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News Archive: February 2020

‘This Is Who I Am’ – Free performance

Bangor University’s School of History, Philosophy and Social Sciences are proud to be hosting a performance by Ice and Fire productions, part of the organisation Actor’s for Human Rights, that develops original theatre pieces from human rights testimonies and documentary evidence and are shaped by the people and communities who they work closely with.

This is Who I am’ will be performed in the Univeristy’s  Pontio, Room PL2 on Friday 13 March 2020 as 3.00- 4.30 and entry is free.

Publication date: 28 February 2020

Bangor’s elite athletes awarded Sports Scholarships

Every year, Bangor University supports students with sporting ability by offering a number of Sports Scholarships for students studying for a degree in any subject area.

These Sports Scholarships are awarded to recognise and support sporting excellence and achievement. They are aimed at helping talented and high-performance students to combine their academic study and sporting performance to assist them in achieving their full potential.

Publication date: 26 February 2020

‘The future of our oceans’ – public lecture at Bangor University by prominent scientist

The future of our oceans will be the focus of a public lecture at Bangor University on Wednesday, 4 March.  The speaker is Jacqueline McGlade, Professor of Resilience and Sustainable Development at University College London, and an Honorary Fellow of Bangor University.  The lecture will take place at 5.30pm in the Eric Sunderland Lecture Theatre of the Main Arts Building.  Admission is free, and no tickets are required.  All are welcome.

Publication date: 19 February 2020

New Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol Student Ambassadors appointed

The Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol has recruited ambassadors at Bangor University, with the aim of encouraging more prospective students to study part of their degree courses through Welsh.

They are among 23 ambassadors at six universities across Wales. Tegwen Bruce-Deans and Aled Siôn Storey Pritchard, at the School of Welsh & Celtic Studies, and Katy Williams and Briall Gwilym, at the School of Health Sciences will start their work this month and be responsible for completing various tasks throughout the year, with Elan Duggan also returning for another year.

Publication date: 17 February 2020

Celebrating civil society research: a new chapter

This week the Wales Institute of Social and Economic Research and Data (WISERD, a collaborative venture between the universities of Aberystwyth, Bangor, Cardiff, South Wales and Swansea), launched their five-year plan for civil society research at a stakeholder event at the Senedd. Their new research will explore social and economic inequality, migration and multiculturalism, the foundational economy, the changing dynamics of work, and animal rights and A.I.

Celebrating civil society research – a new chapter was attended by over 70 people, including key stakeholders from public, private, policy and third sectors. Guest speakers included Mark Drakeford AM, First Minister of Wales and Professor Alison Park, Director of Research at the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).

Publication date: 14 February 2020

The Rt. Hon Jack Straw: Defeat from the Jaws of Victory: Labour’s Fatal Attraction

The Rt. Hon Jack Straw visits Bangor University on Tuesday 18 February at 6.00 to deliver a Public Lecture.

The Rt Hon Jack Straw’s lecture titled: Defeat from the Jaws of Victory: Labour’s Fatal Attraction is open to the public at no charge. Tickets are limited, but available to book through Pontio’s website or Box Office (01248 382828).

Publication date: 13 February 2020

Films created by Bangor University students are up for three Royal Television Society Wales Awards

Three films by Bangor University students have been nominated for three prestigious Royal Television Society in Wales’ RTS Cymru Awards 2020.

Publication date: 11 February 2020

Tours of Bangor University’s art and ceramic collections

Guided tours of Bangor University’s Art and Ceramic Collections will be held February to April 2020. The aim is to raise awareness of these important collections, with highlights including a mural by Edward Povey in Powis Hall, art and ceramics in the University’s Council Chamber Corridor and a chance to see and learn about works of arts by other renowned artists such as Kyffin Williams, Brenda Chamberlain, Peter Prendergast and Frederick William Hayes.

Publication date: 11 February 2020

Cardiff’s pub theatre The Other Room to visit Pontio

The Other Room will bring its self-produced trio of dystopian dramas, THE VIOLENCE SERIES, to Pontio’s Studio Theatre between 12-14 February, on the first tour ever embarked upon by the theatre.

Publication date: 10 February 2020

Tree diseases in forests: prevention is better than cure

New tree diseases are spreading to woodlands in Britain at an increasing rate causing greater damage to sustainable production of timber and the many other benefits that we get from our woods.  This is a particular concern given the Government’s commitment to a rapid increase in the area of woodland.  We don’t want to plant millions of trees that simply succumb to disease.  

Researchers in the Universities of Bangor, Strathclyde, Cambridge, Glasgow and Warwick, as well as the James Hutton Institute, have just published a full formal review of all the published evidence from around the temperate world about which options for forest management are most effective against tree diseases (Frontiers of Forestry & Global Change 3:7. doi: 10.3389/ffgc.2020.00007).  This has shown that measures taken after a pathogen has invaded a forest (such as felling diseased trees or those susceptible to infection) may only slow the spread of disease within the forest.  They rarely stop it.  Therefore, much the best approach would be to increase effective quarantine to reduce the rate of spread of new pathogens to a country or region, but this rarely seems to work.  The spores of many pathogens, such as that causing ash dieback disease, can travel far blown by the wind.

Publication date: 10 February 2020

Women in Publishing: a one-day symposium

Women in Publishing. On 15 February 2020, Bangor University will host influential women from across the publishing world for a one-day symposium.  

Publication date: 10 February 2020

ECB-funded Sports Science PhD awarded Best in the UK from the British Psychological Society

Cutting-edge PhD research by Leonie Webster has, not only been awarded Best PhD Thesis of 2019 from The British Psychological Society, already directly influenced and enhanced the training of professional coaches in the UK.

The School of Sport Health and Exercise Sciences (SSHES) has forged a highly effective relationship with the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) for in excess of a decade. In fact, despite being based in Loughborough, when the ECB want assistance with talent development and psychology related matters, they call Bangor University.

Publication date: 4 February 2020