristol University this week to take part in an exciting range of activities at the prestigious NAGTY Summer School.
Children and alcohol22 July 2005Young people who get tipsy less easily may be at greater risk of becoming alcoholics when they grow up.
Wealth doesn't equal health22 July 2005Across Europe, children from poor families don't necessarily have worse health than children with more affluent and better educated parents, says research from Bristol University.
Human dummy to teach medics20 July 2005A new way to teach medical students will be demonstrated for the first time at Bristol University on 21 July 2005, during a joint meeting of the Physiological Society and the Federation of European Physiological Societies.