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The year that was

07 January 2011

Chinese dancersThe Chinese New Year gala

The acquisition of a unique collection of rare books and the discovery of a new monumental complex outside the Roman fortress in Caerleon, in South Wales were just some of the highlights for the University and its researchers in 2010.

Over the year, others included:

University astronomers helping reveal unique images of the entire sky which could provide new insights into the way stars and galaxies form and reveal how the Universe itself came to life after the Big Bang

The 2010 Chinese New Year Gala which took place in front of over 250 guests

Cardiff medical student Jamie Roberts playing for Wales in the RBS Six Nations

Professor Adam Hardy, Welsh School of Architecture being commissioned to design a Hindu temple in the complex and ornate 12th century style of the Hoysala dynasty of south India

Cardiff students retaining the coveted Varsity Shield after coming out top in a range of sports against rivals Swansea University

The Australian Paralympic Wheelchair Basketball Team being welcomed to the University for a training camp

Stephen Fry joining nine other eminent individuals from the fields of law, culture and public health, amongst others, to receive Honorary Fellowships.

The University staging its largest ever presence at the National Eisteddfod of Wales

Work underway on Biosciences extensionWork underway on Biosciences extension

Work starting on the School of Biosciences south podium which now features a unique multi-coloured hexagonal façade reflecting the School’s work in understanding the molecular structures of nature.

The University’s support for developing researchers into the leaders of the future being recognised with a prestigious award from Times Higher Education

After 40 years at the forefront of journalism training in Britain, the Centre for Journalism inviting its alumni to a major conference to mark its anniversary.

The opening of a new flagship building to help the University lead the genetic fight against cancer. The buildings fixed louvers are colour-coded to correspond to the sequence of the TSC2 gene, discovered by Cardiff researchers, that causes tuberous sclerosis.