News: February 2019

Bangor University professor curates Jewish History Month 2019

Bangor University professor, Dr. Nathan Abrams, has played a large hand in curating the programme for The Jewish Historical Society of England’s forthcoming Jewish History Month, March 2019.

The theme of this year's Jewish History Month is Big Screen Little Screen, Jews in British Cinema and Television.

Publication date: 28 February 2019

Exposing Arthur’s Celtic roots

Despite recent interpretations giving Arthur English, French or cockney accents, a new academic book launched today (28 February)  at Bangor University firmly plants him in the Celtic lands and Celtic languages.

Publication date: 28 February 2019

Representing the University in Côr Cymru

On Sunday 3rd March at 8.00 p.m. S4C's viewers will be able to enjoy Bangor University’s Côr Aelwyd JMJ, as they give their best competing in a semi-final of the popular programCôr Cymru.

Publication date: 27 February 2019

Bangor compositions feature on BBC Radio 3's Hear and Now

Listeners to BBC Radio 3’s Hear and Now program are set to to enjoy a repertoire of music by Bangor University School of Music & Media staff and student composers at 10.00pm this coming Saturday, 23 February. The broadcast will feature Étude aux objets by Prof. Andrew Lewis, Ultrasonic by Dr Guto Pryderi Puw and acousmatic pieces by Huw McGregor and Alex Bailey.

Follow the link below for more information and to hear the live broadcast or listen again!

Publication date: 22 February 2019

Why Paris is the perfect city to introduce break dancing to the Olympics

Along with surfing, climbing and skateboarding, break dancing has been proposed for inclusion at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. While fans of the sports have been delighted by the news, it has provoked some criticism too, not least from followers of sports such as squash and karate which will not be considered for the 2024 games.

This article by Jonathan Ervine, Senior Lecturer in French and Francophone Studies, at the School of Languages, Literatures & Linguistics is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article.

Publication date: 22 February 2019

From childcare to caring for our environment, three new Research Fellowships to feed into Assembly business

Bangor University is contributing three out of seven new research fellows, who are joining the National Assembly as part of a programme of shared knowledge between higher education institutions and the Welsh parliament.

The academics from the Schools of Law and Health Sciences and Natural Sciences will be sharing their expertise on vital issues that will feed directly into the work of the Assembly and its committees. This follows on from Bangor University’s participation in the successful pilot scheme

Publication date: 12 February 2019

UK Human Rights Act is at risk of repeal – here's why it should be protected

There have long been attempts to “scrap” the Human Rights Act 1998, which incorporates the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) into UK law. But while none have gained traction to date, parliamentarians have recently raised concerns that the government could be wavering in its commitment to the act post-Brexit.

This article by Stephen Clear, Lecturer in Constitutional and Administrative Law, and Public Procurement, at the Law School is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article.

Publication date: 12 February 2019

Ysgol Bro Lleu pupils to feature in festival

Pupils will be using body percussion to create their own compositions at top festival in north Wales.

9 and 10 year old pupils from Ysgol Bro Lleu, Penygroes have been invited to take a significant part in an event at the Bangor Music Festival, which takes place in Pontio arts centre on 8 and 9 February.

Publication date: 8 February 2019

Ensuring access to Welsh Music for people living with dementia

Listening to your favourite music lifts your spirits, whatever your age. That's why Bangor University and Merched y Wawr are launching an appeal on the Welsh Day of Music, for people to get in touch and suggest their favourite Welsh language songs from all times.

The most popular suggestions will be collated to create a free digital CD and downloadable resource, which will be shared free of charge to care homes and dementia care homes to ensure that Welsh music is available to residents enjoy.

Publication date: 7 February 2019

Tours of Bangor University’s art and ceramic collections

Guided tours of Bangor University’s Art and Ceramic Collections will be held February to April. The aim is to raise awareness of these important collections, with highlights including a mural by Edward Povey in Powis Hall, art and ceramics in the University’s Council Chamber Corridor and a chance to see and learn about works of arts by other renowned artists such as Kyffin Williams, Brenda Chamberlain, Peter Prendergast and Frederick William Hayes.

Publication date: 5 February 2019

British Education Award for Mark

For the second year in succession, a Bangor graduate has won a British Education Award.

Mark Barrow, who graduated from Bangor University earlier this year, won the Wales Gradauate category of these increasingly prestigious awards, which celebrate individuals who have excelled within the UK education system.

Publication date: 1 February 2019