Bristol University Radio Station is the radio station run by students of the University of Bristol, England. Its studios are located within the University of Bristol Union building, it broadcasts online; the station was known as BURST FM, but this name has now been dropped as the station no longer broadcasts on FM. The station is not on air during university vacations. In 1995, students from Bristol University and the University of the West of England co-operated to run Fresh FM. After Fresh FM ceased to exist, BURST FM was conceived by Bristol University students in 1997; when sufficient funds had been raised, a one-month licence to broadcast on 106.6 FM was awarded for March 1998. Housed in St Paul's Church in Clifton. However, the unavailability of further FM licences due to the launch of a new full-time station prevented further broadcasts. In early 2000 speakers were installed within the Union building, broadcasts mounted for during Fresh 2000. At the same time, a grant from the Alumni foundation and fundraising through advertising and sponsorship allowed BURST to build new studios inside the Union and stream programming onto the internet around campus.
While all this was happening an application was made for a further FM licence for Autumn 2000, the subsequent award of this meant that BURST was back on 106.6 FM with a Restricted Service Licence. An application was made for another one-month licence in Summer 2001; this licence was awarded, as well as a subsequent one in November 2001. These broadcasts attracted coverage in student and local press. In 2003, BURST began broadcasting via the internet permanently. In 2005, a move was made to start broadcasting on AM. After preparation, broadcasting on 1134 AM began for the first time in October 2007, with a transmitter in Stoke Bishop; the start of AM broadcast coincided with new re-branding of the station. Burst went from an orange/ blue logo to a new orange/red/white colour scheme; this has now been replaced by a'Headphones' style logo. In the academic year 2010/2011, the colours of Burst were changed to White. In September 2007, the station made moves to update its studios and computer systems in advance of the new academic year and in preparation for the launch on AM.
Under the flag of Project Excalibur, the on-air studio was refurbished and new IT equipment was installed. This culminated in a live broadcast with BBC 6 music. Over Christmas 2007, the technical team revamped Burst's production studio, bringing it up to date with advances in technology since the station was founded, in line with the changes in the next door on-air studio. In 2008, the team launched the first student radio soap, The Arches, in collaboration with the student newspaper. A new union show was launched; this was however cut short after a multiple computer meltdown in 2008 left Burst with no equipment or software. The 2009/2010 academic year brought with it various studio-related technical problems, meaning that Burst Radio did not start airing again until January 2010. Academic year 2010/2011 was a big year for Burst under the guidance of station manager Simon Burrow as the station rose from the ashes of the 2008 meltdown. Burst Radio re-launched for the 2016/17 academic year with a huge event at Basement 45, under the new management of Patrick Thomas, alongside Diggory Waite, Ellie Leek and a committee of 18 others.
2017 saw the launch of "Nature Xposed" on BURST Radio, a nature and science themed show where Biologists Amy Ockenden and Benito Wainwright interviewed some of Bristol's most high profile academics and Natural History television producers. The station's facilities consist of the On-Air Studio from which most programmes are presented containing the station's webcam. There is a secondary Production Studio, used for recording and editing sessions for both live music acts and speech, it contains a custom-built recording booth. It can be used as a backup live studio should the On-Air Studio be unavailable. Notable former broadcasters include the comedian Marcus Brigstocke, BBC presenters David Sheppard and Chris Cox, Classic FM's Nicola Bonn, Theofanis Gekas and GWR Bristol breakfast host Paris Troy
Department of Computer Science, University of Bristol
The Department of Computer Science at the University of Bristol, is the computer science department of the University of Bristol and is based in the Merchant Venturers building on Woodland Road, close to Bristol city centre. As of 2015 the department is home to 40 academic staff, 61 research staff, 25 support staff, 112 PhD research students, 127 MSc students and 458 undergraduate students. Research in the department investigates theoretical computer science, cryptography, computer vision, signal processing, Human–computer interaction, computational neuroscience, machine learning and artificial intelligence; as of 2016 the department employs twelve Professors, shown below: Professor David Cliff Professor Peter Flach Professor Mike Fraser FRSA Professor Julian Gough Professor David May FRS FREng Professor Majid Mirmehdi Professor Nigel Smart Professor Seth Bullock Professor Kerstin Eder Professor Walterio Mayol-Cuevas Professor Simon McIntosh-Smith Professor Elisabeth Oswald
Goldney Hall is a self-catered hall of residence in the Clifton area of Bristol, England. It is one of three in the area providing accommodation for students at the University of Bristol and occupies part of the grounds of Goldney House, built in the 18th century and remodelled in the 1860s; the house and several garden features are listed structures, the garden is designated Grade II* on the Register of Historic Parks and Gardens. The Goldney family's influence in Bristol can be traced to 1637, when Thomas Goldney was sent by his father to Bristol from Chippenham in Wiltshire, to serve as an apprentice for seven years, his son born in 1664 named Thomas, prospered as a grocer and in 1694 leased a country house in Clifton, now known as Goldney Hall. After the death of his father in 1703, Thomas Goldney II purchased a majority of the current Goldney Estate, complete with manor house, for a fee of £100 in 1705. In 1724 the earlier house was demolished to be replaced by a grander building built for Goldney by George Tully, a Bristol merchant, a partner of William Champion in the Coalbrookdale Works.
