Nuclear war: does it take luck or reasoning to avoid it? Lessons from the Cuban missile crisis, 60 years on

04 October 2022

Writing in The Conversation ahead of the 60th anniversary of the Cuban missile crisis, Strategy and Intelligence Lecturer Dr Tom Vaughan discusses the lessons to be learned.

University staff and students to raise money for Aberystwyth’s chemotherapy day unit

06 October 2022

Students and staff have voted to support the chemotherapy day unit at Bronglais Hospital as the University Charity of the Year 2022-23. 

Aberystwyth academic sheds light on night terrors in “remarkable” debut

06 October 2022

Our fascinating and occasionally bizarre beliefs about sleep disorders are chronicled in a spine-tingling new book by an Aberystwyth academic.

Music gig to celebrate a milestone for Aberystwyth University

05 October 2022

A grand music gig will be held in Aberystwyth this October (15 October) as part of Aberystwyth University's 150th anniversary celebrations this year. Marking the occasion, the gig will also be a celebration of the University's musical heritage over the years and the line-up includes many of the artists and bands who have been students there over the years.

New book celebrates 150 years of Aberystwyth University in 150 objects

07 October 2022

Fascinating treasures from the collections of Aberystwyth University will be showcased in a special book to be published on Friday 14 October 2022 as part of the celebrations to mark the institution’s 150th anniversary as the first University College in Wales.

Aberystwyth University launches AI Hub to explore decade’s most critical technology

12 October 2022

Aberystwyth University has launched a new hub to study artificial intelligence in response to a technology that presents some of the greatest opportunities this decade to transform society.

Partial solar eclipse to be welcomed to Elan Valley by Aberystwyth University scientists

14 October 2022

A partial solar eclipse will be seen over Wales’s skies this month with Aberystwyth University holding a series of astronomical talks and activities at Elan Valley in Powys to mark it.

Aberystwyth University celebrates 150 years

14 October 2022

Students, staff, alumni and friends of Aberystwyth University gather to kick the bar on the town’s famous promenade for the founders’ day celebration to mark the institution’s 150th Anniversary.

Artificial intelligence breakthrough for animal infection detection

17 October 2022

Scientists have developed a way of using artificial intelligence to quickly identify parasites infecting animals.

Creative Writing Lifelong Learning student publishes debut novel

19 October 2022

An author who was inspired to write after taking Lifelong Learning courses at Aberystwyth University has published her first novel.

Welsh bakery mushrooms with nutritious cakes thanks to research

20 October 2022

A north Wales bakery is looking to expand its business by adding health-boosting mushroom powder to make more nutritious cakes, thanks to support from Aberystwyth University researchers.

Ukraine war: Belarus is not yet committed to a closer military partnership with Russia – here’s why

20 October 2022

Writing in The Conversation, Dr Jenny Mathers from the Department of International Politics comments on how Belarus could be edging closer towards more active participation in Russia’s war in Ukraine, but that there are some signs that Lukashenko is still weighing up the decision.

Former Chief Vet appointed as Aberystwyth Honorary Professor

24 October 2022

Wales’ former Chief Veterinary Officer, Christianne Glossop, has been appointed an Honorary Professor at Aberystwyth University’s School of Veterinary Science.

Welsh Language Award winners announced

26 October 2022

Aberystwyth University has honoured individuals for their contribution to the Welsh language.

The jury that asked the spirit world for a verdict – and other bizarre tales from the courtroom

27 October 2022

Liam Bird, PhD student and part-time teacher in the Department of Law and Criminology, writes in The Conversation about some of the more bizarre behaviour of juries behind the closed doors of deliberation rooms.

Mererid Hopwood joins First Minister of Wales for panel discussion at Lleisiau Eraill/Other Voices festival in Cardigan

27 October 2022

Professor Mererid Hopwood, Chair of Welsh and Celtic Studies, will take part in a three-day event of conversation and performances celebrating the enduring cultural and musical ties between Ireland and Wales.

Dracula at 125: how Bram Stoker’s vampire is a monstrous creation of terrifying sleep disorders

31 October 2022

Writing in The Conversation Dr Alice Vernon from the Department of English and Creative Writing discusses Bram Stocker’s Dracula and why the power is not in his fangs but in the way he disturbs the sleep of his victims.