New exhibition celebrates the life and work of Noël Coward14 May 2014Noël Coward, one of the most significant figures in British theatre in the twentieth century, is the subject of the latest exhibition at the University of Bristol Theatre Collection. The Master: Noël Coward 1899-1973 features rare and personal material relating to Coward, including photographs, letters and even one of his famous silk dressing gowns.
Screening is ‘not effective’ in the fight against domestic violence13 May 2014One in three women around the world have experienced physical or sexual violence from a partner. Although domestic violence is associated with a range of adverse health impacts, even after the abuse has ended, it is not easily identified by health care professionals, prompting some countries, notably the United States, to introduce screening programmes in healthcare settings. A new study, published online by the BMJ today [13 May], has found no evidence to support domestic violence screening.
University of Bristol in the running12 May 2014University staff and students took part in Bristol’s popular 10k race on Sunday 11 May, raising money for charities including CLIC Sargent, Wallace and Gromit’s Grand Appeal and COCO.
The health benefits of playing outdoors with friends12 May 2014How children spend their after-school hours has a big impact on their levels of physical activity, new research has discovered, highlighting the need for children to be given more opportunities to play outdoors with friends.
New nanowire growth mechanism observed8 May 2014A mechanism of growth of anisotropic metal oxides that was predicted 20 years ago has been observed for the first time by researchers at the University of Bristol. The work is described in an article published this week in Science.
Bristol scoops up four Royal Society of Chemistry awards8 May 2014Four academics in the School of Chemistry have received awards from the Royal Society of Chemistry for work ranging from the most promising original investigations in chemistry to innovative research on molecule dynamics.
easyJet partners with BRL to apply latest, cutting-edge technology for first time in aviation7 May 2014easyJet, the UK's largest airline, has today announced it is working with the Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL), a partnership between the University of Bristol and the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol), to modify existing technology so that drones can be employed to inspect its fleet of 220 Airbus aircraft. The innovative technology will help the airline to operate even more efficiently, reducing delays while maintaining its industry leading punctuality and safety records.
New study sheds light on dinosaur claw function7 May 2014How claw form and function changed during the evolution from dinosaurs to birds is explored by a new University of Bristol study into the claws of a group of theropod dinosaurs known as therizinosaurs.
Report reveals 13 ‘disturbing’ nuclear near-misses 6 May 2014There have been at least 13 potentially catastrophic cases of near-use of nuclear weapons worldwide since 1962, according to a new report which warns that the risk of nuclear weapons being detonated is higher than previously thought.
Bristol named as an exemplar in Green Academy report6 May 2014A report by the Higher Education Academy on its Green Academy programme, which promotes education for sustainable development, identifies Bristol and Keele universities as ‘good examples of what can be achieved’.
Bristol Students’ Union celebrate gold award2 May 2014The University of Bristol Students’ Union (UBU) has been awarded a Gold Standard Green Impact Award by the National Union of Students for their efforts to promote environmental and sustainable issues.
Wettest winter could result in tick invasion2 May 2014With the wettest winter on record thought likely to bring a rise in the number of cases of pet parasite problems this summer, an expert from the University of Bristol’s School of Biological Sciences has highlighted the problem of fleas and ticks.
Raise a glass for Bristol Food Connections2 May 2014Research and events developed at the University of Bristol will feed into the city’s first ever Bristol Food Connections festival this week, when the city celebrates all things food and drink.
New Fellow of the Royal Society1 May 2014Michael Benton, Professor of Vertebrate Palaeontology in the School of Earth Sciences, has achieved the rare distinction of being elected Fellow of the world's most eminent and oldest scientific academy in continuous existence: the Royal Society.
Should the EU ban on the import of seal products stand?30 April 2014Next month following an appeal by Canada and Norway to overturn the EU ban on the import of seal products, the World Trade Organization (WTO) is expected to announce whether the 2013 decision will be upheld. In an editorial article a University of Bristol academic, whose research on the animal welfare of the seal hunt has been used in the case, explains why the ban should stand.
Raise a glass for a Pint of Science30 April 2014Scientific researchers will deliver down-to-earth talks to the public at Pint of Science festival on 19 to 21 May, in the most relaxed setting possible – the pub.
New WUN report on internationalisation of higher education30 April 2014What will the landscape of international higher education look like a generation from now? A WUN report by leading historians of higher education from around the world identifies ‘key moments’ in the internationalisation of higher education – moments when universities and university leaders responded to new historical circumstances by reorienting their relationship with the broader world.
Amanda’s mission to overcome debilitating sleep disorder30 April 2014Waking up every five minutes during the night left Amanda Ramsay suffering from overwhelming exhaustion, depression and weight gain. Now, having finally been diagnosed with a little-known sleep disorder, the University of Bristol PhD student is embarking on an awareness campaign and weight loss challenge to improve her quality of life.
Minister to discuss future of higher education 29 April 2014Britain needs more scientists and engineers, but can our universities deliver? A panel including David Willetts MP and Bristol’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Eric Thomas, will discuss the future of UK higher education at the Hay Festival on Sunday, 25 May.
Thucydides and the idea of history29 April 2014As part of his AHRC-funded project ‘Thucydides: reception, reinterpretation and influence’, University of Bristol ancient historian Professor Neville Morley explores the reception of Thucydides in modern western historiography in his latest book Thucydides and the Idea of History.