A day out in the Cheddar Gorge

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Feli, Alex, Angel and Carl have spent the weekend hiking the Cheddar Gorge. This natural area is the home of the Cheddar man and the most popular cheese in the UK. This world famous site offers the chance to admire stunning landscapes and stalactite caverns. The guys have finished this sunny day with a delicious lunch at one of the local restaurants, where they haven’t missed the opportunity to enjoy a piece of the local cheddar cheese!

The gorge would have begun forming about one million years ago during the last Ice Age when water from melting glaciers formed a river, which over time started to carve into the limestone rock creating the steep cliffs you see today. The Cheddar Yeo River gradually made its way underground, creating the famous Cheddar Caves.

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Graduation Ceremony, July 2013!

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Graduation at the University of Bristol is one of the high points in the academic year. It is the opportunity for our students, alongside their families, friends and the University’s staff, to celebrate their achievement.

This time various members of the Faul research group were taking part in this important celebration. Chinwe was awarded her PhD degree in Chemistry, Lizzy and Carl are now Masters of Science in Chemistry, and Fraser was awarded with his Bachelor of Science in Chemistry.

Congratulations to all of them for this important achievement!!!

Angel at the Science Communication workshop

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Angel has been part of the Science Communication (SciComm) workshop held at Cumberland Lodge, in the Great Windsor Park. This course was specifically oriented towards dealing with the media – journalism, television and radio. The course involved plenty of practical work, including time in a BBC radio recording studio in Central London.

Saravanan at ICONN 2013 conference, INDIA

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Saravanan at ICONN 2013 conference, INDIA

Saravanan attended the International conference on nanoscience and nanotechnology (ICONN2013), held in Chennai, India (18-20 March 2013). This excellent conference was organized by SRM university. Saravanan presented the latest results from his research (”Liquid-crystalline tetra(aniline)s for photovoltaic applications”). This was an excellent opportunity to meet the national and international scientists and students from various parts of the world (India, Japan, New Zealand, Mexico, Switzerland, Ireland, USA, Germany, etc).

It was a very good trip!!!!

[Photo: From left to right Dr. Ajay Tiwari (Shizuoka University, Japan), Dr. Saravanan and Dr. V. Madhu Mohan (Shizuoka University, Japan)].