The Goldney family were Quakers but their beliefs did not prevent them developing a significant range of enterprises. Rogers' crew rescued Alexander Selkirk, from Juan Fernandez island. Investment in the Coalbrookdale Iron Works, which led to Thomas Goldney III becoming the majority owner of the works. Co-founding Goldney, Smith and Co. one of the first banks in Bristol and now part of the Royal Bank of Scotland. The gardens and orchards were designed by Goldney's son Thomas Goldney III; the house was recased and extended in 1864–65 by Alfred Waterhouse, who designed the Natural History Museum. The house passed down to other wealthy Bristol families, the Wills and the Frys. Lewis Fry became the Liberal MP for Bristol and first chairman of the University of Bristol University Council; the current house was built in 1724, is a listed building and occupies a hilltop position overlooking the city of Bristol and Brandon Hill. The landscape garden is used for receptions; the main house is a Grade II listed building.
Other facilities in the main house include a bar, common room and dark room. The house contains an ornate mahogany parlour complete with original wooden panelling dating back to 1725, reserved for meetings and special events; when the hall was gifted to the University of Bristol in 1953, the house was converted to accommodate 19 female students and was a catered hall. This was reverted with the development of the new blocks; the student accommodation blocks, built on a paddock within the gardens, were completed in their original form in 1969. This original development consisted of nine stand alone blocks in a quadrangle arrangement. A major, award-winning refurbishment was completed in 1994, after a benefaction from Lord and Lady Sainsbury through the Linbury Trust]; the design was that of Bristol architects Alec French. Improvements to the site included: Building additional study bedrooms and fire escape stairwells onto the original blocks. Construction of Linbury Court, consisting of student study facilities.
Creation of a small on-site car park. The hall now comprises 11 blocks; the hall can accommodate 267 students, in addition to three flats for staff located within the main house. The historic English Landscape Garden style grounds, designed by Thomas Goldney III, include an orangery, gothic tower and grotto; the Goldney Hall gardens encompass a 10-acre site and are known for their notable five follies: Ornamental Canal Gothic Tower Rotunda Mock Bastion Shell-lined GrottoA sixth folly, the Octagon, consisted of a two-story summer house located where L block stands today. While the exact date of the removal of the Octagon is not known, it is missing from plans which date to 1864; the garden features a canal. The hall has an orangery, attached to the main house and faces out onto the canal; the original glass roof was replaced with tile at some point in the early 1900s. The gothic tower, to the south of the main house, was built in 1764 to house a Newcomen steam engine; the opening through which the beam of the steam engine would have passed can still be seen today on the north face of the tower.
The steam engine, constructed using a boiler supplied by the Coalbrookdale works, is supposed to have been the first used for non-industrial purposes in the world. It was used to draw water from a 120 ft well shaft directly in front of the tower; the water was used to supply a fountain in the cascade in the grotto. The grounds include a statue of Hercules, Grade II* listed and is suspected to be a second hand purchase by Thomas Goldney III, predating everything else on the site; the mock bastion provides a mystery, appearing for the first time on a map dating to 1748 but with no other surviving documentation of its construction. The grounds are listed Grade II* on the Register of Historic Parks and Gardens of special historic interest in England, are used for weddings during the summer months; the gardens are opened annually to the public as well as for smaller groups by request. The decorated grotto is a Grade I listed building, it was built between 1737 and 1764 and has been designated by English Heritage as a Grade I listed building.
