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News Archive 2011-12

The School's news archive for the academic year 2011-12.

Jessica RumbleVolunteering makes a difference


Jessica Rumble from Porth-y-rhyd near Carmarthen is about to begin her final year of study for a BA degree in Welsh at Cardiff...

Wyn James Staff Events at the National Eisteddfod


Staff Events at the National Eisteddfod in the Vale of Glamorgan (4-12 August 2012)

pounds Two Posts


The School of Welsh is advertising two new posts in the field of language acquisition - Research Assistant (Grade 5) and Research Associate (Grade 6).

Anni Llyn Parri Alumnus wins Urdd crown


Anni Llŷn Parri won the crown at the 2012 Urdd National Eisteddfod in Snowdonia. She won the award for a prose writing entitled Egin (‘Shoots’).

Diarmait Mac Giolla Chriost New volume published


A new book, Jailtacht: The Irish Language, Symbolic Power and Political Violence in Northern Ireland, 1972-2008, has been published by Dr Diarmait Mac Giolla Chríost, a reader at the School of Welsh.

Mair Rees Mair Rees is awarded a PhD


Congratulations to Mair Rees who has successfully completed her PhD thesis on Feminine Symbolism in Welsh Fiction by Women 1948-2008.

chalk Former students reach the Welsh Learner of the Year Final


A former student of the School of Welsh has reached the final of the Welsh Learner of the Year competition. Rhian Dickenson graduated from Cardiff Universityin 2006 with a joint honours degree...

microphone Success for students at Poetry Slam for the fourth consecutive year


This year’s Poetry Slam between the students and staff of the School of Welsh was held on 27 April in The Bunk House with Llŷr Gwyn Lewis and Gruffudd Owen hosting the evening.

Sioned Davies Professor Sioned Davies elected as a fellow of the Learned Society of Wales


Congratulations to Professor Sioned Davies on being elected a fellow of the Learned Society of Wales.

flag of canada Developing links with Canada and the Welsh Language Commissioner


This week the School of Welsh welcomed a group of scholars from Canada. As part of their visit a research seminar was held between the School of Welsh’s Language Policy and Planning Research Unit...

John Caulfield Irish language bloggers and Twitter users and their place on the web


In April, John Caulfield, a PhD student at the School of Welsh, will present a paper at a seminar on the theme of ‘Language and Social Media’ hosted by the British Association for Applied Linguistics.

Simon Brooks A tribute to ‘Tynged yr Iaith’


In order to commemorate half a century since Saunders Lewis delivered his lecture ‘Tynged yr Iaith' (The Fate of the Language) Radio Cymru will be broadcasting 5 short lectures...

book Book Drum promotes The Mabinogion


Professor Sioned Davies’ volume The Mabinogion has reached the Book Drum website.Book Drum is a website which contains information about books. Book Drum’s aim is to create a multimedia...


cursor The New Sabbatical Scheme website is live


The new website of the Sabbatical Scheme for Welsh Language Training’s higher-level course is now live.

Llion Pryderi Roberts Llion Pryderi Roberts is awarded a PhD


Congratulations to Llion Pryderi Roberts who has successfully completed his PhD thesis on Owen Thomas, Liverpool (1812-91) and the biographies of 19th Century preachers.

Luciana Cordo Russo The Mabinogion attracting students


Luciana Cordo Russo is from Buenos Aires in Argentina, and even though she has no connection with Wales, she has come to Wales to study at the School of Welsh, thanks to financial support from Banco Santander.

pounds AHRC Scholarships


The School of Welsh is delighted to invite applications for the 2012 PhD Scholarships in Celtic Studies, funded by the AHRC.

John Caulfield Irish in Cardiff


One of the School of Welsh’s postgraduate students has recently appeared on an Irish television programme. John Caulfield, who hails from Wexford in Ireland, is a PhD student...

Sabbatical SchemeLaunching the Welsh Sabbatical Scheme


On Thursday 13 October 2011 the School of Welsh launched its contribution to the Welsh Language Sabbatical Scheme in Aberdare Hall, Corbett Road, where the Education Minister...

Rhiannon MarksNew member of staff


The School of Welsh welcomes a new member of staff. Dr Rhiannon Marks has been appointed a tutor in the School.

pounds G.J. Williams Memorial Award


Congratulations to Jessica Rumble from the first year and Owain Lewis from the final year who have won the 2011 G.J. Williams Memorial Award.