News: May 2019

The return of Draig Beats

Friends organise festival to raise money to support brain-injured lecturer, and the Botanic Garden she loves.

On the 8th June, Bangor University’s botanic garden at Treborth will be filled with fantastic music across three stages, revellers enjoying vegetarian food, children exploring the ancient woodlands and meadows, families learning drumming and dance together, and so much more. All of this is part of Draig Beats, a family friendly festival at Treborth Botanic Garden from 10:00am to 9:00pm. The event is organised by friends and colleagues of Dr Sophie Williams, a former Bangor University lecturer who contracted Japanese encephalitis while on fieldwork in China in 2015.

Publication date: 31 May 2019

Modernists & Mavericks’: public lecture by prominent art critic

The prominent art critic Martin Gayford will be discussing Bacon, Freud, Hockney and the London painters at Bangor University on Wednesday, 12 June at 6.30pm, in the Eric Sunderland Lecture Theatre of the Main Arts Building.  Entry is free, and all are welcome to attend the lecture, entitled `Modernists & Mavericks: Bacon, Freud, Hockney & the London Painters’.

Publication date: 28 May 2019

Bangor University Celebrates Europe Day 2019

On 9 May, the University, along with many establishments across the UK and Europe, will mark Europe Day with a number of events and activities. The European Union celebrates this day to mark the anniversary of the Schuman Declaration of 1950, considered to be the first official step in the creation of the European Union as it is today.

Publication date: 8 May 2019

Employability Celebration Event 2019

An annual Employability Celebration event was held in Pontio on Tuesday, 30th April to congratulate and showcase Bangor University students who have taken part in the Bangor Employability Award and University internship schemes, and demonstrated exceptional commitment to developing their employability through extra-curricular activities whilst at University.

Publication date: 3 May 2019

Success and recognition for Aelwyd JMJ

Aelwyd John Morris-Jones, the University's Welsh students’ choral society, has won a national award at the National Societies Awards 2019. The society was awarded the Best Arts Society trophy at a ceremony in Manchester recently.

Publication date: 2 May 2019