It is decorated inside with shells and rock crystal and inside is a pillared hall with fountains, rock pool, statue of Neptune and a Lion's Den. In 1762-5 Thomas Paty was employed in "grinding, goopin
Academic dress of the University of Bristol
The academic dress prescribed by the University of Bristol is a mixture of that prescribed by Cambridge and Oxford. Bristol has chosen, for graduates, to specify Oxford-style gowns and Cambridge-style hoods. Unlike many British universities, the hood itself is to be "University red", lined with a specified colour. University red is defined to be Pantone 187. Bristol specifies that undergraduates are to wear gowns "of the approved pattern" in certain circumstances, although the pattern itself is not specified; this is not too important since, in practice, undergraduates are never required to be gowned except when graduating. As at most universities, when graduating, graduands wear the dress appropriate to the degree to which they are to be admitted; this appears to be a de facto rather than legislated practice since there is no specific provision in Statute, Ordinance or Regulation for how graduands should dress. Regulations prescribing academic dress refer to "graduate members of the University" and thus exclude those who are in the process of graduating but have not yet graduated.
This is a pedantic point, but in at least two British universities, the rules are the other way around for this reason. Bristol specifies four main types of dress: bachelor's, master's, doctor's undress and doctor's full dress. Within these groups, the dress is identical save for a few specific exceptions. Although academic caps are specified, by tradition they are never worn by graduands, except for honorary graduands. Bristol graduates taking part in Bristol graduation ceremonies as staff can and do wear the prescribed headgear. A black stuff gown of the approved pattern. Women may wear a soft square cap of black cloth. A black stuff gown of the Cambridge BA pattern. Hood of the Cambridge pattern, in University red stuff or silk, lined with silk of a lighter shade of University red as far as the visible parts are concerned. Square academic cap, covered with black cloth, the tassels of black silk. Gowns of Bachelors of Medicine may alternatively be made of silk. Hoods of Bachelors of Medicine and Surgery lined throughout with the lighter shade of University red, the lining bound at the edge with white silk to a depth of 3/4inch.
Hoods of Bachelors of Laws as for Medicine and Surgery, but the lining bound with violet silk. Hoods of Bachelors of Music lined throughout with lavender silk, the hood bound at the edge with lavender silk to a depth of 3/4inch. Black stuff or silk gown of the Oxford M. A. pattern save that the sleeves shall be ended with rounded corners, a slight concavity in the lower border without any nick in the side. Hood of the Cambridge pattern, in University red silk, lined throughout with white silk. Square academic cap, covered with black cloth, the tassels of black silk. Black silk gown of the pattern prescribed for Masters, with a triangular area of scroll work in black braid above each armhole. Gowns of Doctors of Philosophy and Education to be a black silk gown of the pattern prescribed for Masters. Scarlet cloth gown of the Oxford MD shape; the facings of the gown to be salmon-coloured to a width of three-and-a-half inches. Hood of the Cambridge pattern, in University red silk, lined throughout with salmon-coloured silk.
A Doctor's bonnet of the Cambridge pattern. ExceptionsGowns of Doctors of Philosophy and Education to have facings in dark violet. In the sleeves, the cloth visible only for six or eight inches from the point of the shoulder downwards, the remainder of the sleeves being finished in or trimmed with dark violet silk. Hood of the Cambridge pattern, in University red silk, lined throughout with dark violet silk. Square academic cap, covered with black velvet, the tassels of black silk.i.e. PhD and Ed. D. use violet rather than salmon colouring. The possible similarity between the junior Doctors in undress and Masters arises only since undress is never used in Bristol. In fact, of course, the gowns are differentiated by being made of different materials. Although the University does not refer to M. D. D. D. S. or Eng. D. as higher doctorates they are not included in the list that wears the gowns intended for junior doctorates. It is thus appropriate for them to use salmon hood-linings leaving the PhD and Ed.
D. as somewhat anomalous exceptions. In practice, M. D. D. D. S. and Eng. D. are not awarded often and the other, doctorates are reserved for honorary degrees so the anomaly is minor. Chancellor: A gown of black-figured satin of the pattern and with the gold ornaments customary in Chancellors’ robes. Pro-Chancellors: A gown of black silk of the same pattern as the undress Doctor's gown, but with the ornaments above the sleeves and the loop and button at the back worked in gold instead of black silk. Vice-Chancellor: A full-sleeved gown of black figured satin, with the sleeves lined in University red, parted in front and looped with two loops of gold braid on each side. Pro-Vice-Chancellor: A gown of the same shape as the Vice-Chancellor’s, but of black corded silk and buttoned in gold to the Vice-Chancellor's. Registrar: A gown of black corded silk of the pattern of the Masters’ gown, but braided on the facings and over the armholes. All Officers wear academic caps of the customary pattern covered with black velvet.
