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Language and identity in modern Wales


Lisa Sheppard, from Cardiff University's School of Welsh, will participate in a discussion on the role and importance of language in shaping identity and nationality, following a performance of A Good Clean Heart by Alun Saunders.

Minority language rights: understanding legislation and the law


An expert research symposium, hosted by the Language, Policy & Planning Research Unit, at the School of Welsh, Cardiff University, was held on Tuesday April 28th 2015.

Scholarships available for a Patagonian adventure


Cardiff University's School of Welsh, with funding provided by Banco Santander, is offering two scholarships worth £3,000 for two undergraduate students to travel to Patagonia for a month of work experience this summer.

Strengthening the future of Welsh language journalism – Launching a new course from the School


The importance of skilled and trained Welsh language journalists needed to support a healthy and effective Welsh media industry was the topic of discussion at a panel event at Cardiff University this week.

Colgate students meet Cabinet ministers at the Senedd


Each year, during the spring semester, students from Colgate University, in Madison County, New York, USA come to Cardiff University as part of a Study Abroad Scheme. In addition to their own degree subjects at Colgate, students are given a unique once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to study modules at the School of Welsh which focus on the language and culture of Wales.

School of Welsh entertains the adults at the Cardiff Children’s Literature Festival


Authors and young readers will gather in the capital for the third annual Cardiff Children’s Literature Festival between March 24th and 29th 2015.

poundsSchool of Welsh offers scholarships worth £100,000


This is the largest amount ever offered by the School, reflecting its commitment to ensuring opportunities for further study are available to all and that funding is not an impediment.

poundsSecond-language students revise with the School of Welsh


Cardiff University's School of Welsh welcomed almost 170 Yr. 12 and 13 second language students for a revision day on Friday January 23rd 2015.

poundsCardiff University’s School of Welsh rated best in Wales and 7th in the UK


Cardiff’s School of Welsh has been ranked best in Wales, and 7th in the UK, for the quality of its research, in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF).

poundsCardiff rewards creativity!


This year the School of Welsh, Cardiff University, is launching a new set of scholarships that will challenge the creativity of prospective students.

flower ‘Hello Mr President’ – The School of Welsh celebrates with Ireland’s head of state


Michael D. Higgins, President of Ireland, was in Wales for an official two-day visit along with his wife Sabina to celebrate the political, economic, educational and cultural connections between the two countries.

Loti Flowers Living history – student steps back in time to the Tudor era


Loti Flowers, a student from Crynant near Neath, will be swapping the life of a University student for that of a kitchen maid in the Tudor era with a new S4C living history programme, Y Llys.

book Novel on The Bookcase


Rhyw Flodau Rhyfel, the début novel of Dr Llŷr Gwyn Lewis, a lecturer at the School of Welsh, has been chosen as one of the volumes of The Bookcase this year.

Cardiff University News


9 May 2015: In Aberystwyth

Professor E. Wyn James
‘Hymns and Christianity in the Welsh Settlement in Patagonia’ [in Welsh]
Joint presentation with Elvey MacDonald and Lois Dafydd
Annual Day School of the Welsh Hymn Society,
Bethel Vestry, Baker Street, Aberystwyth, 11.00am

16 May 2015: In Cardiff

Professor E. Wyn James
‘Mary Jones and the Bala Revolution’
Talk in a coffee morning for Welsh learners,
Welsh Evangelical Church, Harriet Street, Cathays, Cardiff, CF24 4BX, 11.00am

19 May 2015: In Cardiff

Professor E. Wyn James
‘Williams Pantycelyn, Ann Griffiths and the Literature of the Missionary Movement’ [in Welsh]
Talk to the ‘Twlc’ literary discussion group,
Y Mochyn Du, Sophia Close, Cardiff, CF11 9HW, 8.15pm

22 May 2015: In Ottawa, Canada

Behind the Mask of Piety: International Perspectives on the Challenges of Implementing Language Policy
Professor Colin Williams will discuss the rhetoric and the reality of language policy implementation. All too often the professed virtues of language policy appear to exceed what is found as realities on the ground. Is this gap a generalized issue for government policies, or is there something that is particularly intractable about language policies?

6 June 2015: In Aberystwyth

Professor E. Wyn James
‘The Patagonian Dream of Michael D. Jones and his 1882 Visit to Y Wladfa’ [in Welsh]
Paper at the ‘150 Years of the Welsh in Patagonia: Reflections on a Legacy’ conference,
Main Hall, Department of International Politics, Penglais Campus, Aberystwyth University

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