Broadcasting in Wales: The Future of the BBC Charter

We would like to invite you to our event “Broadcasting in Wales: The Future of the BBC Charter”, an event that will look at the future of the BBC in Wales.

At a time when the future of the BBC’s Charter is being debated in public, and with politicians in Cardiff Bay  and Westminster looking at the future of the media, this is a crucial time for broadcasting in Wales. This event will look at the key topics emerging from these debates and how they might influence the future of the BBC in Wales.

Speakers at the event will include:

–        Rhodri Talfan Davies, Director of BBC Wales

–        Professor Richard Wyn Jones

Other prominent contributors will be announced very soon.


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Election 2016: Wales Governance Centre Breakfast Seminar

We would like to invite you to the Wales Governance Centre’s Breakfast Seminar on the 2016 National Assembly Election.

The seminar will take an in-depth look at the electoral landscape in Wales in 2016. The event will include a presentation from Professor Roger Scully who will explore the parties’ prospects for the forthcoming election. Those attending the seminar will also be the first people to hear results from the 2016 Welsh Election Study: we will be releasing new data at the seminar on the standing of the parties and on the impact of the parties’ early campaigning efforts.

This presentation will be followed by a Question and Answer session with Professors Roger Scully and Richard Wyn Jones, chaired by BBC Cymru Wales journalist Bethan Rhys Roberts.

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The Wales Governance Centre has a varied programme of events, such as lectures, debates, receptions and conferences. The majority are held in the Pierhead building, free of charge, and are open to the public.

If you would like to attend one of our events, please send an e-mail message in order to register to

Writing for publication workshops – 2015/2016

18/11/2015 - 08/06/2016, 0:00

We will be holding three 2 hour writing for publication workshops designed for staff, postgraduate students, and anyone else who is interested in writing for publication.

Measuring Trust and Transparency: Exploring a Mixed Methods Approach

05/05/2016, 16:30 - 17:30
Main Building

Trust and transparency an exploration of mixed methods and the interplay between the two.

Japanese Programme Fair

06/05/2016, 15:30 - 20:00
Aberconway Building

Co-hosted by the School of Modern Languages, the Japanese Programme and Wales Japan Club, the Japanese Programme Fair will start with a talk by Kalina Konova, a Cardiff University alumni followed by a speech contest with second and final year Japanese students.

Art Lunchtime Talk: The Battle for Mametz Wood, July 1916

06/05/2016, 13:00 - 13:45
National Museum Cardiff

A public talk on the Battle of Mametz Wood by Professor Christopher Williams (Head of SHARE) as part of Cardiff University’s Commemorating WWI: Conflict and Creativity research and engagement project, organised by the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Opera and Drama (CIRO).

Views on Savage Europe, Perceptions, Realities and Oracles a research symposium in Cardiff University 7th May 2016

07/05/2016, 9:00 - 18:00
Bute Building

‘Through Savage Europe’ (1907) is the title of the Harry De Windt book on his endeavors in the Balkans at the dawn of the 20th century. This one day symposium, to be held on the 7th of May (2016) at Cardiff University, will bring together a broad range of issues pertaining to scholarly involvement with the past of South-eastern Europe, and its societies. The plurality of approaches to various material records, cultural heritage and the centuries of social change in the wider region will be at the core of discussions. Nowhere is the lack of a unified approach to these issues more obvious than across the dynamic landscapes of the Balkan Peninsula. We hope to facilitate a debate both about how people in Southeast Europe envisage themselves, and also how Western Europe perceives and interprets this. Does a juxtaposition exist, or is the Southeast on its way to Westernization? The symposium will accommodate a variety of papers from several aspects of History, Ethnomusicology, Archaeology and Cultural Heritage politics. The keynote will be delivered by Professor James Whitley from the School of History, Archaeology and Religion, Cardiff University. James Whitley is a Professor of Mediterranean Archaeology and has a long record of experience in working with the past of South-Eastern Europe. His main research interest is the art and archaeology of the Mediterranean world during the Early Iron Age and Archaic periods. Crete and its vibrant research history and archaeological record have formed a fascinating landscape for Professor Whitley’s many successful investigations. As a Director of the British School at Athens between 2002 – 2007 and as a long-term researcher of past Mediterranean societies, James Whitley presents a figure with remarkable knowledge and experience of the dichotomy in views, dealt with at our symposium. The symposium supported by the Cardiff University Graduate College funding for interdisciplinary activities.