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today

University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
Bristol partners with Grenoble Institute of Technology on nuclear science The University has formalised an agreement to collaborate with the Institut National de Physique de Grenoble (INP) on research and education in nuclear science.
New study gives weight to Darwin’s theory of ‘living fossils’ A team of researchers from the University of Bristol studying the ‘living fossil’ Sphenodon - or tuatara - have identified a new way to measure the evolutionary rate of these enigmatic creatures, giving credence to Darwin’s theory of ‘living fossils’.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - University of Bristol Law School news
New Moot Court opens doors to host Annual Lecturers’ Charity Moot On the 9th February, Bristol Law student societies and staff joined forces to fundraise for Avon and Bristol Law Centre (ABLC)
Professional Negligence in the 21st Century: Celebrating Professor Keith Stanton This summer, papers from a seminar hosted jointly by the Law School and the Journal of Professional Negligence, entitled “Professional Negligence in the 21st Century,” will be published in a special festschrift issue of the journal to celebrate the scholarship of Professor Keith Stanton.
New LLM: Health, Law and Society. 10% discount for UoB students and alumni If you are interested in the relationships between health and law, and want a degree that gives you diverse career opportunities, then our LLM in Health, Law, and Society provides the answer.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Chemistry news
Bristol chemists publish in Chemical Science Congratulations to Prof Jonathan Clayden, Dr Craig Butts, PhD student Michael Tomsett, former Postdoctoral Research Associate Bryden Le Bailly together with collaborators in Manchester and in Milan for their paper entitled ‘A Tendril Perversion in a Helical Oligomer: Trapping and Characterizing a Mobile Screw-Sense Reversal’
University of Bristol
Life Chances A new novel written by the University of Bristol-led Productive Margins project reveals some of the struggles families are facing in austerity Britain.

yesterday

University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
400 million year old gigantic extinct monster worm discovered in Canadian museum A previously undiscovered species of an extinct primordial giant worm with terrifying snapping jaws has been identified by an international team of scientists.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - University of Bristol Law School news
Kuala Lumpur: Law School alumni launch action-adventure film Tomorrow (22nd February), executive producers and Law School alumni Gayatri Su-Lin Pillai (LLB 1996) and TP Lim (LLB 1994) are providing an exclusive sneak preview screening of J Revolusi, their action-adventure film to be released in March 2017.

two days ago

University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
What are your life chances? Life Chances reveals some of the struggles families are facing in austerity Britain. The new novel, which uses fictional characters based on the experiences of real people who are recent migrants or living on the breadline in inner city Britain, is published today [20 Feb].

five days ago

University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
New guidance on hand-rearing decisions for endangered penguin chicks The first model of its kind which provides guidance on the survival likelihood of abandoned penguin chicks admitted to rehabilitation has been developed by researchers from the Universities of Bristol, Exeter, Cape Town, the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB) and Bristol Zoological Society.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies news
Jean Monnet lecture on Post-crisis Europe and Brexit Dr Molly Scott Cato, Bristol’s Green MEP, was invited to the Jean Monnet Lecture cycle organised by Professor Michelle Cini
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Economics, Finance and Management news
Bristol students win places at the ONS International Economics Statistics Conference Three students from the School of EFiM’s Department of Economics have been given the opportunity to attend the Office of National Statistics’ (ONS) inaugural International Economic Statistics Conference, which takes place 21/22nd February at the Celtic Manor, Newport, South Wales.

six days ago

University of Bristol University of Bristol - Faculty of Engineering news
ACCIS PhD graduation success ACCIS celebrates the success of six of its PhD students who graduated on 16 February 2017.
BBC interview with Civil Engineering's Professor Colin Taylor - what's gone wrong at the Oroville Dam in California? Tens of thousands of people are being evacuated downstream from America's tallest dam.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - University of Bristol Law School news
Graduation day: Celebrating law student achievements The University of Bristol Law School honoured the work of its outstanding students at yesterday's graduation ceremony.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies news

seven days ago

IT Services University of Bristol - IT Services news
Upgrade to Microsoft Office 2016 this Easter During the 2017 Easter vacation, Microsoft Office will be upgraded to the latest version, Office 2016, on staff and postgraduate Windows PCs…
Print Release unavailable 7.30pm-11.00pm on 1st March We are embarking on a program of work for the Print Release service that will culminate in a version upgrade during the Easter vacation…
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Graduate School of Education news
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Veterinary Sciences news
New Studentship available PhD Studentship-Optimising Pasture-Based Ruminant Production Systems

eight days ago

University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
Ancient fossil reveals first evidence of live birth in animals thought to lay eggs The first ever evidence of live birth in an animal group previously thought to lay eggs exclusively has been discovered by an international team of scientists, including a palaeontologist from the University of Bristol.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies news
Quipu project In the 1990s, during his 10-year reign as president of Peru, Alberto Fujimori launched a new family planning programme that resulted in the sterilisation of 272,028 women and 22,004 men in only 4 years. University of Bristol scholars, as part of an AHRC-funded research project, have been contributing to the Quipu project that now has a documentary commissioned by The Guardian.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Physics news

