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Bangor University hosts a successful alumni event at the 4th World Congress on Agroforestry in Montpellier, France

On Monday the 20th May 2019, with support from the International Education Centre, staff from the School of Natural Sciences (SNS) hosted an event at the 4th World Congress on Agroforestry in Montpellier, France.  Bangor University has a large number of international students and makes efforts to keep in touch with alumni wherever they are in the world. At the hotel Oceania, staff, alumni, current and prospective students shared stories, networked and learned about recent developments at Bangor University as well as far beyond. 

Publication date: 12 June 2019

Bangor foresters at Buckingham Palace

Bangor foresters Sarah Ellis and James Walmsley were privileged to attend a royal Garden Party in the grounds of Buckingham Palace recently, as a result of their work with the small charity Woodland Heritage.  The foresters spent much of their afternoon exploring the extensive gardens, a 40-acre oasis in the centre of London and host to an impressive collection of specimen trees.  They also enjoyed glimpses of members of the Royal family, including Her Royal Highness the Queen and His Royal Highness, Prince Harry.

Publication date: 5 June 2019

The return of Draig Beats

Friends organise festival to raise money to support brain-injured lecturer, and the Botanic Garden she loves.

On the 8th June, Bangor University’s botanic garden at Treborth will be filled with fantastic music across three stages, revellers enjoying vegetarian food, children exploring the ancient woodlands and meadows, families learning drumming and dance together, and so much more. All of this is part of Draig Beats, a family friendly festival at Treborth Botanic Garden from 10:00am to 9:00pm. The event is organised by friends and colleagues of Dr Sophie Williams, a former Bangor University lecturer who contracted Japanese encephalitis while on fieldwork in China in 2015.

Publication date: 31 May 2019

Bangor’s Expertise helps win Gold at Chelsea

Bangor University's Botanic Garden Curator, Natalie Chivers spent the whole of last week up to her elbows in soil as she was part of the planting-scheme design team for the Montessori St Nicholas Garden at the Chelsea Flower show.  Natalie spent the week planting all the carefully selected blooms for this Garden which has won the coveted Chelsea Gold award.

Publication date: 24 May 2019