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King Arthur back home in Wales – thanks to Guy Ritchie

This article by Raluca Radulescu, of the School of English Literature was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.

King Arthur is back at his mythical home – Wales. Guy Ritchie’s Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur is currently being filmed in Snowdonia, starring Charlie Hunnan opposite villain Jude Law. This in the same week that Bangor University’s rare books collection boasts the extension of its Arthurian archive after a generous donation from Flintshire County Library.

Publication date: 20 April 2015

Project to scour 'microbial dark-matter' for new biotechnology resources : HORIZON 2020-funded Project ‘INMARE’ begins

In the first award to Bangor University from the major EU Horizon 2020 Program research funding stream, Prof Peter Golyshin will lead an international consortium of more than 20 partners from academia and industry from 12 countries, including leading multinational industrial partners, will work on a four year EUR 6M collaborative project. The project will mine for and use newly discovered microbial enzymes and metabolites, in particular for the targeted production of fine chemicals, environmental clean-up technologies and anti-cancer drugs.

Publication date: 20 April 2015

From filming the Student Dance Society to working with Dr Who….

A BAFTA winner now running his own film company is quick to credit his success to the support and encouragement he received while studying at Bangor University.

Osian Williams is already making a name for himself as an independent film-maker, having won a BAFTA Cymru award* while he was a student in the School of Creative Studies and Media at Bangor University.

Publication date: 17 April 2015

Bilingual people take greater risks when feedback is given in their native language

Recent research from Bangor University has revealed that Chinese-English bilingual individuals take more risk in gambling when feedback is given to them in Chinese, their native language, than in English, their second language.

Publication date: 15 April 2015

Saving our scallops: Arran reserve reveals marine protection works

An article by Bryce Stewart, University of York and Leigh Howarth, of our School of Ocean Sciences on The Conversation.

Last summer, on the Isle of Arran, off the west coast of Scotland, we watched an excited young lad walking down to the water’s edge, fishing rod in hand. Sadly, his chances of catching anything were slim to remote.

 

Publication date: 15 April 2015

A Celebration of Arthurian Studies at Bangor University

Bangor University can now boast the largest collection of Arthurian books in Wales and the north of England, following an agreement with Flintshire County Council, who have donated a rare and valuable Arthurian Collection to the University’s Library and Archives.

Publication date: 10 April 2015

Regeneration for ‘we towns not me towns’…a new agenda for town center development in north Wales?

Julian Dobson, a recognized expert on urban regeneration, deliver a public lecture on Monday the 13th April to Sustainable Development students at Bangor University.

Publication date: 10 April 2015

Wales’ most satisfied students are at Bangor University

Bangor University continues to rise in popularity among its students. The University again leads the field in Wales and is placed 14th in the UK in a new university experience survey (Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2015).

Publication date: 9 April 2015

Local law firm celebrates its first year of practising

Two Bangor University alumni are celebrating the first anniversary of establishing their own law practice this month. Nelson Myatt Solicitors LLP which is based at Llandudno Junction, Conwy deal with all aspects of civil law and are a modern practice, using the latest technology to benefit their clients.

Publication date: 1 April 2015

Archive of the month

Publication date: 1 April 2015

'Arthur: the King that Never Left Us'

Bangor University is celebrating Arthurian Studies at the University by holding a public lecture and exhibition of rare books focusing on this area of study.  Both events mark a donation by Flintshire County Council of a major Arthurian book collection to Bangor University Library and Archives.

Publication date: 31 March 2015

The Ugly Foods Shop pop up success

‘The Ugly Foods Shop’ managed and run by Bangor University students for the last four weeks has been a great success.

Publication date: 30 March 2015

March has been an enterprising month

It’s been a great month for Bangor students participating in enterprise competitions and events:

Publication date: 30 March 2015

Top of the class: Annabelle is recognised as one of the best law students in the UK

A second year Law student at Bangor University has reached the finals of a national competition to find the UK’s best law undergraduate.

Publication date: 27 March 2015

Satisfied students shortlist Bangor University for six awards

Bangor University has been shortlisted for six out of the nine awards at this year’s prestigious Whatuni Student Choice Awards.

