News: December 2019

Boris Johnson is planning radical changes to the UK constitution – here are the ones you need to know about

With a very large majority in parliament, Boris Johnson is planning radical changes to the UK constitution. His party claims that far reaching reforms are needed because of a “destabilising and potentially extremely damaging rift between politicians and the people” under the last parliament. The issue at the centre of this “damaging rift”, however, is whether the proposals for constitutional change are a democratic necessity or a cynical attempt by the Conservative government to bolster its power.

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

Publication date: 19 December 2019

Now eight ACCA exemptions for BBS Accounting and Finance students

Bangor Business School have been successful in joining a small number of UK business schools now offering eight exemptions from ACCA professional exams to students on the BSc Accounting and Finance programme.

Publication date: 19 December 2019

Popular Poet and blogger publishes

Poet Carol Rumens, Visiting Professor of Creative Writing at the School of Languages, Literatures & Linguistics closes 2019 with two well-received recently published books.

Publication date: 18 December 2019

The Holyhead Christmas Day Murder – 1909

On Boxing Day 1909 the residents of Holyhead awoke to shocking news. The previous night a 35 year old woman, Gwen Ellen Jones, had been brutally murdered. One newspaper graphically reported that her head had been nearly severed.  Her killer, 49 year old William Murphy, gave himself up and was committed for trial at Beaumaris Assizes on 26 January 1910.

William Murphy’s name has gained notoriety as the last man to be hanged at Caernarfon Gaol.  But what about the woman he killed? New research revealed by Bangor University’s Colclough Centre for the History and Culture of the Book, focusses on written evidence to reveal the life of the victim of this violent crime.

Publication date: 16 December 2019

Behind Eyes Wide Shut

A symposium, the only one of its kind to be held in the UK, will explore the legacy of Eyes Wide Shut, film director, Stanley Kubrick's final film. 

The event is a collaboration between the UAL Archives and Special Collections Centre and Bangor University

Publication date: 10 December 2019

Conference: Ethnography and the Shifting Boundaries of Policing

Publication date: 3 December 2019

PhD Studentships: Borders, migration and civil society

Applications are invited for two fully funded PhD studentships offered as part of the ESRC funded WISERD Civil Society research centre

Publication date: 3 December 2019