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An audience at the Hay Festival listening to Dr Jen Wolowic and Dr Anwen Elias discuss 'Doing Demcracy Differently'

New toolkit uses collage making as a creative method for dialogue

29 May 2024

The Aberystwyth University Dialogue Centre and the Centre for Welsh Politics and Society (CWPS) have launched a unique toolkit showing how collage making can help people deliberate important issues.

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Telling your Research Story

Aberystwyth University to host transformative sessions at the 2024 Hay Festival: Re-imagining Democracy, Peace, and Biodiversity

28 March 2024

Aberystwyth University has announced its participation in the 2024 Hay Festival, renowned for bringing together thinkers, writers, and artists to explore the power of ideas and storytelling. This year, the festival expands its horizons with the theme “Re-imagining our World and our Creativity,” focusing on democracy, peace, and biodiversity conservation.

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Telling your Research Story

Telling your Research Story

06 March 2024

On 6th of March 2024, the Dialogue Centre brought together physicists, biologists, theatre theorists, political scientists and sustainability experts for an experiment. Could theatre games help us at Aberystwyth University connect and tell better stories about our research? Could these approaches work in Wales?

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AberCollab OPEN NOW

29 February 2024

AberCollab is now accepting applications for research projects seeking to improve their collaborations.

AberCollab will provide training and financial support for collaborative workshops and networking events intended to facilitate intellectual and creative collaboration between AU researchers and external partners. To optimize these opportunities, AberCollab awardees will also receive additional coaching by the Dialogue Centre and access to content writers, graphic designers and logistical support.

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People gathered in dicussion around a range of tables at Amgueddfa Ceredigion Museum.

BBC Climate Editor to speak at Aberystwyth University

08 February 2024

BBC Climate Editor Justin Rowlatt will deliver a public lecture at Aberystwyth University next month.

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Celebrating Year 1 of our Dialogue Centre

24 January 2024

Last week marked the anniversary of Dr. Jennifer Wolowic’s first year in post as the Principal Lead of the Aberystwyth University Dialogue Centre. We wanted to mark this milestone with an opportunity to share some highlights from the past year.

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Pursuit of Peace festival attracts hundreds

08 November 2023

More than 600 people attended the varied programme of events organised for the University’s Festival of Research between 1 and 7 November 2023.

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Purple Plaque Unveiled to Honour Peace Envoy

03 November 2023

A prestigious Purple Plaque will be unveiled in Aberystwyth today (Friday 3 November) in honour of a remarkable woman who led a deputation to the United States of America in 1924 to deliver a peace petition signed by almost 400,000 Welsh women.

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Tŷ Trafod provides new hub for research and knowledge exchange

October 2023

If you’ve been into the Visualisation Centre on Penglais campus in recent weeks, you’ll have noticed a few changes. Firstly, the main entrance has moved to the side of the building. More importantly, the ground floor foyer area has undergone a transformation.

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The Pursuit of Peace – Festival of Research

October 2023

The 2023 Aberystwyth University Festival of Research will take place from 1-7 November. It will showcase research that is being done around the University through a variety of formats and activities that are designed to engage audiences ranging from University students and academic staff to communities in Aberystwyth, across Wales and beyond.

Read the item on pages 8 and 9 of Aber News

Hope and Harmony: A night of music, poetry and Syrian cuisine

25 October 2023

An evening of food and entertainment will be held in Aberystwyth to raise funds for local causes supporting those who have suffered the effects of war.

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New book celebrates centenary story of Welsh Women’s Peace Petition

17 October 2023

A bilingual book telling the remarkable story of a peace petition, signed a century ago by 390,296 Welsh women and sent across the ocean to America, will be officially launched at Aberystwyth University’s Festival of Research on 3 November.

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The Pursuit of Peace in Northern Ireland: A Conversation with Eileen Weir

10 October 2023

Award-winning Northern Ireland peacemaker, Eileen Weir, will reflect on her personal experiences as a community activist as the keynote event at Aberystwyth University’s Festival of Research.

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Celebrating the Pursuit of Peace at Aberystwyth University

21 September 2023

Academics, peace campaigners and members of the public will gather to explore the ‘pursuit of peace’ at a series of events led by Aberystwyth University.

Taking place from 1-7 November, The Pursuit of Peace is the theme of the University’s 2023 Festival of Research.

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Building Bridges: Wales’ democracy – now, and for our future

19 July 2023

Dr Jennifer Wolowic and Dr Anwen Elias participated in the Institute of Welsh Affairs roundtable, titled ‘Wales’ Democracy: Now and in the Future’.

Based on the roundtable, a new report was created, Building Bridges: Wales’ democracy – now, and for our future, which calls for measures to strengthen Wales’ democracy beyond the electoral cycle and warns against the effects of political pessimism if we are to overcome our ‘democratic malaise’.

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Dialogue Centre Opens New Research Hub on Penglais Campus

31 August 2023

The Dialogue Centre has opened a new Research Dialogue Hub in the Visualisation Centre on Aberystwyth University’s Penglais campus.

Known as ‘Tŷ Trafod’, these specially designed rooms offer an open gathering space for researchers and external partners as well as adaptable set ups for knowledge exchange and dialogue events.

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Dialogue Centre Opens New Research Hub on Penglais Campus

16 June 2023

Work has started on creating a new Research Dialogue Hub in the Visualisation Centre on Aberystwyth University’s Penglais campus.

From late May 2023, the ground floor foyer of the building is being transformed to provide a specially-designed space for research and knowledge exchange activities coordinated by the University’s Dialogue Centre.

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In conversation with… Dr Jen Wolowic, the Principal Lead of the Dialogue Centre

March 2023

Read the item on pages 14 to 16 of Aber News

Aberystwyth University welcomes Principal Lead of new Dialogue Centre

20 January 2023

A leading expert on the relationship between dialogue and knowledge exchange has taken up her role as Principal Lead of Aberystwyth University’s new Dialogue Centre.

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Former Archbishop of Canterbury is key speaker at University Dialogue Centre launch event

21 November 2022

The role of dialogue in creating better futures will be explored in an open conversation between former Archbishop of Canterbury Professor Rowan Williams and award-winning poet and academic Professor Mererid Hopwood.

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