Fascinating insights offered in new Lecture series in Bethesda

From zombies in the Mabinogi to Welsh on Facebook; from child psychology to the literature of the London Welsh and from Italian cinema to the depths surrounding the Titanic, some of Bangor University’s most talented lecturers will be visiting Neuadd Ogwen in Bethesda over the next six weeks to discuss a wide range of topics.

Cyfres 6 is a new series of Welsh medium public lectures that provide a glimpse into a variety of topics under the guidance of lecturers who are nationally renowned for their expertise.

Dr Aled Llion Jones of the School of Welsh opens the series on November 6th when he discusses Irish Zombies, the pigs of the Apocalypse and other problems facing the Welsh of the ‘Mabinogi’: you can see that these are no ordinary lectures! The use of Welsh on Facebook and other social media is discussed in the second lecture by Dr Cynog Prys from the School of Social Sciences. The series continues with weekly lectures on child psychology, Italian cinema, the history of court cases relating to the sinking of the Titanic, and the last lecture will discuss the literature of the London Welsh.

Rhodri Evans, Project Officer at, Pro Vice Chancellor Professor Jerry Hunter’s Office and organiser of the new series said:

“The aim is to create a series of public lectures which will appeal to a variety of audiences, taking advantage of the exciting new Centre at Neuadd Ogwen on Bethesda High Street.

The University shares a historic link with the Ogwen Valley region and the hope is that this series will continue and extend this connection.”

Cyfres 6 (each lecture is on a Thursday between 7-9.00 pm)

November 6: ‘Zombies Gwyddelig, Moch yr Apocalyps a phroblemau eraill Cymry’r Mabinogi’, Dr Aled Llion Jones, School of Welsh.

November 13: ‘Y Gymraeg yn y Chwyldro Digidol: Defnydd o’r Gymraeg ar Facebook’, Dr Cynog Prys, School of Social Sciences

November 20: ‘Blas ar Seicoleg: Plant, Teuluoedd a’r Gymuned’, Dr Nia Griffith, School of Psychology

November 27: ‘O’r Rwbel: Sinema’r Eidal 1945 – 1955’, Dr Gerwyn Owen, School of Creative Industries & Media.

December 4: ‘O’r Môr i’r Llys: Siwrnai olaf RMS Titanic’, Dr Hayley Roberts, Law School

December 11: ‘Llên Cymry Llundain: Crwydriaid, Drychiolaethau a Meibion Afradlon’, Dr Tomos Owen, School of English.

Entry is free and all are welcome but please book tickets in advance by e mailing: cyfres6@bangor.ac.uk or by calling in at the Neuadd Ogwen siop on the High Street in Bethesda.  You can also follow the Twitter feed for the lecture series: @cyfres6PB

 

Publication date: 28 October 2014