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Promoting Welsh language and culture

Cardiff Castle during the Tafwyl festival.
Cardiff Castle during the Tafwyl festival.

We are proud to be a Welsh university and are committed to promoting and celebrating Welsh language and culture.

The Welsh language is embedded in our identity, operations, communities and day-to-day practices, within and beyond the University.

The Welsh Language Academy

Our newly established Welsh Language Academy aims to connect those involved with the Welsh language – both within the university and in our wider communities. The Academy reflects our aims as Welsh institution with a global view, in a cosmopolitan and friendly, multilingual and multicultural city.

The Academy will bring together and coordinate our staff in their ongoing efforts to connect with and contribute to the local and national community. Our Welsh-speaking educators run engagement with schools across Wales and our academics regularly contribute to public and policy debates around key issues in Wales.

We also seek opportunities to promote the use of the language in the city. One of our recent projects supported by the Academy involved Welsh-language lessons for Arabic speakers at the Grangetown Pavilion – a community centre established with the support of Cardiff University’s engagement project, the Grangetown Community Gateway.

For more information and to find out how to get involved in our upcoming projects, get in touch:

Welsh Language Academy

Welsh festivals

We actively participate in and support key Welsh festivals, including partnerships with the Urdd Eisteddfod and National Eisteddfod, engaging visitors in our research and teaching a through lively talks, discussions and hands-on activities.

With in-person festivals postponed because of COVID-19 pandemic, we have been holding a range of Welsh-language events and lectures as part of the festivals.

Find out more about how we work with Welsh festivals:

Eisteddfod yr Urdd Maes

The Urdd Eisteddfod

The Urdd Eisteddfod 2023 will take place in Llandovery, Carmarthenshire, from 29 May to 3 June.

A young visitor to the Science and Technology Village takes part in a microplastics experiment

National Eisteddfod

We are looking forward to this year's Llŷn and Eifionydd National Eisteddfod, held in Boduan, Gwynedd, from 5-12 August 2023.