Kindertransport - uncomfortable truths at heart of heroic wartime scheme

01 December 2023

On the 85th anniversary of the Kindertransport scheme, Professor Andrea Hammel reveals a darker side to the feel-good wartime success story.

Rural communities are being left behind because of poor digital infrastructure, research shows

06 December 2023

Writing in The Conversation, Dr Aloysius Igboekwu, Dr Maria Plotnikova and Dr Sarah Lindop from Aberystwyth Business School discuss how rural communities are being left behind because of poor digital infrastructure.

£1 million for early lung cancer diagnosis test research

11 December 2023

Scientists’ work to develop a new rapid diagnostic kit to detect lung cancer has received a £1 million grant boost.  

Humza Yousaf: how to understand the First Minister’s spat with David Cameron over his COP28 meeting with the Turkish President

14 December 2023

In a co-written article in The Conversation, Dr Elin Royles from the Department of International Politics explains Foreign Secretary David Cameron rebuking the Scottish First Minister for contravening protocol by holding meetings with foreign dignitaries at COP28.  

Alternative protein push for Europe with new legume partnership

14 December 2023

Aberystwyth University scientists have joined forces with the best plant breeders from around Europe to promote crops that can replace imported protein.

Elf on the Shelf – a ‘gangly festive poltergeist’

18 December 2023

In a thought-provoking article for the festive season, Dr Alice Vernon from the Department of English and Creative Writing likens the 'Elf On The Shelf' trend to more sinister poltergeist phenomena. 


What is the enduring appeal of ghost stories at Christmastime?

22 December 2023

In an eerie article for the festive season, literary ghost expert Dr Luke Thurston from the Department of English and Creative Writing discusses the enduring appeal of spooky stories at Christmas.

Festive fraud - not always the season of goodwill

28 December 2023

In this article, academics from the Psychology Department highlight the dangers of fraud during the holiday period.

Enchanting Christmas television of the 1930s

26 December 2023

For this festive article, Professor Jamie Medhurst from the Department of Theatre, Film and Television Studies takes a nostalgic look back at the long tradition of Christmas television programming from the BBC - including the live turkey-carving demonstration in 1936 and the world’s first TV pantomime in 1937. 

Embracing Togetherness to Combat Loneliness this Winter

22 December 2023

Loneliness is a universal and subjective experience that can be particularly challenging during the winter months. While this time of year is often associated with celebration and togetherness, many people find themselves feeling isolated and alone.