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News Archive 2009-10

The School's news archive for the academic year 2009-10.

Gwennan Evans Emyr Feddyg Scholarship


At the National Eisteddfod of Wales Blaenau Gwent and the Heads of the Valleys. Gwennan Evans was awarded the 2010 Emyr Feddyg Scholarship. 


Julia Barnes Comparing the situation in Wales and the Basque Country


We welcome Dr Julia Barnes to the School of Welsh for a period of six months.


Llyr Gwyn Lewis Llŷr Gwyn Lewis wins Urdd chair


Llŷr Gwyn Lewis was the winner of the chair at the 2010 Urdd Eisteddfod. Llŷr is a former student of the School of Welsh, and after spending a year in Oxford...


library 2 Research Posts


We welcome applications for two research posts to work on a research project to improve the way the Welsh language is transferred to adults...


newspaper Cardiff's School of Welsh is top of the league


Cardiff's School of Welsh has been ranked best in Britain for Celtic Studies according to The Complete University Guide.


scripture Y Gwr Cadarn: First Performance in 426 Years (more or less)


One of the earliest know plays in Welsh, Y Gŵr Cadarn (The Strong Man), is being revived to instruct and delight audiences once again.


Anni Llyn Parri Former student presents new service for the children of Wales


Anni Llŷn Parri, a former student at the School of Welsh, is one of the presenters of the new programme ‘Stwnsh’ on S4C’s ‘Planed Plant’.


books The Ysgolion Cymraeg in an International Context


On 19 April a conference was held on ‘The Ysgolion Cymraeg in an International Context’, sponsored by the School of Welsh’s ...


pounds Grant for Research into Transferring the Welsh Language to Adults


A team of researchers based at the School of Welsh has been awarded a grant worth over £300,000 by the Welsh Assembly Government...


ScalesAn Eye on the Law


Seán Ó Conaill, a PhD student in the School of Welsh, has contributed to a new book which deals with Law and the Irish language.


Ceri Elen with Stomp StoolSuccess for Students at Poetry Slam


A competition between the keen poets of the School of Welsh has become something of a tradition in recent years.


Sam Lloyd-WilliamsWelsh Tenor


One of the School’s third year students appeared on the BBC Wales programme Welsh Tenor on 30 March 2010.


Ceri Elen Ceri Elen's new musical


‘Heb ei Fai…’ (He who is without fault) is a brand new musical co-written by Ceri Elen and Eilir Owen Griffiths.


Simon Brooks Dr. Simon Brooks to chair Welsh Book of the Year Judging Panel


Dr. Simon Brooks has been appointed Chair of the 2011 Welsh Book of the Year Competition Judging Panel.


Argentinia'n FlagCardiff University’s links with Patagonia


Staff from the National University of Patagonia San Juan Bosco in Argentina are visiting the School of Welsh at Cardiff University for two weeks as part of a scheme sponsored by Banco Santander.


Megan Williams Student reaches ‘Cân i Gymru 2010’ final


Megan Williams, a first year student at the School of Welsh, has reached the final of this year’s ‘Cân i Gymru’ (Song for Wales) competition.


T. James JonesT. James Jones to be Archdruid


T. James Jones, an associate lecturer in the School of Welsh, is the new Archdruid of the National Eisteddfod.


John Caulfield John Caulfield joins the School


John Caulfield, who is originally from Wexford in Ireland, has joined the School of Welsh as a PhD student.


pounds The School of Welsh sponsoring WJEC Awards


This year, the School of Welsh sponsored two awards presented by the Welsh Joint Education Committee. The awards are presented to the A level students who achieved the highest marks in the June 2009 examinations.


llyfrau Fitzalan High School ‘Welsh in Business’ Conference


In December the School of Welsh was invited to take part in the annual Welsh in Business Conference at Fitzalan High School, Cardiff.


Ceri Elen Ceri Elen wins Taliesin prize


Congratulations to Ceri Elen, tutor on the School of Welsh’s Scriptwriting, Drama and Creative Writing modules, on winning a monologue competition featured in the literary magazine Taliesin.


Lois Barrar as a baby Raising money for Children in Need


Last week the School of Welsh collected money for Children in Need 2009. Students were asked to look at photographs of members of staff as children...


Angharad George Angharad George is awarded a PhD


Congratulations to Angharad George who has successfully completed her PhD thesis.


Sioned Davies Professor Sioned Davies admitted to the Gorsedd


On Saturday 24 October, Professor Sioned Davies was admitted to the Gorsedd of Bards at the Powys Eisteddfod for her contribution to the literary and cultural life of Wales.


Patagonia Welsh with a Spanish accent


For a week during October Walter Brooks, research assistant and language tutor at the School of Welsh, will be attending The American Folklore Society’s Annual Conference in Boise, Idaho.


scriptureFulbright Scholar visits School


In September 2009, Dr Sarah Campbell joined the School on a Fulbright Scholarship from the United States. She will be delivering a seminar at the School on 13 October.


Llion Pryderi Roberts Emyr Feddyg Scholarship


Llion Pryderi Roberts, Language Tutor at the School of Welsh, has been awarded the 2009 Emyr Feddyg Scholarship for the first chapter of his novel Llewych.



book pagesG.J Williams Memorial Award


Congratulations to Ffion Pritchard and Caroline McManus from the first year and Elain Llwyd and Llŷr Gwyn Lewis from the final year...