25 October 2023
Writing in The Conversation, Dr Cerys Jones from the Department of Geography and Earth Sciences discusses the Royal Charter Storm of 1859 and its enduring impact on weather forecasting in the UK and beyond.
19 October 2023
In an article for The Conversation, Professor Bryn Hubbard from the Department of Geography and Earth Sciences writes about a new study which suggests that the ice will survive if temperatures are soon brought back down.
17 October 2023
The origin of the largest “bluestone” at the heart of Stonehenge has been thrown into doubt by Aberystwyth University research.
22 September 2023
Twenty-three million people around the world are believed to be affected by potentially dangerous concentrations of toxic waste, according to a new study.
20 September 2023
Half a million years ago, earlier than was previously thought possible, humans were building structures made of wood, according to new research by a team from the University of Liverpool and Aberystwyth University.
Wales’ residential speed limit is dropping to 20mph – here’s how it should affect accidents and journey times
15 September 2023
Writing in The Conversation, Professor of Psychology Charles Musselwhite and Professor of Human Geography Peter Merriman discuss the drop in Wales’ residential speed limit to 20mph and how it should affect accidents and journey times.
30 March 2023
The relationship between voter discontent in rural areas and support for disruptive political movements in Europe and the United States will be explored in a major study by an Aberystwyth University professor, following the award of a prestigious grant.
13 September 2022
On 12th August 1961, John Rodda and Annabel Edwards were married in the charming 15th century parish church of Knowle in Warwickshire. They first met in the South Practical Room in what was then the Department of Geography and Anthropology on the old foundry site in Alexandra Road.
06 October 2021
Climate change experts will gather at Aberystwyth University for a week of events to discuss challenges ahead of the COP26 summit.
25 June 2021
The Greenland Ice Sheet could be under threat from microbes on its surface multiplying faster than they are washed away in a warming climate, according to new research from Aberystwyth University.
11 June 2021
Young female and nonbinary people across the UK and Ireland are being encouraged to consider a career in geoscience with a virtual event day in June.
14 May 2021
Scientists have used fibre-optic sensing to obtain the most detailed measurements of ice properties ever taken on the Greenland Ice Sheet.
07 December 2020
Climate change could result in the loss of up to 92% of glaciers in the Alps by the end of this century according to new research findings.
05 November 2020
Rising sea levels will affect coasts and human societies in complex and unpredictable ways, according to a new study that examined 12,000 years in which a large island became a cluster of smaller ones.
Study highlights climate mitigation potential of encouraging Earth’s forests to regenerate naturally
12 October 2020
Allowing forests to grow back naturally should be considered alongside other measures like large-scale tree-planting as a critical nature-based approach to mitigating climate change, according to a major new study that maps potential aboveground carbon accumulation rates for forest regrowth across the globe.
30 July 2020
Three major research projects involving Aberystwyth University scientists have been awarded additional European Union funding of €4.5m (£3.9m).
28 July 2020
A new interactive tool to help conserve and restore the world’s mangrove forests has been launched by a team of international scientists including Aberystwyth University.
16 July 2020
Aberystwyth University is celebrating after its lecturers won almost every award for excellence in Welsh-medium education this year.
11 December 2019
Aberystwyth University researchers have contributed to a study investigating how the world’s second-largest ice sheet, and the single largest contributor to global sea level rise, is responding to the catastrophic drainage of large meltwater lakes that form on its surface.
25 November 2019
Aberystwyth University has joined organisations around the world in declaring a climate emergency and has taken steps to reduce its investments in fossil fuels.
25 November 2019
Writing in The Conversation, Dr Elizabeth Gagen from the Department of Geography and Earth Sciences, creates a portrait of Cefn Coed Hospital, which operated in Wales between 1932-2018, and provides a unique insight into life at a mental hospital.
22 October 2019
Aberystwyth University has pledged to continually reduce its use of single use plastic.