Pursuit of Peace - Frequently Asked Questions 2023




What is the Festival of Research?

The Festival is an annual event that highlights some of the world-leading research being undertaken by academics at Aberystwyth University. Led by the Dialogue Centre, one of the Festival’s key aims is to engage with local communities as well as share ideas and insights. The Festival is free and open to everyone – not just University staff, students and alumni but the public in general. We hope our programme offers something for everyone.

Where and when does it take place?

Our 2023 Festival of Research is a 7-day event, from Wednesday 1 November until Tuesday 7 November. Events will be held either on Penglais Campus, in the town centre or at the National Library of Wales. Below is the list of Festival venues, with links to maps and directions.

How can I get tickets?

Tickets for all events are available free of charge through Eventbrite:  https://bit.ly/3DDgJSu

Booking is essential as tickets are limited.

How can I return tickets if I can no longer attend?

When you book a ticket through Eventbrite, you will receive an email with details of the event that you booked a ticket for. On the bottom of this email there will be a link to view and manage your order online. This link will take you to the Eventbrite website where you will be able to cancel your order.

If you have any difficulties with your ticket, please contact dialogue@aber.ac.uk.

Do I have to pay to attend?

All of the Festival events are free of charge and everyone is warmly welcomed to attend, whether or not they work or study at the University.

Who is the Festival aimed at?

With a varied programme of events across seven days, the Festival offers something for everyone and is open to all – members of the local community as well as University staff and students and anyone interested in research. There are also activities suitable for children on Saturday 4 November. See our programme for details.

Who are the speakers?

There will a range of different speakers during the Festival including leading Northern Ireland peace activist Eileen Weir. For full details of this event and all other speakers, check out our programme.

How can I contact the Festival organisers?

If you have any questions at all, please email dialogue@aber.ac.uk.