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Celebrating International Women’s Day 2017

Dr Dawn Mannay is one of the speakers at the Creating An Equal Future: A Conference for International Women's Day 2017

A series of events are being held across Aberystwyth University to mark International Women’s Day in March 2017.

‘We are Legends’: Students host art workshops at the National Library of Wales

Members of the student team who have been organising the ‘We are Legends’ sessions at the National Library of Wales.

Aberystwyth University students will be encouraging children and young people to get creative in a series of practical art workshops at the National Library of Wales between 22 and 25 February 2017.

Top law expert laments new Wales Act

Professor Richard Rawlings is Professor of Public Law at University College London (UCL) and Honorary Distinguished Professor of Law at Cardiff University.

One of the UK’s leading constitutional experts will use a public lecture at Aberystwyth University to critique the latest attempt at a Welsh devolution ‘settlement’.

Artificial shelters could help trees survive climate change

Catherine Duerden with a tree shelter

New research suggests plastic shelters on young tree saplings help prepare them to survive climate change.

Italian student organises rally for migrants and refugees

Born in Italy, Irene Cuogo is a third-year Childhood Studies student at Aberystwyth University and has lived in Wales for 15 years.

An Italian who has lived in Wales for 15 years and is now an undergraduate at Aberystwyth University is organising a rally of fellow students and staff as part of a worldwide day of action in support of migrants and refugees.

Nature presenter Iolo Williams opens Archaeopteryx exhibition

Pictured at the official opening of the Archaeopteryx exhibition in Old College with Iolo Willaims are Dr Richard Bevins, Dr Caroline Buttler and Dr David Anderson from Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum of Wales and Louise Jagger and Dr Rhodri Llwyd Morgan from Aberystwyth University.

A Jurassic heritage exhibition featuring the ancient Archaeopteryx has been officially opened in Aberystwyth University’s Old College by wildlife expert and television presenter Iolo Williams.

Renowned print and broadcast journalist Dr Owen Bennet-Jones to lecture at Aberystwyth University

Dr Owen Bennett-Jones

Renowned print and broadcast journalist Dr Owen Bennet-Jones will reflect on his career as a BBC correspondent and journalist, and discuss the rivalry between Al-Qaeda and Islamic State in two public lectures at Aberystwyth University on Monday 20 February 2017.

Aberystwyth University hosts 10th BCSWomen Lovelace colloquium

Members of the 2017 BCSWomen Lovelace Colloquium organising committe (left to right) Dr Amanda Clare, Speaker Coordinator; Dr Hannah Dee, Chair; Dr Edel Sherrat, Poster Coordinator and Dr Helen Miles, Deputy Chair.

The UK’s leading computing conference dedicated to encouraging more female students to enter the world of computing and IT will celebrate its 10th anniversary at Aberystwyth University in April 2017.

Nominations open for AberSU Teaching Awards

Dr Neil Taylor (centre) from the Department of Computer Science receiving the Outstanding Teaching Award from Lauren Marks, Aberystwyth Students’ Union Education Officer and Professor John Grattan, Acting Vice-Chancellor at the 2016 Student-Led Teaching Awards. Credit: Alex Stuart & AJFS Photography

The Aberystwyth Students’ Union Teaching Awards, now in their sixth year, are open for nominations with the winners due to be announced at a gala evening on 5 May.

Penparcausaurus to join Archaeopteryx exhibition

Dave the Dinosaur making his way from Penparcau Community Forum’s offices to Old College accompanied by (left to right) George Barratt, Penparcau Forum, Jeff Dowse and Dai Gornall from Aberystwyth University’s Property Services Team, Nia Davies, Aberystwyth University Old College Project and Bryn Jones, Penparcau Forum.

An 11-foot long dinosaur built by a Penparcau community group for Aberystwyth’s annual carnival is to feature in a Jurassic heritage exhibition which opens on Tuesday 14 February in Old College.

Aberystwyth celebrates Year of the Rooster

2017 is the Year of the Rooster

Aberystwyth University’s Chinese community will celebrate the Chinese New Year on Saturday 11 February 2017 with an evening of performance, music, and traditional food held at Medrus Mawr, Penbryn.

Aberystwyth and the Welsh music scene

Welsh Language Music Day

Aberystwyth University’s Welsh Students’ Union UMCA is on a mission to collect the tales of Welsh language bands with strong links to the college with the aim of creating a lasting record of different groups who honed their musical skills during their time at Aber.

Anglo-Norman Dictionary secures £800,000

The Anglo-Norman Dictionary team pictured left to right; Dr Geert De Wilde, Principal Investigator, Editor and Project leader, Dr Megan Tiddeman, Post-Doctoral Research Associate and Dr Heather Pagan, Co-Investigator and Editor.

The language of William the Conqueror has received a major boost with the announcement of a further Arts and Humanities Research Council grant for the Anglo-Norman Dictionary based at Aberystwyth University.