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National Eisteddfod

A science workshop for children at the Eisteddfod
A science workshop for children at the Eisteddfod

Held during the first week of August every year, the National Eisteddfod is Wales’ largest celebration of culture and language.

The National Eisteddfod of Wales 2022 is taking place in Tregaron, Ceredigion, from 30 July to 6 August.

Eisteddfod Genedlaethol 2022

Cardiff University programme of activities

Saturday 30 July

TimeSession DescriptionLed byLocation

11:00 – 12:30

Myrddin: Wizard or Prophet?

This presentation will provide a lively insight into Myrddin's role in Welsh poetry, based on the ‘Barddoniaeth Myrddin’ project currently underway at Cardiff University and its partners.

Dr David Callander

School of Welsh

Cardiff University Tent

16:00 – 16:45

Henry Richard, the advocate of peace from Tregaron

In this lecture Dr Huw Williams, author of Credoau’r Cymry and Ysbryd Morgan, will follow Henry Richard's story from his childhood in Tregaron to his career as secretary of the Peace Society in London, tracing his international contribution to the global peace movement.

Dr Huw Williams

Dean of Welsh

Cardiff University Tent

15:30Microscopes Today: Turning the Invisible into Living WondersProfessor Arwyn T Jones from Cardiff University's School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences will discuss how recent microscopy technologies have given him visible access to inside our cells. He will also discuss microscopy images of a project involving the targeting of cancer cells with new NanoMedicines. And finally come and see our friend Dario rerio in 3D!

Professor Arwyn T Jones

School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Y Sfferen

Science and Technology Village

10:00 – 17:00

Revealing Plastic: on the land, in the water, EVERYWHERE

Plastic is a very important part of our lives, but it is also a huge problem for the environment. Most of the plastic that has been created still exists in the environment - and there’s billions of tonnes of it! Come and visit us at Cardiff University's stand to learn how we can reveal the tiny plastics in the environment (and animals!) and isolate them using a special chemical, a microscope, bright blue light and a pair of orange glasses!

School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Science and Technology Village

 

Dyfrig the Otter, plastic fish, and unwanted medicines

This exhibition will discuss Cardiff University's research on bioconcentration and the impact this has on food chains.  At the top of a food chain is the otter which eats fish which in turn eat smaller prey.  Find out how this process makes microplastics and perhaps medicines in our rivers build up in the otter’s stomach and how a similar process may affect us.

School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Science and Technology Village

Sunday 31 July

TimeSessionDescriptionLed byLocation

13:40

Discovering Microplastics: A Journey from Sea Waves to Light Waves

Microplastics in the environment are attracting more and more attention recently because of their ubiquitous nature and their potential to cause damage to the environment and people. Join Dr Iwan Palmer from Cardiff University for a presentation on the scale of the problem, and how a new and accessible method of detecting and isolating microplastics can be used that is safe, relatively inexpensive, and suitable for young people and/or inexperienced users. There will also be discussion around innovative work to see how microplastics become fluorescent through orange glasses!

Dr Iwan PalmerSchool of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Y Sfferen

Science and Technology Village

10:00 – 17:00

Revealing Plastic: on the land, in the water, EVERYWHERE

Plastic is a very important part of our lives, but it is also a huge problem for the environment. Most of the plastic that has been created still exists in the environment - and there’s billions of tonnes of it! Come and visit us at Cardiff University's stand to learn how we can reveal the tiny plastics in the environment (and animals!) and isolate them using a special chemical, a microscope, bright blue light and a pair of orange glasses!

School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Science and Technology Village

10:00 – 17:00

Dyfrig the Otter, plastic fish, and unwanted medicines

This exhibition will discuss Cardiff University's research on bioconcentration and the impact this has on food chains.  At the top of a food chain is the otter which eats fish which in turn eat smaller prey.  Find out how this process makes microplastics and perhaps medicines in our rivers build up in the otter’s stomach and how a similar process may affect us.

School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Science and Technology Village

10:00 – 17:00

Meet the students

Come along to the Cardiff University tent to meet some of our students and find out about their studies, and what life is like as a student in Cardiff.

