The Science and Technology Village

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Bangor University is the main sponsor of the Eisteddfod’s Science & Technology Village this year.

Join us at the Dome Tent in the Science and Technology Village every day at 2pm to enjoy fascinating Bangor University talks which delve into subjects like sustainable healthcare, celebrating influential women in science, and advancements in virus monitoring.

The University will also have three chalet huts in the village itself, occupied by North Wales Medical School and the School of Health Sciences; the School of Psychology, Sport and Exercise Sciences and the School of Computer Science and Engineering. Each School’s stand will host a fun timetable of daily activities.

Bangor Theatre Marquee Timetable

Saturday 05/08/2023

Pontio Arts and Innovation Centre, together with our arts outreach and participatory programme, BLAS, bring Café Babis to the Eisteddfod.  Join Siwan Llynor and Angharad Harrop in what promises to be an artistic, creative and fun session suitable for babies up to 24 months.

Limited spaces available. To secure a place, register by either emailing or at the Bangor University stand half an hour before the session

Come and join in a fun drama session to get a taste of BLAS - a weekly drama workshop for young people in Pontio, Bangor University’s Art and Innovation Centre. 
Suitable for children aged 7 to 10 years.

Sunday 06/08/2023

Pontio Arts and Culture Centre, together with our arts outreach and participatory programme, BLAS, bring Café Babis to the Eisteddfod. Join Siwan Llynor and Angharad Harrop in what promises to be an artistic, creative and fun session suitable for babies up to 24 months.

Limited spaces available.  To secure a place, register by either emailing or at the Bangor University stand half an hour before the session

A collaboration between Clwb Ifor Bach and the Urdd encouraging girls to compose and perform. The project has led to several young musicians enjoying success in starting bands or performing as individuals.
Join us to celebrate two artists who have risen from Merched yn Gwneud Miwsig, Alis Tomos and Nel Thomas, as they perform stunning original songs in this 30-minute set.

Professor Lucy Huskinson, Dr Joshua Andrews and Dr Gareth Evans-Jones host the launch of the National Centre for Religious Education in Wales, joined by representatives from various faith organisations to discuss the centre's important and exciting work.

Come along to learn more and have a chat over a cuppa!

Monday 07/08/2023

Enjoy a lively half-hour for all ages with musician Edwin Humphreys, and have a go at playing the Ukulele! 
Bangor University's Dr Catrin Hedd Jones and Gwynedd Council’s Mirain Llwyd Roberts share the benefits of connecting children and older adults through music and chat.  Also joined by Glenda Roberts and Mari Ireland, who share fabulous experiences of teaching children and students about dementia.

What do we imagine when we say 'witch'? Who are the modern witches? What good is there to practice witchcraft in contemporary Wales? These are the type of questions that the Principal Siân Melangell Dafydd and Dr Gareth Evans-Jones will discuss in this interesting, stimulating and, possibly, charming session!

Tourism leaders in Wales join Sara Parry from Bangor Business School to discuss the challenges and opportunities tourism faces in being a sustainable offering. What are your views?

Join us for a chance to ask questions of the experts:
Einir Young, Director, Ecomuseum;
Angela Jones, Partnerships Manager, Snowdonia National Park Authority
Robin Llywelyn, Managing Director, Portmeirion
Ceri Cunnington, Antur Stiniog


Join us for an introduction on Devolution in Wales and the UK, and the issues which surround the Justice System. Following this is a panel discussion and Q&A to ask your questions on devolution, independence, and discuss what would be the best thing for Wales.

Wales's current affairs magazine's BARN host their annual Eisteddfod lecture with MP Liz Saville Roberts. In collaboration with Bangor University's Welsh Language Department. 

Tuesday 08/08/2023

Join us in an interactive session where art and music are used to create a connection between community, sustainability and social work. We will ask you to consider what a community thinks of you and also share our ideas about the main ingredients for maintaining communities.

The School of Educational Sciences Podcast Series poses the question: How will the establishment of a Medical School at Bangor University affect the health of the people of North Wales? Join us as part of the audience and Q&A session in this live recording of the final podcast of the About Health series. Sponsored by Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol.

Chair:  Dr Nia Jones, Bnagor University
Ffion Johnstone, Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
Dr Berwyn Owen, Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board and Community Pharmacist
Dr Nia Hughes Primary Care, West
Dr Robin Parry, GP
Sion O'Brien - 5th year, future doctor

Join us for a bite to eat and cake, enjoy the chance to chat to staff and current students and watch live simulations showcasing the School’s teaching approach.

With: Executive Head Mike Larvin, Dr Nia Jones, and current Medical Students

A panel discussion chaired by Gerwyn Wiliams with novelist and student Siân Llywelyn, research supervisor Jerry Hunter and creative editor Nia Roberts.

Looking to pursue a career in film and TV? Learn from the best of Wales’s screen industry!

