Bristol academic wins Best Monograph award27 April 2016Dr Helen Piper, Senior Lecturer in Television Studies, at the University of Bristol, has won the award for Best Monograph at the 2016 British Association of Film, Television and Screen Studies (BAFTSS).
Sandy Benefield, 1962-201626 April 2016Sandy Benefield, a student in the Department of English, died in April after a long illness. Tom Sperlinger, one of her tutors, remembers her.
Light: can you feel the force?25 April 2016
A ground-breaking technique capable of measuring the extremely weak forces exerted by light – forces smaller than one piconewton – has been developed by scientists at the University of Bristol.
Ancient marine sediments provide clues to future climate change25 April 2016Atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration was the major driver behind the global climatic shifts that occurred 53 to 34 million years ago, according to new research led by the University of Southampton, the University of Bristol and Cardiff University.
Shakespeare celebrated in two new exhibitions22 April 2016The University of Bristol Theatre Collection is making its contribution to the Shakespeare 400 celebrations, marking the 400th anniversary of the playwright’s death on 23 April, with two new exhibitions, both of which opened this week.
Bristol researcher joins new deep-sea ecosystem study19 April 2016Dr Kate Hendry, Royal Society Research Fellow in the School of Earth Sciences, has joined an EU-funded project to examine the ecology and diversity of deep-sea sponge ecosystems in the North Atlantic.
From Brussels to Brooklyn: Bristol’s 5G wireless research showcased19 April 2016Two engineers from the University of Bristol’s Communication Systems and Networks (CSN) group, who are leaders in the field of 5th generation (5G) wireless networks, have been invited to discuss the future of wireless communications in Brussels and Brooklyn (US) this week [19 to 22 April].
Ultimate circuit challenge for charity15 April 2016Sarah Marshall, an Events Officer in the University’s Development and Alumni Relations Office, will be taking part in an epic fitness challenge on 7 and 8 May 2016 to raise vital funds for local charity, the Capella Foundation.
Biggest library of bat sounds compiled14 April 2016The biggest library of bat sounds has been compiled by an international team of scientists, including Professor Gareth Jones of the University of Bristol. The reference call library will allow scientists to accurately and quickly identify and differentiate between bat species.
Fertilizer’s legacy: taking a toll on land and water13 April 2016For the first time, an international group of scientists, has come up with a way to estimate on a large scale how phosphorus flows through an environment over many decades. The research team, including the University of Bristol, found the UK is using less fertilizer to grow food and that both historically and currently, it is a world leader in modern wastewater treatment.
Professor Declan John Anderson, 1920-201612 April 2016Declan Anderson, Emeritus Professor of Oral Biology at Bristol, died at the age of 95 on Easter Day, 27 March. His friend and colleague, Professor Bruce Matthews, offers a tribute.
New insights into how the brain adapts to stress11 April 2016Stress is a major burden in many people’s lives affecting their health and wellbeing. New research led by the University of Bristol has found that genes in the brain that play a crucial role in behavioural adaptation to stressful challenges are controlled by epigenetic mechanisms.
Humanoid robotics and computer avatars could help treat social disorders11 April 2016A collaborative research team has found humanoid robotics and computer avatars could help rehabilitate people suffering from social disorders such as schizophrenia or social phobia. It is thanks to the theory of similarity, which suggests that it is easier to interact socially with someone who looks, behaves or moves like us.
New student ‘habitat’ opens in landmark building11 April 2016The former Habitat store on Clifton Triangle will start its new lease of life today [11 April] when its transformation into a student centre, public reception and café is unveiled by the University of Bristol.
3 big questions – 3 short films8 April 2016Three short films, co-produced with local digital media company, Calling the Shots, outline the practicalities and challenges surrounding a collaborative project between the University of Bristol and local partners to explore, research and map the city’s history, heritage and culture.
Know Your Bristol – Map Your Bristol8 April 2016Today sees the launch of two films, coproduced by local digital media company, Calling the Shots with academics from the University of Bristol, presenting the culmination of Know Your Bristol on the Move, a collaborative project between the University, Bristol City Council and 12 (and counting) Bristol community groups.
How Bristol got its first mayor and England representative government6 April 2016Mayors today are often seen as a way of shaking up local government and making it more accountable. But how did England’s towns first get their mayors, eight hundred years ago? This is explored in new research published this week by John Godwin of the University of Bristol.