Community Events

From robotics to rock music workshops, public lectures and art seminars, Old College plays host to a range of events throughout the year. Here are some of the activities planned for the coming months but keep checking back as we'll  be adding more.



24 September - 20 December 2019

Gallery: Living Wales

Monday - Saturday, 10am - 4pm


23 & 24 November 2019

Menter Aberystwyth: Lantern Making

Old College, 10am - 3pm

Free, public Lantern making workshop

Come and make a lantern for our annual lantern parade on the 30th of November. Groups, individuals, all ages and abilities welcome.

Organised by Menter Aberystwyth


28 - 29 November 2019

The Festival: Our Voice in the World Festival

Old College

Join us for a series of talks, discussion panels and performances to celebrate the vitality of the Welsh language among the family of global languages as part of the UNESCO International Year for Indigenous Languages 2019.

Discussion topics will include the following matters, with a focus on exploring experience from Wales and other countries:

  • language learning and use
  • language, literature, the arts and media
  • language policy and planning

The event is aimed at practitioners from a variety of fields – from within Wales and internationally.

Both Welsh and English will be used to different degrees in the Festival.  If you are not proficient in both Welsh and English, please let us know when booking so that we can arrange translation services for different sessions.

Festival Programme


Please be aware that the Old College is a Grade 1 listed building, and does not have lifts.    Please make us aware of any medical problem, disability, hearing and/or visual impairment you may have when booking so that we can make any reasonable adjustments.  Some sessions may not be accessible if you fail to inform us at the time of booking.


4 December 2019

Seminar: Why Art?

Seddon Room, 1pm - 2pm

An Open Seminar with Mary Lloyd Jones and Paul Joyner


19 December 2019

Celebrate Christmas

Seddon Room, 4pm – 6pm

Members of Aberystwyth community are warmly invited to join us to celebrate Christmas at the Old College. All the family are welcome to come and celebrate the festive season. Father Christmas will be welcoming younger guests and raising funds in memory of Paul James, the University’s Charity of the Year.


20 December 2019

Crafty Christmas Card Circuits with Aberystwyth Robotics Club

Studio, 3.3pm – 6pm

Drop in to the Old College art room and make a Christmas card that lights up.
Suitable for ages 5+
£1 a card, all materials provided, no need to book.


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