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This debate occurred on Tuesday 31st of January at 7.00 in MALT. One quick point, congratulations to Martin Ellis Parry for the preparation and event management work that went into making this debate possible. Congratulations to AGOR-A for putting on a debate that didn’t encounter any silence from the audience when they were requested to ask questions. There were four people on the panel; Rev. John Butler, Professor Stephen Jay Stern, Ann Farr and Michael Brodsky from the Israeli Embassy and the Chairman, Jochen Eisentraut. The debate lasted an hour and a half with quite a few questions asked from…

30 actors from BEDS transform Beaumaris into a Victorian Christmas paradise Last weekend 30 actors from BEDS took to the streets of Beaumaris to help transform it into a Victorian Christmas paradise, marking a year since BEDS’ first period acting event. In that time, the society has been heavily involved in 5 community events across North Wales, from entertaining the 30,000 visitors that attended the Conwy Feast festival to organising the inter-society Medieval Day out in Beaumaris. This most recent foray was yet another brilliant example of the positive role that students can play in the local community; with BEDS…

Campaign Update and Upcoming Events for Students Women’s Society (WomSoc) are a mostly-campaigning society open to all students, regardless of gender. We do a lot of work on feminist issues (feminism is for everybody!) but we also have non-political activities like our weekly knitting group, who meet every Monday in Blue Sky at 3:30pm. However, this month, we have a very important new campaign that we think will make a big difference for the good of all students at Bangor. There will soon be a survey making the rounds on our own SU website regarding students’ experiences of verbal harassment…

Running tea parties for local elderly people is one of SVB’s longest running projects. This year’s annual Christmas Tea Party will be held in Rathbone Hall on Saturday 3rd December. It is an event which is organised by a group of volunteers and aims to welcome members of the elderly community together and provide them with an afternoon of food, fun and games (Bingo is always a winner). It gives both students and the local elderly  a chance to befriend one another and enjoy a nice chat over a plate of sandwiches and a few Christmas carols. The Christmas tea…

November saw the arrival of the much anticipated RAG Week. RAG Week is a series of events run by the Union’s Raising and Giving, who each year choose four charities to support with the help of Bangor’s students generosity through a series of light-hearted events. There were some great highlights from among the menu of events. This year RAG hosted its second annual adaptation of the game show Take Me Out that saw sixteen women and several men competing for a date. Special guest Rhodri, RAG’s own mascot, made an appearance to showcase his inspiring dance moves at the centre…

It’s been a very busy month for the SVB Promotions Committee, with most of our time going towards re-establishing our Moulin Rouge night in Academi. SVB have run a Moulin Rouge Night annually for many years now. Despite not doing so last year due to the lack of any decent student nightclub in Bangor, this year it was as popular as ever, and SVB managed to raise over £800! The doors to Academi, which had been tastefully decorated with silhouettes of burlesque dancers, red and black stars and plenty of tinsel and glitter, opened at 10pm. The movie was played…

Bangor University Music Society is getting into the Christmas spirit and gearing up for its annual Christmas concert. Showcasing the musical talents of Bangor’s students from a variety of courses, such concerts are always great successes; with an eclectic programme of classical, film, pop and Christmas music, the concert on December 10th is set to be no exception. Taking the reins of orchestral director this year, Rob Thompson has selected a variety of music, including the theme tune from Gladiators and Bizet’s Carmen Suite no. 1. “The orchestra has taken really well to some challenging repertoire and a variety of…

Finally! Bangor has a chess club again. For nearly five years Bangor students have been deprived of a place where they can go, play chess, make friends and enjoy a good chat. As a relatively new society we offer weekly meetings where we play chess, usually on a Thursday 6pm, in the Welsh seminar room (check Facebook for venue). Afterward we go to the pub and continue our chat there talking about the days events ect. We feel that many people, who would like to play chess casually, are put off by the fancy moves and strategies more experienced players…