Programme of lectures

The Shankland Lectures 2016

Treasures from the Bangor Library and Archives

Venue: Shankland Library, Main Arts Library, Bangor University
Entrance via the Vice-Chancellor's Corridor

The Shankland Lectures: Treasures from the Bangor University Library’ is a new event taking place this autumn at Bangor University. Since its opening in 1884, Bangor University has gathered many rare books and manuscripts into its Library and Archives. This series of lectures, delivered by experts from the University’s School of English, will introduce the public to some of the rare objects in its collections. These artefacts include a unique medieval Book of Hours, a Caernarfon printer’s Notebook, rare editions of the Arthurian legends, Welsh magazines from the 1920s and illustrated volumes of travel writing. The lectures will take place in the beautiful Shankland Library at the University’s College Road site in Bangor and everyone is welcome to attend.

  • 5pm Wednesday 12 October 2016 : Mr Stephen Rees - Fiddle Tunes from Anglesey: The manuscript of Morris Edward (1778).
  • 5pm Wednesday 19 October 2016 : Professor Carol Tully - Postcards from North Wales, England. Nineteenth-Century European Travellers and the Discovery of Wales
  • 5.00pm Wednesday 9 November 2016: Dr. Lyle Skain - Putting the "E" in "e-books": Exploiting the digital interactivity inherent in dedicated e-readers 
  • 5.00pm Wednesday 23 November 2016: Dr. Shaun Evans - Extremely useful for singing fowls & lighting fires': The social life of Welsh estate collections - past, present, future
  • 5pm Wednesday 7 December 2016: Professor Tom Corns - Not Just a Pretty Face: Portrait Frontispieces and Illustrated Title-pages in Early Modern England
  • 5pm Wednesday 14 December 2016: Professor Peter Field - Searching for Camelot

Refreshments will be provided.