News: November 2017

The future of agriculture in Wales: the way forward

Dr Prysor Williams, Senior Lecturer in Environmental Management at the University’s School of Environment Natural Resources and Geography is one of the authors of a report on the vision for Welsh agriculture, launched by Welsh Government today (27 November 2017).

Amaeth Cymru the future of agriculture in Wales: the way forward, has been authored by Amaeth Cymru, a group whose membership covers a spectrum of interests, including farming unions, levy bodies, government, academics and industry experts.

Publication date: 27 November 2017

‘Can the UN trump Trump?’: Chair of UNA-UK gives public lecture at Bangor University

In the context of an increasingly polarised world, is the UN more or less important?  How vital is multilateralism in facing current global issues?  In a revealing public lecture to be delivered on Friday, 8 December at 5.30pm in the Eric Sunderland Lecture Theatre, Main Arts Building, Bangor University, Lord Wood, Chair of the United Nations Association (UK), will discuss the relevance of the UN at a time when it is increasingly being attacked and misunderstood.  The lecture is entitled ‘Can the UN trump Trump?’, and it will be followed by a question and answer session.  The speaker will be introduced by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor John Hughes. 

Publication date: 22 November 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

World War One U-boat partnership project gets green light from Heritage Lottery Fund for Wales’ Year of the Sea, 2018

The Heritage Lottery Fund has announced a grant of £409,700 for the Royal Commission’s partnership project: Commemorating the Forgotten U-boat War around the Welsh Coast, 1914-18.  Thanks to money raised by National Lottery players, over the next two years the project will use the latest imaging techniques to reveal underwater wrecks from the Great War, and will support coastal communities around Wales to tell their previously untold stories about the Great War at Sea.

Publication date: 15 November 2017

Performance from Chongqing boosts Wales-China link

Building on Wales’ link with Chongqing in south-west China, Bangor University’s Confucius Institute brought the Chongqing Performance Company to Holyhead’s Ucheldre Centre earlier this week (1 November), enthralling audiences with a stunning performance of Chinese music and dance. 

Publication date: 3 November 2017

Be amazed at Brambell Natural History Museum, Bangor University

Bangor University’s Brambell Natural History Museum, will be open to the public on Saturday, 4th November as part of the Welsh Museums Festival.  The theme of the day is ‘Animals in Welsh Mythology’. Using specimens from the Museum as inspiration, workshops on drawing from specimens to create imaginative collages, prints, narrative and illustrations with be held with artist Jŵls Williams.

Publication date: 1 November 2017

Broadcaster Huw Edwards gives special public lecture

The renowned broadcaster Huw Edwards will give a special public lecture in Bangor University on Friday, 24 November.  In the lecture, he will discuss the early history of Welsh chapels in London.  The Archives and Special Collections annual lecture, entitled ‘Duw a’r Gin-shop: hanes cynnar capeli Cymraeg Llundain’, will take place in Pontio Lecture Room 5 at 6pm.  The event is free and all are welcome, but tickets are required.  The lecture will be given in Welsh, with simultaneous translation.  Please book tickets and translation headsets through the Pontio Box Office on 01248 382828. 

Publication date: 1 November 2017