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Topic: 50th anniversary

Glistening research stories decorate campus

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📥  50th anniversary, Research news

You may have spotted our brand new series of research posters springing up around campus over the past few weeks to coincide with the start of the new academic year.

Recently installed across 13 locations from the East Building to the entrance of 10W, these new window vinyls reflect some of the latest research successes across each of the Faculties, the School of Management and our Institutes.

Glistening in gold in the autumn sun they’ve been designed as part of the 50th Anniversary celebrations and its ‘look further’ campaign.

Over the course of the academic year, we’ll be telling the individual stories behind each of them in a number of different ways. But, for the time being, here’s an overview of the research behind the posters:

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International Images of Research

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📥  50th anniversary, Event

We had an opportunity on campus last week to celebrate and share our Images of Research with international colleagues visiting from Brazil and, in turn, to learn more about the kinds of projects they are involved in through some brand new, international Images of Research. 

This was all part of a reception, hosted to celebrate our partnership and shared interests with Unicamp, our Brazilian partners who also celebrate 50 years in 2016.

We were able to share our Images of Research with international colleagues from Unicamp at a reception held on campus last week.

We were able to share our Images of Research with international colleagues from Unicamp at a reception held on campus last week.

Celebrating international collaboration

For the past three weeks, 23 of our colleagues from Brazil have been on campus participating in a new course, designed through our Skills Centre, that will foster greater collaborations in the future - more about which you can read here.

During last Wednesday’s reception, Ed Stevens from our Public Engagement Unit, who organise the Images of Research initiative, spoke of the success in uptake we’ve seen in 2016 – this year we received the highest number of entries ever (50) with representation from right across the University and from the academic community at all stages of their careers.

After Ed we heard quick fire presentations from 10 researchers, five from Bath who talked about their Images of Research entries, and five from Unicamp, who displayed their own image and explained their work’s relevance, impacts and potential collaborations in just 5 minutes.

Bath researchers

From Bath it was a chance for Caroline Hickman, Ammar Azzouz, Paul de Bank, Cassie Phoenix and Jamie Francis-Jones to summarise their winning entries for the competition. From Caroline’s through to Jamie’s, these images cover an array of topics such as how our relationship with pets could help shape interventions for Alzheimer’s right through to the development of new optical fibres.

You’ll be able to find more about each of their Images of Research by clicking on the links above.

Unicamp researchers

Topics covered by Unicamp researchers were equally diverse, from the philosophy of happiness right through to carcinogens and future food engineering.

Tristan Torriani

Download Tristan's poster as a PDF.

Click to download Patricia's poster as a PDF.

Download Patricia's poster as a PDF.

Download Afredo's poster as a PDF.

Click to download the Marcelo's poster as a PDF

Please contact me if you would like a copy of Marcelo's poster!

Click to download Adriana's poster as a PDF.

Download Adriana's poster as a PDF.

If you’re interested in contacting any of the 5 Unicamp researchers to discuss potential collaborations please let me know.

 

Rain couldn’t stop play at water-themed Festival of Nature

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📥  50th anniversary, Event

Apocalyptic downpours could not deter nearly 2,000 visitors who came to Festival of Nature events in Bath last weekend to interact with researchers from our Milner Centre for Evolution and Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies (CSCT).

Professor Jonathan Knight speaking at the Festival of Nature launch event in The Colonnades, Bath.

Professor Jonathan Knight speaking at the Festival of Nature launch event in The Colonnades, Bath.

The Festival – the UK’s largest free celebration of the natural world – is organised through the Bristol Natural History Consortium and has been running since 2003. This year marks the first time the festival has taken in the region's waterscapes, with events running between Bristol and Bath along the River Avon.

Although we’ve been involved in the Festival for the past two years, as first time sponsors this year, the event in Bath gave us an opportunity to showcase some of our work to the local community and also acted as one of the first events for our 50th anniversary celebrations. Activities in Bath this weekend provided the grand finale for two weeks of river-themed activities that took place in June.

Researchers from the Milner Centre for Evolution demonstrate interact with attendees at the Festival of Nature in Bath.

Researchers from the Milner Centre for Evolution demonstrate interact with attendees at the Festival of Nature in Bath.

Saturday’s event, which took place in Royal Victoria Park, involved researchers from CSCT who used hands-on demonstrations to talk to visitors about climate change, water purification and making polymers from renewable sources. Others performed stand-up and took engineering out on the streets with a new form of busking –‘buskineering’.

Elsewhere researchers from the Milner Centre for Evolution spoke to festival goers about evolution through interactive games and demonstrations with opportunities to analyse fossils.

We’re greatly looking forward to working closely with Festival of Nature ahead of next year’s event in 2017.

Find out more about the Festival at www.festivalofnature.org.uk

 

Planning for the 50th

📥  50th anniversary

The University is fast approaching its 50th anniversary, and as such a large number of events and a fundraising campaign are being planned.

Our team has been working with the University's Department for Development and Alumni Relations over the last few weeks to help build up a portfolio of marketing materials to support the team in its fundraising activities during the 50th year.

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