Archive of the month

The Archive of the Month feature raises awareness amongst students and staff about the variety of material that we hold. In particular, the old Bangor photographs appear to spark a lot of interest and debate on the University’s Facebook pages.

Every month, an item is selected to be showcased. The item is scanned and a short piece of text written about its history.

March 2018

School of Ocean Sciences’ research vessel, Prince Madog.

This is a photo of the original vessel, which was commissioned in December 1965 and was delivered here in February 1968 – fifty years ago. The School of Ocean Sciences, Bangor, and other university departments in the UK also use the vessel as a teaching platform, training the next generation of marine scientists. She was named after the legendary marine explorer, Madog ab Owain Gwynedd, who discovered America during the twelfth century, according to folklore. The vessel was decommissioned in 2001 when a new vessel of the same name was commissioned.

You will be hearing more about the Prince Madog during the year due to the half-centenary celebrations.                                                                 

This "Archive of the Month" was created by Heledd Haf Williams, Archives Assistant


Click on the links below to view all our showcased documents.

2018
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

 

2017

 

2016
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2015
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2014

 

  • April 2013
  • May 2013
  • June 2013
  • July 2013
  • August 2013
  • October 2013
  • November 2013
  • December 2013