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Eisteddfod 2013

Cardiff University is proud to be part of the Eisteddfod each year to celebrate the University's Welsh language and culture. This year the University has two sites for visitors, the Discuss tent with a vibrant programme of lectures, discussions and panel debates, and the Explore tent with a range of hands-on activities designed to highlight the broad range of contributions Cardiff University makes to Wales, the UK and the world.

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Discuss Cardiff

Highlights from our programme of lectures in the Discuss tent include a centenary celebration of R.S. Thomas, with Professor Damian Walford Davies and Dr Jason Walford Davies discussing some of his uncollected poems, Professor Richard Wyn Jones exploring accusations of fascism against Plaid Cymru, and our keynote address by Professor Hywel Thomas exploring exciting opportunities for renewable energy generation.

Saturday 3 August

Residences @ Cardiff University

A screening and Q+A of our Residences DVD, highlighting the variety of student accommodation on offer in Cardiff.

Time: 11:00


Student Drop-In Session

Come and talk to Cardiff University staff and students about Cardiff University, our courses, and the student experience in Cardiff.

Time: 12:00


Residences @ Cardiff University

A screening and Q+A of our Residences DVD, highlighting the variety of student accommodation on offer in Cardiff.

Time: 15:00


Sunday 4 August

Residences @ Cardiff University

A screening and Q+A of our Residences DVD, highlighting the variety of student accommodation on offer in Cardiff.

Time: 11:00


Geraint Whittaker and Lisa Sheppard (School of Welsh)

Panel discussion: the multicultural nature of contemporary Welsh society.

Time: 13:00


Student Drop-In Session

Come and talk to Cardiff University staff and students about Cardiff University, our courses, and the student experience in Cardiff.

Time: 14:00


Residences @ Cardiff University

A screening and Q+A of our Residences DVD, highlighting the variety of student accommodation on offer in Cardiff.

Time: 15:00


Monday 5 August

Residences @ Cardiff University

A screening and Q+A of our Residences DVD, highlighting the variety of student accommodation on offer in Cardiff.

Time: 11:00


Dr Emyr Lloyd-Evans (RCUK Fellow, School of Biosciences)

How cellular mechanisms affect young patients suffering from diseases of the brain.

Time: 13:00


Residences @ Cardiff University

A screening and Q+A of our Residences DVD, highlighting the variety of student accommodation on offer in Cardiff.

Time: 14:00


Student Drop-In Session

Come and talk to Cardiff University staff and students about Cardiff University, our courses, and the student experience in Cardiff.

Time: 15:00


Tuesday 6 August

Dr Siwan Rosser (Lecturer, School of Welsh)

"Teulu Bach Nantoer's 100th birthday." Discussion with the presenter Beti George and Catrin M. S. Davies of Unigryw TV company about the process of creating a special TV program and a new e-book to celebrate the publishment of Teulu Bach Nantoer in 1913.

Time: 11:00


Residences @ Cardiff University

A screening and Q+A of our Residences DVD, highlighting the variety of student accommodation on offer in Cardiff.

Time: 12:00


Student Drop-In Session

Come and talk to Cardiff University staff and students about Cardiff University, our courses, and the student experience in Cardiff.

Time: 13:00


Professor Hywel Thomas FREng FRS FLSW MAE

Keynote address by Professor Hywel Thomas, Pro Vice-Chancellor, International and Engagement

Time: 12:00


Cardiff University Welcome Event

Join us for a glass of wine to celebrate the University and its students' contributions to Wales for over 125 years.

Time: 15:00 - 17:00


Wednesday 7 August

Llyr Gwyn Lewis (PhD student, School of Welsh)

Poetry reading by the this poet and student with a question and answer session to follow.

Time: 10.00


Residences @ Cardiff University

A screening and Q+A of our Residences DVD, highlighting the variety of student accommodation on offer in Cardiff.

Time: 11:00


Professor Sioned Davies (Head, School of Welsh)

"Studying Welsh at Cardiff." A talk about what it's like to study Welsh at Cardiff University: the course content, the University, and the city.

Time: 12.00


Launch of gwladigidol

Join the Deputy Minister for Skills and Technology, Ken Skates AM, for the launch of Gwladigidol.

Time: 14:00


Thursday 8 August

WISERD: Tackling social science in Wales (3 short talks)

'Evaluating the Foundation Phase early years education policy' by Mirain Rhys, 'Advancing education research in Wales' by Dr Kathryn Sharp, and 'Who cares about social care anyway?' Dr Martin O'Neill

Time: 10.00


Residences @ Cardiff University

A screening and Q+A of our Residences DVD, highlighting the variety of student accommodation on offer in Cardiff.

Time: 12:00


Professor Richard Wyn Jones (Director, Wales Governance Centre)

Launch of the new book, 'Y Blaid Ffasgaidd yng Nghymru: Plaid Cymru a'r Cyhuddiad o Ffasgaeth' ('The Fascist Party of Wales: Plaid Cymru and the Accusation of Fascism').

Time: 13.00


Student Drop-In Session

Come and talk to Cardiff University staff and students about Cardiff University, our courses, and the student experience in Cardiff.

Time: 14:00


Professor Katie Gramich (School of English, Communication and Philosophy)

Motherland? Images of Wales as a woman: tracing the tradition.

Time: 15.00


Friday 9 August

Residences @ Cardiff University

A screening and Q+A of our Residences DVD, highlighting the variety of student accommodation on offer in Cardiff.

Time: 11:00


Professor Damian Walford Davies and Dr Jason Walford Davies

In conversation: Damian Walford Davies (Cardiff University) and Jason Walford Davies (Bangor University) discuss R.S. Thomas in his centenary year.

Time: 12:00


Manon George and Emyr Lewis

A proper Parliament for Wales: Manon and Emyr discuss the challenge for the Silk Commission on Devolution in Wales.

Time: 13.00


Professor E. Wyn James (Reader, School of Welsh)

A Writer of Two Worlds: Creative tensions in the work of Eluned Morgan (1870-1938), the author from the Welsh settlement in Patagonia.

Time: 14.00


Professor Jonathan Scourfield (School of Social Sciences)

"Childhood as a Muslim in Wales."

Time: 15.00


Saturday 10 August

Residences @ Cardiff University

A screening and Q+A of our Residences DVD, highlighting the variety of student accommodation on offer in Cardiff.

Time: 11:00


Student Drop-In Session

Come and talk to Cardiff University staff and students about Cardiff University, our courses, and the student experience in Cardiff.

Time: 15:00


Welsh for Adults Centre

Find out more about the Welsh courses available

The Welsh for Adults Centre website

Explore Cardiff

Eisteddfod

Cardiff University is committed to engaging communities with our research in an accessible way, so our Explore Cardiff stand has hands-on activities and a mini-museum of University-linked exhibits. How do a dynamo torch, a shamanic headdress, a pot of broken glass and a 3D-printed Twitter handle link to University work? Come and find out in our Explore stand.

Eisteddfod Map

2013 Eisteddfod Map

Click on the link below to see a map highlighting the location of Cardiff University's exhibit:



Photo Gallery

Click on the link below to view images from Cardiff University’s exhibition:

Eisteddfod Gallery

Ll@is y Maes

Ll@is y Maes is a digital hyper local service in Welsh and in English.

Our aim is to create an alternative service which will reflect and include the events, reviews, news, stories and people at the Eisteddfod. We will be publishing new content from Monday to Friday on our website and through social media. We are four students from Cardiff University who have been given the opportunity to be community journalists for a week. Ll@is y Maes is a partnership between The National Eisteddfod and the Centre for Community Journalism at Cardiff University.