News: April 2019

Ligue 1: France gets its first female top flight football referee, but the federation scores an own goal

As the end of the 2018-19 football season approaches, a match between Amiens and Strasbourg in France’s Ligue 1 would normally attract little attention. However, Sunday’s game has already created headlines as Stéphanie Frappart will become the first ever woman to act as a main referee in the top tier of French men’s football.

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

Publication date: 25 April 2019

Bangor gears up for final season of Game of Thrones

As Game of Thrones fans wait in anticipation for the release of Season 8 this month, Bangor University academics take a closer look at the roots of the novels and their influence on the TV series.

Publication date: 9 April 2019

Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences

Bangor University has its second ever Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences with the  awarding of a Fellowship to Howard Davis, Professor of Social Theory & Institutions at the School of History, Philosophy and Social Science.

Publication date: 5 April 2019

Professor Nancy Edwards: First female Chair of the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales

The School of History, Philosophy and Social Sciences is delighted to announce that Professor Nancy Edwards (Professor in Archaeology) has been appointed Chair of the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales - the first female chair for the first time in its 110-year history.

Publication date: 5 April 2019

Dr Hayley Roberts appointed as Royal Commissioner

Bangor Law School is delighted to announce that Dr Hayley Roberts has been appointed as a Royal Commissioner for the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales. Commissioners are appointed by HM The Queen, on the advice of the Welsh Government and the Secretary of State for Wales, under a Royal Warrant. 

Publication date: 4 April 2019

Food banks are becoming institutionalised in the UK

I was one of 58 academics, activists and food writers who published a stark open letter warning against food banks becoming institutionalised in the UK. We believe the country is now reaching a point where “left behind people” and retailers’ “leftover food” share a symbiotic relationship. Food banks are becoming embedded within welfare provision, fuelled by corporate involvement and ultimately creating an industry of poverty.

This article by Dave BeckPostdoctoral Teaching FellowBangor University  is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article.

Publication date: 2 April 2019

‘Reservoirs, Trauma and Culture in Galicia'

Publication date: 1 April 2019