January 2024

After the Constitutional Commission – Mapping the Road to Independence

The final report of the Independent Commission on the Constitutional Future of Wales outlined different options for Wales’s constitutional future. In this video, Rhun ap Iorwerth MS, leader of Plaid Cymru, responds to the report and reflects on the implications for Plaid Cymru’s policy of independence for Wales.

December 2023

Wales Institute of Social and Economic Research and Data (WISERD)

The new WISERD video provides a fresh introduction to WISERD, including our research networks, collaborative projects with partners and our commitment to capacity building and training. It also gives a brief insight into some of our current research and its impact for society, and our vision for the future.

Professor Michael Woods discusses a recently completed project funded by the European Union called IMAJINE and made up of 15 partners across Europe, in which a spatial justice framework is used to examine territorial inequalities in Europe and the impact of European Union cohesion policies.

May 2023

Do the UK public want democratic reform?

CWPS 2023 Annual Lecture.

In this lecture, Professor Alan Renwick from University College London and Deputy Director of the Constitution Unit explores a crucial question: “Do the UK public want democratic reform?”

May 2023

The Role of Community and Voluntary Organizations in Addressing Polarisation in Local Communities

Meet people whose work resists polarisation in differing ways in community and voluntary settings

Marjorie Mayo explores community development and popular education in populist times and Amanda Morris on educating and empowering communities to challenge problematic media representation of Muslims and Islam

Anthony Ince discusses ‘Far-right voluntarism and the figure of the ‘good citizen’ and Ali Abdi shares his expertise on Community Organising, Grange Pavilion & the Great Get Together. Keynote speaker Derek Walker, leads a Q&A on ‘How is Wales well-placed to resist division from an increasingly polarised world’. Alison Goldsworthy discusses the Next Steps and future opportunities to address polarisation in Wales

September 2021

Lucy Taylor ‘Where the Welsh Are’ – the politics of Indigenous experience and Welsh reminiscence’

Presented at the conference Ailddehongli’r Wladfa Gymreig / Reinterpreting Y Wladfa / Reinterpretando Y Wladfa hosted by The Cardiff Centre for Welsh American Studies and the University of Bremen’s Department of Linguistics and Literature.

June 2021

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

Professor Charlotte Williams OBE, guest speaker for the CWPS 2021 Annual Lecture.

April 2021

British, Romanian and Polish attitudes towards EU migrants in the UK

In this seminar Dr. Alexandra Bulat provides an overview of her recently completed doctoral work, which examines British, Romanian, and Polish attitudes to EU migrants in the UK.

March 2021

Departures podcast episode 6 – A Welsh Utopia in Patagonia

Mukti Jain Campion speaks to Professor Lucy Taylor of Aberystwyth University who has studied the archives of the Welsh in Patagonia, and Gareth Jenkins who has traced a family from his own village in Montgomeryshire that was amongst the early migrants.

April 2016

Reflections on Wales and Europe

Dr. Hywel Ceri Jones CMG discusses the relationship between Wales and Europe, and shares a few of his personal reflections on how this relationship has developed over the last few decades and what the future holds for Wales and the UK within Europe.

August 2015

Patagonia 150- Lucy Taylor at the Eisteddfod Genedlaethol 2015

Lecture by Lucy Taylor on Welsh colonists in Patagonia delivered at the National Eisteddfod, 2015 (In Welsh).

December 2015

Dynamics of Colonialism in Welsh Patagonia

Lucy Taylor discusses her research on relations between Welsh colonists in Patagonia and indigenous communities (In English).

December 2013


Michael Woods introduces his research on globalization and rural localities.