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Bangor researchers mark First World War Centenary

Tim Jones, one of our Archaeology MA students, has recently filmed a short documentary for Sky News. 

Publication date: 14 November 2018

University to stem decline of RE teachers

Bangor University is to contribute towards increasing the number of teachers available to teach Religious Education and improve the teaching materials available to both teachers and students.

Religious Education has been facing a crisis in recent years, with teachers feeling increasingly underqualified to teach an ever-changing syllabus at GCSE and A level, while recruitment of new graduates as subject teachers is failing to keep up with demand.

A new three-year project at the University’s School of History, Philosophy, and Social Sciences will collate and develop new teaching materials for use by both teachers and students and encourage more current university students to become subject teachers.

Publication date: 7 November 2018

The Passing of Revd Dr Owen E Evans

It is with deepest sympathy that the School of History, Philosophy, and Social Sciences notes the passing of Revd Dr Owen E Evans.

Publication date: 5 November 2018

‘Welsh Women’s response to the First World War’.

This year Elin Jones, AM, Llywydd of the National Assembly for Wales will be welcoming Dr Dinah Evans to deliver the National Assembly for Wales Remembrance Lecture  on the subject of ‘Welsh Women’s response to the First World War’. This will be followed by a Q&A chaired by Dr Elin Royles and a short reception when there’ll be an opportunity to view exhibitions in the Oriel.

Publication date: 2 November 2018

Family habit of inheriting volunteer roles could help small charities

Though many of us live increasingly busy lives, the number of those actively involved in volunteerism in the UK is growing. In fact, every year more than 21m people volunteer at least once. But for many people, volunteering is not just a one off, or infrequent thing. In fact, it can be a legacy, a form of tradition which is often passed down through family generations.

This article by Stephanie Jones, PhD student at the School of History, Philosophy and Social Sciences, is republished from The Conversationunder a Creative Commons license. Read the original article.

Publication date: 30 October 2018

Bangor University student publishes ground-breaking book on local mining history

A Bangor University student has launched a book about mines in Cwm Rheidol and Ystumtuen after starting work on it when he was just eight years old.

Publication date: 29 October 2018

Cultures, challenges and injustices: Festival of Social Sciences in Bangor

From dance forms to welfare reforms, Bangor University is taking part in the Economic & Social Research Council’s Festival of Social Sciences again this year, and is inviting the public to take part in a wide variety of events.

Publication date: 29 October 2018

Magical History Tour

Bangor University are offering the chance to take a magical history tour of the Isle of Anglesey.

Publication date: 24 October 2018