New chapters for CWPS-WISERD academics on language policy and planning

Three Aberystwyth University academics have written chapters in a new book that celebrates Professor Colin Williams’ contribution to the field of language policy and planning.  Language, Policy and Territory contains 18 chapters by Williams’ former students, colleagues and collaborators. These Professor Rhys Jones, Dr Huw Lewis and Dr Elin Royles, who are based at the Centre for Welsh Politics and Society (CWPS).…

CWPS-WISERD Co-Director appointed to Independent Commission on the Constitutional Future of Wales

An expert on territorial and constitutional politics from Aberystwyth University has been appointed Commissioner to the new Independent Commission on the Constitutional Future of Wales. Dr Anwen Elias, CWPS-WISERD Co-Director and Reader in Politics in the Department of International Politics, was among the nine appointed individuals announced by the Counsel General and Minister for the…

A National Conversation on Wales’s Constitutional Future

In the latest edition of The Welsh Agenda, CWPS-WISERD Co-Director Dr Anwen Elias, CWPS Executive Board member Matthew Jarvis, Mike Corcoran and Noreen Blanluet discuss what a national conversation on Wales’s constitutional future should look like.  The discussion is based on the Constitutional Futures project which is based in Aberystwyth University and is led by…

Historic manuscripts inspire contemporary climate change poetry

Three poets from Aberystwyth University have penned a series of poems in response to old manuscripts from the National Library of Wales dealing with the weather and climate change. The poetry and manuscripts will be displayed online and in a shop window in the centre of Aberystwyth as part of the University’s Festival of Research…
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‘Nawr yw’r amser cywir i ddechrau trafod dyfodol Cymru yn y Deyrnas Unedig’

‘Now is the right time to start discussing the future of Wales in the United Kingdom’  CWPS Co-director and Principal Investigator of the Constitutional Futures project Dr. Anwen Elias is interviewed by Golwg360 on the future of Wales.  Read the interview here: https://golwg.360.cymru/newyddion/gwleidyddiaeth/2068664-nawr-amser-cywir-ddechrau-trafod-dyfodol-cymru
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Wales is having a rethink about its place in the UK – could it lead the way for everyone else?

Wales is having a rethink about its place in the UK – could it lead the way for everyone else? Anwen Elias, Aberystwyth University and Matt Wall, Swansea University Can the United Kingdom survive Brexit? This remains one of the great unanswered questions of our time. Politically, two major narratives have dominated. The first is that…

Showing true colours: the changing politics of race equality in Wales

Racial equality in Wales was the focus for the 2021 Centre for Welsh Politics and Society Annual Lecture that over 200 people watched live on Zoom this week. The lecture, Showing true colours: the changing politics of race equality in Wales, was presented by Professor Charlotte Williams OBE, Chair of the recent Welsh Government Working Group…

Aberystwyth hosts migration conference

Hate crimes, hostility and the response of civil society to migration will be the focus for a one day symposium held at Aberystwyth University on Tuesday 2 July 2019. An Unsettled status? Migration in a turbulent age, is hosted by WISERD – the Wales Institute of Social and Economic Research, Data and Methods – and takes…

Rural Policy in Wales after Brexit

We are pleased to publish our report, ‘After Brexit: Ten Key Questions for Rural Policy in Wales’, produced by the Centre for Welsh Politics and Society/WISERD at Aberystwyth University and the Centre for Rural Economy at Newcastle University. The report is based on a workshop with academic experts on rural policy, rural development and agriculture held…

Citizenship in the age of Brexit

As the political debate surrounding the UK’s exit from the European Union rages on, the Centre for Welsh Politics and Society Annual Public Lecture will discuss citizenship in the age of Brexit. ‘Citizenship, ‘Race’ and Class: Hannah Arendt and Raymond Williams in the age of Brexit’ will be delivered by Professor Daniel G Williams, Director…