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Live orchestral music on your doorstep

Philomusica

Aberystwyth's symphony orchestra Philomusica is preparing to entertain audiences with a spectacular performance in the Great Hall at Aberystwyth Arts Centre on Saturday 8 December.

‘I fyny bo’r nod: personal, civic and spiritual ambition in late-Victorian Wales’

Ambition, a concept that became an “obsession” in Wales and the topic of innumerable eisteddfod compositions, sermons and essays during the final decades of the nineteenth century, will be the focus for a Learned Society of Wales public lecture at Aberystwyth University on Tuesday 20 November 2018.

Citizenship in the age of Brexit

As the political debate surrounding the UK’s exit from the European Union rages on, the Centre for Welsh Politics and Society Annual Public Lecture (6.30pm, Friday 23 November) will discuss citizenship in the age of Brexit.

Aber PhD graduate wins Anglo-Thai Society Award

Dr Jittipat Poonkham (right) with Mr Jason Gregory, Director of International Qualifications, Pearson Education

A PhD graduate from the Department of International Politics has been presented with an award by the Anglo-Thai Society.

Ice temperatures warmer than expected on world’s highest glacier

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Katie Miles and Professor Bryn Hubbard, picture on the Khumbu glacier in 2017.

Ice temperatures inside the world’s highest glacier on the slopes of Mount Everest are warmer than expected, according to new research by glaciologists from Aberystwyth, Kathmandu, Leeds and Sheffield universities.

Construction progress celebrated at steel signing ceremony

(left to right): Professor Elizabeth Treasure, Vice-Chancellor of Aberystwyth University; Peter Ryland, Deputy Director, Welsh European Funding Office at Welsh Government; Paul Gemmill, Chief Operating Officer, BBSRC; Neal Stephens, Managing Director at Willmott Dixon and Dr Rhian Hayward MBE, Chief Executive Officer at Aberystwyth Innovation and Enterprise Campus

The latest stage of construction at the Aberystwyth Innovation and Enterprise Campus has been marked with a special ceremony.

CAA Cymru launches a series of children’s books

(left to right): Fflur Aneira Davies, CAA Cymru; and authors, Mari Lovgreen; Gwenno Mair Davies and Eurig Salisbury, Interim Head of the Department of Welsh and Celtic Studies at Aberystwyth University.

Three well-known authors, all of whom are graduates of Aberystwyth University, have contributed to a series of new and original novels for children aged 7-11 years old.

Legendary feminist writer to deliver prestigious Kenneth N Waltz Annual Lecture on gender in war

International Politics Building at Aberystwyth University

Professor Cynthia Enloe, who pioneered the study of gender in war, militarism, political economy and international politcs, will deliver the 2018 Kenneth N. Waltz Annual Lecture.

How humour can change your relationship

Funny haha. Olena Yakobchuk/Shutterstock

Writing in The Conversation, Lecturer in Psychology Dr Gil Greengross, discusses the role that humour plays in relationships. 

Computer Science achieves Athena SWAN award

The Department of Computer Science is the first academic department at Aberystwyth University to be awarded an Athena SWAN Award.

Entrepreneurial students invited to bid for £10,000 prize

Marking the launch of InvEnterPrize 2019 are (left to right): Ben Jones, Aberystwyth Innovation and Enterprise Campus Marketing and Parnerships Manager; Tony Orme, Aberystwyth University Career Consultant; Hayley Goddard, Aberystwyth University’s Individual Giving Officer; Elizabeth Treasure, Vice-Chancellor of Aberystwyth University; Caryl Davies, Head of Student Support and Careers Services and Lorri Browning from Be The Spark.

The 2019 edition of Aberystwyth University’s enterprise competition has been launched, with a £10,000 prize on offer to the winning entry.

Poor housing stock in UK is creating a winter health crisis

Damp and draughty is not how homes should be. Anelina/Shutterstock

Writing in The Conversation, Dr Judith Thornton, Low Carbon Manager at the BEACON Project at Aberystwyth University, discusses how excess winter deaths could be tackled by improving housing.

Dot and Billy: how love letters document the stories of lives torn apart by World War 1

Sending my love. Agnes Kantaruk/Shutterstock

Writing in The Conversation, Dr Sian Nicholas from the Department of History and Welsh History discusses how love letters document the stories of lives torn apart in World War 1

Women candidates break records in the 2018 US mid-term elections

Writing in the Conversation, Dr Jenny Mathers from the Department of International Politics takes a look at the 2018 mid-term elections which saw records broken for the number of female candidates standing in US elections.

Writing Welsh Identities

Contemporary writing about Welsh life will be the subject of a half-day conference taking place at the Old College on Saturday 24 November.

Real living wage accreditation for University

(Left to right) Aberystwyth University Vice-Chancellor Professor Elizabeth Treasure, First Minister of Wales Carwyn Jones AM, Mohamed Cheggaf from Aberystwyth University and Dr Emyr Roberts, Chair of Aberystwyth University Council at the launch of living Wage Week on Monday 5 November 2018. Aberystwyth is one of 174 employers in Wales who have signed up voluntarily to pay the Real Living Wage.

Aberystwyth University has been officially accredited as a Real Living Wage employer.