Cardiff UniversityCardiff University Tent
    

Monday 1 August

TimeSessionDescriptionLed byLocation

10:00 – 15:00

Studying at Cardiff University

Find out more about living and studying at Cardiff University.

Undergraduate Recruitment Team

Cardiff University Tent

12:00 – 13:30

The Anatomy of Welsh: Using MRI technology for imaging Welsh sounds

An opportunity to learn more about an innovative interdisciplinary project between members of the School of Physics and Astronomy, the School of Psychology and the School of Welsh, located at Cardiff University's world-leading Brain Research Imaging Centre. This project uses MRI technology in order to track the movement of the tongue and other parts of the vocal tract when Welsh sounds are produced. This talk will also consider the extent to which the end-product of this project can be adapted to help learners of Welsh with certain pronunciation difficulties.

Dr Jonathan Morris and Dr Iwan Rees

School of Welsh

Cardiff University Tent

14:00 – 15:00

Studying at Cardiff University and Welsh life in the cityThe only university in Wales that is part of the Russell Group of universities, and the university of our capital city, hear more about Cardiff University and what we have to offer Welsh-speaking students who want to live in Welsh and attend events, study and socialise through the medium of Welsh.

Undergraduate Recruitment Team

Cardiff University Tent

10:00 – 17:00

Revealing Plastic: on the land, in the water, EVERYWHERE

Plastic is a very important part of our lives, but it is also a huge problem for the environment. Most of the plastic that has been created still exists in the environment - and there’s billions of tonnes of it! Come and visit us at Cardiff University's stand to learn how we can reveal the tiny plastics in the environment (and animals!) and isolate them using a special chemical, a microscope, bright blue light and a pair of orange glasses!

School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Science and Technology Village

10:00 – 17:00

Dyfrig the Otter, plastic fish, and unwanted medicines

This exhibition will discuss Cardiff University's research on bioconcentration and the impact this has on food chains.  At the top of a food chain is the otter which eats fish which in turn eat smaller prey.  Find out how this process makes microplastics and perhaps medicines in our rivers build up in the otter’s stomach and how a similar process may affect us.

School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Science and Technology Village

10:00 – 15:00

Meet the students

Come along to the Cardiff University tent to meet some of our students and find out about their studies, and what life is like as a student in Cardiff.

Cardiff UniversityCardiff University Tent

Tuesday 2 August

TimeSessionDescriptionLed byLocation

10:00 – 17:00

Studying at Cardiff University

Find out more about living and studying at Cardiff University.

Cardiff University

Cardiff University Tent

10:00 – 17:00

Know your blood pressure

Cardiff University Medical Students will take your blood pressure and under guidance of clinicians, give advice on the results.

School of Medicine

Cardiff University Tent

10:00 – 17:00

Revealing Plastic: on the land, in the water, EVERYWHERE

Plastic is a very important part of our lives, but it is also a huge problem for the environment. Most of the plastic that has been created still exists in the environment - and there’s billions of tonnes of it! Come and visit us at Cardiff University's stand to learn how we can reveal the tiny plastics in the environment (and animals!) and isolate them using a special chemical, a microscope, bright blue light and a pair of orange glasses!

School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Science and Technology Village

10:00 – 17:00

Dyfrig the Otter, plastic fish, and unwanted medicines

This exhibition will discuss Cardiff University's research on bioconcentration and the impact this has on food chains.  At the top of a food chain is the otter which eats fish which in turn eat smaller prey.  Find out how this process makes microplastics and perhaps medicines in our rivers build up in the otter’s stomach and how a similar process may affect us.

School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Science and Technology Village

13:00'From Tregaron to the United States: Slavery, the Civil War, and the Emigrants' LettersThe Cardiff Centre for Welsh American Studies Annual Eisteddfod Lecture

Professors E. Wyn James and Bill Jones

School of Welsh

Societies Pavilion 1

Wednesday 3 August

TimeSessionDescriptionLed byLocation

10:00 – 17:00

Know your blood pressure

Cardiff University Medical Students will take your blood pressure and under guidance of clinicians, give advice on the results.

