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Cardiff reception for Centre for Welsh Politics and Society / WISERD@Aberystwyth

Marking the establishment of the new Centre for Welsh Politics and Society are (L to R) Dr Taulat Guma, Dr Lucy Taylor, Professor Michael Woods, Dr Elin Royles and Dr Rhodri Llwyd Morgan, Pro Vice-Chancellor at Aberystwyth University.

A new Aberystwyth University research centre dedicated to developing a greater understanding of contemporary politics and society in Wales will complete its launch year with a reception in Cardiff Bay on Thursday 14 December.

Special Achievement Award for Aberystwyth academic

Professor Colin McInnes, Vice-Chair of the United Kingdom National Commission (UKNC) for UNESCO and winner of the Special Achievement Award at the 2017 Wales Social Research Awards.

Professor Colin McInnes, a leading Welsh academic working on global health politics, has been acknowledged for his life-time’s contribution to social science research in Wales.

Scientific solution to smashed smartphone screens?

Professor Neville Greaves (right) discusses the results on molten glass in the Advanced Light Source laboratory at the University of Berkeley, California.

Smashed smartphone screens could be a thing of the past, thanks to a new discovery by researchers at Aberystwyth University, the Australian National University, the Institut de Physique du Globe in Paris, and Orleans University in France.

Aberystwyth University alumnus wins Landscape Artist of the Year

Tom Voyce, winner of SkyArts' Landscape Artist of the Year 2017, graduated with first class honours from Aberystwyth School of Art in 2012, and went on to complete a Masters in Fine Art in 2014.

An Aberystwyth University Fine Art graduate Tom Voyce has been crowned SkyArts Landscape Artist of the Year for 2017.

Aberfan: The Fight for Justice - Bafta Cymru winner to give master class at Aberystwyth University

Aberystwyth University Theatre, Film and Television Studies graduate and BAFTA Cymru award winner Iwan England

Award winning documentary maker and Aberystwyth University graduate Iwan England returns to his alma mater on Friday 8 December to deliver a student master class.

National Theatre Wales draws on Aberystwyth University expertise

Mike Brookes (left), Creative Research Fellow and Mike Pearson, Emeritus Professor of Performance Studies at the at the Department of Theatre, Film and Television Studies will open the 2018 National Theatre Wales season with Storm.1: Nothing Remains The Same.

Internationally renowned National Theatre Wales (NTW) is set to feature works by leading theatre practitioners at Aberystwyth University in its 2018 season.

Aberystwyth academics shortlisted for social research awards

Left to right, Professor Colin McInnes, shortlisted for the Special Achievement Award; Dr Elin Royles who has been shortlisted for the Research Impact Award with Dr Huw Lewis and Dr Catrin Wyn Edwards; Dr Catrin Wyn Edwards, shortlisted for Early Career Researcher of the Year; Dr Berit Bliesemann de Guevara, shortlisted for the Research Innovation Award.

Researchers at Aberystwyth University have been shortlisted for awards at the 2017 Welsh Social Research Awards which take place in Cardiff on Thursday 7 December.

Student helps judge children’s book award

Pictured in the Resources Library at the Welsh Books Council headquarters in Aberystwyth are (l-r) Joanna Jeffrey, lecturer in Education at Aberystwyth University; Sarah Gwenlan, education librarian at Aberystwyth University; student Samantha Attfield, and Helen Jones, Head of Children’s Book and Reading Promotion at the Welsh Books Council.

For the fourth year running, an Aberystwyth University student has been selected to join the judging panel for a prestigious book award.

Kindness lights up Aberystwyth

Aberystwyth Christmas Lights and Lantern Parade

Over the next few days, in towns and cities across the country, celebrity guests will be flicking the switch to turn on the Christmas lights. 

Aberystwyth University alumnus in semi-final of Landscape Artist of the Year

Tom Voyce

An Aberystwyth University Fine Art graduate has reached the semi-final of Landscape Artist of the Year, which airs tonight (Wednesday 29 November) on Sky Arts at 8pm.

Aberystwyth scientists lead Kathmandu glacial flood workshop

A glacial lake formed as the Chileno Glacier in Chilean Patagonia retreats. In South America an estimated 15,000 deaths have been caused by Glacial Lakes Outburst Floods over the past 200 years.

The risk of flash flooding in Nepal caused by the failure of large glacial lakes will be the focus for a two day workshop hosted by Aberystwyth scientists in Kathmandu which starts today, Tuesday 28 November 2017.

Pantycelyn refurbishment funding agreed

Pantycelyn Hall of Residence

Aberystwyth University has approved a £12m funding package as part of its plans to refurbish the historic Pantycelyn student hall of residence.

Fireballs, explosions and rockets at this year’s Bill Williams Memorial Lecture

Dr Joel Loveridge

‘Creating fireworks, and the scientific principles behind them’
Dr Joel Loveridge, Swansea University
1.15pm-2.15pm, Wednesday 13 December 2017
Physics Main lecture theatre, Penglais Campus, Aberystwyth University

Computer visualizations key to ExoMars rover development

The Rover Inspection Mirror (RIM), as seen from the High Resolution Camera (HRC). When the drill is collecting a sample, the RIM allows PanCam to see underneath the drill box - in this image the rover is in the process of drilling to collect a sample of Martian rock.

Computer generated visualizations of the ExoMars Rover due for launch in 2020 are proving invaluable as scientists prepare to build the mission’s research vehicle.

SMARTsilage - improving silage efficiency in Wales

A new consortium aiming reduce losses from silage making in Wales by 20% will be launched at the Royal Welsh Winter Fair on Tuesday 28 November 2017.