Come and join our engaging workshop delivered by professional TV crews plus actors from Rownd a Rownd, make-up artist and DJs, as we launch the Wales Screen Academy.
The new academy is a collaboration between Bangor University, University of South Wales, Screen Alliance Wales and the newly opened Aria Film Studios.

Wednesday 09/08/2023

Join Professor Oliver Turnbull to launch his new and unique book of Welsh doodles. During the session, Oliver will present some of the doodles that have helped him on his language journey.

A chance to purchase if you wish!

Join local historian Gari Wyn as he provides an engaging insight into the history of Bangor University's founding days. Following that, there will be an opportunity to have a look at some of the new videos that will be released during the Autumn this year, revealing the history of the University in Bangor. Introduced by Andrew Edwards, Pro-Vice Chancellor, Bangor University.
Simultanious translation available - Cymen

The Bangor Alumni Reunion is back, and there's a lot to catch up on.  Hear about University developments since our last Eisteddfod get-together, meet up with your fellow alumni for light refreshments.  

Introduced by Bangor University's Pro Vice Chancellor, Andrew Edwards, and UMCB President, Celt John.

Followed by a performance by Aelwyd JMJ 

Thursday 10/08/2023

Join Dr Gareth Evans-Jones for what promises to be a lively debate between a panel of practitioners and creative presenters. Discussing queer arts and Welsh identity with Osian Gwynn, Artistic Director of Pontio Arts & Innovation Centre, and writers and poets, Leo Drayton and Llio Maddocks.

The education profession is currently facing a number of challenges. Our panel will discuss the challenges, but also the possible opportunities, in a local and national context. We will discuss recruitment, the Welsh language, STEM subjects, the Curriculum for Wales along with other opportunities and challenges facing the world of education.

Come and discuss with our panel which includes:

Liz Saville Roberts, MP for Dwyfor Meirionydd
Alun Williams, Newly Qualified Teacher and member of the popular band Bwncath
Guto Wyn, Principal of Glan y Môr School, Pwllheli

Join Bangor University’s Rhian Hodges as she discusses how cartoons, recordings and online teaching material can help you study Sociology through the medium of Welsh.  Showcasing digital resources of Welsh-medium Sociology from the PAAC series, which sees another collaboration with Cartoonist Huw Aaron, you’ll see why this collection was awarded the Excellent Welsh-Medium Resource Award, Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol 2023.

A unique opportunity to hear a reading of the successful Creigiau Geirwon stage show by Cwmni Pendraw. A show that reveals the lost history of Eryri's early mountain guides. 
Followed by a Q&A session in the company of the producer, writer and director of the show - Wyn Bowen Harries and Osian Gwynn, Director of Arts of Pontio Arts & Innovation Centre.
A great chance to understand more about how a show of its type is brought to life!

With Welsh identity being a prominent topic of discussion recently, join us for a discussion on this exciting community opera from Maesgeirchen, Bangor, with the author, composer, performers and facilitators, perhaps finding more than a treasure!

Panel members:  Tristian Evans (MD), Buddug Roberts, Gareth Glyn, Elen Wyn Keen and Bari Gwiliam 

Friday 11/08/2023

Join us as the panel discusses ways of maintaining and strengthening well-being in our communities. Through the University and partners working together to develop the local economy, environment, culture and social networks, what are the opportunities, and what challenges could be round the corner?

The session will also launch the University's Civic Mission film.

Chaired by: Andrew Edwards, Pro Vice-Chancellor for the Welsh language, Civic Mission and Strategic Partnerships.
With: Pryderi ap Rishiart, M-SParc; Meleri Davies, Ogwen Partnership; Nia Wyn Arfon, Menter Môn

Join Dr Edward Thomas Jones, of Bangor Business School, as he speaks to local food and drink businesses to find out their motivation to start their business, the lessons learned, the food and drink industry, and how they use the Welsh language within their business and to promote it.


Steffan Huws, Poblado Coffi

Iorwerth Williams, Cwrw Llyn

Huw Watkins, BIC Innovation.

Thinking of becoming a student at Bangor University? Well, come and celebrate the Eisteddfod with us at our Prosecco Afternoon! 
A chance to chat and hear from current UMCB (Bangor Students' Union) students over a glass of prosecco.
Including a performance by the fabulous Llareggub Brass Band.... see you there!

Saturday 12/08/2023

As we approach the 50th anniversary of UMCB's founding in 2026, this is an opportunity to look back over the decades in a panel discussion with some former Presidents and individuals who have played an important role in UMCB's history.

Join Research Officers Dr Ianto Gruffydd and Dr Florian Breit as they discuss the relationship between speakers’ conscious and unconscious attitudes towards the Welsh language and what that tells us about the likelihood that attitudes will change.
The presentation will compare Welsh with other European regional/minority languages using a new study plan developed at Bangor University - this discussion promises to be insightful.

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