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The Chew Bahir Drilling Project: Preparing to remove a core section in its core liner from the lowermost drill rod © Verena Foerster, University of Potsdam

Drilling ancient African lakes sheds light on human evolution


The Chew Bahir Drilling Project, in a remote part of south Ethiopia, will provide a sedimentary record of environmental changes spanning 500,000 years.

Tributes paid to Professor John Rowlands


Professor John Rowlands

Tributes have been paid to Professor John Rowlands, a former member of staff at the Department of Welsh, who has died aged 76.

New Director of Finance appointed


Daniel Benham

Daniel Benham, formerly Chief Financial Officer for the International Baccalaureate Organisation, has been appointed Director of Finance for Aberystwyth University.

Sir John Rhŷs of Ponterwyd


The Old College, where Sir John Rhŷs lectured on Welsh Philology in 1874

Conference commemorates the life and work of Sir John Rhŷs of Ponterwyd, a founding Fellow of the British Academy who became Principal of Jesus College, Oxford.

The Guardian tips Aber graduate as one of 2015’s ‘New Faces of Fiction’


Kate Hamer, one of The Guardian’s ‘New Faces of Fiction’ for 2015

Creative Writing graduate, Kate Hamer has been tipped by The Guardian as one of the most promising new authors of 2015.