Go wild at the Festival of Nature8 June 2015Bristol is known for its famous Suspension Bridge and maritime history, but just how much of the city we see today was shaped by its rivers? Researchers at the University of Bristol will be uncovering the city’s hidden river history at the Festival of Nature Wild Weekend this weekend [13 and 14 June] as part of Bristol’s European Green Capital 2015 celebrations.
Bristol hosts top US students5 June 2015Students from the United States are spending a month in Bristol as part of the third annual Fulbright Summer Institute. The programme has been so successful that it has been extended by a further year, and the University will welcome ten more Fulbright students in summer 2016.
£3 million NERC award for research into melting ice sheet5 June 2015Scientists at the Universities of Bristol, Leeds, Sheffield and Aberystwyth have been awarded over £3 million by the UK Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) for research into factors influencing the accelerated melting of the Greenland Ice Sheet.
Researchers reveal all at Bristol 3MT finals4 June 2015Ever wondered what kind of research postgraduate students are working on at Bristol? Find out when eight take to the stage next Wednesday (10 June) to present their 80,000-word theses in just three minutes.
LHC experiments back in business at new energy4 June 2015CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC) has started delivering physics data for the first time in 27 months. After an almost two year shutdown and several months re-commissioning, the LHC is now providing collisions to all of its experiments – including the CMS and LHCb experiments involving scientists from the University of Bristol – at the unprecedented energy of 13 TeV, almost double the collision energy of its first run.
Bristol undergraduate identifies Gloucestershire fossil as new species of ancient reptile4 June 2015Fossils found in a quarry in Gloucestershire have been identified by a student and her supervisors at the University of Bristol as a new small species of reptile with self-sharpening blade-like teeth that lived 205 million years ago. Part of the name chosen for the new species – Clevosaurus sectumsemper – takes inspiration from a spell cast in the Harry Potter books.
Botanic Garden getting set for busy weekend3 June 2015A floating Ballast Seed Garden family day, Get Growing Garden Trail and National Garden Scheme open day are three events the University of Bristol Botanic Garden is set to take part in this weekend [Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 June].
Soapbox Science comes to Bristol3 June 2015The National Soapbox Science Festival comes to Bristol this Sunday [7 June], bringing 12 inspirational local female scientists to the streets to share their research, engage the public and inspire the next generation of scientists.
Professor Danny Dorling on inequality and education at the Festival of Education3 June 2015A talk by Professor Danny Dorling, the renowned social geographer, on inequality and education, and the findings of a project that was successful at raising Maths achievement at both primary and secondary levels, are just two of the areas being discussed at the Festival of Education — a two-week series of events [3 to 15 June] about diversity at the University of Bristol.
New CEO for Langford Veterinary Services2 June 2015A veterinary surgeon who has experience across clinical, academic and commercial sectors has been appointed the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Langford Veterinary Services (LVS), a wholly owned subsidiary of the University of Bristol.
How the UK can improve cancer diagnosis2 June 2015After five years of research involving cancer diagnosis experts from six UK universities, researchers have made a number of recommendations on how the UK can improve the early diagnosis of cancer.
New protocol for quantum technology unlocked1 June 2015A new protocol for estimating unknown optical processes, called unitary operations, with precision enhanced by the unique properties of quantum mechanics has been demonstrated by scientists and engineers from the University of Bristol, UK, and the Centre for Quantum Technologies in Singapore.
Exploring the secret gardens of Clifton1 June 2015The gates to some of Clifton and Hotwells’ most glorious gardens are being opened to the public this weekend [6 and 7 June], giving a unique glimpse into the city’s horticultural heritage.
Penguin Archive prompts new edition of Malthus 1 June 2015A new Penguin Classics edition of Thomas Malthus’s Essay on the Principle of Population and Other Writings, edited by Robert Mayhew, Professor of Historical Geography at the University of Bristol, is published this week.