Traces of the great fire of 1885 revealed by Old College work

05 April 2024

Remnants of the great fire that destroyed much of Aberystwyth University’s Old College have been uncovered as work to restore the Grade 1 listed building gathers pace.

Festival of fermented foods at Aberystwyth University

05 April 2024

From kombucha to kefir and sauerkraut, the benefits of fermented foods for our minds and bodies will be explored at a Festival of Fermentation at Aberystwyth University in April. 

The Cambrian News and Meirionethshire Standard report on the fire

05 April 2024

During the night of 8/9 July 1885 the Old College was ravaged by fire, leaving only the Principal’s residence, Castle House, and the south wing unscathed.

University to host transformative sessions at Hay Festival: Re-imagining Democracy, Peace, and Biodiversity

09 April 2024

The University has announced its participation in the 2024 Hay Festival, renowned for bringing together thinkers, writers, and artists to explore the power of ideas and storytelling. 

Growing crops indoors could be key part of future food security

09 April 2024

The development of controlled environment agriculture and vertical farming technologies needs to accelerate to meet the challenges of future UK food security, according to the leader of a new research project.

Solar eclipse 2024: Aberystwyth-led team’s race to the Sun

09 April 2024

Scientists from Aberystwyth and the United States who had travelled to Dallas Texas to study the solar eclipse had to quickly change their plans after cloud cover disrupted them at the last moment.

Why so few witches were executed in Wales in the middle ages

11 April 2024

Writing in The Conversation, Mari Ellis Dunning from the Department of English and Creative Writing discusses how distinct elements of Welsh culture, including superstition and religion, meant that Wales did not see the witch trials and executions seen elsewhere in Britain and Europe.

Public invited to share thoughts on the branding of Old College project

11 April 2024

As construction work gathers pace on site, award winning creative studio Elfen has been commissioned to look at the values the project represents and develop ideas for a brand identity for the Old College project.

Ukraine war: Russia’s devastating use of Soviet-era ‘glide bombs’ shows how urgently Kyiv needs air defence systems

12 April 2024

Writing in The Conversation, Dr Gerald Hughes from the Department of International Politics discusses Russia's use of 'glide-bombs' in Ukraine.

Public lecture on the future of the United Kingdom

19 April 2024

The pressing political question of the United Kingdom’s survival will be the subject of a public lecture at Aberystwyth University.

Students win prestigious awards at Royal Television Society ceremony

24 April 2024

Talented students and recent graduates from the Department of Theatre, Film and Television Studies have won awards at the Royal Television Society Cymru Wales annual awards ceremony.

University joins No Mow May

25 April 2024

Aberystwyth University will be taking part in the Plantlife’s ‘No Mow May’ campaign once again this year as part of its work to promote biodiversity on its campuses.

‘Cookie’ caution wins ‘People’s Prize’ for Aberystwyth student

26 April 2024

An Aberystwyth University student has urged computer users to “think before you click” when asked to accept online cookies.

Aberystwyth nest box project looks at climate change impact on bird breeding

30 April 2024

New nest boxes have started appearing around Aberystwyth as part of a new study to understand the impact of climate change on competition between birds.

Reality TV in the UK is almost dead – why The Traitors offers a last glimmer of hope

30 April 2024

Writing in The Conversation, Professor Jamie Medhurst from the Department of Theatre, Film & Television Studies discusses reality TV in the UK and how shows like The Traitors could help reverse their declining popularity.

Aberystwyth Professor presides over first official ceremony as Archdruid

30 April 2024

Award-winning poet and Professor of Welsh and Celtic Studies, Mererid Hopwood, has presided over her first official ceremony as Archdruid, the head of the Gorsedd of the Bards.