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News Archive 2008-09

The School's news archive for the academic year 2008-09.

ReunionReunion on Eisteddfod Field


A reunion will be held for past and present students of the School at 1:00 on Thursday 6th August...


Cwrw am ddimCwrw am ddim [Free beer]


It is not often that an undergraduate student publishes a book during his degree course. But Chris Cope...


StudentsA memorable graduation


A memorable graduation held in St David’s Hall, followed by a reception in Aberdare Hall...



Graduation capDegree results


Many congratulations to all the students who graduated this year. The results were outstanding...


Capitol Building, Washington School of Welsh at the Smithsonian Festival


The capital of the United States will take on a distinctly Welsh flavour this summer as Wales is set to be the features nation at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival...


Simon BrooksNew Volume Published


A new book, Yr Hawl i Oroesi,  has been published by Dr Simon Brooks with a successful launch, and a number of media interviews.


Adar Drycin castAdar Drycin


June saw the first performance ever of the School’s Drama Company, under the directorship of Ceri Elen, our Creative Writing Tutor.



Cerys MatthewsCerys Matthews returns to the School of Welsh


Some years ago, the singer-songwriter Cerys Matthews studied Welsh here in Cardiff University. In a programme on BBC2 on Friday, 12 June, she will be seen...



Newspaper Cardiff's School of Welsh is top of the league in Wales


Cardiff's School of Welsh has been ranked best in Wales according to a recent guide by The Independent.



PunoeddSuccess in Undergraduate Scholarships


Three School of Welsh Undergraduate Entrance Scholarships worth £400 each for 2009-10 have been awarded...



Llion Pryderi RobertsTime to write


Congratulations to Llion Pryderi Roberts, a Research Associate in the School, on winning one of the Academi's New Writer Scholarships...



Bikes2009-10 Postgraduate Scholarships Available


5 scholarships are available to cover fees for our postgraduate degree schemes: MA in Welsh, MA in Welsh Ethnological Studies as well our Research Degrees (MPhil and PhD)...



Sion Ifan celebrating at this year's Inter-collegiate Eisteddfod Success at the 2009 Inter-Collegiate Eisteddfod


Cardiff University stole the show at the recent Inter-Collegiate Eisteddfod held in Swansea, thanks to the Gym Gym (the University’s Welsh Society)...



Writing pad and biroScholarship available for MA in Welsh


A full scholarship is offered for students who wish to follow a Master's course which focuses on Creative Writing in Welsh. The closing date: 27 March 2009...



Roadsign in PatagoniaStrengthening our ties with Patagonia


An exciting new development is underway at the School, which will allow us to strengthen relations with a number of higher education institutions in Patagonia..



Chinese expertise comes to Cardiff


Unique methods of teaching English to the Chinese will be shared with the School and the Welsh for Adults Centre, as part of an exciting joint research project...



Dr Juliette WoodDr Wood's book nominated for Samuel Johnson Prize


Congratulations to Dr Juliette Wood on the success of her book, The Eternal Chalice which has been nominated for the Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction...



Professor Colin WilliamsNew Language Strategy for Ireland


Professor Colin H Williams has been working as part of a Dublin City University-based group, within Fiontar, preparing a new twenty year Irish language strategy...



Mince Pies Money raised for Christian Aid


The School Office was busier than usual yesterday as staff and students dropped in for mince pies and carols...



Michael HarveyInternational storyteller visits School


The international storyteller Michael Harvey was welcomed to the School today...



Geraldine LublinPhD on Patagonia


Congratulations to Geraldine Lublin, originially from Argentina, who has been awarded a PhD...



alt textLinguistic Research in Valencia


Professor Colin H Williams will be meeting with Heads of Linguistic Normalisation and Sociolinguists all over Valencia next week...



The pink stool at the Poetry SlamSuccess for the Students


A poetry slam was held in the Student's Union on 12th November, between the students and staff of the School of Welsh. Over 100 students attended...



David StansfieldFull circle


Congratulations to David Stansfield, who graduated from the School in 2007, on being appointed a language tutor in our Welsh For Adults Centre...



Walter BrooksDecline of the Welsh language in Patagonia


Walter Brooks recently contributed an article in the jounral Y Trathodydd on the decline of the Welsh language in Patagonia...



Dr Diarmait Mac Giolla ChriostEcolinguistic research in Australia


Dr Diarmait Mac Giolla Chríost will be in Australia as a Visiting Scholar at the Department of Linguistics, the University of Sydney and at the School of Languages and Linguistics, the University of Melbourne...



Smithsonian Folk FestivalSmithsonian Folklife Festival, Washington 2009


The School is collaborating with the Smithsonian Institute as they prepare a special programme on traditional Welsh culture for the festival next year...