This follows a remarkable year for Bangor which has also seen it placed top in Wales and 7th in the UK for student satisfaction, ranked in the top 100 Universities in the world for its international outlook, and rated in the top 20 in the UK for student experience.

Publication date: 27 March 2015

Lucy Owen Comperes Welsh National Procurement Awards

The Awards celebrate achievements in Wales, in Public Procurement, Public Service Delivery and Tendering and are organised by Bangor University’s Institute for Competition & Procurement Studies with the support of the Welsh Government. The Awards ceremony is the opportunity for all those who buy for, and supply, the Welsh public sector to show what best practice really is so we can celebrate achievements and thank those who have made a contribution to the well being of Wales.

Publication date: 26 March 2015

£7m research programme into water, food and energy provision

The first five research projects to be funded through the Welsh Governments’ £7m Sêr Cymru National Research Network for Low Carbon, Energy and Environment are announced in Cardiff today (Thursday 26 March).

Publication date: 25 March 2015

Cash remains king in Chile but its days could be numbered

This article by Bernardo Batiz-Lazo, Bangor University and Juan Felipe Espinosa, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Valparaiso was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.

For more than a year now, Chileans have endured a crisis of cash access. Despite global moves toward new forms of payment such as contactless and mobile transfers, the crisis in Chile highlights the continuing importance of ATMs in today’s payment ecosystem for many people worldwide – particularly those with lower incomes.

Publication date: 25 March 2015

‘State of nature’ important in determining the impact of climate change

Current models of how vegetation will react to climate change do not consider the state of the vegetation - whether it is mature and stable, or already responding to some disturbance event.

New research from one of the world’s longest running climate change experiments, which is funded by the European Commission (EU-FP7 INCREASE infrastructure) and led by the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, and European partners, including Bangor University was published today in Nature Communications (24th March 2015, DOI: 10.1038/ncomms7682). The research suggests that for shrublands, the time since the last disturbance of the ecosystem affects its response to future climates and should be considered when predicting ecosystem responses to climate change.

Publication date: 24 March 2015

Extremes Research group to investigate altitude illness in Himalayan expedition

This week, academics from Bangor University will lead an expedition to the Himalayas as part of a research project to investigate altitude related illness. Researchers Dr Samuel Oliver and Dr Jamie Macdonald, PhD student Gabriella Rossetti and undergraduate Sport Science student James Pollard  - all from Bangor University’s School of Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences - will be part of the 55-strong team comprising of medical doctors, scientists and mountain rescuers, who will embark on the expedition on the 20th March, returning on the 25th April.

Publication date: 19 March 2015

Bangor University Students support Anglesey Sixth Formers

Bangor University students have been taking part in Pontio’s learning and mentoring programme PROFI over the last few months culminating in a Dragon’s Den style event at Neuadd Reichel on Tuesday 10th February.

Publication date: 20 February 2015

What have Wales’s universities done for us?

Higher education impacts positively on social cohesion, crime rates, social mobility, civic engagement, health and life expectancy, economic growth, personal earnings and employment. It also produces income for Wales.

Publication date: 22 January 2015

New game to help people cut back on drinking

New Year is a time when our thoughts often turn to making changes to our lifestyle. After the excesses of the festive season, reducing the amount of alcohol we drink is often high on this list, but our willpower can always benefit from a little boost to help us make these changes. Research shows that a new mobile game from Bangor University spin-out company Attention Retraining Technologies (ART) can do just that.

Publication date: 5 January 2015

UK on verge of steep lung disease rise in young adults - due to heavy spliff smoking?

The UK needs to be prepared for a steep rise in the number of young  adults affected by a severe form of lung disease due to their regular cannabis and tobacco use - lung specialists will tell the British Thoracic Society Winter Meeting on Wednesday 3rd December.

Publication date: 10 December 2014

Why was the medium of education in Wales traditionally English rather than Welsh?

The reason is not because Wales was oppressed. Teaching through English was seen as a way of helping the Welsh to learn English.

Publication date: 20 November 2014

Bangor’s Media, Persuasion and Communications Network ran successful conference

Bangor’s Media, Persuasion and Communications Network hosted the Political Studies Association annual Media and Politics Group Annual Conference, 10-11 Nov 2014. The theme was on Media, Persuasion and Human Rights.

Publication date: 19 November 2014

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