Translating our research on arts and culture into creative activities
Bangor is home to the state-of-the art Pontio Arts and Innovation centre helping to translate our research on arts and culture into creative activities which is then brought directly to our local communities. Our creative contributions come from a number of schools in the College – School of Music and Media, School of Languages, Literatures, Linguistics - include Composing the experience of dementia – a collaboration with colleagues in Health Sciences; Vertical Dance performances; award-winning poetry and novels; films and events – for example, the only one of its kind in the UK to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the ground-breaking science fiction film, 2001: A Space Odyssey. Colleagues have won many accolades in their respective fields.
Expertise which is recognised nationally and internationally
Researchers in the Bangor Business School play an active role in the regulation and governance of financial and economic institutions nationally and internationally, providing insights on important and topical themes through advanced modelling of credit and uncertainty; and financial regulation, competition, and corporate governance in banking. The Bangor Law School makes a substantive contribution to the development of legislative and policy processes of Wales and its developing institutions of justice through research on fundamental questions of justice and policies in place to protect the vulnerable. The Law School’s expertise in questions of procurement is recognised nationally and internationally.
Wales' finest creative writers
The School of Welsh and Celtic Studies has an outstanding tradition of being home to some of Wales’ finest creative writers. Amongst current members of staff. Davies and Williams have each won the Crown at the National Eisteddfod, and Hunter and Price have won the major prose prize for recent novels. Lynch, also, is a nationally prominent poet and critic, especially of strict-metre poetry.
Developing a unique journalistic resource
A practicing journalist, Ifan Morgan Jones, School of Languages, Literatures, Linguistics and Media has developed a unique journalistic resource for Wales, nation.cymru, to help fill the democratic gap in Welsh media coverage. It has become the go-to resource for Welsh politics, featuring contributions from Welsh politicians.