Final episode of ‘Trust me, I’m a vet’ from Vet School17 May 2017The University of Bristol’s School of Veterinary Sciences and Langford Vets is the location for the third and final episode of the BBC Two series, ‘Trust me, I’m a Vet’, presented by Bristol veterinary alumnus, Steve Leonard.
Researchers explore Bristol’s book scene16 May 2017What do books mean to you? How does the form of a book relate to its content? Join independent publishers, book artists and letterpress printers to explore book making in Bristol.
Con artists and traffic wardens: the secret lives of flowers15 May 2017How do bees maintain a healthy bee lifestyle and how do plants manipulate their pollinators? These questions and many more will be answered this Sunday [May 21] when the University of Bristol Botanic Garden celebrates the fourth international Fascination of Plants Day.
Donate, don’t ditch: election archive needs your political publicity12 May 2017With the general election less than a month away, the campaign trail is hotting up and election literature is being produced thick and fast. An archive of election material, believed to be the biggest of its kind in the UK, is urging the public not to throw away any publicity, but to help capture Britain’s political history.
Bristol Old Vic: The Geraldine Menez Award 2017 11 May 2017A University of Bristol student studying Theatre and Performance Studies has been presented with an award by the Bristol Old Vic Theatre acknowledging outstanding engagement with the University’s Theatre Collection.
Combining heroin and commonly prescribed non-opioid pain killers leads to a significant rise in overdose deaths11 May 2017A multi-disciplinary study has shown that the recent substantial increase in prescriptions for two drugs, pregabalin and gabapentin, used widely for a range of neurological disorders is closely correlated with a rise in the number of overdose deaths in England and Wales. These drugs have become drugs of abuse, according to new University of Bristol findings published in Addiction, which highlight that they are especially dangerous when used with heroin or other opioids
Brexit – its impact on Bristol11 May 2017How Bristol addresses the local challenges – and opportunities – brought on by Brexit is the focus of a free public event on Tuesday 23 May bringing experts in immigration, trade, politics and sociology from the Universities of Bristol and West of England together in constructive dialogue with local community leaders, city officials, business people, local charities, and community activists. Mayor Marvin Rees and Vice Chancellor Hugh Brady will be in attendance to welcome participants at the day’s event.
Energy efficiency is important to wireless and broadcast networks9 May 2017When a digital TV system operates with excess transmit power there is no benefit for either the user or broadcaster. New research has found that by deploying a spatially adaptive broadcast system, broadcast powers can be reduced by up to 35 per cent, reducing carbon emissions and saving money.
We can’t always believe our eyes9 May 2017A blue plaque to commemorate the life and work of a great interdisciplinary thinker, whose interest was in visual illusion and what these revealed about human perception, will be unveiled tomorrow [Wednesday 10 May]. Bristol Vision Institute (BVI) at the University of Bristol will unveil the plaque to honour Professor Richard Gregory, a leading Bristol academic and psychologist.
Witness speed and academic clout collide8 May 2017This Friday afternoon the Bristol public are invited to immerse themselves in a wealth of cutting-edge local research with a dynamic and interactive showcase followed by a fast and furious Three-Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition.
Professor Peter Wells CBE, 1936-2017 5 May 2017Peter Wells CBE, Emeritus Professor of the School of Clinical Sciences has died. Emeritus Professor of the School of Clinical Sciences, Alan W Preece offers a tribute.
Fish step up to lead when predators are near3 May 2017Researchers from the University of Bristol have discovered that some fish within a shoal take on the responsibilities of leader when they are under threat from predators.
UK health spending needs to grow faster than GDP3 May 2017The NHS is frequently in the news about its ongoing funding crisis. New research suggests demand for health services is set to continue to grow faster than GDP per head in all developed countries around the world. Along with a paper about the J-value model for life-expectancy growth in industrialised countries, the research establishes a reason why people in the UK will want to spend an increasing fraction of their income on health services.
Diagnosed autism linked to maternal grandmother’s smoking in pregnancy27 April 2017Scientists from the University of Bristol have looked at all 14,500 participants in Children of the 90s and found that if a girl’s maternal grandmother smoked during pregnancy, the girl is 67 per cent more likely to display certain traits linked to autism, such as poor social communication skills and repetitive behaviours.