News Archive: October 2010

Bangor scientists contribute to global conservation review.

Conservation scientists at Bangor University have contributed data to the latest comprehensive conservation assessment of the world’s vertebrates.

Publication date: 28 October 2010

Bangor scientist to help protect Marine Biodiversity in the Caribbean

The School of Ocean Sciences collaborating with the Government of the Cayman Islands and US partner The Nature Conservancy have launched an £817,000 project to protect the marine biodiversity of the Cayman Islands, a UK Overseas Territory in the central Caribbean. 

Publication date: 28 October 2010

Nature’s Backbone at Risk

The most comprehensive assessment of the world’s vertebrates confirms an extinction crisis with one-fifth of species threatened. However, the situation would be worse were it not for current global conservation efforts, according to a study launched today at the 10th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity, CBD, in Nagoya, Japan.

Publication date: 27 October 2010

Transferring knowledge of psychology to the workplace

People are the heart of successful businesses – and Bangor University’s School of Psychology is inviting people to discover how psychology can be used in the workplace to unleash potential and fulfill individual ambitions.

Publication date: 22 October 2010

Bangor Pontifical on the Web: Phase One Complete

The Bangor Pontifical Project, launched exactly one year ago as a partnership between the University and the Cathedral to ensure the long-term preservation of Bangor’s most precious medieval manuscript, has just reached its first significant milestone. Completion of phase one, funded by a Welsh Assembly grant, has enabled conservation and rebinding of the Pontifical and digitization of its 340 pages. The manuscript was photographed by the cutting-edge Digital Image Archive of Medieval Music (DIAMM) last spring, and viewers may now zoom in on the excellent high-quality images via the open access Bangor Pontifical Project website.

Publication date: 20 October 2010

New DNA Sequencing reveals hidden communities

Half a bucket full of sand from an unassuming beach in Scotland has revealed a far richer and more complex web of microscopic animals living within the tiny ‘ecosystem’ than have previously been identified.

Publication date: 19 October 2010

Sweet William- A portrait of Shakespeare and his art

In his brilliant one man show Michael Pennington combines his performance skills with textual scholarship and practical knowledge to give us well rounded a portrait of Shakespeare and his art as you could hope for in two hours…Whether as the boy Mamillius in The Winter’s Tale, Mistress Quickly or the senile Shallow and Silence in Henry IV, he embraces the infinite variety found in Shakespeare’s world

Publication date: 19 October 2010

Major European Grant Success for Law School

Bangor University Law School’s Professor Dermot Cahill and Ceri Evans have just successfully led a €4 million research grant bid (the WIT project), a collaboration with Dublin City University’s Strategic Procurement Unit led by Paul Davis of DCU Business School. This major award, announced last week against stiff international competition, will be funded until the end of 2013 by the European Union’s Ireland/Wales INTERREG Innovation & Competitiveness programme. Bangor University Law School will be the Lead Partner.

Publication date: 15 October 2010

Our City: Reflections from Bangor’s young people

Bangor University’s Pontio project/Gwynedd Arts Forum are proud to announce the appointment of popular local artist Catrin Williams to lead a special visual arts project, Ein Dinas (Our City). This project will work with the young people of Bangor to create a huge mural on the wooden hoardings surrounding the building site of the new Arts and Innovation Centre on Deiniol Road in the centre of the city.

Publication date: 15 October 2010

First Modern Welsh Historian commemorated

A historian who changed the face of modern Welsh history is to be commemorated with a biennial Public Lecture in his name at Bangor University.

 

The inaugural J. E. Lloyd Lecture will discuss J.E. Lloyd’s own reinterpretation of Welsh history. The Lecture takes place at 6.15 on Friday 22 October at Bangor University’s Main Arts Lecture Theatre and is open to all.

Publication date: 12 October 2010

Opening of Exhibition of Jewish Life - With Kosher Reception

Dr Nathan Abrams and Dr Sally Baker from Bangor University’s School of Creative Studies and Media and School of Social Sciences respectively, in collaboration with Esther Roberts of Gwynedd Museum and Art Gallery, have been awarded £19,000 by Beacon for Wales to hold a touring exhibition of Jewish life in North Wales. Through this exhibition, local people have the opportunity to learn about Jewish history in North Wales. Jews have been resident in North Wales for at least the last one hundred and fifty years and have played an important part in its history. For example, Isidore Wartski was mayor of Bangor and the first Jewish mayor in Wales. The exhibition will be held at a combination of university and public venues across North Wales. A series of workshops at the university, local venues and schools will be held. On November 1st at 2-50pm, Sally and Nathan will also be giving a presentation to the staff and students of Coleg Menai Bangor Campus, in particular the religious studies A level class, who are currently studying Judaism.

Publication date: 6 October 2010

Bangor University graduate wins Nobel Prize

Bangor University graduate Professor Robert Edwards FRS has been awarded the 2010 Nobel Prize in Medicine.

Publication date: 4 October 2010

Into Africa ‐ Welsh Sustainable Development

Welsh experts have been sharing their experience with African entrepreneurs in a course on renewable energy and sustainable development. It is hoped that the entrepreneurs will take their experiences from Wales back to Africa to find solutions to the global climate challenge. The 15 participants in the programme were encouraged to develop their own solutions to the African challenge of sustainable development.

Publication date: 4 October 2010

‘Incredible Years’ to open Health & Wellbeing Lecture Series

‘Incredible Years’- an award winning programme which supports young children and their families, and the research into its effectiveness provides the subject for a public lecture which takes place at 6pm on Tuesday, the 5th October at Venue Cymru, Llandudno.

This is the first in a Health & Wellbeing Lecture Series of lectures that are open to all and are organised by Bangor University in partnership with Coleg Llandrillo Cymru.

Publication date: 1 October 2010