Calling all Teddy Boys and Girls: the Clevedon Pier roadshow needs you!10 August 2015Were you one of the Teddy Boys or Girls who danced the night away at the Clevedon Pier dance hall? Do you remember the Wurlitzer juke box on the pier? What were the hit tunes you enjoyed at the time? What memories do you have of fun times on the pier? Anyone with memories and anecdotes of the Clevedon Pier is invited to come along to an open day at the pier on Friday 14 August as part of the People’s Pier Project, a study into the popular culture of seaside piers and how they fit with today’s society.
New book highlights global volcanic hazards and risks7 August 2015Three University of Bristol volcanologists – Professor Steve Sparks, Dr Susanna Jenkins and Dr Sarah Brown – are lead editors and authors of a new book, Global Volcanic Hazards and Risks, published this month.
£2 million boost for heart research in Bristol7 August 2015New tests and therapies to improve the treatment of people with coronary heart disease requiring bypass surgery are being developed at the University of Bristol thanks to new research funding from the British Heart Foundation (BHF). The charity has announced grants of £2 million as part of the appointment of Costanza Emanueli as BHF Professor of Cardiovascular Science.
Children of the 90s flock to see Rex5 August 2015Dozens of participants in the world-famous Children of the 90s project flocked to see Rex, their Shaun in the City sculpture, outside the Royal West of England Academy yesterday (4 August).
Dr Christopher Holmes, 1953-20154 August 2015Dr Christopher Holmes, a senior lecturer and researcher in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology from 1984 to 2007, died recently. Professor Chris Paraskeva, former PhD student Dr Jim Houlihan, and other friends and colleagues offer their tributes.
University of Bristol appoints new Pro Vice-Chancellor4 August 2015The University of Bristol has appointed Dr Erik Lithander as its new Pro Vice-Chancellor for International and Student Recruitment. Dr Lithander, currently Pro Vice-Chancellor (International and Outreach) at The Australian National University, Australia's leading research institution located in Canberra, will take up the post on 1 February.
Earliest evidence of reproduction in a complex organism3 August 2015How some of the first complex organisms on Earth – possibly some of the first animals to exist – reproduced has been identified in a new study of 565 million-year-old fossils by researchers from the Universities of Cambridge, Bristol and Oxford.
Exploring Deaf people’s life experiences in Bristol 3 August 2015The Deaf community in Bristol are invited to attend workshops on film-making and poetry writing in British Sign Language (BSL) this month as part of a project focussing on Deaf people’s life experiences in the city.
Getting smarter all the time29 July 2015Scientists from the University of Bristol joined representatives from other academic institutions, industry, local government and standards bodies earlier this month at a day-long workshop on high performance networks designed to accelerate the development of smart cities.
Bristol undergraduates publish parasite research28 July 2015A team of University of Bristol undergraduates have published a study on genetic diversity in the sexually transmitted parasite Trichomonas vaginalis that they carried out as part of project work for their degrees in the School of Biological Sciences.
Berlin Wall artist comes to Bristol for Upfest27 July 2015World famous artist Thierry Noir, famed for being the first street artist to paint the Berlin Wall, has taken to the streets of Bristol for Upfest – Europe’s largest free street art and graffiti festival.
Shaun in the City artist reveals jungle inspiration24 July 2015The artist behind the exotic Shaun in the Jungle sculpture will be giving an exclusive insight into her work and inspiration when she visits the University of Bristol Botanic Garden on Tuesday [28 July].
University co-hosts Community Interest Company 10-year anniversary celebration24 July 2015The Centre for Law and Enterprise at the University of Bristol Law School co-hosted an event earlier this month to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Community Interest Company (CIC), which helps social enterprises structure their businesses in ways that are compatible with their social, environmental and economic objectives.
ACCIS students go back to school with composites research 24 July 2015Researchers from the University’s EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Advanced Composites for Innovation and Science (ACCIS CDT) led an outreach event with a difference for Year 7 students at the Crypt School in Gloucester earlier this month.
Reducing flood risk around the world24 July 2015How global flood risk models are being used to reduce flood impacts around the world is the subject of a new review by an international team of researchers, including scientists from the University of Bristol.
Graduating grandfather celebrates degree, aged 6924 July 2015A 69-year-old grandfather from Bristol has graduated after his dyslexia was finally diagnosed six years ago. Despite having a love of reading, Richard Abraham left school at 15 with no qualifications and had never written an essay in his life.
Bristol’s official fanfare to be played from the top of the Wills Memorial Tower23 July 2015A fanfare specially composed for Bristol will be played for the first time on Monday [27 July] at four locations across the city, sounding the start of the Bristol Proms. Three trumpeters will play from the top of the tower of the University of Bristol’s Wills Memorial Building, in what promises to be an extraordinary acoustic experience.
Famous faces awarded honorary degrees by the University of Bristol21 July 2015With graduation under way at the University of Bristol, we take a look back at some of the world-famous people who have been awarded honorary degrees. Among them are great political leaders, eminent scientists, renowned actors, literary greats, broadcasting legends and cherished chefs.
Digging for Kids Company 20 July 2015Staff volunteers from the University’s External Estates division used their horticultural skills to great effect when they took part in a renovation project at a Kids Company centre in Henbury last month.
Gene variation identified for teen binge eating20 July 2015A variation of a gene that can lead teenagers to binge eat has been identified by researchers. The work, carried out by academics at UCL and the universities of Bristol and Queensland, hope the finding will allow a better understanding of why binge eating develops, and inform the development of future preventative strategies for teens at risk before they become overweight or obese.
International consortium hopes to unlock spectrum above 6 GHz20 July 2015The University of Bristol is part of an international consortium that aims to develop concepts and key components for a new 5G mobile radio access technology. The technology is expected to operate in a range of frequency bands between 6 and 100 GHz, including millimetre-wave (mmWave) frequencies.
Ancient life in three dimensions17 July 2015Hidden secrets about life in Somerset 190 million years ago have been revealed by researchers at the University of Bristol and the Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution (BRLSI) in a new study of some remarkable fossils. Thanks to exceptional conditions of preservation, a whole marine ecosystem has been uncovered – and yet it was already known 150 years ago.