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Lessons from the Beeching cuts in reviving Britain's railways

More than 50 years ago the Beeching Report was published, spelling the end of hundreds of miles of British railway lines and stations. Pretty much immediately, local campaigns sprang up to protest what became infamously known as the “Beeching Axe”. Now, the transport secretary Chris Grayling has announced that some of the lines could be re-opened.

This article by Andrew Edwards, Dean of Arts and Humanities and Senior Lecturer in Modern History, at the School of History & Archaeology was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.

Publication date: 7 December 2017

Research partnership projects under the spotlight

Some exciting projects involving Bangor University academics working in partnership with communities, charities, government bodies, and businesses – both local and international – are being highlighted at Bangor University this Friday (8 December).

In all, seventeen of 52 projects funded through an ESRC (Economic and Social Research Council) Impact Acceleration Account at Bangor University are featured at the event.

Publication date: 7 December 2017

Particle smashing by Large Hadron Collider creates music at festival

A new piece of music created by using data from the world’s largest and most powerful particle accelerator will be performed at festival in North Wales.

The performers at Bangor Music Festival will be using laptops to alter the sounds from the particle smashing done by the Large Hadron Collider at the European Organization for Nuclear Research, known as CERN, in Geneva.

Publication date: 6 December 2017

From the New World to our world – a new translation of Jerry Hunter’s epic Welsh novel

A new translation of a Welsh novel by Professor Jerry Hunter sheds light on a largely forgotten episode of the English Civil War – and of Welsh history – when troops from Cromwell’s New Model Army, mistaking them for Irish Catholics, massacred over a hundred Welsh women in the immediate aftermath of the Battle of Naseby in 1645.

Publication date: 5 December 2017

Languages in schools mentoring scheme honoured with Chartered Institute of Linguists accolade

A unique mentoring scheme, designed to encourage language learning amongst young people in Wales, has been awarded the prestigious Threlford Cup by the Chartered Institute of Linguists (CIOL).

The Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) Mentoring Scheme, which is led by Cardiff University’s School of Modern Languages, is funded by Welsh Government as part of its Global Futures plan which aims to improve and promote the take up of modern foreign languages in schools. In partnership with Swansea, Bangor and Aberystwyth Universities, the project undertakes a nationwide approach to increasing inter-cultural understanding and promoting language learning at key stages.

Publication date: 22 November 2017

Bangor hosts second annual 'popular' digital fiction writing competition

The first ever UK competition to find the best new examples of popular digital fiction enters its second year through a partnership with Bangor University and local publisher Wonderbox.

The Opening Up Digital Fiction Writing Competition, run by Bangor University and Wonderbox Publishing, funded by a Bangor ESRC Impact Acceleration Award, is inviting entries from people all over the world and in two languages - English and Welsh.

Publication date: 21 November 2017

Lecturer Alys Conran’s debut novel named Wales' Book of the Year 2017

Creative Writer and Lecturer Alys Conran is the stand- out winner at this year’s Wales Book of the Year/ Llyfr y Flwyddyn, winning a hat-trick of Awards, scooping not only the one of the main prizes, the English Book of the year Award, a specially commissioned trophy designed and created by the artist Angharad Pearce Jones, and a £4000 prize, but also winning the Rhys Davies Trust Fiction Award English fiction Award and the People’s Choice Award, all for her debut novel Pigeon.

Publication date: 14 November 2017

High achieving Modern Languages graduate’s academic work recognised globally

A Bangor University graduate’s final year dissertation has been ‘highly commended’ in the Music, Film & Theatre category of The Undergraduate AwardsProgramme 2017. Maisie Prior, 23, originally from Enderby, Leicester, graduated in July 2017 with a first-class BA Spanish with International Experience degree, whilst also scooping the Dr John Robert Jones Prize of £1,000 which is awarded annually to the best students across all disciplines at the University.

Publication date: 15 September 2017

First in her family to graduate

Linguistics and French graduate Ruby Ettle, originally from Halesowen, West Midlands, has become the first person in her family to graduate from university.  Ruby said: “I’m the first person from my family to go to university, so it’s been a new experience for all of us from UCAS applications all the way to graduation and my family are very proud.”

Publication date: 18 July 2017

Prizewinning student graduates

After a strong performance throughout her studies, an award-winning student from Bangor University graduated this week.

Publication date: 18 July 2017

The Urdd Welsh learner of the year graduates

After three years of hard work, and of making the most of the opportunities available to her, a Bangor University student proudly graduates this week.

Publication date: 17 July 2017

Prizewinning talented musician overwhelmed with joy at graduation

After a strong performance throughout her studies, an award-winning student from Bangor University graduated this week.

Publication date: 17 July 2017

Anglesey student lands Translation job before graduating

An Anglesey student has begun a full-time post as a Translator for the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board at Ysbyty Gwynedd before graduating!

Publication date: 17 July 2017