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Cardiff Connect cover Spring 2016

Cardiff Connect Spring 2016

31 March 2016

Learn more about this season's highlights from across the University and beyond.


Cardiff Connect Spring 2016

In this edition of Cardiff Connect, we're exploring Roald Dahl’s Welsh roots and meeting the Cardiff University Olympic hopefuls.

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100 years of Roald Dahl: Dahl of the Unexpected – Professor Damian Walford Davies

Professor Damian Walford Davies, Head of the School of English, Communication and Philosophy, looks back at the formative Welsh roots of one of the world’s greatest storytellers.

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100 years of Roald Dahl – Sir Quentin Blake (Hon 2006)

Sir Quentin Blake reveals what it was like to illustrate the works of the great storyteller.

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100 years of Roald Dahl – Laurence Moroney (BSc 1991)

Children’s author Laurence Moroney on discovering the magic of Roald Dahl’s writing.

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100 years of Roald Dahl – Dr Catherine Butler

The children’s author and senior lecturer at the School of English, Communication & Philosophy on the Welsh roots of one of the world’s greatest storytellers.

© Quentin Blake - illustration of Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl centenary events

Events to celebrate 100 years of Roald Dahl.

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Examined Life: James Goldston (PgDip 1991)

President of ABC News James Goldston (PgDip 1991) is known for revitalising some of America’s most iconic current affairs programming.

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Gravitational waves detected

An international team of scientists, including researchers from Cardiff University’s Gravitational Physics Group, have directly observed gravitational waves for the first time.

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Examined Life: Dr Nathalie MacDermott (MBBCh 2006)

Dr Nathalie MacDermott (MBBCh 2006) received a medal from Prime Minister David Cameron after repeatedly risking her life to battle the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

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Cardiff to Rio – Rhys Clayton (Economics with a European Language 2011-)

London Ambassador Rhys Clayton looks back on his role in the London 2012 Olympics.

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Examined Life: Gareth Davies (BSc 1977)

Gareth Davies (BSc 1977) is Cardiff RFC’s record points scorer, former Wales captain and the current chairman of the Welsh Rugby Union.

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Cardiff to Rio – Zainub Akbar (International Relations and Politics 2015-)

Trampolinist and Youth Olympian Zainub Akbar on studies, sports facilities and Olympic dreams.

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“Demand education in your language”

Dr Hefin Jones, senior lecturer at the School of Biosciences, looks at the impact the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol has had on Cardiff University.

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Carwyn Williams (History 2013-)

History student Carwyn Williams on the importance of being able to study through the medium of Welsh.