Articles from University of Bristol

Peony garden opens at Botanic Garden

In ancient China, peonies were the Emperor's Flower and were only grown for the Emperor and in his gardens. Anyone found growing peonies at their private residents illegally were executed. Now the peony is the people's flower and is found everywhere from bank notes and coins, to advertising everyday products. They hold a special place in Chinese hearts and are revered in Chinese culture.

Bristol academic awarded Future Leaders Fellowship

Science and Innovation Minister Chris Skidmore said: "From Sir Tim Berners-Lee's creation of the World Wide Web, to Rosalind Franklin whose work was critical in understanding DNA, we have a rich history of talented individuals who have paved the way for ground-breaking research and discoveries in their fields.

University of Bristol and Yale ‘happiness Professors’ reunite for public happiness talk #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek

The renowned duo will explore science-based strategies for maintaining wellbeing and living a more fulfilling life, offering a rare chance for the public to benefit in a personal way from the insight of academics at the cutting edge of research in their field.

Professor George Davey Smith awarded membership of The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences

Professor Davey Smith, Professor of Clinical Epidemiology and Director of the Medical Research Council Integrative Epidemiology Unit (MRC IEU), hosted by the Bristol Medical School: Population Health Sciences, has been able to bring the relationship between cause and effect in public health into sharper focus than ever before. For example, he has shown that contrary to popular opinion there are adverse effects of alcohol consumption on overall cardiovascular disease risk across the whole spectrum of consumption.

Applications open for Kevin Elyot Award 2019

The Kevin Elyot Award is an annual award of £3,000 given to support a writer-in-residence at the University of Bristol Theatre Collection.

University of Bristol ranked 16th in Complete University Guide 2020

The UK league table, published today [1 May], shows 14 out of Bristol’s 40 subjects are ranked in the top 10 for their discipline.

Bristol students make record win at Undergraduate of the Year Awards

The tenth anniversary of the prestigious awards received over 4,000 applicants, who underwent a rigorous selection process including online tests, assessment centres and interviews.

School students ‘graduate’ from unique university taster course

The Access to Bristol course, run by the University of Bristol, is designed to encourage and inspire pupils who might not otherwise consider going onto higher education.

FRANK friends to provide peer-led drug prevention in schools

Year 9 students (aged 13-14) will be asked to nominate other students who they think are influential and those in the top 17.5 per cent of nominations will be asked to become peer supporters.

Two University of Bristol Academics Honoured with Royal Society Fellows

George Davey Smith, Professor of Clinical Epidemiology and Director of the Medical Research Council Integrative Epidemiology Unit (MRC IEU), hosted by the Bristol Medical School: Population Health Sciences, has led important developments in our understanding of what determines – and how to prevent – ill-health within society. His research has focused on how social inequalities in health are generated by exposures over an entire life course, and the use of genetic data to improve understanding of how environmentally modifiable risk factors influence disease risk in populations.


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