A Bangor University lecturer from Anglesey has scooped this year’s Drama Medal at the Eisteddfod. Gareth Evans-Jones from Traeth Bychan near Marian-glas, Anglesey, is a lecturer in Religious Studies at Bangor University. The prize is given each year at the National Eisteddfod for an original script to be performed.
Bangor launches bid to become UK Capital of Culture 2025 Bangor has launched a bid to become UK Capital of Culture 2025. The bid – led by Gwynedd Council in partnership with Bangor University, Bangor City Council and other partners – encompasses the city itself as well as the designated Slate Landscape of Northwest Wales World Heritage site and the wider Arfon and Anglesey areas.
A pioneering university course in a discipline endorsed by comedian Ruby Wax is celebrating its 20th anniversary this summer – and playing a part in the fight against the pandemic. Bangor University broke new ground when it became the first university in the world to offer a Masters degree in Mindfulness after earlier being the first in the UK to offer research and training in the meditation-based programme in 2001.
Bangor has launched a bid to become UK Capital of Culture 2025. The bid – led by Gwynedd Council in partnership with Bangor University, Bangor City Council and other partners – encompasses the city itself as well as the designated Slate Landscape of Northwest Wales World Heritage site and the wider Arfon and Anglesey areas.
A report presented to Gwynedd Council’s Audit Committee found that a long-term solution is needed to secure the future of Storiel museum in Bangor. Based at Bishop’s Palace, the former Gwynedd Museum and Art Gallery was reopened as Storiel in 2016 following substantial upgrades worth £2.6m, thanks to a partnership between Gwynedd Council and Bangor University.
Connor Ellis Reed had recovered from Coronavirus after contracting the illness while studying in Wuhan A coroner has confirmed how a student who is believed to be the first UK citizen to have caught coronavirus died. Connor Ellis Reed was studying Chinese and linguistics at Bangor University when he was found dead in his halls of residence last October - as North Wales Live reports.
Bangor University student Connor Reed, 26, contracted coronavirus while working at a school in Wuhan, China. Months later he was discovered dead at his halls of residence in Gwynedd A student who died at a university halls of residence and was the first Briton known to have caught coronavirus was killed by a cocktail of illegal drugs, an inquest heard.
A research ship which has played a part in providing us with sustainable seafood and has changed our understanding of marine sciences, celebrates 20 years of service to science and education this month. Based at Bangor University, the research vessel, the Prince Madog is a purpose-built, flexible multi-purpose research platform for conducting science along the British coastline and in the Irish or Celtic Sea.
For the second time in two months, the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Wales, David TC Davies MP, visited North Wales Growth Deal projects. Eager to learn more about the progress made in the region to build a stronger and more resilient economy, the Minister visited three Growth Deal projects.
Y Lolfa has held its first book launch since Christmas 2019, for Penygroes author Jerry Hunter’s new novel, Safana. The launch took place on Thursday, 1 July at Pant Du, Penygroes with Gareth Evans-Jones, who asked Jerry questions about the book. Both Jerry and Gareth are members of the Welsh Department at Bangor University.
Nine members of staff have been awarded prestigious Bangor University Teaching Fellowships. Teaching Fellowships recognise the importance of exceptional teaching and learning within the University, and are awarded based on evidence of excellence within five categories: Enhancement, Innovation, Impact, Scholarship, and Leadership. Nominations for Teaching Fellowships are made by Heads of Schools, and their evidence is reviewed by the Teaching Fellowships Panel, chaired by Professor Nicky Callow, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Teaching and Learning.
It’s happened again, England lost a major tournament game on penalties, this time the final of Euro 2020 at Wembley Stadium last night, beaten by Italy on penalties, which ensures their 55 years of hurt will become 56, if not even more. It wouldn’t be the European Championships if one or two footballers didn’t end up going home knowing their team’s exit was because they fluffed an all-important spot kick.
A team of graduates are hoping to put Wales on the games development map by building up their own indie company. North Dragon Games has two games currently in development and has future ambitions to grow the venture into a full-scale studio. To introduce themselves the team, who met at Bangor University, has filmed an introductory video shot around their hometown of Colwyn Bay.
Bangor's Pontio to re-open its cinema and host an exciting summer artistic programme Bangor University's arts and culture centre will reopen its cinema will re-open its doors to the public on Monday July 12 following over a year’s closure. Pontio will be bringing an eclectic mix of films including the inspiring movie Dreamhouse, the documentary, The Welshman, as well as The Father, which won Anthony Hopkins an Oscar earlier in the year.
The Chester FC squad have spent the week at Bangor University Chester FC boss Anthony Johnson says this week’s training camp at Bangor University could be vital in giving the squad an edge for the new season. That National League North campaign will kick off with a home match against Curzon Ashton, on August 14, after a busy pre-season programme.
Mass Vaccination Centre relocates to Bangor Cathedral as decommissioning of temporary hospital gets underway THE decommissioning process of the temporary hospital in Bangor that was set up to help in the fight against Covid-19 has started. As part of the response to the pandemic, Bangor University’s Canolfan Brailsford was converted into a temporary hospital to provide additional capacity in April 2020.
Bangor University is to expand its undergraduate programmes in subjects allied to medicine and health, complementing ambitious plans to establish a new medical school for North Wales. New programmes in nursing via distance learning and dispersed learning, including a focus on mental health, and dental hygiene, form part of the University’s vision to offer greater pathways for students to work in the medical, health and care professions, a comprehensive environment for bilingual teaching learning, and placement capacity across our communities.
Former hospital cook turns nurse and helps out in midst of pandemic A FORMER hospital cook is now looking after more than just her patients’ appetites after qualifying as a nurse in time to join the fight against the pandemic. Mum of three Claire Davies, from Denbigh, is now kitted out in full protective clothing on the front line at Ysbyty Glan Clwyd, Bodelwyddan, after a three-year part-time course run by Bangor University’s School of Nursing.