100th Birthday


What an achievement, Lifelong Learning is 100 this year!

In 1919 the first Director of Extra Mural studies was appointed at Aberystwyth University and this is when we officially became a department. We are the 2nd oldest Lifelong Learning department in the UK and first to be established in Wales!

We are celebrating this momentous year with showcase courses, intensive and newly written modules in a wide range of subject areas and in your locality.  I am sure there will be something to interest you, and don’t forget to tell your friends!  You could always come on an intensive course and stay on campus at affordable prices or in town near the sea. Why not treat your learning as a mini-holiday?

Through joining our learning community you will meet new friends, learn something stimulating, enhance your skills and improve your well-being.  It is a well-known fact that learning something new increases your feeling of well-being and if you look at the cost of our courses per hour we are great value!

Dr Rhodri Llwyd Morgan

In the local press!


Logo: Lifelong Learning - 1920-2020
Design by Annette Williamson - Winner of our Lifelong Learning’s 100th Birthday Logo Competition

The 100 Club

To celebrate our 100th birthday we are offering our loyal Lifelong Learning students and any new students some special discounts. This can be claimed on top of a concession and an early bird discount.

  1. The first 100 current Lifelong Learning students who encourage a new student to come and join a course this year will receive an extra £10 discount!
  2. The first 100 new students who join us this year will also get a £10 discount!

If you have encouraged another student to enrol on a course just give their name when you contact us to receive your discount. A ‘new student’ is someone who has not been on a Lifelong Learning course at Aberystwyth University since 2015-16.

As part of our 100 celebrations we have organised four days of free events during the year. There will be lunchtime tours at the School of Art so you can find out more about our excellent university collections. Plus a series of free lectures held in Aberystwyth on a variety of interesting topics. Everyone is welcome to attend. Please contact the Lifelong Learning Office if you would like to attend any of these events.

Monday 4th November 2019 1-2pm An opportunity to visit the School of Art Gallery and Museum and view work by Turner, Rossetti and objet d'art from the George Powell Collection
3.30-4.30pm Dr Jacqueline Jeynes - Women of the Century: The Davies Sisters and their Contribution to Arts and Education in Wales
Monday 2nd March 2020 1-2pm An opportunity to visit the School of Art printmaking department with a chance to view work by students, staff and contemporary printmakers represented in the Collection
3.30-4.30pm Dr. Martin Wright - A Century of University Adult Education in Rural Wales
Monday 27th April 2020 1-2pm An opportunity to visit the School of Art Gallery and Museum to view a selection of Gwasg Gregynog private press books
3.30-4.30pm Dr. Calista Williams – The Aberystwyth University College’s Fundraising Expedition to North America 1890
Monday 1st June 2020 1-2pm An opportunity to visit the School of Art Gallery and Museum to view work from the Photography Collection
3.30-4.30pm Alison Pierse – Mosaic Heritage Walk