Alumni Reunions and Events
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The Second Annual Dennis Crisp Memorial Lecture in Marine Sciences
The Second annual Dennis Crisp Memorial Lecture in Marine Sciences was held in Pontio on 13 September.
Marking the legacy of Prof. Dennis Crisp (1916-1990), one of Britain’s best known marine biologists who was key in establishing Bangor’s School of Ocean Sciences, this special lecture entitled "A Dreadful but Exciting Life, Full of Stress, Passion and Danger” was delivered by Bangor University alumnus Prof. Brian Bayne OBE (Marine Biology, 1960). Prof. Bayne discussed the role of 'organismal biology' (physiological ecology) in two aspects of marine biology: ecological models and experimental genomics. The public lecture was part of the Seventh International Oyster Symposium.
Kingdom of Bahrain Alumni Reunion
The fourth annual Bangor University Alumni Reunion in the Kingdom of Bahrain was held on Monday, 11 September.
During the reunion, attended by Simon Martin, British Ambassador to the Kingdom of Bahrain, and H.E. Rasheed Mohammed Al Maraj, Governor of the Central Bank of Bahrain, Mohamed Ashoor (Business Studies and Finance, 2011) was presented with the Bangor University / BIBF Alumnus of the Year 2017 award.
Alumni Reunion, National Eisteddfod of Wales
The annual Alumni Reunion on the Bangor University stand at the National Eisteddfod of Wales was held in Bodedern, Anglesey on Wednesday, 9th August 2017. We were delighted to welcome our guest speaker Gwenllian Carr, Bangor alumna (Welsh Literature and Literature of the Media, 1993) and Head of Communications for the National Eisteddfod, and to see over 300 alumni visit the stand to catch up with friends!
Old Stars 2017 weekend
The Old Stars’ (Old Boys’/Old Girls’) weekend is an annual event which sees Bangor University alumni who played sport as students come back to Bangor to catch-up with each other and play matches against the current student teams. On Saturday 29th April, alumni and students joined us for a BBQ and drinks on the deck at Bar Uno to celebrate our returning alumni’s commitment! See photos from the event.
The First Annual Dennis Crisp Memorial Lecture in Marine Sciences
The First Annual Dennis Crisp Memorial Lecture in Marine Sciences was held on 24 November 2016 in Pontio’s main lecture theatre.
One of Britain’s best known marine biologists, Dennis Crisp (1916-1990) was instrumental in establishing Bangor’s School of Ocean Sciences and developing its worldwide influence and this lecture series has been established to honour his legacy. The lecture was delivered by Professor Donal T. Manahan, one of Dennis’ students who has gone on to an outstanding career and now is a professor of biological sciences at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.
The public lecture, entitled "Professor Dennis J. Crisp at Bangor University: A Visionary for Global Environmental Change", drew a crowd of alumni, staff and current University students. See photos from the event and watch the video.
World Agroforestry Centre, Nairobi
On 21st November, staff from Bangor University’s School of Environment, Natural Resources and Geography hosted an event at the World Agroforestry Centre in Nairobi. Alumni based in Kenya shared stories and networked with current and prospective students and heard about recent developments at the University. Read more here.
Bangor in Shanghai
Bangor University was pleased to present Juan Chen (Banking & Finance, 2003) with the first Alumnus of the Year China award during a reunion held in Shanghai on 20 October 2016. More than 80 alumni attended the event, hosted by the Vice-Chancellor, to celebrate the successes of Bangor alumni based in Shanghai.
Bangor University in Beijing
Vice-Chancellor, Prof. John G. Hughes, welcomed more than 60 Bangor University alumni to a reception held in Beijing on 18 October 2016.
"Building Bridges: 21st Century Diplomacy and the Special Relationship"
Following the successful event in Drapers’ Hall in London, US Ambassador to the UK, Matthew Barzun, visited Bangor to talk to an audience of university and local secondary school students about the ‘special relationship’ between the US and the UK in Pontio’s Theatr Bryn Terfel.
Read more here.
A Special Evening with Matthew Barzun
Bangor University was delighted to have US Ambassador Matthew W. Barzun, the highest ranking American official in the United Kingdom, as a guest speaker at a special event held in September.
The magnificent Drapers’ Hall in London was the setting for the evening which saw the Ambassador in conversation with Lord Mervyn Davies, Chair of Bangor University’s Development Board. Assisted by great questions from the audience, the discussion was very entertaining and thought-provoking and we were pleased to have over 220 alumni and friends of the University attend.
Kingdom of Bahrain Alumni Reunion
The third annual Bangor University Alumni Reunion in Bahrain was held in Manama on 6 September 2016.
Bangor University was honoured to have Simon Martin, UK Ambassador to the Kingdom of Bahrain, and H.E. Rasheed Mohammed Al Maraj, Governor of Central Bank of Bahrain, speak during the reunion and were also very pleased to present Mrs. Amina Rashid Al-Alaiwi (Accounting & Finance, 2010) with the Bangor University / BIBF Alumnus of the Year 2016 award.
To mark the occasion, H.E. Al Maraj, who became an Honorary Fellow of Bangor University earlier this year, was presented with a beautiful hand-embroidered Welsh flag. During the evening, Bangor’s President and Vice-Chancellor Prof. John G. Hughes also presented the Ambassador with a Bangor University silk tie and one of our famous toy dragons!
The 2nd Annual Dr Tom Parry Jones Lecture
In April, Bangor University was honoured to have Prof. Stephen McKeever, a distinguished alumnus of the University’s School of Electronic Engineering, return to Bangor as guest lecturer for the 2nd Annual Dr Tom Parry Jones Lecture in Entrepreneurship.
Prof. McKeever obtained his BSc, MSc, PhD and DSc degrees at Bangor and is now the Secretary for Science & Technology for the State of Oklahoma, USA, responsible for leading Oklahoma’s economic development based on science and technology.
Prof. McKeever’s public lecture entitled “The Scientist-Entrepreneur: Research Funding in a Brave New World” drew a crowd of academics, alumni and the local community to the large lecture theatre in Pontio.
An Evening with Sir Howard Stringer
Over 100 alumni and friends of the University joined the Vice-Chancellor and members of the University’s Development Board for an evening in the company of Sir Howard Stringer, former CEO of Sony Corporation, on 25th November 2015.
Held in the stunning Reading and Writing Room and Gladstone Library of One Whitehall Place, London, alumni met over drinks and canapés before listening to Sir Howard Stringer in conversation with Lord Mervyn Davies, Chair of Bangor University’s Development Board. Their discussion covered Sir Howard’s Welsh roots, his time in the Vietnam war and his distinguished career at CBS and Sony.
View some photos from past reunions in our event archive.
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