Aberystwyth University at the National Eisteddfod 2024

Come and join us on the grounds of the National Eisteddfod in Rhondda Cynon Taf this year.

We look forward to welcoming visitors to our stand at the National Eisteddfod in Pontypridd, from the 3 - 10 August 2024.

Representatives from our Academic Departments will be on hand during the week, to discuss our range of courses and to give an insight into our exceptional research that's making a difference to everyday lives.

View our day by day schedule below.

Monday 5 August

Time Talk Location
11:30  

Celebrating Philanthropy Dr Rhidian Lawrence
From Pembrokeshire to NASA - Physicist Dr Rhidian Lawrence PhD Physics 1962, University College of Wales, Aberystwyth.

Aberystwyth University stand
13:00

Creative conversations about Wales’s constitutional future 
A discussion about how visual methods can contribute to the ongoing conversation about Wales’ constitutional future, and the lessons from Wales for the wider UK and beyond.

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15:00

Veterinary Medicine Yesterday and Today 
A session looking at how veterinary medicine has changed across the years encompassing both new and old equipment, treatments and terminology, including a snapshot of veterinary student education in 2024 at Aberystwyth University.

Aberystwyth University stand
16:30

Crowning Ceremony

Join us at our stand to watch the Crowning ceremony.

Aberystwyth University stand

 

Time Activity Location
9-5  

Department of International Politics 
Framing the Future’ photography exhibition   
Photographs from a research project led by the Department of International Politics that uses photography to understand how people think about independence in Wales, Scotland, and Catalonia. 

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11-2

Aberystwyth Business School 
Jonathan Fry (Lecturer in Business and Management) will be present to discuss the range of provision at Aberystwyth Business School including the Business and Management, Marketing, Tourism, Economics and Accounting and Finance degree schemes.

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2-4

Aberystwyth School of Veterinary Science 
Sharon King and Jonathan King (Lecturers in Veterinary Science) will be present to discuss any aspect related to studying Veterinary Science at Aberystwyth University and answer any questions.

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Tuesday 6 August

Time Sgwrs Location
11:30

Why should we think about women's experiences in the twenty-first century Wales? 
A Welsh-language discussion of Hi/Hon (Honno, 2024), a volume of stories, essays, and images that offer a varied commentary on women in twenty-first century Wales, with the editors, Catrin Beard and Esyllt Angharad Lewis, and some contributors.

Aberystwyth University stand
13:00

UMCA yn dathlu 50!
Come and join friends to celebrate half a century of UMCA.

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Time Activity Location
10-2

Lifelong Learning 
Lifelong Learning at Aberystwyth University offer a wide range of part-time courses aimed at personal and professional development.   
Our courses are open to adults of all ages, as well as students at any University who may find our degree boosters useful. 
Many of our modules are run via distance or blended learning that allows you the flexibility to study when and where you want. However, we continue to offer face-to-face courses in a variety of subjects. 

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Wednesday 7 August

Time Talk Location
11:30

‘O’r Fro i’r Byd’ EG Bowen Annual Lecture  
Professor Rhys Jones Department of Geography and Earth Sciences introduces Llŷr Jones, alumnus and Chief Executive of ‘Menter a Busnes’ who’ll be reflecting on his influences and his career to date.

Cymdeithasau 

13:00 

ARFOR event
Llwyfan Heriau - Panel Celfyddydau 

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13:00

Aberystwyth University Alumni Reunion 
Studied at Aberystwyth? Come along to Clwb Y Bont to reminisce with old friends!

Clwb Y Bont

 

Time Activity Location
11-1

Healthcare Education Centre 
Come and speak to our student nurses and hear about their experiences in the Adult and Mental health field.

Aberystwyth University stand

10-11

2-3 

Department of Geography and Earth Sciences
Call in to discuss our courses and research with Dr Hywel Griffiths, Reader in Physical Geography in the Department of Geography and Earth Sciences, either before or after our annual lecture - the EG Bowen Memorial Lecture - given this year by departmental alumnus Llyr Roberts, Chief Executive of Menter a Busnes.

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Thursday 8 August

Time Talk Location
11:00

A few lost poems by Gwenallt and T. H. Parry-Williams 
Dr Bleddyn Owen Huws and Gruffydd Davies from the Department of Welsh and Celtic Studies will be discussing a few lost poems by Gwenallt and T. H. Parry-Williams that are not included in the published collections of the poets’ work. While working on his PhD thesis on Gwenallt’s legacy, Gruffydd has found new poems in a family archive, and some new poems by Parry-Williams have come to light while Bleddyn is preparing a complete edition of the poet’s verse to be published next year. Both T. H. Parry-Williams and Gwenallt taught at the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, and were among the most prominent Welsh poets of the twentieth century.

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13:00 

Beyond the General Election 
A panel discussion with Department of International Politics alumni analysing the results and implications of the UK General Election for Wales and beyond.

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15:00

BBC Wales at 60: looking back and looking forward 
A lecture and talk with Professor Jamie Medhurst (Department of Theatre, Film and Television Studies) and Rhys Evans (Head of Corporate Affairs and Public Policy, BBC Cymru Wales). An opportunity to discuss the history, development, and future of BBC Wales television as it celebrates its 60th anniversary this year.

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Time Activity Location
11-4

Department of Mathematics 
Solving mathematical problems with bubbles - have you ever wondered why a bubble is spherical? We will use bubbles to observe some of the shapes formed by minimal surfaces, as well as solving the Steiner problem so that we can propose the shortest way of connecting some of our towns and cities.

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Friday 09 August

Time Talks Location

14:00

The Economy and the Welsh Language: Arfor and beyond 
A session led by Aberystwyth University discussing the findings of evaluating the Arfor programme promoting entrepreneurship and economic development to support the Welsh language strongholds and the next steps of an economic agenda to support the Welsh language in Wales. 

Speakers: Adam Price MS; Elen Bonner, Bangor University; Llŷr Roberts, Mentera; Ioan Teifi Wavehill; chaired by Dr Elin Royles, Aberystwyth University.

Lido

15:00 

Mapping roadside Milk Churn Stands in rural Ceredigion 
A discussion of the process of mapping the location of roadside milk churn stands in Ceredigion, with a call for assistance in expanding the project of recording and evaluating them beyond the boundaries of the county.

Aberystwyth University stand

16:30

Chairing Ceremony
Join us at our stand to watch the Chairing ceremony.

Aberystwyth University stand

 

Time Activity Location

11-1

Department of Law & Criminology 
Nathan Gibbs (Lecturer Department of Law & Criminology) will be present to discuss the range of provision in the Department.

Aberystwyth University stand