Bristol Collegiate Research Society
The Bristol Collegiate Research Society is a body made up of academic and external members who are committed to sponsoring and supporting an annual academic symposium and travel scholarships.
About the Society
The Society was founded in 1899 by a body of Bristol citizens who wished to assist the University College. From 1908 to 1948 it applied its resources in grants towards specific research projects in various departments of the University. The main two areas of activity run supported by the Society are its annual research symposia and travel scholarships for postgraduate research students.
Research symposiaThe Society has been supporting symposia since 1948. Each symposium consists of three elements: a conference, a public lecture and a dinner or reception. Following the event, the proceedings are published; past symposia publications form a series of volumes, held in the Special Collections in the University Library.
- 2021 no symposium was held
- 2022 Faculty of Health Sciences (held in Spring 2023)
- 2023 Faculty of Science
- 2024 Faculty of Social Sciences and Law
- 2025 Faculty of Engineering
View details of the upcoming symposium hosted by the Faculty of Science in September 2023.
View a list of previous symposia.
Travel and development scholarships
In July 2013, the Trustees agreed that, in keeping with the aim of spending funds in a way that will benefit students and ongoing research, they would award annual scholarships to fund postgraduate or post-doctoral research students wishing to attend conferences and symposia, either in the UK or overseas. The annual reports from 2020-21 and 2019-20 are available below:
- Bristol Collegiate Research Society Travel Award Annual Report 2020-21 (PDF, 511kB)
- Bristol Collegiate Research Society Annual Report 2019-20 (PDF, 895kB)
2023 Annual General Meeting
The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Bristol Collegiate Research Society was held on 10th May 2023.
Trustees of the society
President: Ms Kathy Curling
- Dr Ros Kennedy
- Mr Alex Heath
- Mr Dan Parkes
- Mrs Yvonne Ashton
- Dr John Manley
- Professor Rachael Gooberman-Hill
- Professor Robert Bickers (Chairman of the Planning Committee)
- Professor Keith Syrett
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