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Press Releases from 2010

Amateur astronomer discovers disintegrating comet with help of Cardiff University telescope project


A leading amateur astronomer has made a major astronomical discovery thanks to a sophisticated educational telescope project led by Cardiff University astronomers.

Conservation and preservation


The conservation and preservation of our cultural heritage is the subject of a major conference to be held at Cardiff University.

Law experts to set up Network on family law


Law experts from Cardiff University are collaborating with three other universities in Wales and the South West to form a network which will form the authoritative voice on family law and policy.

Young people paint a picture of health


Youth homelessness and eating disorders are two areas of health highlighted by young people in Cardiff as part of a digital technology project to create accessible short films about public health issues.

Challenges of climate change: Sir John Houghton delivers keynote speech at Cardiff University


One of Wales’ most eminent scientists and the former co-chair of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will give a keynote speech on global warming at Cardiff University.

Cardiff Nobel winners team up to help new researchers


Cardiff University’s two Nobel Laureates have congratulated the first winner of a new Fellowship to help talented researchers in the early stages of their career.

University expert to examine ways to improve recording of anti-social behaviour


A Cardiff University policing expert will lead a review designed to improve the way police forces across England and Wales record and act on persistent acts of Anti-Social behaviour (ASB).

Discover planet earth


People of all ages are being given the chance to get up-close and personal with the wildlife on their doorstep and find out more about the history of the universe as part of Cardiff University’s events to celebrate National Science and Engineering Week.

New ‘hearing’ maps are real conversation starters for architects


Innovative sound-mapping software developed at Cardiff University and based on human hearing could help architects design out unwanted noise in such spaces as open-plan offices and meeting spaces.



A new initiative involving Cardiff University is giving people the chance to become a rugby day ‘creative texter’and see their thoughts projected into the Welsh capital by using their mobile phone.