School of Medicine

Cardiff University Tent

10:00 – 17:00

Journey through the medicines discovery process: Demonstrating our innovative medicines of the future

Journey through the process of creating new medicines, from where they are found and how they are made, to what they can do. Focusing on drugs to treat neuroscience and mental health conditions and the role of our institute in aiming to improve the lives of patients by designing innovative new medicines.

Medicines Discovery Institute

Science and Technology Village

11:30'Welsh Place Names' - a panel arranged by the Senedd 

Professor Dylan Foster Evans

School of Welsh

Socities tent number 2
14:00 – 15:00Safeguarding Children's Human Rights before and during the Pandemic: A conversation with Sally Holland, Former Children's Commissioner for Wales, with Richard Wyn JonesIn this session Professor Sally Holland, who has just finished her term as Children's Commissioner, will discuss her experience in the post.  Questioned by Professor Richard Wyn Jones, it will be an opportunity to reflect on her work, the challenges involved, and her hopes in terms of the lives and experiences of young people in our society. She will also talk about her journey with regard to becoming a fluent Welsh speaker and her belief that all national public leaders should learn the language if they are not already bilingual.

Professor Sally Holland

School of Social Sciences

Societies tent number 1
10:00 – 17:00

Meet the students

Come along to the Cardiff University tent to meet some of our students and find out about their studies, and what life is like as a student in Cardiff.

Cardiff UniversityCardiff University Tent

Thursday 4 August

TimeSessionDescriptionLed byLocation

10:30 – 11:30

Between the Welsh Only Rule and the Requiem: Translation and Music at the National Eisteddfod

This short lecture will give an overview of the significance of translation to the competitions and concerts of the National Eisteddfod in the latter half of the twentieth century. Dr Elen Ifan from the School of Welsh will shed light on the influence of the Eisteddfod itself, the administrative network surrounding it, as well as the implementation of the ‘Welsh Rule’ in 1950 on the translation decisions that are part of the Welsh performance culture to this day.

Dr Elen Ifan

School of Welsh

Cardiff University Tent

10:30Two of Europe's Greatest Preachers: Daniel Rowland and D. Martyn Lloyd-JonesAnnual Eisteddfod Lecture 'Chapel: Chapels Heritage Society' and the Welsh Religious Building Trust

Professor E. Wyn James

School of Welsh

Capel Gwynfil, Llangeitho

13:30 – 14:30

The future of News in Wales - will the revolution be televised, my friend? Are Welsh journalists ready for the digital world?

What is the future for news in Wales? In what direction is journalism going? Do journalists need to develop and evolve? In this session by the School of Journalism, Media and Culture, Branwen Thomas (ITV), Delyth Isaac (BBC) and Geraint Evans (S4C) will be discussing the journalistic landscape in Wales.

School of Journalism, Media and Culture

Cardiff University Tent

14:00'The Welsh Language of the Future': a panel chaired by Sean Fletcher 

Professor Dylan Foster Evans

School of Welsh

Maes D

15:30 – 17:30

Cardiff University Alumni drinks reception

A chance to meet with your fellow Alumni, socialise and share stories of your time at Cardiff and lives since!

Update your details and find out about the ways you can get involved to inspire the next generation of Cardiff University.

The Development and Alumni Relations Department (DEVAR)

Cardiff University Tent

10:00 – 17:00

Journey through the medicines discovery process: Demonstrating our innovative medicines of the future

Journey through the process of creating new medicines, from where they are found and how they are made, to what they can do. Focusing on drugs to treat neuroscience and mental health conditions and the role of our institute in aiming to improve the lives of patients by designing innovative new medicines.

Medicines Discovery Institute

Science and Technology Village

10:00 – 17:00

Discovering DNA, Genetics & Genomics

The Wales Gene Park team are bringing their Chromosome Countdown game to the Science Village, have a go at sorting human chromosomes against the clock and win a place on their leader board! You’ll also be able to have a go at DNA origami and speak to staff about DNA, genetics and genomics, as well as the work of the Wales Gene Park and Genomics Partnership Wales.Wales Gene Park

Science and Technology Village

15:30 – 16:30Why does Labour win again and again and again in Wales?

