Year, or Type of Project: 2016

  • We’ve all been there: accidentally stepping in dog poo on while on the way to somewhere important is never fun. But for many children, it can present a risk of zoonotic disease, and the roundworm Toxocara can have devastating effects on cognitive development in young children. (read more)
  • The vast diversity of languages is an astonishing and rich part of cultural heritage. Language differences are a significant barrier to cultural diffusion. The fact language can contain and discover meaning is one of the mysteries, and one of the wonders, of the working of the brain. Teaching machines to translate between languages is an interesting and important contemporary challenge.  (read more)
  • Whether for sport, adventure, or simply getting from A to B, cycling is an eco-conscious way to add value to many people’s lives. How has it shaped our understanding and relationship with our environment? And looking ahead, what changes can be made to improve the cyclist’s experience? (read more)
  • Without understanding the day-to-day emotions and experiences of medieval people, we cannot hope to fully understand the world they lived in. (read more)
  • Slavery was and is an issue that affects every facet of enslaved people’s lives. To understand it fully, we cannot restrict conversation to a small number of disciplines. (read more)
  •  In what ways can the process of making a video of OpenUpMusic’s “Open School Orchestras” work in one Bristol school classroom, and the product itself, contribute to these key areas? (read more)
  • Can old, ephemeral items (like postcards) help us to establish a deeper connection with our homes and neighbourhoods? As a multidisciplinary team of historians, ‘adventure architects’ and archivists demonstrated, they certainly can. (read more)