News: August 2019

Bangor University Shines the Spotlight on Women in Music

Bangor University’s School of Music and Media is holding its Second International Conference on Women’s Work in Music this year. The Conference takes place on 4 - 6 September, and the University will be welcoming prominent speakers and musicians, including music scholars, practitioners, funders, broadcasters, journalists and music professionals from all around the world.

Publication date: 27 August 2019

English Lecturer originally from Germany is awarded a top prize for learning Welsh for the second year in succession

An English lecturer at Bangor University, Dr Karin Koehler, has won the Basil Davies prize for her success in the WJEC Welsh for Adult exam.  Karin, who is originally from Germany, was awarded the prize for gaining the highest mark thorough Wales in the WJEC Intermediate exam.

Publication date: 22 August 2019

How to become a great impostor

Unlike other icons who have appeared on the front of Life magazine, Ferdinand Waldo Demara was not famed as an astronaut, actor, hero or politician. In fact, his 23-year career was rather varied. He was, among other things, a doctor, professor, prison governor and monk. Demara was not some kind of genius either – he actually left school without any qualifications. Rather, he was “The Great Impostor”, a charming rogue who tricked his way to notoriety.

This article by Tim Holmes, Lecturer in Criminology & Criminal Justice at the School of History, Philosophy and Social Sciencesis republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article.

Publication date: 22 August 2019

CAHB Graduate Research Induction Event (MRes, MPhil, PhD)

Publication date: 15 August 2019

Prizes galore for literary alumni at 2019 Eisteddfod

It was a week to remember for Bangor University at this year's Eisteddfod with some of the main literary prizes being won by individuals who have close links with the institution.

Publication date: 15 August 2019

Concerts and speakers announced for Women’s Work in Music conference

The School of Music and Media is hosting its Second International Conference on Women’s Work in Music this year.  

Publication date: 14 August 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

Gwenan Gibbard awarded Doctoral Scholarship

Renowned harpist, Gwenan Gibbard has been announced as the recipient of a Doctoral Scholarship to study the contributions of Dr. Meredydd Evans and Phyllis Kinney to Welsh folk music.

The Doctoral Scholarship is a collaboration between the Welsh Music Archive, at the National Library of Wales (Aberystwyth), the School of Music and Media, Bangor University and Y Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol. The aim of the PhD Scholarship (sponsored by Y Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol and the National Library of Wales) will be to focus on specific aspects of collecting folk melodies in the second half of the 20th and 21st centuries in Wales.

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

Continued National Student Survey success for the School of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics

The results of this year’s National Student Survey (NSS 2019) have once again confirmed the high level of student satisfaction and support for students in Bangor University’s School of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics (SLLL).

Publication date: 5 August 2019

Bangor University set for another busy National Eisteddfod week at Llanrwst

Bangor University is proud to be taking part again this year at the National Eisteddfod in Llanrwst.

As well as contributing to activities the on the Maes, there will also be buzz on the University's stand again this year.

Publication date: 1 August 2019

Confucius institute joins the College of Arts Humanities and Business

This summer the Confucius institute at Bangor University will become part of the University’s College of Arts, Humanities and Business.

Publication date: 1 August 2019