University hosts live BBC Breakfast television broadcast22 April 2010The University hosted a visit from BBC Breakfast television today [22 April], for a live broadcast from the Wills Memorial Building as part of their build up to the political leaders’ debate taking place in Bristol tonight.
UoB on YouTube22 April 2010The University recently launched its official YouTube channel, a video-sharing website that showcases the life and work of the University of Bristol.
Peter Blake's Alphabet at The Bristol Gallery22 April 2010A Hayward Touring exhibition, Alphabet, by Sir Peter Blake comes to The Bristol Gallery this week as part of an extensive UK tour. To coincide with the opening on Saturday 24 April, the gallery will be holding a day of accompanying events beginning with an introduction to Pop Art led by Peter Stilton, a student in Bristol University’s Department of History of Art.
Russia’s intellectual history captured in new book21 April 2010An inspiring exploration of Russia’s intellectual development lends fresh perspective to Russia's unique cultural heritage, focusing on the seminal ideas that established its place in European history.
Recycling nanoparticles21 April 2010Some nanoparticles are more precious than gold, so being able to recycle them would offer manufacturers important cost savings. Professor Julian Eastoe at the University of Bristol, and colleagues, report the development of a special type of microemulsion that may make it easier for manufacturers to recover, recycle, and reuse nanoparticles.
Informing Copenhagen20 April 2010In the run-up to the Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, University groups published several articles in prestigious journals
Bristol’s historic gardens open to view20 April 2010One of Bristol’s formal 18th-century gardens set in ten acres of formal and wooded gardens in Clifton will be open to the public on Sunday 25 April. Built in 1714 and designed by Thomas Goldney III, Goldney gardens are English Heritage listed.
History repeats itself for archaeologists19 April 2010Among the victims of Iceland’s volcanic ash cloud are a group of Bristol archaeologists, stranded on the outer banks of North Carolina in the United States.
Education and women - what are the political parties' views?19 April 2010Two free events this week [Thursday 22 April] will enable members of the public to hear and discuss what the political parties and local parliamentary candidates are thinking and planning as future education policy, locally and nationally and what political parties are offering women.
Professional biologists reveal the mysteries of life19 April 2010Have you ever wondered why a giraffe has a long neck? What enables the brain to multi-task? Why you sneeze when you look at the sun? How a dinosaur is named? Well now you can find out the answers to these and a huge number of other questions by looking on the Ask A Biologist website: www.askabiologist.org.uk
International spotlight on Bristol’s PWE work16 April 2010The University of Bristol’s Positive Working Environment (PWE) agenda is to be featured at the 39th International Federation of Training and Development Organisation’s (IFTDO) London conference in Olympia on 20 April.
Queen's Road Building: any questions?16 April 2010Students and staff are invited to a question-and-answer session on the new proposals for refurbishing the Queen’s Road Building - home of the Students' Union - on Wednesday 21 April.
Futsal fever hits Bristol15 April 2010Pupils from the region’s secondary schools will be participating in the city’s first junior Futsal Academy today [Thursday 15 April] at the University of Bristol. Futsal, short for futebol de salão, is an adapted version of indoor soccer that originated in South America and encourages speed, skill and sound technique.
Engineering the chemistry of biology13 April 2010Professor Dek Woolfson works at the interface between chemistry and biology, researching into the exciting and potentially controversial field of synthetic biology
Jean Tyler 1931-201013 April 2010Jean Tyler, who retired as Leading Cleaner at the Vet School in 1998, passed away in early April. Liz Lynch, Site Services Manager, remembers someone 'enthusiastic about life... kind, loyal and a friend to many'.
University archive seeks material relating to 2010 General Election12 April 2010With the 2010 General Election imminent, the University of Bristol is searching for material to augment its extensive election archive which includes election addresses for every British General Election since 1892, manifestos, fliers and other publicity.
First newborn receives xenon gas in bid to prevent brain injury9 April 2010In a world first, xenon gas has been successfully delivered to a newborn baby in a bid to prevent brain injury following a lack of oxygen at birth. This pioneering technique was developed by Professor Marianne Thoresen of the University of Bristol and carried out at St Michael’s Hospital, part of University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust.
£74,000 from AHRC for research into medieval art and music9 April 2010Dr Beth Williamson of the Department of Historical Studies (History of Art) has been awarded an Arts and Humanities Research Council Fellowship worth £74,099 to work on a project entitled ‘The Embodiment of Devotion: Art, Music and Affect in Late Medieval England’.
Flood-It: a game worth a million dollars9 April 2010Flood-It is a computer game played by millions the world over. Dr. Raphaël Clifford and colleagues from the University of Bristol have analysed this popular game and for the first time shown it to be ‘NP-hard’, which means that anyone finding a simple solution to Flood-It could become a millionaire
Improving child health policy across Europe8 April 2010Dr Patricia Lucas in the School for Policy Studies is leading a new three-year research project to develop a strategy to ensure that key messages and findings from current research into child health are being transmitted effectively to policy makers across Europe.
Faculty of Arts scoops four AHRC awards worth £200,0008 April 2010Four prestigious collaborative doctoral awards from the Arts and Humanities Research Council, worth £200,000, have been awarded to Bristol University’s Faculty of Arts. These awards are given for research that involves active collaboration with outside partners and are designed to encourage researchers to use their expertise to work on projects that benefit the wider community.
Bristol students shine in international awards8 April 2010Two students from the University of Bristol have received top accolades in a prestigious British Council competition, which celebrates the achievements of international students and their contributions to life in the UK.
Distinguished panellists gather for conference on Latin America7 April 2010New research on British involvement in the Cuban Revolution and the challenges presented by the Bolivarian Revolution led by Hugo Chavez in Venezuela are just two subjects expected to prompt lively debate at the forthcoming conference of the Society for Latin American Studies.
Autism – is the grandmother’s age significant?7 April 2010A report just published in the online journal, PLoS ONE, indicates that the mothers of children with an autistic spectrum disorder were themselves more likely to have been born to older mothers. These findings could open up new avenues in autism research.
Phantom traffic jams7 April 2010This Easter, motorists will experience the familiar frustration of being stuck on a motorway in a ‘phantom’ traffic jam that eventually disperses with no road works to blame, or any other apparent cause. Research at the University of Bristol has investigated this problem and found that although most changes in vehicle speed and road position get absorbed by traffic flow, they sometimes combine in a ‘perfect storm’ to create these phantom jams.
Men should be warned of possible distress of prostate cancer testing7 April 2010Doctors should warn men that prostate cancer testing may lead to anxiety and distress, say Cancer Research UK experts, following a study conducted from the University of Bristol into how men cope with the prospect of having a biopsy after discovering they have a high Prostate Specific Antigen level.
Building blocks of the future6 April 2010Professor Varinder Aggarwal in the School of Chemistry has discovered a new technique that could hasten the development of new drugs for today’s incurable diseases