News: June 2018

Treborth festival raises £17,000 for Sophie

Treborth Botanic Garden hosted a music festival, Draig Beats, to raise money for adaptations to the home of Sophie Williams, a former Bangor University lecturer and conservationist, who is now paralysed after contracting Japanese encephalitis three years ago while doing research in China.

Publication date: 20 June 2018

Bangor University hosts first ever PSA Women’s Squash event

Bangor University’s Sport Centre, Canolfan Brailsford, welcomes its first ever professional women’s squash event this week, with five days of intense action kicking-off on Wednesday 20 June and culminating in the $5000 final on Sunday.

Publication date: 19 June 2018

Tours of Bangor University’s art and ceramic collections

Guided tours of Bangor University’s Art and Ceramic Collections will be held on Saturday 23rd June. The aim is to raise awareness of these important collections, with highlights including a mural by Edward Povey in Powis Hall, art and ceramics in the University’s Council Chamber Corridor and a chance to see and learn about works of arts by other renowned artists such as Kyffin Williams, Brenda Chamberlain, Peter Prendergast and Frederick William Hayes.

Publication date: 12 June 2018

Pupils receive awards for their participation in pan-Wales project

More than 150 pupils of eight schools in north Wales met in Bangor University to celebrate the third year of success of the award-winning MFL Student Mentoring Project. This project, funded by the Welsh Government as part of their Global Futures scheme, aims to increase the number of pupils studying modern foreign languages in schools across Wales. The schools attending were Tryfan, Emrys ap Iwan, Rhyl, Friars, Dyffryn Ogwen, Argoed, Holyhead and Glan-y-Môr.

Publication date: 11 June 2018

Young Chemists measure the saltiness of crisps!

Teams of young Chemists from schools in north and mid Wales and the borders played the role of analytical chemists in checking the sodium (salt) content of tortilla crisps as they competed in the regional final of the Royal Society of Chemistry Schools Analyst Competition at Bangor University recently.

Publication date: 11 June 2018

Bangor University announces new Honorary Fellows

Bangor University has announced the individual who are to receive Honorary Fellowships during this year’s degree ceremonies.

The University awards Honorary Fellowships to reward individuals who have connections with the University or with Wales, to mark their outstanding contribution in their chosen fields.

This year the University is to award Fellowships to 10 individuals. The Award will be made during the University’s Graduation Week, this year, 16-20 July.

Publication date: 8 June 2018

Help Bring Dr Sophie home – the Story of Draig Beats

Sometime last year, friends of the Bangor University lecturer Sophie Williams wanted to help raise funds to make Sophie’s home ready for her to come home to. Sophie was struck down by Japanese encephalitis three years ago whilst working in China.

They came up with the idea of a one-day festival, Draig Beats, that could involve all the people who wanted to help and more. It was exactly ten years ago that Bangor University students organised the first Botanical Beats to raise awareness of Bangor University’s Treborth Botanic Garden

Publication date: 7 June 2018

A week to remember for Aelwyd JMJ at the 2018 Brecon and Radnorshire Urdd National Eisteddfod

Aelwyd JMJ, the Urdd Aelwyd of Bangor University’s Welsh-medium Halls of Residence, have experienced an excellent Eisteddfod yr Urdd this year, with the Chair, Crown and awards in the main choral competitions being won by the Aelwyd and its members.

Publication date: 5 June 2018

Young Chemists reveal secrets and win prizes at Festival of Chemistry

Pupils from Ysgol Tryfan, Bangor were among eight teams of 11-13 year olds from across North Wales who enjoyed a fun-filled day in the Chemistry laboratories at Bangor University for this year’s Salters’ Festival of Chemistry.

Publication date: 1 June 2018