Sir David Attenborough has been in Bristol to open the university's new sixty million pound research and teaching centre.
Researchers at the Life Sciences building will study plants, animal behaviour and evolution.
In a speech to over 200 guests, staff and students, Sir Attenborough said: “We in Britain have been leaders in understanding the Life Sciences and you will be the leaders of tomorrow.
“Nothing could be more important in the area of scholarship than this. Understanding the natural sciences and the processes that brought us here – these things bring joy and resonance and happiness to our lives.
“This great building will give you and its graduates pleasure for the rest of your lives. It will play an important role in tackling the great problems and difficulties that the world is going to face in your generation.”
A 28-year-old Bristol University student forced to abandon her attempt to row across the Pacific Ocean, says she hasn't made up her mind whether to try again.
Bad weather meant Elsa Hammond had to change her plans to make Hawaii, and is now heading for Mexico. She had planned to row the 2400 miles in less than the current record of 99 days.
A man who's campaigned for 30 years about meningitis and raised millions of pounds for research will be awarded an honorary degree at the University of Bristol today.
Steve Dayman lost his baby son Spencer to the illness. This afternoon, former nurse and equal rights campaigner Princess Campbell - who was the first black ward sister in Bristol - will also be honoured.
A student from the University of Bristol will be leading a team of seven experts to simulate what it would be like to live on Mars. 25 year old Ashley Dale will be spending two weeks at the Mars Desert Station in Utah.
The team will live in a small Habitat Module with limited electricity, food, oxygen and water. Their physical and psychological responses will be studied to help prepare astronauts for future missions to Mars.
The Great George bell rings to mark the start of Bristol Proms series of concerts.
The giant bell in the University of Bristol's Wills Tower is only rung on special occasions.
Watch the full report on ITV News West Country at 6pm on Monday 29 July.
New research from the University of Bristol shows that girls whose fathers were absent during the first five years of their lives are more likely to develop depression in adolescence.
It's one of only a few studies that looks specifically at the timing of a father's departure and its effect on mental health.
The research is part of the 'Children of the 90s' study, which looks at almost 6000 children.
A new study carried out in the South West claims that physical exercise is not effective in treating depression. The research, from the Universities of Bristol and Exeter, contradicts other evidence which says exercise can help treat the symptoms of depression.