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.
Bristol academic elected Fellow of the British Academy16 July 2015Professor Robert Fowler of the Department of Classics and Ancient History has achieved the rare distinction of being elected Fellow of the British Academy, the national academy for the humanities and social sciences.
Messel magic comes to Bristol16 July 2015The personal archive of one of the twentieth century’s foremost theatrical designers, Oliver Messel (1904-1978) has been acquired by the University of Bristol Theatre Collection, thanks to a generous grant of £80,000 from the National Heritage Memorial Fund (NHMF). The NHMF grant was bolstered by generous support from alumni, friends, and charitable foundations to help meet the £100,000 purchase price.
Make it digital at the Bristol Harbour Festival15 July 2015With the UK facing a national skills shortage in electrical and electronic engineering and computer science, researchers from the Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL) will be inspiring a new generation of robotic pioneers at the Bristol Harbour Festival this weekend [Saturday 18 July] as part of the BBC Make it Digital initiative.
Bristol scientists join forces to share dementia research with the public14 July 2015Scientists in Bristol will come together on Monday 20 July to hold a free public meeting to discuss current dementia research. The meeting will involve short talks from clinicians and researchers, allowing members of the public to ask questions about Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.
Dr Fannin awarded Feminist Theory Essay Prize14 July 2015Dr Maria Fannin, Senior Lecturer in the School of Geographical Sciences, has won the Feminist Theory Essay Prize for the best article published in the journal Feminist Theory in 2014.
Two-ball bounce problem explained14 July 2015Researchers from the University of Bristol have revisited a well-known classroom demonstration where a lighter ball is dropped on top of a larger heavier ball and offer a model to explain the phenomenon.
Bristol student in world record bid14 July 2015A Bristol student is hoping to smash the Guinness World Record for the fastest crossing of Loch Ness by tandem kayak. James Reilly, a 21-year-old medical student at the University of Bristol, and close friend Ted Simpson are hoping to cross the 23 mile loch in under five hours and 19 minutes to set a new record.
Emeritus Professor Bill Howarth, 1922-201510 July 2015Emeritus Professor William Driver Howarth, a member of the Department of French from 1966 to 1988, died on 3 July. His colleague Dr Edward Forman has provided this tribute, acknowledging help from the late Dr Stan Taylor and from the friends mentioned in the notice.