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A fascinating second Annual lecture for the Stephen Colclough Centre took place on 1st of May 2019. The Centres’ directors wish to thank this year’s guest speaker Dr Samantha Rayner for giving such an interesting and entertaining talk to a full audience at the Hen Goleg, College Road. The title of Sam’s paper was “The Romance of Bookselling: the Value of Bookshops, Past and Present”.
Publication date: 11 June 2019
The quest to find King Arthur’s Camelot has puzzled and intrigued scholars and fans for a thousand years. Now, the search may finally be over. Peter Field, Emeritus Professor in English Literature at Bangor University, has uncovered what he believes to be the location of Arthur’s Camelot. In a discovery that will be of interest to archaeologists, historians, literary scholars, and Arthurian fans around the world, Professor Field will reveal the location of Camelot during his Shankland Lecture, ‘Searching for Camelot’, at Bangor University on 14 December .
Publication date: 14 December 2016
Publication date: 10 May 2017
Publication date: 19 April 2017
Two Bangor University students have been successful in recent ‘LifeStart Challenges’, winning substantial sums of money and valuable experiences. Bangor University is one of only 12 universities taking part in LifeStart – a new challenge platform developed by Virgin StartUp. LifeStart aims to help students find their edge and achieve greater career and financial success by helping them learn critical enterprise and financial skills through participation in prize-winning Challenges.
Publication date: 10 April 2018
Research into recent BBC and Netflix nature documentaries suggests that while they increasingly mention threats faced by the natural world, they rarely show the full extent of human-caused environmental destruction There is overwhelming scientific consensus that nature is being severely affected by humans, the rate of species extinctions is accelerating, and that this has serious impacts. Nature documentaries have sometimes been criticised for failing to show the true extent of this environmental loss. A new study found that while recent high-profile nature documentaries talk more about the threats facing the inspiring natural wonders portrayed, nature is still mostly visually depicted as pristine and untouched, potentially resulting in a sense of complacency among viewers.
Publication date: 17 September 2019
Publication date: 30 November 2016
Shankland Lecture: ‘“The bonds that unite us” (D. Trump): religion and literature in the 17th century’ and book launch
Professor Emeritus Thomas Corns presented a Shankland Lecture in celebration of the launch of The Oxford Handbook of Early Modern English Literature and Religion , a pioneering volume edited by Andrew Hiscock and Helen Wilcox, both of Bangor University. The Handbook contains the work of over forty scholars of early modern literature and religion, working in universities in the U.K, continental Europe and North America.
Publication date: 26 January 2018
This past year the Colclough Centre has been fortunate in having the support of some wonderful volunteers and interns. We would like to especially thank the following three who have helped make the past year a success.
Publication date: 10 October 2018
Publication date: 7 August 2017