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  • UWE graduate exhibits Titanic art in New York and Latvia

    28/03/2012

    Artworks inspired by the hidden impact on her family of the sinking of the Titanic have been created by UWE Bristol fine arts graduate Mary Rouncefield. The evocative works have been selected for international exhibitions in New York and Latvia to mark the 100th anniversary of the tragedy.

  • British Academy Fellowship for UWE Bristol Philosopher

    26/03/2012

    A philosopher from UWE Bristol, Dr Havi Carel, has been awarded a prestigious British Academy Mid Career Fellowship. Dr Carel will use the research award to write a book about the experience of illness to be published by Oxford University Press.

  • New Banksy book – The Bristol Legacy

    26/03/2012

    Banksy: The Bristol Legacy

    Edited by Paul Gough

    Redcliffe Press

    Published April 2012

    160pp 100 (mainly colour) illustrations softback £14.99

    The Banksy v Bristol Museum exhibition held in 2009 was arguably the most successful exhibition held in the city attracting record numbers of visitors who queued for hours to witness what some may consider to be the most anarchic ever takeover of an established regional museum.

  • Six grants awarded to explore groundbreaking ideas for new heritage experiences

    21/03/2012

    Projects to bring Georgian pleasure gardens to life and explore cemeteries of the future

    Six projects have been commissioned out of the South West to unlock histories, hauntings and happenings in all kinds of UK heritage attractions, unraveling rich experiences through the use of cutting edge technologies. The commissions come under the banner of Heritage Sandbox, the first run of funding announced by REACT, one of four UK Knowledge Exchange Hubs for the Creative Economy funded by the Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC).

  • UWE Bristol students and staff give sound inspiration to BBC Radio 4 Festival

    28/02/2012

    As part of UWE Bristol's collaborative civic ethos, staff and students from across the University are making significant contributions to the BBC Radio 4 'More Than Words' festival, celebrating the art of sound, storytelling and the art of listening. Radio 4 hosts this exciting free festival in Bristol from 16–18 March to mark the BBC's strong and enduring partnership with the city.

  • Extreme wave art on show at RWA Bristol

    27/02/2012

    Dramatic artworks showing storms, extreme waves and unstable weather patterns are currently on show at a new exhibition, Extremes and Instabilities, at the Bristol Royal West of England Academy.

  • UWE Bristol Photography student wins Black Swan Open Arts Competition

    20/02/2012

    Mary Roe, a UWE Bristol final year photography student, has won the bi-annual open arts competition held by Frome's Black Swan Arts Centre.

  • Hacking scandal? – twas ever thus, says media expert

    13/02/2012

    The first authoritative book on the 'Hackgate' scandal includes a revealing chapter by Mike Jempson and Wayne Powell from Mediawise based at UWE Bristol. Entitled 'Blame not the mobile phone, twas ever thus' it catalogues many previously untold stories about harm done by an intrusive press behaviour. Phone hacking, they argue, is just the latest underhand tactic used to invade privacy in order to sell newspapers.

  • UWE Bristol graduate designs book cover for Philip Pullman's latest edition of his 'Dark Materials'

    23/01/2012

    A UWE Bristol Illustration Graduate has designed the front cover for world famous author, Philip Pullman's latest edition of 'His Dark Materials' published by Everyman library.

  • Was St Edmund killed by the Vikings in Essex?

    19/12/2011

    Keith Briggs, a visiting research fellow in linguistics at the University of the West of England, has proposed a new site for the battle in which King Edmund of East Anglia was killed in 869. If confirmed, the new proposal would change our understanding of the early history of Suffolk and especially of the town and abbey of Bury St Edmunds.

  • UWE Bristol Illustration students spread Christmas cheer with beautifully crafted cards

    15/12/2011

    A group of entrepreneurial Illustration students from UWE Bristol have produced a series of unique and beautifully crafted Christmas Cards on sale to the public to raise funds for their final year London degree show.

  • Colourful future for UWE in EU print project

    14/12/2011

    The University of the West of England's Centre for Fine Print Research (CFPR) has been named as a partner in a major European network to research the future direction of colour printing. Potential innovations include exploration of the possibilities of using more than the conventional four colours of cyan, magenta, yellow and black to create multi-channel printers.

  • Family fun day marks first anniversary of Migrant Rights Centre Bristol

    09/12/2011

    The Migrants Rights Centre will celebrate its first anniversary on Human Rights Day, Saturday 10 December, with a Family Fun Day at Easton Community Centre.

    The Migrant Rights Centre Bristol (MRCB) was set up by the Bristol Counter Trafficking Coalition and UWE Bristol's Human Rights Unit, and its creation was endorsed by Bristol City Council. MRCB is run by volunteers to promote human rights among migrants and their families and eliminate the risk of poverty, exclusion, exploitation and discrimination in Bristol and the greater Bristol area.

  • UWE Bristol graduate photographer gets national recognition for amazing photos of nuns and street scenes

    30/11/2011

    A graduate from UWE Bristol, Ibolya Feher, is getting significant recognition for her work. She was runner up in the Guardian Student Media Awards Student Photographer of the Year and a finalist in the London Street Photography Festival earlier this year. Ibolya was also a finalist in the South West Graduate Photography Prize organised by Foto Now.

  • Experiencing disability:the right to be impaired versus the legacy of eugenics

    29/11/2011

    A public debate

    Wednesday 14 December 2011, 18:30 – 20:00 The Watershed, Bristol

    Should governments and public health institutions endeavour to take the direction of human evolution into our own hands? If it became feasible would it be in humanity's best interest to use genetic technology to do away with 'disability'? These are some of the questions that will be discussed at a free public debate co-organised by UWE Bristol and The Royal Institute of Philosophy on the topical subject of disability and eugenics.

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