Baroness Kay Andrews, Deputy Speaker of the House of Lords to deliver a public lecture in the Old College on 6 March.
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 have been paid to Professor John Rowlands, a former member of staff at the Department of Welsh, who has died aged 76.
Daniel Benham, formerly Chief Financial Officer for the International Baccalaureate Organisation, has been appointed Director of Finance for Aberystwyth University.
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.