New Enterprise Competition 200812 October 2007The 2008 New Enterprise Competition run by Research & Enterprise Development (RED) features a prize fund of over £35,000 - and a new award for the best entry submitted from the School of Chemistry.
New light on Chinese history12 October 2007A remarkable collection of photographs of China in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, brought together by researchers from the University of Bristol, will go on display at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London next week.
£3m study into universities' impact on UK11 October 2007Helen Simpson, a researcher from the Centre for Market and Public Organisation (CMPO) at the University of Bristol, is taking part in a £3m study into the social and economic impact of higher education across the UK.
Understanding Avebury11 October 2007A survey conducted for the Arts and Humanities Research Council by PricewaterhouseCoopers has shown the real economic impact of archaeological research undertaken by a Bristol academic.
Understanding Avebury10 October 2007A survey conducted for the Arts and Humanities Research Council by PricewaterhouseCoopers has shown the real economic impact of archaeological research undertaken at Avebury by a Bristol academic.
Open your mind for World Mental Health Day10 October 2007At any one time, one in six adults and one in ten children under the age of sixteen suffer a mental health problem. To mark World Mental Health Day, [Wednesday 10 October] the University of Bristol is running a day-long programme of activities for members of the public, staff and students, to help raise awareness of good mental health.
Funding boost for Japanese studies4 October 2007The Nippon Foundation (TNF), a private grant-making foundation based in Tokyo, and the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation (GBSF), have awarded a total of £2.5 million to 12 institutions, including Bristol University, for the research and study of Japan.
Bob Dylan: the never ending star27 September 2007Bob Dylan's contribution to popular music is immense. A new book published on September 27 will, for the first time, look at Dylan as a rock star and cast new light on the life, times and significance of one of the most important popular musicians of the 20th century.
Wills hosts Antiques Roadshow21 September 2007Next week’s Antiques Roadshow comes from the Wills Memorial Building. The programme will be aired on BBC One at 8 pm on Sunday 30 September.
University staff go back to school for a day20 September 2007Staff from Bristol University gave up their day jobs on Tuesday 18 September to volunteer to paint the playground and extend the organic allotment at Kingsweston Special School in Shirehampton, Bristol.
Survey of copyright photocopying20 September 2007A survey of copyright material being photocopied in the University will take place from 15 October for 30 working days.
BSL language recordings to be computerised19 September 2007A grant of £1.2 million to create an innovative computerised collection of language recordings of British Sign Language (BSL) has been awarded by the ESRC to the University of Bristol, University College London, Bangor University, Heriot-Watt University and Queens University Belfast.
Bristol champions women scientists18 September 2007The Department of Biochemistry has won a prestigious silver SWAN award for excellence in recruiting and progressing women in science, engineering and technology (SET).
Bristol makes its mark in medical education18 September 2007Bristol Medical School was well represented at the recent annual international conference of the Association for Medical Education (AMEE) in Europe in August.
Restricting pesticides could greatly reduce suicide rates worldwide18 September 2007National and international policies restricting the pesticides that are most toxic to humans may have a major impact on world suicides, according to new research from the University of Bristol published this week in the International Journal of Epidemiology (IJE).
The Dating Game14 September 2007Dating of the age of the Earth was one of the most important developments in geology, because it ultimately led us to understand how continents moved around the globe.
Major break through for non-stick chewing gum14 September 2007Easy-to-remove chewing gum is to become a reality, thanks to a major technological break-through. The announcement was made this week at the BA Festival of Science in York.
Honour for Chair of Council14 September 2007Jim Foulds, Chair of Council, the University’s governing body, has been made an honorary life member of the national University Safety and Health Association.
Centre for Reproductive Medicine to mark 3000th birth14 September 2007A mass Baby Party at Ashton Court taking place this Sunday [16 September] will be special for many reasons, particularly for Rebecca and Gordon Caughey of Wellington, Somerset. They are the proud parents of one-month-old Finlay, the 3,000th baby recently born with the help of Bristol University’s pioneering Centre for Reproductive Medicine.
How dirty is your money?13 September 2007Drug dealers found with bank notes contaminated with unusually high levels of drugs are now less likely to get away with their crimes, thanks to new evidence from a team led by the University of Bristol.
Eleven-year-olds not taking enough exercise13 September 2007Less than three per cent of UK 11-year-olds are taking enough exercise, suggests research published ahead of print in the Archives of Disease in Childhood.
Are your pets' teeth whiter than white?12 September 2007To highlight the serious issue of pet dental disease Bristol University’s Small Animal Practice will be donating their time to examine pets’ mouths free of charge during September as part of Pet Smile Month.