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News: October 2011

BTO Cymru nests at new University office

Prof John Hughes, Bangor University's Vice-Chancellor cut a celebratory cake at The British Trust for Ornithology Cymru’s (BTO) opening reception recently. The BTO have newly settled into offices at the Thoday building alongside the School of the Environment, Natural Resources and Geography (SENERGy), The Head of SENRGy Dr. Christine Cahalan gave a brief speech welcoming the BTO to the University, seconded by the Vice Chancellor.

Publication date: 31 October 2011

Research team seek views of young people with diabetes

A research team based at Bangor and Cardiff universities want to find out what is the best way of presenting diabetes information to young people with type 1 diabetes, and are looking for young people to help them.

Publication date: 31 October 2011

Rob's record run

Former Bangor University postgraduate student Rob Samuel has won this year’s Snowdonia Marathon in a record field of about 2,000 entries. Rob, who runs with the Eryri Harriers, came home in two hours 36 minutes 45 seconds, despite atrocious weather conditions.

Publication date: 31 October 2011

The remarkable story of a Bangor University’s contribution to the development of aircraft flight

A public lecture at Bangor University today (Wednesday 2 November) at 6.30 in the Main Arts Lecture Theatre reveals the remarkable story of Bangor University’s contribution to the development of aircraft flight.

Publication date: 28 October 2011

Bangor University on your mobile...

Bangor University is one of the first universities in the UK to launch a ‘mobile web’ site aimed at attracting new students and providing the basis for a range of exciting new mobile web-based services for current staff and students.

Publication date: 27 October 2011

Drama radio premiere for Bangor students

Sunday 30th October will see Bangor’s Student Radio Station, Storm FM, air the premiere of the radio drama Pontypool. The drama was adapted by members of the Bangor English Dramatic Society (BEDS) from the novel Pontypool Changes Everything by Tony Burgess, a horror novel set in Ontario, Canada and recently turned into a feature film.

Publication date: 27 October 2011

Bangor university students get their acts together for Conwy Festival

Bangor University Students’ Union’s societies turned out in force to take part and strut their stuff in the extremely popular Conwy Feast Festival. Bangor University Medieval Re-enactment Society, Bangor English Dramatic Society (BEDS) and Cadi Ha Morris Dancing Troupe were all invited to the festival after the highly successful Medieval Day Out in Beaumaris at the end of the last academic year.

Publication date: 26 October 2011

Free lunch-time concerts

Bangor University has opened its doors to a range of concerts for nearly a hundred years. The Music at Bangor Concert Series brings around thirty concerts to Bangor during the academic year: a diverse mix ranging from concerts for chamber ensembles to the BBC National Orchestra of Wales.

Publication date: 26 October 2011

Top Marks for SHES in the National Student Survey

SHES maintained its record for high levels of student satisfaction this year with the publication of the National Student Survey results putting us in the top ten Sport Science Schools.

Publication date: 20 October 2011

Olympic Flame Blazes a Trail To Bangor University

Local people will have the opportunity to be photographed with the Olympic Torch as part of Bangor’s preparations to welcome the Olympic Flame next spring.

Publication date: 19 October 2011

Sir Roger Casement-The Last Hero

On Good Friday 1916 Roger Casement landed in Ireland from a German submarine and was immediately arrested.  He was charged with treason and was hanged in August 1916.

Publication date: 17 October 2011

Alcohol industry ‘responsible drinking’ messages failing to address the real issues

Alcohol industry campaigns to promote ‘responsible drinking’ have little effect, and may even be counterproductive. That’s one of the key findings of a new Alcohol Concern Cymru report to be launched on Wednesday 12 October, which has been written by researchers from Glyndŵr and Bangor Universities.

Publication date: 12 October 2011

US Award for Expert in Ageing

An internationally recognised expert on ageing and dementia, Professor Bob Woods of Bangor University, is to be the first international recipient of an American Award on Thursday 13 October 2011.

Publication date: 12 October 2011

Sticky Stuff - Ocean Sciences Research Grant to study ripples on mudflats and beaches

Sand and mud banks form important barriers around our coastline. Researchers at Bangor University’s School of Ocean Sciences are to lead a major research project to assess how these fine materials are moved by water currents around our coastline, and how this movement could change as the result of climate change

Publication date: 11 October 2011

A First for Gwynedd

The first Age Well Centre in Gwynedd will be officially opened on Wednesday, 12 October, with an Open Day offering special taster sessions and information stalls.

Publication date: 10 October 2011

Canolfan Bedwyr Opens its Doors

A number of innovative projects that promote and support the use of the Welsh language will be celebrated today (12 October 2011) as Canolfan Bedwyr, Bangor University’s centre for Welsh language services opens the doors of its new home to the world.

Publication date: 10 October 2011

Prize-winning Quartet returns to Bangor

The all-female Benyounes String Quartet returns to Bangor University for two concerts this week after winning the prestigious Daisy de Saugy Prize for an exceptional chamber music recital last week in Geneva.  This will be the quartet’s third visit to Bangor, and follows recent concerts in festivals across Europe which have attracted considerable attention – “catch one of their recitals if you can” wrote a reviewer after a performance in Swansea – as well as a special invited performance for the Prime Minister at No.10 Downing Street in July.

Publication date: 10 October 2011

Bangor University a world-ranked University

Bangor University has risen substantially in Times Higher Education World University rankings 2011-12, and is now placed among the world’s top 275 universities, alongside universities such as Bath and Queen’s.

Publication date: 7 October 2011

Olympic Flame Blazes a Trail To Bangor University

Local people will have the opportunity to be photographed with the Olympic Torch as part of Bangor’s preparations to welcome the Olympic Flame next spring.

Publication date: 6 October 2011

Bangor graduate scoops Pride of Britain Award

Congratulations to Bangor University graduate Llew Davies, who has just scooped a Pride if Britain Award.

Publication date: 5 October 2011

Bangor University’s Vice Chancellor opens new section of Wales Coast Path

The latest section of the Wales Coast Path was opened by the Vice-Chancellor of Bangor University, Professor John Hughes on Tuesday October 4th at the University’s Treborth Botanic Garden.

Publication date: 5 October 2011

Jamie & Louise visit Bangor University

Radio Wales’ popular radio magazine show Jamie & Louise, fronted by journalist–presenters Jamie Owen & Louise Elliott, came live from Bangor University on Friday 7 October. (Listen again here for next 6 days).

Publication date: 5 October 2011

Bangor graduate wins British Wildlife Photography Award

A former Applied Marine Biology student at Bangor University has won a prestigious wildlife photography award.  Shetland based Richard Shucksmith claimed the top prize at the 2011 British Wildlife Photography Awards for his stunning ethereal photography of a jellyfish.

Publication date: 3 October 2011