nine days ago

University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
New discovery could be a major advance for understanding neurological diseases The discovery of a new mechanism that controls the way nerve cells in the brain communicate with each other to regulate our learning and long-term memory could have major benefits to understanding how the brain works and what goes wrong in neurodegenerative disorders such as epilepsy and dementia. The breakthrough, published in Nature Neuroscience, was made by scientists at the University of Bristol and the University of Central Lancashire. The findings will have far-reaching implications in ma
Bristol scientists predict chemistry of romance Psychologists from the University of Bristol are launching a revolutionary new dating app this Valentine’s Day.
New research shows that proteins are 'virtually' knotted Many of the processes essential to life involve proteins - long molecules which 'fold' into three-dimensional shapes allowing them to perform their biological role.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Sport, Exercise and Health news
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Faculty of Engineering news
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Faculty of Biomedical Sciences
New discovery could be a major advance for understanding neurological diseases The discovery of a new mechanism that controls the way nerve cells in the brain communicate with each other to regulate our learning and long-term memory could have major benefits to understanding how the brain works and what goes wrong in neurodegenerative disorders such as epilepsy and dementia. The breakthrough, published in Nature Neuroscience, was made by scientists at the University of Bristol and the University of Central Lancashire. The findings will have far-reaching implications in ma
University of Bristol University of Bristol - University of Bristol Law School news
4th Annual Intervarsity Mooting Competition hosted by the UBLC at Bristol Law School On Saturday 11th February, the University of Bristol Law School welcomed twelve intervarsity teams from across the country who participated in the fourth annual intervarsity mooting competition.
Bristol team triumphs in International Law and IP Moot Competition The Bristol intervarsity moot team returned from Warwick with another intervarsity moot competition award.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Physics news

twelve days ago

University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
How Bristol research saved 20,000 babies' lives Twenty five years ago, University of Bristol Professor, Peter Fleming, pioneered research which showed lives could be saved if babies were placed on their backs - and not their fronts- to sleep. His ground-breaking research informed the high profile Back-to-Sleep campaign in the early 90s. It is estimated his research has saved the lives of more than 20,000 babies in the UK alone and has changed official advice about safer sleeping for babies the world over.
Quipu — calls for justice 'Esperanza and Teodula were sterilised without consent more than 18 years ago. They are still searching for justice in Quipu, Peru.’
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Faculty of Engineering news
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Faculty of Health Sciences
How Bristol research saved 20,000 babies' lives Twenty five years ago, University of Bristol Professor, Peter Fleming, pioneered research which showed lives could be saved if babies were placed on their backs - and not their fronts- to sleep. His ground-breaking research informed the high profile Back-to-Sleep campaign in the early 90s. It is estimated his research has saved the lives of more than 20,000 babies in the UK alone and has changed official advice about safer sleeping for babies the world over.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Faculty of Biomedical Sciences
Dr Jim Caunt, 1976-2017 Dr Christopher James (Jim) Caunt, a Bristol graduate and former Research Associate at the Henry Wellcome Laboratories for Integrative Neuroscience and Endocrinology, passed away in January. Professor Craig McArdle and Dr Gavin Welsh offer a remembrance.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Graduate School of Education news
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Geographical Sciences news
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Economics, Finance and Management news
MSc Gala Dinner 2017 The EFIM School holds an annual Gala dinner for post graduates students. This is an opportunity for students to interact with their peers in a relaxed atmosphere.

thirteen days ago

University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
Bristol researchers reveal findings of a major international study into the diets and lifestyles of European children European governments must act to help families improve their children’s health and tackle the obesity epidemic. That’s the advice of I.Family researchers who today [9 Feb] revealed the findings of a major international study into the diets and lifestyles of European children.
How languages shape economics Half of the world’s population is bilingual or multilingual, with over 6,000 different languages spoken in the world today. But language is much more than just communication. As well as expressing cultural identity, language also enables trade and trade shapes language.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies news
University of Bristol University of Bristol - History news
Directing the BBC - Q & A with Alumna Charlotte Moore: 16 February 2017 Inside the BBC with alumna Charlotte Moore - 16 February 2017
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Physics news
Major EPSRC grant to develop Gallium Nitride on diamond microwave technology The University of Bristol has been awarded a £4.3 million grant from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to lead an important new project to develop Gallium Nitride (GaN)-on-Diamond microwave technology.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Humanities news
Directing the BBC - Q & A with Alumna Charlotte Moore Directing the BBC - Q & A with Alumna Charlotte Moore
University of Bristol
Bristol researchers reveal findings of a major international study into the diets and lifestyles of European children European governments must act to help families improve their children’s health and tackle the obesity epidemic.That’s the advice of I.Family researchers who today [9 Feb] revealed the findings of a major international study into the diets and lifestyles of European children.
The Beauty of Diversity On 2 February, the Norah Fry Centre for Disability Studies welcomed comedienne Francesca Martinez to their annual lecture.

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