A biotechnology company and university are celebrating more than two decades of a partnership that has resulted in multiple employment opportunities for graduates.
Bee Robotics and Bangor University first started working together in 1998 and the relationship has proved vital for both organisations.
Publication date: 15 September 2020
In recent years, Netflix has produced several major sports documentaries. Icarus is an example of a film that seeks to uncover the troubling – and often hidden – realities of doping in sport. Others, such as the recent series about Michael Jordan, The Last Dance, are essentially works that enable a star to promote themselves.
Netflix has promoted its new documentary Anelka: Misunderstood as providing a detailed and balanced portrait of the now retired French footballer Nicolas Anelka. Many reviewers agree. I’m not so sure. To me, it feels instead like a film where the presence of the protagonist has been predicated on providing largely flattering coverage without asking searching questions.
This article by Jonathan Ervine, Senior Lecturer in French and Francophone Studies, School of Languages Literatures Linguistics & Media is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article.
Publication date: 11 August 2020
Two Bangor Universoty academics shortlisted for the English and Welsh categories of Literature Wales’ Welsh Book of the Year Awards have been successful in being awarded prizes and Ifan Morgan Jones then went on to be awarded both the overall Welsh language Llyfr y Flwyddyn book of the year category and the Golwg Barn y Bobl people’s vote award.
Publication date: 1 August 2020
Creative writing lecturer and poet, Zoë Skoulding has been awarded the Poetry category Wales Book of the Year Award for her latest volume of poetry: Footnotes to Water.
Footnotes to Water follows two forgotten rivers, the Adda in Bangor and the Bièvre in Paris, and tracks the literary hoofprints of sheep through Welsh mountains. It was a Poetry Book Society choice last year.
Publication date: 31 July 2020
Ifan Morgan Jones has been awarded the Welsh Llyfr y Flwyddyn fiction category for his novel, Babel.
Ifan Morgan Jones is a lecturer in journalism. He has written four novels, the first of which, Igam Ogam, won the Daniel Owen Memorial prize at the National Eisteddfod in 2008. He completed a PhD at Bangor University in 2018 on the subject of the Welsh language press in the 19th century and this research formed the basis of his novel Babel.
Publication date: 30 July 2020