Archive for October 2016

Trumpet fanfare! The history of our ceremonial mace

Our graduations may have evolved – the venue, the subjects studied and even the University’s name have all changed – but the Mace has always remained the same since 1966.

Fifty years & counting: University of Bath past, present & future

This lecture by Dr Steve Wharton, who has worked at Bath for half of the University’s chartered lifetime, traces a personal view of the (pre-)history of the University to the present, and reflects on what the future might hold.

Campus TV archive footage: RAG Special

A report from Victoria Park from back in 1982

Lots more events still to come

Attend a lecture, run the Bath Half, view an exhibition, plus a special festival to look forward to.

Together, we can look further

Here at Bath we see beyond the ordinary, discover the remarkable and put our findings into practice; we're asking people to support our fundraising campaign.

University of Bath celebrates its 50th anniversary

The University of Bath today (Tuesday 25 October 2016) celebrates its 50th anniversary since receiving its Royal Charter in 1966.

People are going quackers for our 50th arrivals

Our special anniversary ducks can be found on campus in the Students’ Union shop, along with 50th clothing – we have hoodies, t-shirts and jumpers!

RAG stunts through the years

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Is it a UFO? No, it’s a classic RAG stunt.

Wellbeing & Resilience at Work day: Wed 26 Oct

Come & learn about a range of healthy living and well-being topics in 4 West 1.2, 10:15am - 2:30pm.

Uni sponsors Holburne’s new Silver exhibition

Collaboration part of our 50th anniversary and Holburne’s centenary, free entry for staff & students

Trump’s chauvinism appeals to some voters more than others

Lynn Prince Cooke, Professor of Social Policy, writes for The Conversation.

Podcast: A subjective history of subjective probability

Listen to a lecture where Professor Colin Fox presents a history of the Bayesian inference and subjective probability, as viewed by a Bayesian Physicist.

Meningitis Awareness Week: Do you know the symptoms?

Meningitis can kill within hours so make sure you could recognise the symptoms

Megapixel! Help us a create a huge pixel image: Mon-Wed

Next week our Maths Department, in collaboration with the Further Maths Support Programme, will be trying to create a huge pixel image - made from individual pixels coloured by the general public using only red, green and blue, to illustrate the way most digital screens use only red, green and blue light to create full colour displays.

Bring your kids to work on Thu or Fri

Drop 7 to 11 year olds off at the Edge on Thu or Fri & send them on a creative adventure

New research project: A museum open to all

Dr Simon Hayhoe (Education) is representing the University in a new €3.8 million project which will develop new strategies and tools to facilitate access to cultural resources by people with difficulties associated with perception, memory, cognition and communication.

Course: Recruiting & employing casual student staff: 16 Nov

The session would be useful as a refresher course for ALL staff, as some legislation has changed.

Big Tobacco’s dirty tricks in opposing plain packaging

Dr Jenny Hatchard (Tobacco Control Research Group) writes for The Conversation

Role of engagement in impact case studies: Wed 26 Oct

How did engagement feature in REF2014 impact case studies? What contribution did it make to excellent impact case studies? And what can we learn about how to present engagement in impact case studies for REF2020? With input from: Dr Tom Arnot (Chemical Engineering); Dr Barbara Kasprzyk-Hordern (Chemistry); Dr Harry Kuchah (Education); Joe Tennant (Research Impact Manager); Ed Stevens (Public Engagement Officer)

Fantastic forwards drive Bath to home victory over L'borough

The University of Bath continued their winning start to the new BUCS Super Rugby season by recording a well-earned 28-17 home victory over Loughborough University on Wednesday.