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Kindertransport - uncomfortable truths at heart of heroic wartime scheme

On the 85th anniversary of the Kindertransport scheme, Professor Andrea Hammel reveals a darker side to the feel-good wartime success story.

Kindertransport’s complex legacy: saving children from the Nazis while leaving their families behind

Writing in The Conversation, Dr Andrea Hammel from the Department of Modern Languages discusses the complex legacy of Kindertransport.

Philanthropist meets beneficiaries of Welsh history scholarship

A philanthropist who donated half a million pounds to his alma mater has visited Aberystwyth University to meet the first postgraduate students to benefit from his generosity.

Doctor Who 60: show has always tapped into political issues – but never more so than in the 1970s

Writing in the Conversation, Prof Jamie Medhurst from the Department of Theatre, Film & Television Studies discusses how the show Doctor Who has always tapped into political issues – but never more so than in the 1970s.