City lights up as students arrive in Bristol15 September 2017Buildings on Clifton Triangle and Park Street were lit up in a vibrant greeting to students last weekend as the University of Bristol welcomed over 9,000 new students to the city for the start of the new academic year.
Making sense of it all
13 September 2017Over the last year, it sometimes seems as though society is changing so rapidly that it is hard to keep up. The EU referendum, the election of Donald Trump, the election, austerity… the list of big events keeps growing.
Peter Skrine, 1935-201712 September 2017Peter Skrine, former Professor of German at Bristol, died on 26 May after a lengthy illness. Dr Mark Allinson, Senior Lecturer in the Department of German, offers an appreciation.
GW4 shortlisted for Times Higher Education award8 September 2017The GW4 Alliance [made up of four leading research-intensive universities: Bath, Bristol, Cardiff and Exeter] has been shortlisted under the category of Technological Innovation of the Year at this year’s Times Higher Education [THE] Awards for its world-first supercomputer, Isambard.
Quantum Tech Start-up QLM move to Unit DX7 September 2017Quantum tech firm QLM has moved from the University of Bristol into their new home at Unit DX, a recently-opened scientific innovation centre close to Bristol Temple Meads station, to continue development of a methane detector that could cut greenhouse gas emissions.
Dr David Nash, 1948-20176 September 2017Dr David Nash, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Civil Engineering before he retired in 2015, died in June. His colleague Professor Sally Heslop offers this remembrance.
NI, BT, Bristol and Lund announced winners at the Collaborate to Innovate Awards 20175 September 2017National Instruments together with the University of Bristol, Lund University (Sweden) and BT, were last night [Tuesday 5 September] announced the winners in the category 'Information, Data & Connectivity' at The Engineer: Collaborate to Innovate (C2I) Awards 2017, with their project 'Setting World Records in 5G Wireless Spectral Efficiency using Massive Multiple Input, Multiple Output (MIMO)'.
Ultrasonic sensor company Inductosense raises £1.1m investment4 September 2017Inductosense, a University of Bristol spin-out which is developing novel ultrasonic sensors for monitoring corrosion, cracks or defects in structures has secured a funding round of £1.1million investment from a consortium of investors.
Join us around the piano for public street performance 31 August 2017The University of Bristol invites city residents to join them around the Beacon house piano this Friday lunchtime [1 September] for choral renditions of popular songs in celebration of the world-famous Play Me, I’m Yours street piano project.
How are antimicrobials used around the world in food-producing animals?31 August 2017A new study led by academics at the Bristol Veterinary School has reviewed the literature on the use of antimicrobials (AM) in livestock practice together with the views of stakeholders. The study found that although there are some barriers to change, there is a clear awareness of the issue among the livestock sectors and a willingness to modify AM use.
Fluorescent crystal mystery solved30 August 2017A decades-old mystery of why a naturally-occurring organic crystal fluoresces blue under ultra-violet light, yet when grown under laboratory conditions fluoresces with an intense green colour, has been solved by scientists from the University of Bristol.
Plans for new city centre campus take shape30 August 2017A second phase of consultation around the University of Bristol’s plans for its new £300 million campus next to Bristol Temple Meads will be held in September.
Find out how bees get a buzz out of coffee?30 August 2017Bees, butterflies, moths, bats and birds will take centre stage at the University of Bristol's Botanic Garden this weekend [2 and 3 September] for its annual Bee and Pollination Festival. Visitors to the Garden will have the opportunity to find out how industrious and vital these workers are and how flowers use caffeine, forms of traffic control and floral imposters to attract pollinators.