Study finds spending more time in education causes myopia (short-sight)6 June 2018Myopia, or short-sight, is one of leading causes of visual disability in the world. The global prevalence is rising rapidly and has reached epidemic levels in the developed countries of East and Southeast Asia. Now a new study, led by the University of Bristol, has shed some light on why the length of time spent in education is a causal risk factor for myopia.
Botanic Garden volunteers recognised with Queen’s Award2 June 2018The skill, dedication and enthusiasm of those who help to run and promote the work of the University of Bristol Botanic Garden has been officially recognised with a Queen’s Award for Voluntary Services – the MBE for volunteer groups.
Professor Michael Banton, 1926-20181 June 2018Michael Banton, Emeritus Professor of Sociology, Senior Academic in the University of Bristol for many years and internationally renowned scholar, has passed away at the age of 91. Gregor McLennan, Professor of Sociology, offers a remembrance.