A round-up of reports focussing on researchers in the Arts and Humanities

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19/3/15  The Rt Hon Peter Hain gives RIAH public lecture:  http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/petr-hain-says-middle-east-8878236

3/1/15 BBC Radio Cymru interviewed Professor Christine James, of Academi Hywel Teifi, who is Radio Cymru’s resident poet for January. On Saturday, 3 January, Professor James spoke to Dylan Jones.http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02g6rg7 / Yr Athro Christine James o Academi Hywel Teifi yw Bardd Preswyl Radio Cymru ar gyfer mis Ionawr. Ar ddydd Sadwrn, 3 Ionawr, sgwrsiodd yr Athro James gyda Dylan Jones. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02g6rg7

3/1/15 Y Cymro features an article on the newly published volume, ‘Waldo Williams Cerddi 1922 – 1970’, written by Professor Alan Llwyd from and Robert Rhys, Reader in Welsh, both from Academi Hywel Teifi. p15 / Ceir erthygl yn Y Cymro am y gyfrol newydd ‘Waldo Williams Cerddi 1922 – 1970’. Ffrwyth cydweithio rhwng yr Athro Alan Llwyd a Robert Rhys o Academi Hywel Teifi yw’r casgliad hwn o holl gerddi Waldo. Tud. 15

26/12/14  Western Mail reports that priceless cultural treasures and historic sites in Syria are at risk from war damage and looting, according to expert Dr Nigel Pollard of the College of Arts and Humanities:  http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/we-need-modern-answers-george-8336917

 The story is also reported in World News:  http://article.wn.com/view/2014/12/22/Historic_sites_in_Syria_damaged_and_looted_in_the_war_warns_/;  EIN News:  http://world.einnews.com/article__detail/241525205?lcode=80BoKNkjCIaN4yVXx2pgSw%3D%3D; Newstralcom http://newstral.com/en/article/en/969084445/swansea-university-monuments-man-says-precious-cultural-treasures-being-lost-in-syria-need-to-be-saved; Evening Post (no link); Legal Monitor Worldwide (no link) ; NewsNom.co  (no link) ; London Report (no link) 

23/12/14  Research associate and teaching assistant in English Language and Literature, Dr Alexia L. Bowler, contributed to BBC Radio 3's Science Cafe, in which she was part of a discussion with Prof Mark Brake and Prof Vic Grout on the recent film about Alan Turing, 'The Imitation Game', and the representation of science and scientists in film. The programme went out on 23rd December 2014 and is available on BBC iPlayer until 19 January 2015.

18/12/14 The Times Higher Education Supplement includes Swansea University in its section on high risers in REF 2014 saying it had made the biggest leap, from joint 52nd to joint 26th. It also recorded that the university bought a notebook containing the early work of Dylan Thomas for £104,500:http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/news/ref-2014-winners-who-performed-best/2017591.article

18/12/14 Bloomberg Business Week reports that Swansea University has achieved its ambition to be a top 30 research University, according to the REF 2014 results (no link)

26/11/14 'Rediscovering Dylan' festival: http://www.southwales-eveningpost.co.uk/Dylan-s-home-stars-new-play-poet/story-24715074-detail/story.html

06/11/14: Dylan Thomas Prize winner – Joshua Ferris:http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/nov/06/joshua-ferris-wins-international-dylan-thomas-prize

28/10/14 Dylan Thomas: Michael Sheen unveils unpublished poem in New York:http://www.walesonline.co.uk/whats-on/arts-culture-news/dylan-thomas-michael-sheen-unveils-8009195

15/10/14 BBC news features Dr Deborah Youngs's research on the perception of women in the Middle Ages: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-29634876

Professor David Turner – blog linked to disability research- http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-ouch-29327232.

Sept 14  The International Dylan Thomas Prize shortlist announcement was reported in the media:


12/04/14 Global Drug Policy Observatory in the news:http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/12/04/women-are-leading-the-way-for-legalized-weed.html

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