University College, Bristol
University College, Bristol was an educational institution which existed from 1876 to 1909. It was the predecessor institution to the University of Bristol, which gained a royal charter in 1909. During its time the college served the middle classes of Bristol, catered for young men who had entered a family business and needed a greater understanding of scientific topics; the history of University College and the University of Bristol can be traced as far back as 1872 and the attempts of John Percival, a local educationalist and headmaster of Clifton College, to press for the creation of a college. Percival was a supporter of the education of women, having founded an Association for the Promotion of the Higher Education of Women in 1868, an Association for the Promotion of Evening Classes a year later. Percival's strong Christian religious views influenced his views on education, in that he believed that opportunities should be available to both males and females irrespective of their declared faith.
He is credited with the initial idea. Lewis Fry, a influence on the college and the subsequent university, is quoted as saying that it was to Pervical that they owed the foundation of the college. In 1872 Percival wrote a letter to the Oxford colleges noting the lack of a university culture in the provinces, he canvassed support when Bristol Medical School was looking for a new building and in 1873 he suggested to the Medical School Council that they both approach the Bristol Museum and Library Society to attempt to establish a college. This allowed the creation of a committee to promote the scheme led by the dean of Bristol, which contained prominent Bristol politicians from the Liberal and Conservative Parties and members representing local industry, it was in July 1876 that the medical school agreed to affiliate with the college in return for the promise that it would be supplied with additional space to expand, a promise, honoured three years later. This building now houses the University of Bristol's Department of Geography.
In 1873 Percival wrote a pamphlet entitled The Connection of the Universities and the Great Towns, met with a positive response from Benjamin Jowett, a connection of Percival, who at this time was the Master of Balliol College. His promise of sponsorship helped the project, it was Percival's connections with the colleges of the Oxford which helped in lobbying for the creation of the university. Percival was able to agree that the Master of Balliol College would subscribe £300 to the project, on the terms that adult education was catered for and that the college catered for the arts as well as the sciences. On 11 June 1874 the Victoria Rooms hosted a meeting to promote what was described as a College of Science and Literature for the West of England and South Wales; the meeting was attended by the president of the British Association and Sir William Thompson. This meeting has been described as a partial success, as it gained the support of Albert Fry and Lewis Fry, members of the influential Fry family.
Lewis Fry was a Quaker, lawyer and a Liberal and Unionist Member of Parliament from 1885 to 1892 and 1895 to 1890 for the constituency Bristol North. Albert Fry gained distinction as the founder of the Bristol Wagon & Carriage Works Co. However, the fact that the project attracted large numbers of Quakers, Non-Conformists and Liberals meant that the project was labelled as such an institution. Tories made some initial grants to the project but soon focused their interest on a rival institution through the Society of Merchant Venturers, considered Conservative in politics; the Society of Merchant Venturers, to become a rival institution during much of the college's history, made a gift of £1000 at this point. Despite this initial donation, a lack of funds was to plague University College, Bristol up until the donations which allowed it to lobby for a royal charter; the financial response to the meeting was disappointing, with the college gaining only £25,991 of the £40,000 funds which it asked for.
It was at this stage that the Wills family became involved in the project with Henry Overton Wills donating £250 to the project. The lacklustre response to the call for funds had the immediate result of delaying the opening of the college until 1876, meant that when it did open it was under the most stringent financial conditions. Shelborne notes that the setting up of the college struggled due to the fact that Bristol lacked a significant industry which saw benefit in the creation a college, an absence of the nouveaux riches, no philanthropic industrialists who wished to highlight the importance of Bristol. University College, Bristol opened on Tuesday 10 October 1876 at 9.00 a.m. with a mathematics lecture by W. R. Bousfield, who lectured in higher maths an hour later; the charges for such a course were three guineas for two lectures each week during the Christmas and Easter terms. At its opening in 1876, two professors and five lecturers offered; the college was rented for £ 50 per annum.
