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Detailed plans to transform Old College unveiled

Artist’s impression showing the proposed atrium behind and above 1 and 2 New Promenade as part of the Old College redevelopment.

Aberystwyth University has unveiled the latest designs for its ambitious plans to refurbish Old College, one of Wales’s most iconic buildings.

EU funding to boost Wales’ creative technologies sector

Aberystwyth University Old College; the £1.4m project will transform the currently-unused South Seddon building into state-of-the-art seafront business units.

Welsh Government Finance Secretary Mark Drakeford announces £0.9m of EU funding to refurbish part of Aberystwyth’s iconic Old College university building.

Where is all the antimatter?

Experimental physicist, Professor Niels Madsen from Swansea University, will deliver this year’s Bill Williams Memorial Lecture, aimed at young people aged 16-18.

New volume explains the significance of place in Keats's poetry

Professor Richard Marggraf Turley

A new book edited by an Aberystwyth academic explores the significant locations across Britain which shaped the writing of the English Romantic poet, John Keats.

GREAT Scholarships for Malaysian students to study at Aberystwyth

Left to right: Dr Marco Odello (Aberystwyth University), Ms Andrea Fordham (Queen's University Belfast), Mr Imran Hashim (University of Warwick), Ms Sarah Deverall (British Council) and Ms Sue Hopkinson (University of Kent) at the launch of GREAT Scholarships 2019 – Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur on 21 October 2018. Credit: British Council

Aberystwyth University is one of five UK Universities to have partnered with the British Council to offer scholarship opportunities to Malaysian students.

Public lecture: ‘E H Carr: Nationalism and the Nation-State in an Age of Crisis’

Professor Michael Cox

A leading expert on US foreign policy and prolific writer on the Cold War will speak at Aberystwyth University on Tuesday 4 December 2018.

Kindertransport success story “too simplistic” argues Aberystwyth University academic

Kindertransport documents for three children who travelled from Austria to the UK in 1939 (Jewish Chronicle Archive/Heritage-Images)

As commemorations to mark the 80th anniversary of the Kindertransport mission continue, research by an Aberystwyth University academic suggests its legacy should be viewed in a more critical light.

New Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowship

Dr Andrea Warnecke, who is spending two years at Aberystwyth University’s Department of International Politics as a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellow.

The Department of International Politics at Aberystwyth University is hosting a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellow to explore the independence and impartiality of large international non-governmental organisations (INGOs) vis-à-vis state parties.

New research to promote peace and reconciliation in Colombia

Dr Berit Bliesemann de Guevara of Aberystwyth University (left) and Dr Beatriz Arias from the University of Antioquia.

An academic from Aberystwyth University has received funding for a unique research project aimed at fostering post-conflict reconciliation in Colombia.

Unravelling British wool: how the local and global are intertwined in the making of everyday products

Writing in The Conversation, Dr Jesse Heley and Dr Laura Jones from the Department of Geography discusses how the local and global are intertwined in the making of everyday products

Theatr y Werin re-opened by Lord Elis-Thomas after major investment

(left to right): Dafydd Rhys, Director of Aberystwyth Arts Centre; Dr Emyr Roberts, Aberystwyth University's Chair of Council; Nick Capaldi, Chief Executive of Arts Council Wales;  Lord Dafydd Elis-Thomas; Professor Elizabeth Treasure, Aberystwyth University's Vice-Chancellor; Phil George, Chair of Arts Council Wales and Louise Amery, Deputy Direcor of Aberystwyth Arts Centre.

One of Wales’ leading theatres, Theatr y Werin at Aberystwyth Arts Centre, has been officially re-opened following a major refurbishment. 

Conference to celebrate early Welsh poetry

Dr Simon Rodway and the original copy of ‘Taliesin’ by John Morris-Jones.

The anniversary of two distinct volumes of Welsh literature will be celebrated at Aberystwyth University on Saturday 24 November 2018.

Increasing the eating quality and value of PGI Welsh Beef

Protected Geographical Indication Welsh Beef

Researchers at Aberystwyth University are working with academic and industry partners on a new research project to support the production of higher value PGI Welsh Beef, and therefore the financial viability of PGI Welsh Beef producers post Brexit.

Exhibition: ‘This Is How It Feels’

Transgender men and their journeys of transition will be the focus of a new art exhibition opening at the Aberystwyth University School of Art Gallery on Thursday 22 November 2018.

The 1938 Kindertransport saved 10,000 children but it's hard to describe it as purely a success

Writing in The Conversation, Dr Andrea Hammel from the Department of Modern Languages discusses one of the UK's most significant child rescue efforts that began on December 1, 1938: the Kindertransport.