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Quest 2019

Building on a successful pilot project, which saw pupils enjoying Arthurian literature and creating their own modern ‘Arthurian’ quests, the Centre for Arthurian Studies at Bangor University are sharing  what they’ve learnt with primary and secondary school teachers today (5th of July 2019).

Publication date: 5 July 2019

Blog: Launch of 'Arthur in the Celtic Languages'

A very successful and well-attended event was held on 28 February 2019 in the Council Chamber, Bangor University, to celebrate the recent publication of Arthur in the Celtic Languages.

Publication date: 27 June 2019

Quest 2019

On the 5thof July 2019, the Centre will be hosting a workshop for primary and secondary school teachers. Open to teachers across North Wales, this new event will build on the success of last year’s “Quest”/ “Hymgais” literacy project and will allow teachers to come to the Centre experience our magnificent collection of rare books and manuscripts, and to attend talks held by Professor Raluca Radulescu, Director of the Centre, and Gillian Brownson, writer and storyteller, on using the myths and legends represented in our collection in the classroom.

Publication date: 29 May 2019

Exposing Arthur’s Celtic roots

Despite recent interpretations giving Arthur English, French or cockney accents, a new academic book launched today (28 February)  at Bangor University firmly plants him in the Celtic lands and Celtic languages.

Publication date: 28 February 2019

Blog - Libraries in the snow: three weeks at the Centre for Arthurian Studies.

In February and March of 2018, I spent three weeks at the Centre for Arthurian Studies at Bangor University, working on Charles Bertram's Britannicarum Gentium Historiæ Antiquæ Scriptores Tres (1757)a work containing editions of Gildas and Nennius, and Bertram's forgery of an itinerary by Richard of Cirencester. This is the story of how that went.

Publication date: 7 February 2019