As requested by Jowett when giving money, the college was open to men and women on the same basis, The college offered scholarships, the most valuable of, one in chemistry worth £25. General scholarships of £15 were available. Despite the label of'University' however, the institution did not have the power to award degrees to its students. There were, howe
Hartlepool is a town in County Durham, England. The town lies on the North Sea coast, 7 1⁄2 miles north of Middlesbrough and 17 miles south of Sunderland; the town is governed as part of the Borough of Hartlepool, a unitary authority which controls outlying villages such as Seaton Carew and Elwick. Hartlepool was founded around the monastery of Hartlepool Abbey; the village grew in the Middle Ages and its harbour served as the official port of the County Palatine of Durham. After a railway link from the north was established from the South Durham coal fields, an additional link from the south, in 1835, together with a new port, resulted in further expansion, with the new town of West Hartlepool. Industrialisation and the start of a shipbuilding industry in the part of the 19th century caused Hartlepool to be a target for the Imperial German Navy at the beginning of the First World War. A bombardment of 1,150 shells on 16 December 1914 resulted in the death of 117 people. A severe decline in heavy industries and shipbuilding following the Second World War caused periods of high unemployment until the 1990s when major investment projects and the redevelopment of the docks area into a marina saw a rise in the town's prospects.
The place name derives from Old English heort, referring to stags seen, pōl, a pool of drinking water which they were known to use. Records of the place-name from early sources confirm this: 649: Hereteu. 1017: Herterpol, or Hertelpolle. 1182: Hierdepol. The 8th Century Northumbrian chronicler Bede referred to the spot on which today's town is sited upon as "the place where deer come to drink", in this period the Headland was named by the Angles as Heruteu. At the beginning of the 11th Century the name had evolved into Herterpol, post Norman Conquest the name of the village sited there evolved in Middle English as: Hart-le-pool. Archaeological evidence has been found below the current high tide mark that indicates that an ancient post-glacial forest by the sea existed in the area during this period. Hartlepool is located in north of Middlesbrough and south of Sunderland. Nearby towns and cities include: Billingham: Darlington; the monument at Eston Nab can be seen, to the south. After the Roman Empire abandoned its province of Britannia in the early 5th Century, its North-Eastern sea coast began to be piratically raided by the Angles from across the North Sea in Scandinavia.
They subsequently began crossing the North Sea and settled in the area, creating the Kingdom of Northumbria. Hartlepool began as an Anglian settlement, a town developed in the 7th Century A. D. sited around Hartlepool Abbey, founded in 640 A. D. by the Irish Christian priest Saint Aidan upon a headland overlooking a natural harbour and the North Sea. The monastery became powerful under St Hilda, who served as its abbess from 649–657 A. D; the Abbey fell into decline with the loss of Northumbrian power in the early 8th Century, it was destroyed during a sea raid by Vikings on Hartlepool in the 9th Century. In March 2000, the archaeological investigation television programme Time Team located the foundations of the lost monastery in the grounds of St Hilda's Church. During the Norman Conquest the De Brus family gained over-lordship of the land surrounding Hartlepool. William the Conqueror subsequently ordered the construction of Durham Castle, the villages under their rule were mentioned in records in 1153 when Robert de Brus, 1st Lord of Annandale became Lord of Hartness.
The town's first charter was received before 1185, for which it gained its first mayor, an annual two-week fair and a weekly market. By the Middle Ages Hartlepool was growing into an important market town, one of the reasons for its escalating wealth being that its harbour was serving now as the official port of the County Palatine of Durham; the main industry of the town at this time was fishing, Hartlepool in this period established itself as one of the primary ports upon England's Eastern coast. In 1306, Robert the Bruce was crowned King of Scotland, became the last Lord of Hartness. Angered, King Edward I confiscated the title to Hartlepool, began to improve the town's military defences in expectation of war. In 1315, before they were completed, a Scottish army under Sir James Douglas attacked and looted the town. In the late 15th Century a pier was constructed to assist in the harbour's workload. Hartlepool was once again militarily occupied by a Scottish incursion, this time in alliance with the Parliamentary Army during the English Civil War, which after 18 months was relieved by an English Parliamentarian garrison.
