Students build the UK’s first successful lead balloon14 May 2015Engineering Design students from the University of Bristol have teamed up with Icon Films, a Bristol-based independent TV production company, to design and construct the UK’s first lead balloon for BBC One’s The One Show.
Bovine TB infection depends on feedback between cattle and badgers14 May 2015Bovine tuberculosis (BTB) is an infectious disease affecting cattle and badgers. New research from the Universities of Bristol and Cambridge has found that BTB is most likely to be nearly under control in both species taken in isolation, however together, control is likely to be considerably more challenging.
Vet School research paves the way for a vision for rabbit welfare13 May 2015A vision for improving rabbit welfare has been set out following research carried out by the University of Bristol’s School of Veterinary Sciences. It is hoped the vision will enable one of Britain’s most popular pets to live healthier and happier lives.
What’s in a name? 13 May 2015Have you ever wondered how plants are classified and named? This question and many more will be answered this Sunday [May 17] when the University of Bristol Botanic Garden celebrates the third international Fascination of Plants Day.
Puppy love to help relieve exam stress12 May 2015With impending exams and dissertation deadlines, this time of the year is especially stressful for university students. But help is at hand for those studying at the University of Bristol thanks to a special ‘puppy room’ to aid relaxation and calmness.
Pubs across Bristol to quench a thirst for knowledge11 May 2015Pub goers in Bristol will soon be served a slice of science with their drinks thanks to students and researchers in the city. Six venues across Bristol are hosting down-to-earth talks for the public as part of the Pint of Science festival from 18 to 20 May, featuring experts from the University of Bristol and UWE Bristol.
Student captures remarkable images of sea lions in the Galápagos Islands8 May 2015Sam Rowley, a second-year University of Bristol Biology student, captured these remarkable images of sea lions resting on waterside benches while visiting Isabela Island – the largest of the Galápagos Islands – as part of a trip to build a comprehensive portfolio promoting the beauty, uniqueness and fragility of the islands' wildlife.
Complete Hell at Bristol7 May 2015Bristol students took part this week in a marathon reading of Dante’s epic poem, The Inferno.
How climate science denial affects the scientific community7 May 2015Climate change denial in public discourse may encourage climate scientists to over-emphasise scientific uncertainty and is also affecting how they themselves speak – and perhaps even think – about their own research, a new study from the University of Bristol, UK argues.
Great George tolls to mark 70th anniversary of VE Day7 May 2015Bristol’s largest bell, housed in the Wills Memorial Building which was badly damaged in the Second World War, will ring out across the city on Saturday as the nation marks the 70th anniversary of VE Day.
Sherlock, a river god and a lion’s den: discover the magic of Goldney Gardens6 May 2015With its glistening shell-lined grotto and famous orangery, the 10 acre gardens at Goldney Hall in Clifton are among the most beautiful in the region. Members of the public are invited to learn about the garden and house thanks to a series of specialist history tours arranged by the University of Bristol this summer.
Glass shape influences speed at which we drink alcohol6 May 2015The speed at which we drink alcohol could be influenced by the shape of the glass, and markings on the glass might help us drink more slowly, according to new research from the University of Bristol, presented today at the British Psychological Society Annual Conference in Liverpool.
Take 48 students and a pinch of Salters5 May 2015Forty-eight students from 16 schools in the south west of England and south Wales will enjoy an exciting day of chemistry at the Salters' Festival of Chemistry, to be held at the University’s School of Chemistry on Tuesday 19 May.
Living standards for UK population have fallen5 May 2015Living standards of the UK population have fallen, particularly since the April 2013 cuts in social security and other austerity measures took effect, according to new analyses from the Poverty and Social Exclusion project team and the Townsend Centre for International Poverty Research.
Higher levels of inattention at age seven linked with lower GCSE grades1 May 2015Children who display increasing levels of inattention at the age of seven are at risk of worse academic outcomes in their GCSE examinations, according to new research led by the universities of Bristol and Nottingham and published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
Four new Fellows of the Royal Society announced1 May 2015Four University of Bristol academics have been elected Fellows of the world’s most eminent and oldest scientific academy in continuous existence: the Royal Society. Professor Philip Donoghue (Earth Sciences), Professor Jens Marklof (Mathematics), Professor John Rarity (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) and Professor Alan Roberts (Biological Sciences) join a Fellowship of some 1,400 outstanding individuals representing science, engineering and medicine: a global scientific network of the highest calibre.
People’s Pier Project to study Clevedon Pier1 May 2015Clevedon Pier in North Somerset will be part of a new study, involving historians from the University of Bristol, into Victorian seaside piers and how they fit with today’s society.
£3.3m research facilities for synthetic biology open in Bristol 30 April 2015New £3.3 million synthetic-biology research facilities at the University of Bristol were officially opened today by representatives from the UK research councils and the University. The research carried out there will have numerous applications, including helping to speed up drug discovery and development, and improving the yield of wheat.
Bristol SU officer elected NUS Vice President29 April 2015Sorana Vieru, Postgraduate Education Officer for Bristol SU, has been elected as the National Union of Students (NUS) Vice President (Higher Education) at NUS National Conference 2015.
Tracey Hamblin, 1961-201529 April 2015Tracey Hamblin, a cleaner at Oakfield House, passed away recently. Liz Lynch, Site Services Manager, offers a tribute.
Student Sivani set for BBC Young Dancer show29 April 2015A University of Bristol student has reached the final of a new BBC award to find the very best of young British dance talent. Sivani Balachandran, 18, will showcase her skills in BBC Young Dancer 2015 which will air on BBC Four on Friday [1 May] at 8pm.
Postgraduate student recognised for fungal genetics research28 April 2015A PhD student based in the lab of Professor Gary Foster and Dr Andy Bailey (School of Biological Sciences) has won a poster award from the Genetics Society of America (GSA) for research into the development of antibiotics derived from fungus.
Turn your trash into cash as city-wide recycling scheme gets underway28 April 2015People across the city are being invited to turn their trash into cash for charity when the Bristol Big Give gets underway next month. Although the collection and recycling scheme has been solely targeted at students in the past, it’s being widened out to the whole community from 1 May.
Seeing the same doctor could affect time to cancer diagnosis27 April 2015Whether or not patients see the same GP could affect how quickly bowel and lung cancers are diagnosed, according to a Cancer Research UK study led by University of Bristol researchers published in the British Journal of General Practice today.
Big Tick Project to track rising threat of Lyme disease23 April 2015Vets across the UK are set to take part in the Big Tick Project, the largest nationwide collection of ticks from dogs in a bid to help scientists, led by Professor Richard Wall at the University of Bristol, track what is feared to be a growing threat to people and their dogs from tick-borne zoonotic diseases such as Lyme disease (Borrelia).