Upcoming Events

Doing democracy differently

Doing Democracy Differently

4:00pm, Tuesday 28 May 2024

Meadow Stage, Hay Festival, Hay-on-Wye

Join Dr Anwen Elias, Co-director of the Centre for Welsh Politics and Society, and Dr Jennifer Wolowic, Principal Lead of Aberystwyth University Dialogue Centre as we discuss how Aberystwyth University seeks to support this work through community led art, photography and collage to help shape policies and institutions for a vibrant future.

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Peace Appeal

Inspiration for a New Generation: The Welsh Women’s Peace Petition

11:30am, Thursday 30 May 2024

Meadow Stage, Hay Festival, Hay-on-Wye

Join Mererid Hopwood and Jenny Mathers, editors of Yr Apêl/The Appeal 1923–24, as they discuss the remarkable story of the Welsh Women’s Peace Petition with Welsh journalist Betsan Powys and seek inspiration for a new generation of peacemakers. This discussion will draw parallels to contemporary conflicts, offering insights into the enduring quest for peace and the role of ordinary citizens in shaping a war-free world.

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Penguins, Rhinos, and Poverty: tackling uncomfortable questions in biodiversity conservation

1:00pm, Sunday 2 June 2024

Spring Stage, Hay Festival, Hay-on-Wye

Join a conversation between the Head of Aberystwyth University’s School of Veterinary Science, Professor Darrell Abernethy, and a representative from the World Wildlife Federation to explore how some of the world’s most treasured species are being impacted by human activities and natural crises.

This session promises to be an enlightening exploration of the challenges facing biodiversity conservation today.

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