The Library and Archive Service of Bangor University have been shortlisted for a prestigious Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Award (THELMA) for their outreach and community engagement work. The projects highlighted for this award included the King Arthur Fun Day / Medieval Fun Day that took place in June 2015 & June 2016. These projects were designed to highlight our Arthurian Special Collection and also to celebrate the founding of the university’s Centre for Arthurian Studies. The first event aimed at families was held at the Main Library in June 2015.

 This was so successful, that twelve months later we invited nearly 500 local school pupils and their teachers to Caernarfon Castle to enjoy a packed program full of history, education, creativity and fun.  

Activities across both events included workshops on creating a medieval book, creating digital castles, medieval calligraphy and a treasure hunt for the Holy Grail. Both events were delivered in association with the College of Arts of Humanities and the Centre for Arthurian Studies, and were funded by the Widening Access Centre.

The winners will be revealed on Thursday 22 June 2017 at a black tie event at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London.

The Centre for Arthurian Studies would like to wish the Library team the best of luck.

Publication date: 30 May 2017