Alex Norton

Alex Norton


Latest posts

Happy 45th birthday, Gair Rhydd

Posted on 30 October 2017 by Alex Norton

On 3 October, the critically acclaimed Gair Rhydd celebrated its 45th birthday. Cardiff University’s student newspaper came into being in 1972; nearly half a century on, and with more than a 1000 issues under its belt, it is more widely read than ever.
Read more


Cardiff’s summer of sport

Posted on 24 August 2017 by Alex Norton

It’s been a spectacular sporting summer for students and alumni alike, with Cardiff represented across a range of disciplines. Rugby Union was the source of great success – not least in the form of Sam Warburton (Hon 2015) leading the British & Irish Lions to a historic 1-1 draw in a high-stakes series in New
Read more






Professor Karen Holford (PhD 1987) on achievement, aspiration and becoming Deputy Vice-Chancellor

Posted on 29 March 2017 by Alex Norton

Having been appointed Pro-Vice Chancellor of the College of Physical Sciences & Engineering five years ago, Professor Holford is now undertaking her final week in the role. It is “business as usual”, she insists – her diary includes completing her Performance Development Reviews, interaction with the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), a presentation on
Read more



Our City of the Unexpected

Posted on 18 October 2016 by Alex Norton

  This September, Cardiff witnessed its biggest ever arts event: ‘Roald Dahl’s City of the Unexpected’, a remarkable celebration of the master storyteller’s life and work on the 100th anniversary of his birth in the Welsh capital.  Born in the district of Llandaff in 1916, the globally beloved author spent his formative years in Wales; a
Read more


#TeamCardiff’s Half Marathon success

Posted on 13 October 2016 by Alex Norton

The 2016 Cardiff University/Cardiff Half Marathon took place Sunday 2 October, with 17,000 runners taking to the flat, fast course that winds around the streets and sights of the Welsh capital. Amongst those taking in the sites of the Civic Centre, Cardiff Bay and Roath Park Lake, were the 200 strong #TeamCardiff competitors, all of whom
Read more