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Aberdare Hall

Aberdare Hall was originally built in 1893, but was founded in 1885 by Lady Aberdare to promote women’s education in Wales. The Hall, surrounded by its own gardens, is located on the main Cardiff University campus, within walking distance of most of the academic schools and only a brief walk from the city and civic centre.

Meeting Facilities

The main building, or Old Hall as it is called, has three executive meeting rooms, on the ground floor, along side the ‘Staff Dining Club’. The three executive meeting rooms are comfortable and traditional in style with a full range of audio visual equipment and free WiFi.

The ‘Isabel Bruce Room’ ~ named after the first Principal of Aberdare Hall (1885-1887) can accommodate up to 20 delegates in a boardroom style.

The ‘Joan Buckingham Room’ ~ named after the Warden of Aberdare Hall (1980-1997) can accommodate up to 18 delegates in a boardroom style and 24 delegates theatre style.





The ‘Kathleen Ede Room’ ~ named after a member of Court of University College Cardiff Council (1963-1984) can accommodate 25 - 30 delegates theatre style and up to 20 boardroom style.

All rooms offer a flipchart and whiteboard. A portable data projector, laptop and DVD player are available in the ‘Kathleen Ede Room’ as standard and at an additional cost in the ‘Isabel Bruce Room’ and the ‘Joan Buckingham Room’.

Refreshments and buffets can be provided in all rooms to suit requirements.

Room capacity may change slightly if audio/visual equipment is required in the room.

Dining Facilities






The ‘Staff Dining Club’, with the Aberdare Room and Dining Room offers an extensive catering service, and is the ideal location for a variety of functions. Our daily services, Monday to Friday, include a fully licensed bar with bar meals and carvery lunches.

The dining club is also available for functions, conference dinners, banquets, wedding receptions and presentations.

Private luncheons and dinners can also be hosted in the ‘Isabel Bruce Room’ and the ‘Joan Buckingham Room’.

Please note no parking facilities are available on site. However, parking is available on a pay and display basis in the surrounding areas. The nearest pay & display car parks are situated on North Road a few minutes walk from the venue.

For further information please contact a member of the Conference Office.

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