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Humour may not be so good for your health after all

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Writing in The Conversation, Lecturer in Psychology, Gil Greengross, discusses a new study which found that comedy performers suffer more health problems.

Has the National Trust forgotten the radical countryside?

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Writing in The Conversation, Dr Bryonny Goodwin-Hawkins, Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Geography and Earth Sciences asks: has the National Trust forgotten the radical countryside?

What Putin’s policies teach us about post-feminist power

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Writing in The Conversation, Dr Sarah Riley from the Department of Psychology discusses how Russian domestic policy helps explain why women are happy to buy into new feminine ideals.

‘A Volatile Nile: 6,000 Years of Environmental Change in Northern Sudan’

Professor Jamie Woodward

Aberystwyth University alumnus and Professor of Physical Geography at Manchester University, Professor Jamie Woodward returns to his alma matter this week to deliver the latest Department of Geography and Earth Science Centenary lecture.

Student film screens on S4C

Meleri Morgan, whose documentary film Dwy Chwaer a Brawd (Two Sisters and a Brother) will be shown on S4C’s Heno programme at 19:00 on Friday 25 May 2018.

An award-winning short film by an Aberystwyth University graduate is to be broadcast on S4C.

Aberystwyth glaciologist recognised for Antarctic research excellence

As well as the SCAR Medal, Professor Michael Hambrey has been awarded two Polar Medals and a ridge of cliffs in Antarctica have been named in his honour.

Aberystwyth University glaciologist Professor Michael Hambrey has been recognised for his excellence in Antarctic and Southern Ocean research, and outstanding service to the international Antarctic community.

Aberystwyth University sponsors Maes B

Aberystwyth University is a keen supporter of the Welsh music scene as sponsor of Maes B and Gowbrau’r Selar

This summer and for the third year running, Aberystwyth University will be sponsoring Maes B, Wales’ premier Welsh language music festival which takes place in Cardiff Bay from 8-11 August.

Aberystwyth research showcased on the Today programme

The Vice-Chancellor of Aberystwyth University, Professor Elizabeth Treasure, being interviewed on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme by Justin Webb.

Staff and students from Aberystwyth University were featured in a special edition of BBC Radio 4’s flagship news programme Today which was broadcast live from campus on Thursday 17 May 2018.

Radio 4’s Today programme on campus

Today will be broadcast from Aberystwyth Arts Centre on Thursday 17 May.

BBC Radio 4’s flagship Today news and current affairs programme will be broadcasting live from Aberystwyth University on Thursday morning 17 May 2018.

Why we’re drilling into the world’s highest glacier on Everest with a converted car wash

Writing in The Conversation, Katie Miles and Professor Bryn Hubbard from the Department of Geography and Earth Sciences explain how they are trying to understand the secrets of Mount Everest's glaciers.

The author Meic Stephens honoured as Fellow

Professor Meic Stephens, Honourary Fellow of Aberystwyth University with Professor Elizabeth Treasure, Vice-Chancellor (Left) and Gwerfyl Pierce Jones, Pro Chancellor.

The author and scholar, Professor Meic Stephens, has been honoured as a Fellow of Aberystwyth University.

Why racism against Welsh people is still racism

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Writing in The Conversation, Dr Catrin Fflur Huws, Senior lecturer in Aberystwyth Law School and linguistic equality expert, argues the case for protecting the Welsh from prejudice.

Aberystwyth University poets shortlisted for Wales Book of the Year

The Wales Book of the Year 2018 shortlist features two volumes of poetry by Aberystwyth University academics.

Works by two Aberystwyth University academics are amongst nine volumes shortlisted for the 2018 Wales Book of the Year.

All Our Trans Tomorrows shortlisted for equality award

Contributors to All Our Trans Tomorrows (left to right) Kate Rose from the Welsh Government, Kate Hutchinson of Diversity Role Models, Crash Wigley from Stonewall Cymru, CN Lester, Debra Croft, former Director of Equality at Aberystwyth University and Ruth Fowler Communications and Equalities Officer at Aberystwyth University

A conference to support transgender people and their allies organised by Aberystwyth University has been shortlisted for an award.

Love letters tell of World War 1 experiences

Dr Sian Nicholas from the Department of History and Welsh History

Love letters of an Aberystwyth University student and her soldier boyfriend are set to form part of a major study into the impact of The Great War on the people and communities of Aberystwyth.