News Archive: December 2019

Behind Eyes Wide Shut

A symposium, the only one of its kind to be held in the UK, will explore the legacy of Eyes Wide Shut, film director, Stan;ey Kubrick's final film. 

The event is a collaboration between the UAL Archives and Special Collections Centre and Bangor University

Publication date: 10 December 2019

Exciting alternative route into Physiotherapy at Bangor University

With physiotherapists often in short supply, physiotherapy service managers and potential students in Wales have welcomed the development of a new route to qualify as a physiotherapist.

A new two-year accelerated post-graduate course at Bangor University, aimed at graduates, is providing an exciting alternative mode of entry to the profession compared to the established undergraduate approach. 

Publication date: 9 December 2019

Talking About Wardrobe Waste

How much waste do you have in your wardrobe?

Sequins on clothing are on-trend this season, but this fast fashion craze can have a serious impact on our environment.

Publication date: 5 December 2019

Why some scientists want to rewrite the history of how we learned to walk

It’s not often that a fossil truly rewrites human evolution, but the recent discovery of an ancient extinct ape has some scientists very excited. According to its discoverers, Danuvius guggenmosi combines some human-like features with others that look like those of living chimpanzees. They suggest that it would have had an entirely distinct way of moving that combined upright walking with swinging from branches. And they claim that this probably makes it similar to the last shared ancestor of humans and chimps.

This article by Vivien Shaw of the School of Medical Sciences and Isabelle Catherine Winder, of the School of Natural Sciences, is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article.

Publication date: 5 December 2019

Bangor University placed in the top 10 of global green league

Bangor University is ranked tenth in the world for its commitment to sustainability according to an international league table of environmentally friendly institutions.

The University is one of four UK universities appearing in the Top 10 of the UI Green Metric, a league table of the world’s greenest universities.

Publication date: 4 December 2019