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Film Festival to showcase new filmmakers’ short films

A film festival in partnership with Bangor University will host an afternoon showcasing new European short films by young film makers.

The screenings by the Wicked Wales Film Festival and British Film Institute Future Shorts will take place at Pontio next Wednesday 23rd, 1pm-5pm.

Screenings will include UK and international short films in documentary, fiction and animation. The event is open to both students and the public and free tickets are available here.

Publication date: 18 October 2019

Henry VIII’s marital troubles may have influenced other splits, newly-discovered documents show

Newly-discovered documents show Henry VIII’s legendary marital troubles may have led to other copy-cat splits around the country.

The extraordinary story of a teenager who flip-flopped between two wives in a similar way – and at the same time - as the monarch was trying to change his spouse suggests other couples were watching and being influenced by the impact the King’s case had on the law.

Publication date: 15 October 2019

When did the people of Wales become Welsh?

It’s Rugby World Cup season, which means that expressions of Welsh identity are broadcast on the big screen for the world to see. But, amidst the singing of the anthem, the dragons and the daffodils, do you ever wonder when people began to consider themselves as Welsh, and their country Wales?

Most historians agree that a sense of Welsh identity was in existence by the twelfth century, but we don’t yet know when exactly this developed and why. Medieval historian Dr Rebecca Thomas thinks that suggestions of a Welsh identity can be found as early as the ninth century.

Publication date: 11 October 2019

Bangor Student competes for Bryn Terfel Scholarship

A Bangor University student is competing for the Bryn Terfel Scholarship 2019.

Cai Fôn Davies, 19, from Bangor, as second year Welsh and History student, will take part in the competition on Friday, 11 October at Barry Memorial Hall.

Publication date: 11 October 2019

Bangor Professor appointed President Elect of the Incorporated Society of Musicians

Prof Chris Collins, Head of Bangor University’s School of Music & Media, has been elected President Elect of the Incorporated Society of Musicians.  He will be acting as a member of the Society’s presidential trio until April 2020, when he steps into the role of President.

Prof Collins follows in the footsteps of another leading musician and Head of School, as composer Professor William Mathias undertook the same role in 1989-90.

Publication date: 10 October 2019

Bangor University receives two Athena SWAN awards - first for Bangor Business School

Bangor University is delighted to announce that two recent Athena SWAN applications from the Bangor Business School and the School of Psychology have been successful. The Bangor Business School is the first School from the College of Arts, Humanities & Business to hold an award. The School of Psychology has held a Bronze award since 2016 and was successful in renewing this award. These awards recognise the University’s and Schools’ ongoing commitment to gender equality for staff and students.

Publication date: 10 October 2019

Creative student records charity record

Aly Shields, a mature Bangor University student and carer from Llandudno, has launched a record in aid of PANS PANDAS UK, a charity which raise awareness of little known and understood conditions which often lead to miss-diagnosis for the people concerned, and which supports them and their families.

Aly’s song Warriors is available on iTunes and Google Play from 9th Oct, for around £1 ($1.29). Search for Warriors and PANS PANDAS UK.

Publication date: 9 October 2019

EMPYRE Project of Youth Work in Europe

The School of History, Philosophy and Social Sciences has become a partner in the Erasmus EMPYRE project on youth work in Europe. With other EU wide HEIs and partner charity organisations in four countries, the project explores, collects and develops successful youth work practices used to empower young people in Europe. 

Publication date: 4 October 2019

“Tell me your friends and I’ll tell you who you are”

A significant proportion of the world’s population still lacks access to credit. According to World Bank Findex Database, over 1/7 billion adults worldwide do not even have access to a basic bank account and often crucial services such as credit or insurance. This clearly impacts the level of investments in those countries and in general their economic growth. At a more micro-level, this means exclusion of potentially productive individuals from economic activities. 

Publication date: 26 September 2019

BIBF Alumnus of the Year 2019

The Dean of the College of Arts Humanities and Business, Andrew Edwards and the Head of Business School attended the Alumni Reception recently held at BIBF.

Publication date: 26 September 2019

Bangor University Bahrain Celebrates Graduation

Congratulations to 87 students who graduated at the Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance (BIBF) recently.

Publication date: 25 September 2019

A History Festival comes to town

Leading historians David Starkey, Lucy Worsley, David Olusoga and Trevor Fishlock seen regularly on our TV screens will be joining experts from Bangor University and across the UK to participate in the first History Festival being held in Bangor on 25th & 26th October 2019.

Publication date: 23 September 2019

Dr Rebecca Thomas appointed as British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow

British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow Dr Rebecca Thomas has joined the School of History, Philosophy and Social Sciences from September 2019, working on a three-year project entitled ‘Writing the Medieval Welsh World’. 

Publication date: 23 September 2019

Bangor University Alumnus wins the Daniel Owen Memorial Medal at the National Eisteddfod

Guto Dafydd is the winner of this year’s Daniel Owen Memorial Medal, presented at a special ceremony on the Pavilion stage today.

Guto is more than familiar with standing in Eisteddfod ceremonies, having won the Conwy County Eisteddfod Crown yesterday and the Crown at Carmarthenshire in 2014, and the Daniel Owen Memorial Prize two years later at the Monmouthshire festival.

Publication date: 6 August 2019

Bangor University Alumnus wins the Eisteddfod Crown

The young poet from Pwllheli came out top in a competition which attracted 29 entries.

The Crown, sponsored by housing association, Grŵp Cynefin, is presented for a sequence of poems not in cynghanedd, of no more than 250 lines, on the subject of Cilfachau (inlets). The adjudicators are Manon Rhys, Ceri Wyn Jones and Cen Williams.  The prize money is donated by John Arthur and Margaret Glyn Jones and the family, Llanrwst.

Publication date: 5 August 2019

Mared – from leading the nation on FFIT Cymru to leading a classroom!

A student who helped inspire the nation to get fit and active as a ‘leader’ on S4C’s popular FFIT Cymru series graduates this week from the School of Welsh and Celtic Studies.

Publication date: 19 July 2019

Applying to Bangor was a First-Class decision for Rebecca

Scrolling through her social media feed, Rebecca Holian, saw a life changing post that enabled her dream to come true.

Publication date: 19 July 2019

Graduation Profile: Gwenlli Thomas

Publication date: 19 July 2019

The power of music driving Alistair's achievements

For Alistair OʼMahoney, 21, from Neath, choosing to study Music at university was a natural step. Raised in a musical family, he received piano lessons from an early age and was also a member of his county’s brass band, playing at one of the greatest First World War monuments, the Menin Gate, on the site of the Ypres battlefield, during one tour abroad with the band.

Publication date: 18 July 2019

From Ugandan street child to First Class student

Julius Muyombya's life changed when he met a Llandudno pupil who was on an African outreach project.

Publication date: 16 July 2019

Graduation Profile: Lleucu Myrddin

Publication date: 15 July 2019