Centuries lost ‘Bristol Merlin’ uncovered at city’s Central Library 30 January 2019A chance discovery, hidden away in a series of 16th-century books deep in the archive of Bristol Central Library, has revealed original manuscript fragments from the Middle Ages which tell part of the story of Merlin the magician, one of the most famous characters from Arthurian legend.
Professor Rodney Lowe, 1946-201829 January 2019Rodney Lowe, Professor Emeritus of Contemporary British History and Official Historian of the Civil Service, died on 1 December 2018 at the age of 72. Professor Hugh Pemberton offers a remembrance.
University offers free February bus rides 28 January 2019Commuters and local residents are invited to try out a new Bristol bus service for free, as the University of Bristol offers a free trial on the Unibus U2 service, from Monday 18 February to Friday 22 February.
A cappella alumni reunite for explosive 5-year anniversary show28 January 2019Much-loved student a cappella group, The Bristol Suspensions, are set to reunite with five years of alumni for a first of its kind, show-stopping charity concert at Bristol SU’s Anson Rooms [Richmond Building, Saturday 2 February at 7.30pm].
New kidney research sheds light on harms of certain drugs 24 January 2019Scientists have identified an enzyme that is a “master regulator” of kidney function that if excessively suppressed, can trigger renal failure. Their findings have implications for the use of existing drugs and the development of new pharmaceuticals.
Researchers warn online GP consultations need careful implementation 22 January 2019The new NHS 10-year plan launched earlier this month [7 January] states all patients in England will have access to a "digital first primary care offer", such as GP online consultations, by 2022/23. Online consultations have the potential to improve patient access and reduce face-to-face contacts, freeing up GP time. But research led by NIHR CLAHRC West and the Centre for Academic Primary Care at the University of Bristol found that unless these systems are carefully implemented, they won’t yield the benefits policymakers are hoping for.
Study to look at a dog's emotional attachment to toys21 January 2019Does your dog have an attachment to toys? If so, researchers from the University of Bristol Vet School and School of Psychological Science want to hear from dog owners for a new study on pets' attachment to toys.
Study finds elevated levels of stress hormone linked to housing type and tenure17 January 2019A new study examining UK housing data and health outcomes has indicated a link between people living in the private rental sector having higher levels of a stress hormone. The findings, led by researchers at the Universities of Bristol and Essex, are published in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health.
Cities could play a key role in pollinator conservation14 January 2019Given the pressures that pollinators face in agricultural land, cities could play an important role in conserving pollinators, according to a new study. The research, carried out by scientists at the Universities of Bristol, Edinburgh, Leeds and Reading in collaboration with Cardiff University and the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC), has revealed that gardens and allotments are good for pollinators, and lavender and borage are important garden plants that pollinators use as food sources.
The Secret Life of 4 and 5 Year Olds 10 January 2019An award-winning documentary series, featuring the University of Bristol’s Professor Paul Howard-Jones, returns to our screens tonight [Thursday, 10 January].
Prestigious award for Bristol scientist 10 January 2019A University of Bristol academic has been recognised for his work in the field of synthetic chemistry after being awarded the prestigious Yamada-Koga Prize 2019 from the University of Tokyo.
Subglacial weathering alters nutrient cycles in Greenland9 January 2019The nutrient cycles that underpin how carbon is stored and released from two of Greenland’s glaciers is significantly affected by subglacial weathering, a new study has found, shedding further light on the geochemistry of meltwaters.
Census data could be used to improve city neighbourhoods 9 January 2019A new analysis of the 2011 census has revealed that social differences among city populations significantly influence how neighbourhoods take shape. Researchers hope that their insights could help councils to make better planning decisions.
Project could reduce the harm of injecting drugs8 January 2019New posters, a booklet and an animation, co-designed by service users from Bristol Drugs Project, are being launched later this month to promote the benefits of low dead space injecting equipment for people who inject drugs, alongside broader harm reduction messages.
Minister given glimpse of the future as robotics meets ultrasound4 January 2019From contactless medical procedures to underground robots detecting pipe damage, the new Universities and Science Minister Chris Skidmore has seen first-hand how futuristic university research could help to solve some of society’s big challenges.