Ian Bond on self-healing materials22 January 2008Dr Ian Bond from the Department of Aerospace Engineering is taking part in the BBC Radio Four programme Material World on Thursday 24 January at 4.30 pm.
Dive into swimming lessons at Bristol21 January 2008A new programme of swimming lessons for both adults and children (aged five and over) wanting either to learn how to swim, gain confidence or improve their stroke, begins next week at the University of Bristol swimming pool in Clifton.
Skin care: new research into scar-free healing21 January 2008New research from the University of Bristol shows that by suppressing one of the genes that normally switches on in wound cells, wounds can heal faster and reduce scarring. This has major implications not just for wound victims but also for people who suffer organ tissue damage through illness or abdominal surgery.
Recovering from a mass extinction18 January 2008The full recovery of ecological systems, following the most devastating extinction event of all time, took at least 30 million years, according to new research from the University of Bristol.
February e-learning workshops for staff17 January 2008A summary of February workshops for staff, run by the Education Support Unit, to encourage the use of technology in learning, teaching and assessment at Bristol.
The funding black hole16 January 2008Two physics students at the University of Bristol have organised a petition against the recently-announced funding cut of £80 million by the body that funds physics research in the UK, the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC).
Brian Conrey receives 2008 Conant Prize15 January 2008Professor Brian Conrey in the Department of Mathematics has been awarded the 2008 Levi L. Conant Prize by the American Mathematical Society (AMS).
100 years ago: a letter with a promise that made Bristol University15 January 2008On January 15 1908, Bristol tobacco magnate George Wills received a letter from his father Henry Overton (HO) Wills, at his Burwalls home in Leigh Woods. That letter made possible the University of Bristol, whose official centenary will be celebrated next year.
Spring season at the Wickham Theatre14 January 2008Spring brings an eclectic mix of touring theatre, student performances, lectures and talks to the University's intimate studio theatre.
Unusual British dinosaur had crocodile skull14 January 2008An unusual British dinosaur has been shown to have a skull that functioned like a fish-eating crocodile, despite looking like a dinosaur. It also possessed two huge hand claws, perhaps used as grappling hooks to lift fish from the water.
Antarctic ice loss13 January 2008Increasing amounts of ice mass have been lost from West Antarctica and the Antarctic peninsula over the past ten years, according to research published online this week in Nature Geoscience.
Significant new study of South African cinema11 January 2008Race and national identity in South African cinema are the focus of a significant new book by Dr Jacqueline Maingard of the Department of Drama: Theatre, Film, Television at Bristol University.
School rankings cannot help parents choose schools10 January 2008School rankings based on the measure of contextual value added (CVA) – as used in the league tables due to be published tomorrow – are largely meaningless, according to new research from the Centre for Market and Public Organisation (CMPO) at the University of Bristol. The study by Dr Deborah Wilson and Anete Piebalga finds that almost half of English secondary schools are indistinguishable from the national average.
Chemistry goes to Singapore9 January 2008Bristol ChemLabS School Teacher Fellow, Tim Harrison, and three postgraduates from the School of Chemistry travelled to Singapore in December to provide chemistry workshops for 13- to 16-year-olds.
Leighton Greenham 1930-20078 January 2008Leighton Williams Greenham, formerly Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Bacteriology and Virology, died on 28 August 2007 after a short illness. This obituary was written by Professor Alan Linton and Dr Gilbert Howe.