What's On

Explore your Archive week
25-29 November 2019

During Explore Your Archive week this year we will be running a series of workshops in the Education Room of the Archives. This is a great opportunity to get to know our collections better and to understand more about the expertise of some of our academics at the University. Each workshop will last an hour.
There are 15 spaces in each workshop so book your place soon by contacting the department on (01248) 383276 or archives@bangor.ac.uk


Monday : 25 November 2019 (Afternoon)

Pedigree rolls with Dr Shaun Evans

Wednesday : 27 November 2019 (Morning)

Used Books with Dr Michael Durrant

Wednesday : 27 November 2019 (Afternoon)

with Janet Smith
1.00pm a 2.30pm

Thursday : 28 November 2019 (Morning)

Understanding Atlantic slavery through archival evidence with Dr Marian Gwyn

Friday : 29 November 2019 (Morning)

Barn y Cymry am gaethwasiaeth with Dr Gareth Evans Jones

Exhibition 2019


This exhibition is a celebration of Bangor University’s substantial contribution to scholarship in the field of Welsh and Celtic studies and it also aims to commemorate some of the remarkable individuals who contributed to that endeavour.

Although the University College of North Wales opened its doors at Bangor in 1884, it was not until 1889 that John Morris-Jones was appointed a lecturer in Welsh. But the beginnings were quite unremarkable. His opening lecture was only attended by six College officers, two students and two strangers. The growth of the discipline was further hampered by the fact that Bangor prepared its students for the external degrees of the University of London, which did not recognize neither Welsh nor Celtic as degree subjects. With the granting of a Royal Charter to the University of Wales in 1893, and the appointment of Morris-Jones as Professor of Welsh Language in 1895, the status of his discipline was soon transformed. From that time onwards, Bangor became one of the main centres of Welsh scholarship. Bangor has also been fortunate in the manuscript and printed collections of its library, and this exhibition, in its entirety, bears witness to the richness and wide-ranging nature of those collections in the field of Welsh and Celtic.

This exhibition has been arranged to coincide with the visit of the XVIth International Congress of Celtic Studies to Bangor University on 22–26 July 2019. The Congress is the foremost international gathering of scholars researching the languages, literatures and cultural traditions of the Celtic-speaking peoples. Held once every four years, this will be its first visit to Bangor.