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It’s fifty years since Sgt Pepper taught the band to play

This summer sees fifty years since Sgt Pepper taught the band to play as The Beatles released what is often cited as the first important concept album, Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band; an album that is generally understood as truly ground-breaking, and as one of those moments which changed (and perhaps even created) an art-form.  

It’s also fifty years (25-27 August 1967) since the Beatles visited Bangor, a visit which also proved to be a pivotal date in the history of the group.

Publication date: 16 August 2017

Welsh language media could hold the solution to Wales’s democratic deficit

This article by Ifan Morgan Jones Lecturer in Journalism, School of Creative Studies and Media was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.

Publication date: 11 August 2017

Satisfied students place Bangor University among top UK universities

Bangor University’s students have again given the University a resounding testimonial in the annual National Student Satisfaction survey, placing the University eighth among the UK’s non-specialist universities in the UK and second among Welsh Universities.

The news follows hard on the heels of the University’s recent success in being awarded a Gold Standard in the UK Government’s new Teaching Excellence Framework, the only Welsh university to achieve this standard.

Publication date: 9 August 2017

‘Bodedern’s musical success

During the National Eisteddfod of Wales’s hymn-singing festival in Bodedern (Anglesey) broadcast on Sunday evening, August 6th, a former Bangor University School of Music doctoral researchers gained a resounding success.

Dr Godfrey Wyn Williams from Pontcysyllte (nr. Llangollen) was awarded the Eisteddfod’s prize for composing an original hymn tune. Following several successes in local and regional festivals throughout Wales (inc. Eisteddfod Llandegfan, Llanrwst, Treuddyn, Mynytho, Bancffosfelen, Powys & Lampeter), Godfrey’s talent was given national recognition and a truly memorable performance during the televised cymanfa ganu

Publication date: 7 August 2017

Bangor at the Ynys Môn National Eisteddfod

As the major provider of Welsh medium higher education, Bangor University is particularly active again in this year’s National Eisteddfod in Anglesey.

Full details and news about the University’s activities at the Eisteddfod is available on the University’s website at:

Publication date: 2 August 2017

West Wales is Buzzing with Super Speedy Spellers

Ninety Year 7 pupils from 30 schools came together recently to compete in the seventh annual national final of the Routes into Languages Spelling Bee Competition, held at Aberystwyth University. Pupils from all over Wales, representing all  the regions involved in Routes into Languages, came together to compete for one of four Routes into Languages Cymru National Spelling Bee Champion 2017 titles, in either French, German, Spanish or Welsh 2nd Language.

Publication date: 24 July 2017

Peter Lord: ‘Portreadu pobl Môn’ [‘Portraying the People of Anglesey’]

The Institute for the Study of Welsh Estates, in partnership with the Anglesey Antiquarian Society and Gwynedd Archaeological Trust is delighted to announce details of a special guest lecture at Bangor University's stand at this year’s National Eisteddfod of Wales. The Lecture takes place at 12.15pm on Friday, 11 August 2017.

Publication date: 24 July 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

Dotty about Dot!

A Bangor University student’s music video heads for viral fame; at the time of writing, ‘Everybody Dances to Techno’ by Dot has had over 43,953 views on YouTube, with comments and messages of support from far afield.

Publication date: 13 June 2017