In 1795 Hartlepool artillery emplacements and defences were constructed in the town as a defensive measure against the threat of French attack from seaborne Napoleonic forces. During the Crimean War two coastal batteries were constructed close together in the town to guard against the threat of seaborne attacks from the Imperial Russian Navy, they were entitled the Lighthouse Battery and the Heugh Battery. Hartlepool in the 18th Century became known as a town with medicinal springs the Chalybeate Spa near the Westgate; the poet Thomas Gray visited the town in July 1765 to "take the waters", wrote to his friend Dr. Wharton: A few weeks he wrote in greater detail: By the early nineteenth century, Hartlepool was still a small town of around 900 people, with a de
Sir Paul Maxime Nurse, is an English geneticist, former President of the Royal Society and Chief Executive and Director of the Francis Crick Institute. He was awarded the 2001 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine along with Leland Hartwell and Tim Hunt for their discoveries of protein molecules that control the division of cells in the cell cycle. Nurse's mother went from London to Norwich and lived with relatives while awaiting Paul's birth in order to hide illegitimacy. For the rest of their lives his maternal grandmother pretended to be his mother and his mother pretended to be his sister. Paul was brought up by his grandparents in North West London, he was educated at Lyon Park school in Harrow County Grammar School. His undergraduate applications were rejected by the Universities of Oxford, Cambridge and York because he did not possess the required foreign language GCE, he was offered a place at the University of Birmingham on the condition that he take French classes in his first year.
He received his BSc degree in biology in 1970 from the University of Birmingham and his PhD degree in 1973 from the University of East Anglia for research on Candida utilis. He pursued postdoctoral work at the University of Bern, Edinburgh University and Sussex University. Nurse continued his postdoctoral research at the laboratory of Murdoch Mitchison at the University of Edinburgh for the next six years. Beginning in 1976, Nurse identified the gene cdc2 in fission yeast; this gene controls the progression of the cell cycle from G1 phase to S phase and the transition from G2 phase to mitosis. In 1987, Nurse identified the homologous gene in human, Cdk1, which codes for a cyclin dependent kinase; when cells with nuclei divide, they divide in phases called G1, S, G2, M. Nurse and Hunt together discovered two proteins and cyclin dependent kinase, that control the transition from one stage to another; these proteins are called checkpoints. If the cell doesn't divide other proteins will attempt to repair it, if unsuccessful, they will destroy the cell.
If a cell divides incorrectly and survives, it can cause other serious diseases. Working in fission yeast, Nurse identified the gene cdc2, which controls the transition from G1 to S, when the cell grows in preparation for the duplication of DNA, G2 to M, when the cell divides. With his postdoc Melanie Lee, Nurse found the corresponding gene, CDK1, in humans; these genes start cyclin dependent kinase by adding or removing phosphate groups. In 1984, Nurse joined the Imperial Cancer Research Fund, he left in 1988 to chair the department of microbiology at the University of Oxford. He returned to the ICRF as Director of Research in 1993, in 1996 was named Director General of the ICRF, which became Cancer Research UK in 2002. In 2003, he became president of Rockefeller University in New York City where he continued work on the cell cycle of fission yeast. In 2011 Nurse became the first Director and Chief Executive of the UK Centre for Medical Research and Innovation, now the Francis Crick Institute.
On 30 November 2010, Sir Paul succeeded Martin Rees as President of the Royal Society. And he stepped down in 2015. Nurse has said good scientists must have passion'to know the answer to the questions' that interest them, along with good technical ability, a set of attitudes including mental honesty, self-criticism, open-mindedness and scepticism. In addition to the Nobel Prize, Nurse has received numerous honours, he was elected a EMBO Member in 1987 and a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1989 and the Founder Member of the Academy of Medical Sciences in 1998. In 1995 he received a Royal Medal and became a foreign associate of the U. S. National Academy of Sciences, he received the Albert Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research in 1998. Nurse was knighted in 1999, he was awarded the French Legion d'Honneur in 2002. He was awarded the Copley Medal in 2005, he was elected a Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences – one of the top honours – in April 2006. He is a member of the Advisory Council for the Campaign for Engineering.
Nurse is the 2007 recipient of the Hope Funds Award of Excellence in Basic Research. In 2013, he was awarded the Albert Einstein World Award of Science by the World Cultural Council. In 2015, he was elected a foreign academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, won the 10th annual Henry G. Friesen International Prize in Health Research, in Ottawa, Canada. Nurse has received over 60 Honorary Degrees and Fellowships, including from the University of Bath in 2002, the University of Oxford in 2003, the University of Cambridge in 2003, the University of Kent in 2012, the University of Warwick the University of Worcester in 2013, University of London on 16 July 2014 and McGill University in 2017, he was appointed an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering in 2012 and Honorary Fellow of the British Association. In July 2016 it was announced. Nurse married Anne Teresa in 1971. Nurse has been a member of the Labour Party for nearly 40 years; as an undergraduate student at Birmingham, Nurse sold Socialist Worker, participated in an occupation of the vice-chancellor's offi