University goes green15 March 2004Bristol generates enough rubbish each year to cover the whole of the Downs knee-deep. Find out where it ends up during Bristol University's Environment Week, which starts on March 15.
New Chancellor for Bristol University12 March 2004The Right Honourable the Baroness Hale of Richmond was officially installed as the University of Bristol's seventh Chancellor at a ceremony in the Great Hall of the Wills Memorial Building today [Friday, March 12].
University spinout lists on AIM12 March 2004The Sulis Seedcorn Fund, a £9 million seed fund owned by a consortium of the Universities of Bath, Bristol and Southampton, today announced that it has sold half of its shareholding in Offshore Hydrocarbon Mapping plc.
Why study musicals?11 March 2004Newly-appointed Professor, Stephen Banfield in the Music Department, believes that a Jerome Kern theatre song and a Bach chorale have much in common...
£250,000 for enuresis research11 March 2004A four-year project to investigate bladder and bowel control problems among Britain's schoolchildren - and look for links with events during early childhood - has been awarded £250,000 by the National Lottery's Community Fund.
Double whammy for Bristol8 March 2004Professor Sir John Beringer, Pro Vice-Chancellor, and Professor Kathy Sykes, Professor of Public Engagement in Science and Engineering, have been invited by the Prime Minister to become members of the Council for Science and Technology
Clinical skills lab opens wide3 March 2004The University of Bristol's Vice Chancellor, Professor Eric Thomas, will open the new Clinical Skills Laboratory in the Bristol Dental School and Hospital on 3 March after an extensive three-year refurbishment programme funded by the University.
Breastfeeding linked to lower blood pressure2 March 2004Doctors at the University of Bristol have reported that the benefits of breastfeeding could pay off many years later by helping to reduce levels of blood pressure, a factor that contributes to heart attacks in later life.
Enterprise gathers momentum in Bristol1 March 2004Local entrepreneurs and business people are flocking to the Bristol Enterprise Network, the University of Bristol's online facility to assist information transfer among the high-tech, high-growth business community.
Stress gene found in plants26 February 2004A single gene has been discovered that helps plants cope with stressful situations such as disease or poor environments - according to a report published in Nature, 26 February 2004.
New patron for Bristol Neuroscience25 February 2004Lord Sainsbury has become the new patron of Bristol Neuroscience, a University of Bristol initiative to promote both research and clinical practice in the field of neuroscience.
Be in the running19 February 2004Bristol University's annual Half Marathon and 5k challenge takes place at Coombe Dingle Sports Complex on Sunday, February 29.
Students sleep-out for the homeless18 February 2004Issues of homelessness will be highlighted during this year's Student Community Action (SCA) week at Bristol University with a sponsored sleep-out by students on Friday, February 20.
Poetic history17 February 2004An unusual collaboration between Gareth Calway, the 'poet laureate' of Bristol City F. C. and Dr Evan Jones, a Bristol University lecturer, has led to the writing of 'The merchant of Bristol'.
New grant to develop stem cell therapies for people with MS16 February 2004A £250,000 grant for the development of stem cell treatments to repair damage caused by multiple sclerosis (MS) has been awarded to Neil Scolding, Burden Professor of Clinical Neurosciences at Bristol University, by the Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Stressed at work? Taking a coffee break might make things worse16 February 2004Men who work alone may increase their stress levels by taking a coffee break in the belief that it will help them perform faster. On the other hand, men who work in teams could feel less stressed after enjoying a sharp intake of caffeine, but this may make them less effective. Caffeine tended to reduce ratings of stress in women.
Bubbles and Squeak for best dental student16 February 2004Bristol dental student, Karen Tse, won this year's Steradent Bubbles and Squeaky Clean competition. The prize is a box of champagne (Bubbles) and a flat/house cleaner for a term (Squeaky Clean).
Dance the night away with SCA12 February 2004Over 100 Bristol senior citizens will be putting on their dancing shoes for Bristol University's Student Community Action (SCA) Annual Dinner Dance next Wednesday, February 18.
Bristol universities get together for rugby showdown12 February 2004One of the biggest fixtures in Bristol University's and the University of the West of England's sporting calendar, the Rugby Varsity match, takes place at the Memorial Stadium next Wednesday, February 18.
SCA week12 February 2004This year's Student Community Action (SCA) Week will take place between Saturday 14 and 21 February.
Predicting the spread of skin cancer11 February 2004A new way of predicting whether skin cancers will spread to other organs is published in the British Journal of Cancer. By measuring the density of lymph vessels surrounding a melanoma, scientists at Bristol University working with doctors at Frenchay Hospital in Bristol, have been able to predict which tumours will spread.
BA awards lectures11 February 2004Two of the prestigious British Association Award Lectures will be given by Bristol University staff this year.
Coeliac disease - the tip of the iceberg6 February 2004The full extent of a hidden condition which goes largely undetected among British children - and unnoticed until adulthood - has been identified by doctors in Bristol.
Glitter dinner dance5 February 2004A Bristol University medical student, Jo Kyte, has organised a dinner dance to promote awareness and raise money for organisations that provide international humanitarian aid.
Spotlight on the Newport Ship4 February 2004The Newport Ship, a medieval sailing vessel discovered on the banks of the River Usk in 2002, will be the subject of a public lecture at Bristol University on Monday 9 February.
The eye of the beholder3 February 2004When Nature Neuroscience decided their front cover would feature eye movement research, they approached Bristol neuroscientist Iain Gilchrist to provide an appropriate image.
Free public lectures over lunch2 February 2004Body language and mind reading, causes and prevention of cancer and human evolution are just some of the themes of a series of free public lectures starting this week by Bristol University academics.