Elizabeth Blackwell Institute appoints new Director12 June 2017Professor Rachael Gooberman-Hill has been appointed to Director of the Elizabeth Blackwell Institute for Health Research at the University of Bristol and will take up the role on 1 August 2017.
Student team win Airbus drone challenge9 June 2017Students from the University of Bristol built and flew drones in a two day challenge called “Drone Dash 1”, sponsored by the Airbus Global University Partnership Programme this week.
Study finds link between teen cannabis use and other illicit drug taking in early adulthood8 June 2017Researchers from the University of Bristol have found regular and occasional cannabis use as a teen is associated with a greater risk of other illicit drug taking in early adulthood. The study by Bristol’s Population Health Science Institute, published online in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health, also found cannabis use was associated with harmful drinking and smoking.
2017 Bristol Teaching Award winners announced7 June 2017The winners of the 2017 Bristol Teaching Awards, a joint venture between the University and Bristol SU, were announced at an Awards dinner, hosted by the Vice-Chancellor in the Great Hall of the Wills Memorial Building on Tuesday 6 June.
Helen Dunmore, 1952-20177 June 2017Helen Dunmore, an award-winning poet, novelist and children’s writer who taught at Bristol, died earlier this month.
A beautiful hybrid: Quantum computer art7 June 2017Artists and scientists from the University of Bristol and the Royal College of Art have joined forces to blend two very different disciplines and create the beautiful fusion that is quantum computer art.
Mother's personality can affect child's mental health6 June 2017Scientists have looked at over 8,000 parents and children in Children of the 90s and found that the children of women with personality traits associated with emotional and relationship difficulties were at greater risk of depression, anxiety and self-harm in their late teens than their peers.
Get ‘buzzy’ with nature in the city5 June 2017Celebrate the start of summer and all things bright and beautiful by joining in with one of the many diverse activities on offer at this year’s Festival of Nature.
‘Appy’ voters, now that’s a political party! 5 June 2017Students at the University of Bristol have launched an app targeted at young voters, which delivers each major party manifesto in digestible chunks and in the tools of the time.
World-renowned Harvard scientist to give public lecture [9 June]5 June 2017World-renowned Harvard University scientist, Professor Nancy Krieger will be giving a free public lecture [9 June] around health inequities using examples from her recent studies into US mortality, the reporting of US civilian deaths due to police violence, breast cancer, and the shadow of Jim Crow. The event is to mark the launch on Friday 9 June of the new Bristol Population Health Science Institute at the University of Bristol.
New voting advice tool launched to provide insight into policy preferences31 May 2017A new, interactive website launched this week to help voters in the upcoming UK general election determine which party policies they most closely identify with. The online voting advice application, called WhoGetsMyVoteUK, is part of a collaborative project led by Oxford Brookes, involving researchers from Queen Mary University of London and the University of Bristol.
Lift-off for new space network for UK universities 30 May 2017A new network that will support university space science and engineering will be officially launched at the UK Space Conference 2017 today [Tuesday 30 May]. The Space Universities Network (SUN) will provide resources and events to assist with the teaching of space science and engineering in UK universities and help ensure that graduates are ready for the challenges of future space exploration.
Just how old are animals? 30 May 2017The origin of animals was one of the most important events in the history of Earth. Beautifully preserved fossil embryos suggest that our oldest ancestors might have existed a little more than half a billion years ago.
Amazon rainforest may be more resilient to deforestation than previously thought30 May 2017Taking a fresh look at evidence from satellite data, and using the latest theories from complexity science, researchers at the University of Bristol have provided new evidence to show that the Amazon rainforest is not as fragile as previously thought. The research is published today in Nature Communications.
Researchers looking for men to take part in new domestic violence study26 May 2017Researchers at the University of Bristol’s Centre for Academic Primary Care are looking for men who are concerned that they are, or have been, abusive in their relationships with women to take part in a new study that will help improve how we support men in changing their behaviour.
Poo patrol: Bristol’s Big Spray Day – May 2624 May 2017Primary schools and communities across Bristol will be joining forces with the University of Bristol, Bristol City Council and Sustainable Learning on Friday, May 26 to fight back against the scourge of dog fouling on the streets of the city.
Interrogating proteins 22 May 2017Scientists from the University of Bristol have designed a new protein structure, and are using it to understand how protein structures are stabilised.
Animal welfare and research 3Rs symposium22 May 2017The University of Bristol held its first Animal Welfare and Research 3Rs symposium last month [Thursday 27 April]. During the symposium, scientists had the opportunity to find out about current research and share best practice of the ‘3Rs’: Replace, Reduce and Refine.
Hothouse climates of the past – lessons for the future19 May 2017Some of the world's leading climate change scientists will be in Bristol next week to discuss extreme warm climates throughout the history of the earth and how they help us understand the future of our planet.
Grammar schools fail to help middle-income families19 May 2017Selective education harms the university prospects of bright pupils who just miss out on a place at a grammar school, according to new research from the UCL Institute of Education (IOE), University of Bristol and University of Warwick.