This year marks a century since Labour won its first national election in Wales – a feat that it has replicated in every general and devolved election since. In this lecture Richard Wyn Jones will use data from the Welsh Election Study to explain the foundational reasons for Labour’s remarkable success.

Simultaneous translation is available for this talk

Professor Richard Wyn Jones

School of Law and Politics

Societies tent number 2

Friday 5 August

TimeSessionDescriptionLed byLocation

10:00 – 14:30

Social Sciences Glossary quiz

Adam Pierce, Siôn Jones and Alys Jones from the School of Social Sciences are developing an online educational resource called Esboniadur Gwyddorau Cymdeithasol (Social Science Glossary), a collection of records on concepts, theorists, theories, and ideological movements relating to the social sciences to support students studying through the medium of Welsh. There will be an opportunity for visitors to see examples of records that will appear on Esboniadur Gwyddorau Cymdeithasol (Social Science Glossary). Visitors will also be able to take part in a quiz based on these records, which will test their knowledge of social science concepts and theories.

School of Social Sciences

Cardiff University Tent

12:00 – 13:00Designing innovative medicines of the futureMDI staff will discuss the origins of our current drugs to treat neuroscience and mental health conditions and the role of our new institute in aiming to improve the lives of patients by designing innovative new medicines.Professor Simon Ward and Dr Heulyn Jones, Medicines Discovery InstituteCardiff University Tent
12:30Williams Pantycelyn and the Fire at LlangeithoThe University of Wales Alumni Association's Annual Eisteddfod Lecture

Professor E. Wyn James

School of Welsh

Societies Tent 2
15:00 – 16:00Students and lecturers' experiences of Welsh-medium and Irish-medium education at universities in Wales and Ireland during the COVID-19 pandemicThis presentation will discuss a research project funded by the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol which explores students' and lecturers' experiences of Welsh-medium and Irish-medium education in universities in Wales and Ireland. Due to COVID-19, the research project looked at the impact of the pandemic and the move towards online education on Welsh-medium and Irish-medium education in universities. As part of the research project, focus groups were held with university students and lecturers about their experiences of Welsh-medium and Irish-medium education. Based on the findings of the project, we will share good practice as well as discussing some of the challenges facing university students and lecturers in terms of Welsh-medium and Irish-medium education.

Dr Siôn Jones

School of Social Sciences

Cardiff University Tent

10:00 – 17:00

Journey through the medicines discovery process: Demonstrating our innovative medicines of the futureJourney through the process of creating new medicines, from where they are found and how they are made, to what they can do. Focusing on drugs to treat neuroscience and mental health conditions and the role of our institute in aiming to improve the lives of patients by designing innovative new medicines.Medicines Discovery Institute

Science and Technology Village

10:00 – 17:00

Meet the students

Come along to the Cardiff University tent to meet some of our students and find out about their studies, and what life is like as a student in Cardiff.

Cardiff UniversityCardiff University Tent

Saturday 6 August

TimeSessionDescriptionLed byLocation

11:00 – 12:00

Growing up in Wales: the pandemic and beyond | Evidence from the WISERD Education Multi-Cohort Study

A summary of some of the findings of the WISERD Multi-Cohort Study 2021: a survey of the opinions of secondary school pupils from all over Wales during the last year. We asked the pupils about the impact of COVID-19 on learning, their opinions on politics, their trust in the COVID vaccine, and much more.

Dr Laura Arman

School of Social Sciences

Cardiff University Tent

10:00 – 16:00

Journey through the medicines discovery process: Demonstrating our innovative medicines of the futureJourney through the process of creating new medicines, from where they are found and how they are made, to what they can do. Focusing on drugs to treat neuroscience and mental health conditions and the role of our institute in aiming to improve the lives of patients by designing innovative new medicines.Medicines Discovery Institute

Science and Technology Village

10:00 – 15:00

Meet the students

Come along to the Cardiff University tent to meet some of our students and find out about their studies, and what life is like as a student in Cardiff.

Cardiff UniversityCardiff University Tent