Bangor Normal College

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The Normal College, Bangor (Welsh: Y Coleg Normal) was an independent teacher training college, founded in 1861[1] until 1996, when the College became part of University of Wales Bangor. In 1979 it changed its name to Y Coleg Normal, Bangor or in English: The Normal College, Bangor

The old Normal campus is situated on the shores of the Menai Strait next to the School of Education and School of Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences and the closest residences to the School of Ocean Sciences in Menai Bridge. The site has two self-catered halls: Neuadd Seiriol and Neuadd Arfon.

In the 1960s one of the first pro-language campaigns in Wales was by 20 of the college lectures for Welsh salary cheques, led by Owain Owain, which was successful.[2]

The college was originally set up through the efforts of the a local community and Sir Hugh Owen to the tune of £11,000 and £2,000 of Government money.

Among renowned students and lecturers are:


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