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Cardiff University research safeguarding wildlife highlighted at National Eisteddfod

03 August 2007

Cardiff University research safeguarding wildlife in Wales and leading international conservation efforts is highlighted at Wales’ National Eisteddfod (August 4 - 11).

Visitors to the Cardiff University stand (number 222-223) at the National Eisteddfod in Mold can learn about the School of Biosciences’ work towards protecting Wales’ natural environment carried out at the School’s Llysdinam Field Centre in Mid-Wales. Nearly forty years of research and teaching at the Centre has helped to protect habitats and species, including the otter now witnessing a revival in Wales.

International conservation efforts by School of Biosciences’ researchers to protect endangered species such as the giant panda and orang-utan will also be highlighted.

Competitions at the University’s stand will give visitors the chance to sponsor an otter with the West Wales Wildlife Trust or a panda at the Wanglang Sanctuary in China, supporting this important environmental work.

Staff from the School of Welsh will also be delivering a number of lectures including the Welsh History Forum Annual Lecture by the Head of School, Professor Sioned Davies (Monday 6 August 11am) on aspects of life in the Clwydian Valley.

Students will also be on hand at the stand to share their experiences of studying at a leading teaching and research university and to advise visitors on courses available at the University.


PRCOM10 National Eisteddfod

Notes to Editors:

1.Cardiff University: Cardiff University is recognised in independent government assessments as one of Britain’s leading teaching and research universities. Founded by Royal Charter in 1883, the University today combines impressive modern facilities and a dynamic approach to teaching and research. The University’s breadth of expertise in research and research-led teaching encompasses: the humanities; the natural, physical, health, life and social sciences; engineering and technology; preparation for a wide range of professions; and a longstanding commitment to lifelong learning. Cardiff is a member of the Russell Group of Britain’s leading research universities.

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Further Information:

Emma Darling,
Public Relations Office,
Cardiff University
Tel: 029 2087 4499