Bangor University Archive opens its doors

 The historic signatures of Elizabeth I, Florence Nightingale and Charles Darwin,  medieval manuscripts and rare books  are some of the items on display at Bangor University’s Archive on March 25th between 1.00- 4.30.The Bangor Pontifical being repaired recently.The Bangor Pontifical being repaired recently.

There will be a warm welcome to the Public to the Archive Open day, which is free and open to all. 

One of the items on display is the’ Bangor Pontifical’ which has recently undergone repair. The Pontifical or ‘Bishop’s Book’ contains the words and music and instructions, and in particular, the music needed for all the church ceremonies requiring the presence of a bishop. This rare copy dates from the fourteenth century .   Also dating from the same century is the Record of Caernarfon , the most important Medieval survey of North Wales.

Rare books from the University’s Special Collection will also be on display.

 ‘The Open day gives people an opportunity to see the historical resources available in the Archive and also allows us to show the conservation aspects of our work,” said Einion Thomas, University Archivist.

Light refreshments will be available.

Further information for those wish to attend is available on (01248) 382966.

One of a collection of early photographs from Patagonia, from a collection at the Archives. One of a collection of early photographs from Patagonia, from a collection at the Archives.

Publication date: 17 March 2011