Prix Honoré Chavée

15 July 2013

The Anglo-Norman Dictionary, directed by Professor D.A. Trotter since 2001, has been awarded the Prix Honoré Chavée of the Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres, founded in Paris in 1663.

BBC journalist honoured

23 July 2013

One of the Department's ex-students was honoured at this year's graduation ceremonies by being made a Fellow of the University. Betsan Powys graduated here in German and Drama in 1987 and has just been made Editor of Programmes for Radio Cymru.

Invited speaker

23 May 2013

Dr Wini Davies will be the main speaker at this year's Welsh-medium Modern Languages Conference in Gregynog on June 20/21, 2013. She will speak (in Welsh) on 'Standard German in the classroom - the teachers' dilemma'.

International Appointment

18 July 2013

Professor David Trotter, Head of the Department of European Languages, has been elected President of the Société de Linguistique Romane for 2013-16.

DAAD Scholarship

16 April 2013

Congratulations to second year German student Betty Ritson for winning a DAAD Summer Course Scholarship. Betty will have the opportunity to attend a summer course in Germany this year. >> More information here:


05 April 2013

Dr Alex Mangold has been invited to chair a panel on "Zizek, Lacan and Performance" at the inaugural conference of the new PERFORMANCE PHILOSOPHY network (11-13 April 2013, University of Surrey).

Plenary lecture

21 May 2013

Professor Trotter is giving an invited plenary paper entitled
Objectivisme, subjectivisme et constructivisme : (re)trouver le sens en ancien français’, at the 4e Colloque RES PER NOMEN. “Les théories du sens et de la référence. Hommage à Georges Kleiber”, Reims, May 2012. It is mainly about hippopotamuses and unicorns.

'Memory in post-1945 Art and Literature' Workshop

03 July 2013

'Memory in post-1945 Art and Literature' workshop at Aberystwyth University, 3-4 July 2014

Excellent Examination Results by Finalists

01 July 2013

Congratulations to all our finalists.

'Exile and Gender' Symposium

17 September 2013

Symposium organised by Dr Andrea Hammel will take place at the University of London.

Société de Linguistique Romane

23 July 2013

Professor David Trotter, Head of the Department of European Languages, has been elected President of the Société de Linguistique Romane for 2013-16.