Autumn 2016

In your autumn issue of Nonesuch, we thank our Chancellor for 13 years at the helm of the University, look ahead to a new strategy and hear from our alumni about their time at Bristol.

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The road ahead

A new focus on internationalisation, enhanced physical and digital infrastructure, stronger research partnerships and a first-class student experience… Richard Elliott gets the inside story on the University’s new Vision and Strategy. Listen to the audio file

A hole in the heart

Congenital heart disease is the most common type of birth defect, with between six and 13 diagnoses for every 1,000 live births. Advances in treatment and care could mean that babies born with a ‘hole in the heart’ have just one operation which will last their whole life. Listen to the audio file. 

A fond farewell

Shaking the hand of the last student to graduate on 22 July 2016 signalled the end of an era for Brenda Hale, Baroness Hale of Richmond. Bristol alumnus Darren McCaffrey (BSc 2007), Sky News Politics Correspondent, explores how one of the University’s greatest Chancellors touched the lives and work of thousands. Listen to the audio file: part one, and part two

Letter to my lecturer

Earlier this year we asked you to tell us about your favourite lecturer, past or present. Many of you nominated Nobel Prize-winner and Bristol physicist Professor Cecil Powell (1903-1969), and here’s why. Listen to the audio file

Finding my feet

Author and screenwriter David Nicholls (BA 1988, Hon DLitt 2016) returned to the University earlier this year to receive an honorary Doctorate. Speaking to Catherine Prior (BA 2016) after the ceremony, Nicholls reflected on his student years. Listen to the audio file. 

Balancing act

Find out how the University's Cabot Institute is addressing the key challenge of global food security in a changing world. Professor Michael Lee explains why relying on a single metric for evaluation can be unsustainable, and Dr Patricia Lucas delves into the social science of sustainable, healthy food systems. Listen to the audio file

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