150th Anniversary Photo

Thursday May 12

11.45 – 12.30

Location - Penglais Campus

As part of our 150th anniversary celebrations, we are planning to take a group photograph and drone footage of as many colleagues and students as possible, forming the shape of a ‘150’.

It would be great if you were able to join us -simply register on line.




Celebrating the 150th Anniversary at the National Eisteddfod

It’s been a long wait, but the Ceredigion National Eisteddfod 2022 will take place at Tregaron this year. At the start of the academic year, the Eisteddfod will provide a memorable starting point for the celebrations of the 150th anniversary year.

As usual, Aberystwyth University will have a prominent presence on the ‘maes‘ and we look forward to welcoming you there. The 150th celebrations will be the focus our stand this year with several opportunities throughout the week to enjoy presentations based on the wealth of stories from the 150th Publication. There will be a special welcome on Wednesday afternoon, 3rd August, for everyone who can join us at the Annual Alumni Reunion. The UMCA Summer Reunion will be held at the stand on the Friday afternoon to welcome current and recent students. Aberystwyth University will feature prominently in the Science Village which will stage a busy programme of fun activities based on the latest research in the sciences. The University's Learn Welsh team will be at the heart of the hustle and bustle of the Welsh Learning Village this year as the main local provider and we look forward to providing a warm welcome there, together with a host of fun activities. Also don’t forget the programmes of the Societies Tent, Literature Tent, etc. where the University's leading academics will be lecturing and discussing current affairs.

Aberystwyth Arts Centre is putting on an exciting selection of events during the week, with a special art exhibition, as well as staging the brand new show 'Operation Julie'. Tickets available through the Box Office.

If you are looking for accommodation during the Eisteddfod it is worth contacting the team to discuss the different options available: Accommodation : Conferences and Events , Aberystwyth University

Scarlets & Aberystwyth University 150th Anniversary Dinner

Join us for a special evening on Saturday, 3rd September at Aberystwyth Arts Centre where both the University and the Scarlets will be celebrating their 150th anniversary. As close partners over the years we will be kicking off with some fantastic entertainment hosted by John-Paul Davies, News Broadcaster and Former Student. The main event will include special guests from the world of rugby including former New Zealand Captain and Scarlets Ambassador, Sean Fitzpatrick, as well as other Scarlets squad members and legends. That’s not all before the final whistle as we will be welcoming current BBC Scrum V & Y Clwb Rygbi presenters & commentators - Catrin Heledd, Cennydd Davies & Gareth Rhys Owen who are all former students of the University to discuss their careers and stories.

Information on tickets for this special dinner event will be released very shortly.

Founders' Day Celebration




Our annual event where we celebrate our original Founders’ Day when Old College opened its doors to students for the very first time in 1872.

To celebrate this historic anniversary and to mark our 150th we will be inviting students, staff, alumni and members of the community to join us in Aberystwyth, Cardiff and London to commemorate the university’s past, present and future.


Friday 14 October - Founders’ Day procession to kick the bar followed by a celebratory breakfast at The Great Hall.

Saturday 15 October – Annual Homecoming when hundreds of students from various sports teams and societies return to Aber to compete, catch up and have fun.

Gig Mawr Aber 150 – a great evening of Welsh-language music featuring well-known bands associated with the University.


Wednesday 19 October – Celebratory event at Y Senedd officially sponsored by former student Elin Jones, MS and Llywydd of the Welsh Parliament.


Thursday 20 October – Celebratory event at the London Welsh Centre, Gray’s Inn Road.

Festival of Research

‘The Worlds We Want’

Aberystwyth University’s Festival of Research will be held on 21-25 November 2022, with a theme focusing on - What might a healthy, sustainable, just and creative world look like in the present and in the future? What steps ought to be taken to create it? What role can Aberystwyth University play in this important venture?

If you are interested in contributing to the Festival – as a staff member, student or alumnus – please contact Professor Rhys Jones

Further details to follow

Old Students' Association Reunion Weekend 2023

Save the date
23 - 25 June 2023

Join us as we celebrate the Old Students' Association 130th anniversary along with the University's 150th, a fantastic opportunity to reconnect and reminisce with old friends, meet contemporaries, and see the town and the University today. It’s open to all former Aber graduates, staff and families.

We would love to see you there and can guarantee a warm welcome to everyone.

Become a member of the OSA here.

Further details to follow - meanwhile you can register your interest by emailing