Iconic building shines for hope31 October 2014Bristol’s iconic Wills Memorial Building will be illuminated by purple lights tomorrow [Saturday 1 November] to mark the start of Pancreatic Cancer awareness month.
Universities’ collaboration celebrated30 October 2014The GW4 Alliance, which brings together the combined strengths of the universities of Bath, Bristol, Cardiff and Exeter, held its official launch last night.
Jailbreak winners ‘escape’ 1,205km to Prague29 October 2014Over 40 fearless students from the University of Bristol spent the weekend dashing across England, Scotland and continental Europe in a bid to get as far from Bristol as possible in the hugely popular Jailbreak charity challenge.
Bristol team develops aerosol optical tweezers29 October 2014A device which allows users to hold airborne particles – aerosols – for extended periods has been developed by a team at the University of Bristol and Portishead-based firm Biral.
Lessons and legacies of the Holocaust 29 October 2014Books by Bristol historians Professor Tim Cole and Dr Joanna Beata Michlic will be the two featured books under discussion at the biannual Lessons and Legacies conference – the most important international Holocaust Studies conference – hosted by Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton this week.
What did we learn from the 2014 World Cup?28 October 2014Experts on the history, politics and culture of football will gather at the University of Bristol this week to discuss the impact of this year’s FIFA World Cup. The event is free and all are welcome.
Thinking about our futures: festival puts society in the spotlight27 October 2014Who has access to your health records? What do women want from the general election? Can Britain handle the threat of international terrorism? These are some of the hot topics being debated at a thought-provoking series of events across Bristol next month.
The Birth of Hedonism27 October 2014A new book exploring hedonism and the Cyrenaic philosophers by Dr Kurt Lampe of the Department of Classics and Ancient History is published this week.
Bristol team creates designer ‘barrel’ proteins 23 October 2014Designer proteins that expand on nature’s own repertoire, created by a team of chemists and biochemists from the University of Bristol, are described in a paper published this week in Science.
New Dean of Health Sciences23 October 2014Professor Jonathan Sandy, currently Interim Dean of Medicine and Dentistry, has been appointed Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences, which will take effect from 1 August 2015.
Teenage self-harm linked to problems in later life22 October 2014Those who self-harm as teenagers are more at risk of developing mental health and substance misuse problems as adults, new research from the biggest study of its kind in the UK has revealed.
Planning the future of education in Rwanda21 October 2014The University’s Graduate School of Education has successfully led a bid for funding from the Department for International Development to develop a ‘hub for innovation’ in the Rwandan education system.
Digging for Britain’s real-life war horses20 October 2014Archaeologists from the University of Bristol have teamed up with school children, veterans of modern conflict and other volunteers to uncover the history of Britain’s real-life war horses.
FoodCycle pop-up to celebrate in city centre 20 October 2014A three course meal whipped up from ‘waste’ food, local live music and speeches from ethical eaters will take place on Wednesday [22 October] to celebrate FoodCycle Bristol’s birthday.
Brian Duddell, 1943-201420 October 2014Brian Duddell, who worked as a porter in the Queen's Building and the School of Mathematics for 23 years, has passed away. Liz Lynch, Site Services Manager, offers a tribute.
Could technology transform GP consultations?20 October 2014The way we interact with our GPs could be transformed thanks to a new £458,000 project exploring whether consultations could viably be conducted via email, text message, telephone or via the internet.
£150,000 to research impacts of volcanic ash on UK nuclear sites16 October 2014The likelihood and potential impacts of volcanic ash on nuclear generating sites in the UK will be investigated by researchers from the University of Bristol in partnership with EDF Energy, thanks to a £150,000 grant from the Natural Environmental Research Council (NERC).