Free concert series showcases musical starlets31 January 2013A free concert series has been launched in Bristol, bringing contemporary music to the public and showcasing the musical stars of the future. Students from the University of Bristol are hoping to fill the void left by the cancellation of the popular Elektrostatic Festival at Colston Hall and reignite the public’s interest in contemporary music.
New £150,000 project puts pupils ‘at the heart of research’31 January 2013A pioneering project to get Bristol school children involved with university research has been given the go-ahead thanks to a £150,000 funding boost. The University of Bristol will join forces with over 20 local schools to motivate youngsters and excite them about the opportunities presented by higher education.
Dr Esther Crawley provides expert comment on latest research into Chronic Fatigue Syndrome31 January 2013Dr Esther Crawley, Reader in Child Health at the University’s School of Social and Community Medicine has commented to the media on new findings, published in Psychological Medicine today [31 Jan 13], about a multi-centre PACE trial, which found that rehabilitative cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) and graded exercise therapy (GET) were more effective treatments for chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) than specialist medical care (SMC) alone.
Volunteers sought to restore historic garden to former glory30 January 2013Volunteers are being sought to help restore the garden of one of Clifton’s most distinguished mansions back to its former glory. Clifton Hill House, steeped in history since it was completed in 1750, has been owned by the University of Bristol for more than 100 years.
Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory archive comes to Theatre Collection30 January 2013A fascinating archive of material including props, prompt scripts and photos from every production in the history of one of Bristol's premier arts organisations, Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory (SATTF), has been donated to the University of Bristol Theatre Collection, one of the world’s largest theatre collections dedicated to British theatre history.
How does fibrosis occur in Crohn’s disease?30 January 2013New research, led by the School of Veterinary Sciences at the University of Bristol, has shown that a protein, known as IL-13, could be the key to the development of fibrosis in Crohn’s disease.
Bristol professor on Inside Out West29 January 2013Professor Adam Finn was interviewed by BBC One's 'Inside Out West' about the increased risk of narcolepsy among children vaccinated with the swine flu vaccine.
Engineering launches student internship scheme28 January 2013A new scheme that aims to help first year students find relevant work experience and insight into the world of engineering and related technology companies has been launched by the University of Bristol’s Faculty of Engineering.
Omega-3 can help laying hens avoid bone damage28 January 2013Researchers from the University's School of Veterinary Sciences have found that omega-3 could help laying hens avoid bone damage, which affects millions of hens each year, and the research may also help human patients suffering from osteoporosis.
Faculty of Arts appoints three new Chairs25 January 2013The Faculty of Arts at the University of Bristol has appointed three new Chairs: Professor Shane Butler (Chair in Latin Language and Literature), Professor Katharine Ellis (Stanley Hugh Badock Chair in Music) and Professor Simon Shaw-Miller (Chair in History of Art).
South West research intensive universities join forces for new collaboration24 January 2013The Universities of Bath, Bristol, Cardiff and Exeter today announced a formal collaboration, bringing together a high concentration of research expertise and capability in the South West of England and Wales. The collaboration will enable the group to explore and identify opportunities where their combined research strength can more effectively address global challenges, while also maximising the impact of and return on investment from research funding.
Enhancing social interactions using information technology23 January 2013A new project, which aims to improve social interactions, will develop and test an innovative rehabilitation method using humanoid robotics and virtual reality thanks to funding of €2.9 million by the European Commission.
£2.4 million to connect communities in key decision making23 January 2013A research programme that aims to develop new ways of engaging communities in decision making with businesses and policy makers will begin thanks to funding of £2.4 million from the Economic and Social Research Council [ESRC].
No Borders: Global to Local21 January 2013Staff members, Dr Dorothy Rowe and Dr Barnaby Haran, and MA student, Sarah Kew, from the Department of History of Art will be giving public gallery talks, lectures and seminars around Bristol Museum and Art Gallery's current display of contemporary art entitled No Borders: Global to Local.
Bristol archaeologist presents new BBC series18 January 2013University of Bristol industrial archaeologist, Dr Cassie Newland, will be presenting the new landmark BBC Two series, The Genius of Inventions, which starts on Thursday 24 January.
Unrestricted access to the details of deadly eruptions18 January 2013Details of around 2,000 major volcanic eruptions which occurred over the last 1.8 million years have been made available in a new open access database, complied by scientists at the University of Bristol with colleagues from the UK, US, Colombia and Japan.
Deodorants: do we really need them?17 January 2013New research shows that more than 75 per cent of people with a particular version of a gene don’t produce under-arm odour but use deodorant anyway.
Digital Bristol Week showcases the future of media technology17 January 2013Technology experts from the University of Bristol will be sharing their knowledge and advice as part of Digital Bristol Week - the largest free programme of training, events, workshops and panels ever held in Bristol for media professionals. A packed schedule of events, organised by the BBC, runs from 26 January until 1 February and offers tree training, workshops and panel discussions for media professionals in the city.
Multicellularity, a key event in the evolution of life15 January 2013Multicellularity in cyanobacteria originated before 2.4 billion years ago and is associated with the accumulation of atmospheric oxygen, subsequently enabling the evolution of aerobic life, as we know it today, according to a new study from the University of Zurich involving researchers now at the University of Bristol, and Gothenburg.
Record-breaking research collaboration targets 21st century challenges11 January 2013The University of Bristol has welcomed a record-breaking 90 academic delegates from a leading Japanese university as it forges a pioneering international research collaboration. A high-powered contingent from Kyoto University travelled to Bristol this week [9 to 11 January] to discuss how the latest thinking and technologies could solve some of the planet’s biggest challenges.
Labour's membership crisis: no end in sight10 January 2013Labour’s latest campaign to attract members has run into the sands because the party has failed to learn the lessons of past failure in the Blair years, according to an article by two University of Bristol academics published today in the journal British Politics.
How does our brain “learn” from stressful events?9 January 2013A study by academics in the University of Bristol's School of Clinical Sciences that aims to investigate how the brain processes stress and creates memories of psychologically stressful events will begin shortly thanks to funding of £758,000 from the BBSRC.
Bristol professor on BBC World Service9 January 2013Professor Alex Bentley of the Department of Archaeology and Anthropology was part of a panel discussion about imitation on the BBC World Service's The Forum.
Bristol researchers reveal most effective treatment for common kidney disorder9 January 2013The results of a pioneering UK-wide clinical trial that compared treatments for patients with a common type of kidney disease has found one to be significantly more effective. The results of the study, published online in The Lancet today [9 Jan], will be recommended to clinicians worldwide as the most effective approach to treating the condition.