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It’s the Oscars of the scientific world: two weeks ago, all eyes were on Stockholm where the winners of the Nobel Prizes in Physics, Chemistry, and Physiology or Medicine were announced. While each prize comes with a cool $1.2 million’s worth of prize money, that’s hardly what inspires the thousands of scientists beavering away in labs hoping that someday it might be them. Rather, it’s the fact that the few who are chosen go down in history, joining the pantheon of scientific greats such as Einstein, Curie, Crick and Watson. The legendary status of the Prize itself comes with a history…

As part of Creative Corner, every week SEREN will look at the life of a famous artist. This week we turn to L.S Lowry. ——- Laurence Stephen Lowry was born on November 1st, 1887 in Stretford, Lancashire, where his childhood was said to be difficult .He made few friends at school, and struggled to connect with his parents. They envied their friends ‘three splendid daughters’, as oppose to their ‘one clumsy boy’. 1905 saw Lowry securing a place at the Manchester Municipal College of Art, where he studied under the celebrated French Impressionist Pierre Adolphe Valette. In 1909, due to…

We at Seren have been saving some summer treats for you, dear readers. We have a ridiculously easy competition to give away the following books: 1. Environmentalism begins at home! Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: An easy household guide 2. For those of you who have come to the end of your loans: How To Save The Planet On A Student Budget 3. For the seasonal chef! The Good Table: Adventures in and around my kitchen 4. For the environmental philosopher. On Extinction: How We Came Became Estranged from Nature So the question is: Seren is printed on 100% recycled paper, true…

Hello! Welcome to what I can’t believe is already my last issue of Seren! Just a few months ago we were creating our Freshers’ Issue, now in the midst of dissertation deadlines, essay stress and exam trauma, we’re getting ready to wave you off for the Summer, and unfortunately, some of you for good. Congratulations on getting yourself a degree, and for passing your year. Here at Seren we like to go out with a bang, which is why this issue is once again a massive 48 pages. This obviously means we have new features, and for the first time…

Last year’s Summer Ball brought us Stooshe just as they were starting their rise to pop stardom. Their official debut single ‘Love Me’ recently went top 5 in the UK, but which American superstar was featured on the track? A) Travie McCoy B) Travie Walkers C) Travie Quavers Send your answer to editor@seren.bangor.ac.uk and you could be in with a chance of winning a Summer Ball ticket. Good luck! Update Deadline for entries is 12th May 2012 at 12pm. The winner will be chosen at random from people that have e-mailed the correct answer by this time. We will then…

Hi! I find it hard to believe that I’m already presenting to you the fifth Seren edition of the academic year! It seems like only yesterday we were all recovering from Freshers’ week and now we’re all feeling the dissertation stress, myself included. I’m going to tell you all what I’ve been telling myself, everything is going to be okay! In the meantime, now you’ve found a few minutes to pick up our lovely publication, you may as well get the kettle on and pop your feet up for a well deserved break. So what’s in the issue? Well, there’s…

This year Bangor Students’ Union supported and took part in Movember. Here are some snap shots of bangor mo bros and sistas. The Menai Mo Bros. from the School of Ocean Sciences raised over £2,900.

This year the Seren team went out specially to find out how you students can decorate for Christmas at a low cost and without creating fire hazards. We even found out how you can make your own decorations to add a personal touch without sacrificing the week’s food bill! Tesco Value Trees For just 90p you can be the proud, proud owner of one of these delights! They are packaged as one strip of green but the branches do fold out, even if Seren’s editor doubts it! It may look a little spindly and lonely but with the right amount…

Welcome to the Christmas Issue of Seren! It’s fair to say I’m really excited about this one, you’re currently gazing your eyes upon the biggest Seren we’ve ever produced, a massive 48 pages full of new features especially for you! So what can you expect inside? How about the coolest Christmas pullout you’ve ever seen? We’ve covered all the basics in it including gifts, decorations and how not to react to a gift that’s not so great. As well as the pullout we have a new feature in the form of a brand new business page, and the environment page…

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