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Leading figure in the campaign to eradicate polio honoured as Fellow

Aberystwyth University President Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd with Honorary Fellow and polio campaigner Judith Diment

A leading figure in the campaign to eradicate polio, has been honoured with a Fellowship of Aberystwyth University as part of its graduation celebrations.

Former First Minister of Wales receives Honorary Fellowship

The Right Honourable Carwyn Jones AM, former First Minister of Wales and Leader of Welsh Labour, who has been awarded an Honorary Fellowship of Aberystwyth University.

The Right Honourable Carwyn Jones AM, Former First Minister of Wales and Leader of the Welsh Labour Party 2009-18 has been awarded an Honorary Fellowship of Aberystwyth University.

Honorary Fellowship presented to former UNICEF representative

Ian Hopwood, former UNICEF representative and Honorary Fellow of Aberystwyth University

An International Politics alumnus and former UNICEF representative in Senegal has been presented with an Honorary Fellowship of Aberystwyth University.

UN Special Representative for Children & Armed Conflict awarded Honorary Fellowship

Professor Virginia Gamba, Under Secretary General of the United Nations with the function of Special Representative of the Secretary General for Children and Armed Conflict, and Honorary Fellow of Aberystwyth University

Professor Virginia Gamba, an International Politics alumna with more than thirty years’ experience as an expert on strategic issues relating to peace and security, human security and disarmament, has been honoured with a Fellowship of Aberystwyth University.

Honorary Fellowship presented to former Chief Executive of Arts Council of Wales

Pro Chancellor, Gwerfyl Pierce Jones, with Emyr Jenkins, the first Chief Executive of the Arts Council of Wales, who has been honoured as Fellow of Aberystwyth University

The first Chief Executive of the Arts Council of Wales, who has given a lifetime of service to the arts in Wales, has been honoured with a Fellowship of Aberystwyth University.

Director of leading orthopaedic research institute honoured with Fellowship

Professor R Geoff Richards, Aberystwyth University graduate and Director of the AO Research Institute Davos (Switzerland)

The Director of a leading orthopaedic research institute has been presented with an Honorary Fellowship.

Aberystwyth University scientists credited in potential bovine TB breakthrough

Two skin tests for cattle have been developed by an international team of scientists that can distinguish between animals that are infected with bovine TB and those that have been vaccinated against the disease.

Research by two Aberystwyth scientists has paved the way for a possible breakthrough in the worldwide fight against Bovine TB.

Welsh poet and local historian receives Honorary Fellowship

Ruth Bidgood (Photo: Liz Flemming-Williams)

Welsh poet and local historian, Ruth Bidgood, has been awarded an Honorary Fellowship.

Founding Principal of the College of Librarianship Wales honoured

Professor Frank N Hogg OBE, founding Principal of the College of Librarianship Wales

Professor Frank N. Hogg OBE, the Founding Principal of the College of Librarianship Wales, has been awarded an Honorary Fellowship of Aberystwyth University.

Ceredigion peripatetic music teacher presented with Honorary Fellowship

Pro Chancellor Gwerfyl Pierce Jones with Honorary Fellow Alan Phillips

Alan Phillips, a peripatetic music teacher who worked for Ceredigion Music Service for 35 years, has been presented as an Honorary Fellow of Aberystwyth University.

How a stone knight inspired two very different visions of love from John Keats and Philip Larkin

La Belle Dame sans Merci, as painted by Frank Dicksee, circa 1901. Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery, given by Mrs Yda Richardson/Wikimedia, CC BY-NC-SA

Writing in The Conversation, Richard Marggraf-Turley, Professor of English Literature, suggests that two hand-holding gothic effigies in Chichester Cathedral made famous by Philip Larkin’s poem ‘An Arundel Tomb’, also inspired John Keats’s 200-year-old meditation on doomed love, ‘La Belle Dame Sans Merci’.

Bovine TB – pan-industry discussion on next steps in battle against disease

Farmers, vets and scientific researchers will come together at the Royal Welsh show to set the agenda in the fight against TB in cattle.  A panel including some of Wales’ most influential figures in the field will consider the role of science, alongside the input of vets and farmers.

Aberystwyth University hosts annual learning and teaching conference

Aberystwyth University’s annual learning and teaching conference it taking place this week offering a full programme of speakers and opportunities to look at some of latest innovations and good practice in teaching and learning.

Theatres are evolving to reconnect us to each other and the environment

Levitating Theatre, Poland. UNISM Studio

Writing in The Conversation, Dr Andrew Filmer from the Department of Theatre, Film & Television Studies discusses how theatres are evolving to reconnect us to each other and the environment.

Early intervention leads to youth crime decline

Dr Gwyn Griffith (Left), Head of Youth Justice at Ceredigion County Council and Dr Gareth Norris from the Department of Psychology at Aberystwyth University.

New research suggests that early intervention work with young people, schools and parents is leading to a reduction in crime rates.

Aberystwyth top for student satisfaction

Students have once more rated Aberystwyth University as one of the best in the UK for overall student satisfaction.

Total solar eclipses reveal the dark and stormy side of the sun we never see

The low solar corona as viewed in extreme ultraviolet light. Bright regions are where the most energetic solar storms are born. An eruption in action can be seen in the bottom-left. NASA’s Solar Dynamic Observatory (SDO) satellite., Author provided

Writing in The Conversation, Dr Huw Morgan from the Department of Physics reveals that total solar eclipses reveal the dark and stormy side of the sun that we never see