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  • Key milestone reached in largest ever study of UK family names


    The largest ever study of UK family surnames, the AHRC funded 'Family Names of the United Kingdom Project', carried out by a team at UWE Bristol, has reached a key milestone with the completion of the first phase of the database with 45,000 surnames researched and explained. The full dictionary of surnames is due to be published by Oxford University Press in 2016.

  • UWE focusses on fast-changing world of interactive documentaries


    UWE Bristol is presenting i-Docs, a two-day event dedicated to the fast-developing world of interactive documentary, at Bristol's Watershed on 20 and 21 March. Everyday technologies - from the internet to the smart phone and tablet - offer exciting new possibilities for documentary making and i-Docs investigates this world where storytelling meets interactivity and participation.

  • UWE Bristol Illustration students go 'Hot & Cold' at the Tobacco Factory


    'Hot & Cold', Tobacco Factory (Main Bar) until 2 March 2014

    'Hot & Cold' is an opportunity to take in the talent of UWE Bristol's final year BA (Hons) Illustration students as they showcase their latest work in an exhibition at the Tobacco Factory, Bristol.

  • UWE Bristol historians advise BBC's World War One at Home project


    World War One at Home started on Monday February 24 in the West, and began broadcasting the first of 100 stories on BBC Radio Bristol, BBC Radio Gloucestershire, BBC Wiltshire and BBC Somerset, BBC Points West and on the BBC's dedicated World War One website.

    The BBC series tells the story of the First World War through the people whose lives were transformed – for example in their homes, schools, churches, theatres, streets and factories. The stories are being broadcast on the regional BBC radio stations, with tales and events specific to that region.

  • Avon and Somerset Constabulary and UWE Bristol receive funding to strengthen collaboration between policing and academia


    Avon and Somerset Constabulary along with UWE Bristol (the University West of England, Bristol) are pleased to announce that both organisations were successful in winning funding to help strengthen collaboration between policing and academic establishments.

    The funding has been made available from both the College of Policing and Home Office with the intention of strengthening research within policing to help better inform operational policy.

  • The Tobacco Factory provides workshop for UWE Shakespeare students


    On 5 February 2014, Chris Donnelly, an actor from The Tobacco Factory – the independent theatre space in South Bristol – came to UWE to deliver a practice-based workshop to level 2 English students taking the module 'Shakespeare's World of Words'.

  • Merchant's account book sheds new light on Bristol's slave trade and domesticity in a Georgian Bristol home


    UWE Bristol academic, Dr Madge Dresser, has been looking into a 270-year old book of accounts, once owned by Cranfield Becher, a prominent Merchant Venturer who lived at 12 College Green, Bristol. The book was recently acquired for Bristol City Council's historic collections and is now revealing new insights into Bristol's slave trading past.

  • UWE Bristol MA student filmmakers capture all the fun of Chinese New Year


    Chinese New Year celebrations were in full swing at Bristol Museum and Art Gallery at the weekend. Now Bristolians can relive the fun by watching a short film of the community events captured by UWE Bristol MA student filmmakers.

  • Tragedy at Sea: UWE Bristol Professor comments on Shipwrecks


    Madge Dresser, Associate Professor in History at UWE Bristol, is set to appear on an exciting new BBC series entitled Shipwrecks: Britain's Sunken History.

    Presented by maritime historian Dr Sam Willis, 'Shipwrecks' is a three part series that discovers how and why the shipwreck came to loom so large in the consciousness and history of the British Isles. Britannia may have ruled the waves of the past, but the cost of doing so from an island hemmed in by treacherous rocks resulted in a coastline that is home to the heaviest concentration of shipwrecks in the world.

  • Dr Catherine Butler's tour of Taiwan


    The UWE Associate Professor of English Literature has been invited to Taiwan by the Taiwan Children's Literature Research Association. She'll give lectures on children's literature at several universities, culminating in a keynote address at a one-day conference on Teaching Children's Literature at Tunghai University in Taichung.

  • UWE Bristol awards Honorary Degree to Katie Alcott


    UWE Bristol is awarding the Honorary Degree of Master of Business Administration to Katie Alcott in recognition of her pioneering work in setting up a social enterprise and registered charity to fund life-saving clean drinking water projects.

  • UWE Bristol awards Honorary Degree to Tom Morris


    UWE Bristol will award the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Arts to Tom Morris in recognition of his significant contribution to the arts, arts heritage and creative design.

    The Honorary Degree will be conferred at the Awards Ceremony of the Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries and Education on Tuesday 23 July at Bristol Cathedral.

  • City Strata App poster wins prize at international conference


    The City Strata 'Cinemapping' app, a collaboration between UWE Bristol's Digital Cultures Research Centre, Bristol City Council and creative technology company Calvium has recently won a poster prize at the Media | Communications and Cultural Studies Annual Conference in Derry.

  • UWE Bristol Graphic Design students enjoy award success


    UWE Bristol's Sophie Balch, Fanny Wacklin-Nilsson and Kathryn Evans-Prosser are the latest Graphic Design students to have their work recognised by London's top industry professionals.

    At the world famous St Bride Library, in London, it was Sophie and Fanny's design industry-themed zine, Fond that beat off stiff industry competition to receive the accolade of 'Best in Show'.

  • Locative storytelling and interactive library projects win REACT funding


    Two lecturers from UWE Bristol will each work with media industry partners on projects that will create exciting new ways of authoring and consuming literature through location based storytelling and transforming a library space into a beautiful interactive experience.

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