Come and see sculptural delights inspired by faraway shores 15 April 2019 A Tuareg musician from the Sahara wearing a traditional tagelmust-turban veil, Greek gods, multimedia figures, stained glass creations and bronze and marble sculptures based on Buddhist prayer wheels, are all waiting to welcome visitors to this year's University of Bristol Botanic Garden Easter Sculpture Festival.
- New satellite data sets reveal flood risk for vulnerable populations 18 April 2019 Scientists from the University of Bristol have modelled the likelihood of flooding in some of the world’s most hazardous zones to an unparalleled degree of accuracy.
- Uncover the hidden stories of World War One 18 April 2019 A national festival exploring the hidden stories of the First World War is being held in Bristol later this month, timed to mark the 100-year anniversary of the release from prison of absolutist conscientious objectors - those who refused to assist the war in any way.
- Risk factors identified for patients undergoing knee replacements 17 April 2019 In the largest study of its kind, researchers from the Musculoskeletal Research Unit at the University of Bristol have identified the most important risk factors for developing severe infection after knee replacement. Patients who are under 60 years of age, males, those with chronic pulmonary disease, diabetes, liver disease, and a higher body mass index are at increased risk of having the joint replacement redone (known as revision) due to infection.
- Is one toe really better than three? How horses’ legs evolved for endurance travel rather than speed 17 April 2019 Palaeobiologists from the University of Bristol and Howard University (USA) have uncovered new evidence that suggests that horses’ legs have adapted over time to be optimised for endurance travel, rather than speed.
- Two academics honoured with Royal Society Fellows 17 April 2019 Two University of Bristol academics, Professors George Davey Smith and Michael Kendall, have achieved the rare distinction of being elected Fellows of the world's most eminent scientific academy, the Royal Society, for their exceptional contributions to science.
- University appoints new Pro Vice-Chancellor for Education 17 April 2019 The University of Bristol is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Tansy Jessop to the post of Pro Vice-Chancellor for Education.
- University of Bristol declares a climate emergency 17 April 2019 The University of Bristol is joining with other organisations and institutions across the country and the world to become the first UK university to declare a climate emergency, reaffirming our strong and positive commitment to take action on climate change.
- Political fake news: they might be a liar but they're my liar 16 April 2019 An international collaboration has investigated how people perceive politicians when they spread misinformation. The research found supporters of the politicians reduced their belief in misinformation once corrected, yet their feelings towards the political figure remained unchanged if misinformation was presented alongside an equal number of facts.
- Computer games for fish uncover why some prey lead and others follow 15 April 2019 For the first time, researchers have shed new light on the evolution of different social roles within animal groups by exploring how fish predators target and attack groups of virtual prey. The study, led by the universities of Bristol and Oxford and published today [Monday 15 April] in the journal PNAS, found leaders in groups of animals are more vulnerable to attack from predators.
- Come and see sculptural delights inspired by faraway shores 15 April 2019 A Tuareg musician from the Sahara wearing a traditional tagelmust-turban veil, Greek gods, multimedia figures, stained glass creations and bronze and marble sculptures based on Buddhist prayer wheels, are all waiting to welcome visitors to this year's University of Bristol Botanic Garden Easter Sculpture Festival.