'Picturing China' images showcased by AHRC2 August 2013Photographs taken by Jack Ephgrave, a member of the large British expatriate community in Shanghai in the early years of the twentieth century, are featured in the second exhibition on the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)’s new Image Gallery, launched today.
Health and social care staff must look out for signs of domestic violence2 August 2013New draft guidance on identifying and preventing domestic violence and abuse between family members or between people who are (or who have been) intimate partners is published today [02 Aug] by the UK's National institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). The guidance, which includes contributions from researchers at the University of Bristol, covers adults and young people who are experiencing (or have experienced) domestic violence, and children who are exposed to domestic violence.
Study reveals extent of physical inactivity disparities in England1 August 2013England is building up a large future health problem in the amount of individuals who are physically inactive according to new research published today [01 Aug]. The study, which examined data on over one million adults in England, reveals nearly 80 per cent of people do not hit national physical activity government targets and finds disparities between inactivity and socioeconomic status.
Ministerial visit as Bristol SETsquared Centre moves into Engine Shed31 July 2013The first VIP visitor has set foot in the Engine Shed, Bristol’s new business and innovation hub, to mark the start of a new chapter in the historic building’s history. Ed Vaizey, Minister for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries, saw for himself how the Grade I listed building at Bristol Temple Meads is being transformed thanks to a £1.7million investment.
Climate change threatens hotspots of genetic diversity31 July 2013Past climates shaped the current hotspots of genetic diversity for the grey long-eared bat, one of the UK’s rarest mammals, but future climate change threatens these biodiversity hotspots, according to researchers from the University of Bristol, working in collaboration with scientists from the University of Sheffield and from across Europe.
What are the risks when hens lay their eggs on the floor?29 July 2013A new study by the University's School of Veterinary Sciences aims to identify the most important risk factors for floor laying in hens and explore whether any of the methods that are currently employed by farmers to deal with the problem actually work.
Great George rings in the start of Bristol Proms29 July 2013Celebrities will gather 68 metres above Park Street to ring in the start of Bristol Proms today [29 July] – an inaugural event which merges tradition and cutting-edge technology to reinvent the classical concert experience.
Former student Lindsey is ‘living the dream’ as new Blue Peter presenter26 July 2013Former University of Bristol student Lindsey Russell says she’s ‘living the dream’ after winning a competition to be the next Blue Peter presenter, just a week after graduating. Lindsey, 22, was overwhelmed when she was announced as the winner live on CBBC last night [25 July], beating 20,000 entrants to secure the dream job.
Students help to bring electricity to remote Indian villages25 July 2013The challenge of bringing sustainable electricity to a Mumbai slum and two remote Indian villages is being tackled by two University of Bristol students as part of a pioneering project. Chloe Tingle and Adam Smith will be travelling to the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu to discuss ways in which villagers can improve their lives by generating their own power.
Oldest old at risk from social isolation25 July 2013Using new data from the UK’s largest ever social survey, Understanding Society, the Personal Finance Research Centre (PRFC) at the University of Bristol and the International Longevity Centre-UK (ILC-UK) have produced preliminary findings about the ‘oldest old’ (aged over 85) and their levels of participation, wellbeing and health.
New iPad app explores early history of moving pictures24 July 2013A new iPad app which allows users to explore devices from the early history of moving pictures is now available on the App Store. 'Walking Pictures' was developed by researchers at the University of Bristol and UWE with Aerian Studios Ltd.
Intrepid climbers face steep challenge for world first24 July 2013Reaching 5,318 metres tall, the remote and unknown mountains in Kyrgyzstan would be a daunting prospect to many climbers. But six intrepid mountaineers are confident that they can conquer the steep challenge and, in doing so, achieve a world first. The team, which is made up of past and present University of Bristol students, is leaving for the Djangart mountain range – on the border between Kyrgyzstan and China - on Wednesday.
Professor Geoffrey Hanks, 1946-201324 July 2013Geoffrey Hanks, Emeritus Professor of Palliative Medicine at the University of Bristol, died on 27 June 2013. Professor Karen Forbes and Dr Colette Reid offer an account of his life and achievements.
Children as young as seven affected by parents smoking24 July 2013A new study out today [24 July] shows that children as young as seven had elevated levels of cotinine (a by-product of nicotine) in their blood if their mother smoked, particularly children whose mothers smoked ten cigarettes a day or more.
Double honours for animal welfare expert23 July 2013John Webster, Emeritus Professor in Animal Husbandry, from the School of Veterinary Sciences, has been recognised for his outstanding work promoting animal welfare and has been awarded an honorary degree by the Royal Veterinary College.
Largest bony fish ever lived during the age of dinosaurs22 July 2013Giant plankton-eating animals first filled the prehistoric seas more than 160 million years ago but they were wiped out in the same event that killed off the dinosaurs, and then replaced by plankton-eating sharks and whales. The question is: just how big did these giant fishes get? New research from the University of Bristol suggests between 12 and16m long.
New multi-million pound health research institute launched today22 July 2013Innovative medical research is key to addressing the most challenging health problems of the 21st century. A new multi-million health research institute, launched today [22 July] at the University of Bristol, will accelerate the translation of medical research into new treatments and therapies to benefit patients.
New graduate Lindsey reaches final three in Blue Peter competition22 July 2013New University of Bristol graduate Lindsey Russell has reached the final stage of a new show to pick the next Blue Peter presenter and is the only woman left in the competition. Lindsey, 22, has had a whirlwind few months with filming for the first rounds of the new ‘Blue Peter – You Decide!’ show taking place between her final exams.
Eating disorder service rolled out across Bristol19 July 2013A pilot project to support people with eating disorders, run at the University of Bristol, has proved such a success that it’s being rolled out across the city. First Step was officially launched today [19 July] and is believed to be the first service of its kind in the country, offering patients more immediate treatment in GP surgeries.
Bristol academics elected Fellows of the British Academy19 July 2013Professor Katharine Ellis of the Department of Music and Professor Ronald Hutton of the Department of History have achieved the rare distinction of being elected Fellows of the British Academy, the national academy for the humanities and social sciences.
Gold medallist gallops back to Bristol to collect honorary degree19 July 2013Olympic gold medallist Laura Tomlinson has collected another accolade to add to her burgeoning collection this week – an honorary degree from her old university.The horse riding star, who was triumphant in the team dressage competition at London 2012, was recognised by the University of Bristol yesterday [18 July] and received a Doctor of Laws degree six years after she first graduated with a BSc in Philosophy and Politics.
UK universities the best in Europe at fostering start-ups19 July 2013A partnership of UK universities which has helped businesses secure £34m in investment this year alone is one of the best in Europe at incubating businesses, a survey has revealed. The University Business Incubator (UBI) Index has listed the SETsquared incubator – of which the University of Bristol is a member - as the best in Europe.
Sustainable landscapes for the future17 July 2013Academic researchers and representatives from across the landscape industry are meeting at the University of Bristol this week to discuss how to improve the sustainability of managed landscapes.
Dr Cherida Hopper, 1962-201317 July 2013Dr Cherida Hopper, researcher, administrator and Trial Manager at the University of Bristol, died in June aged 51 after a long illness. Professor Chris Salisbury remembers her 'maturity and integrity, her calm acceptance, and her positivity'.