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Cardiff strikes gold

Posted on 21 November 2016 by Susie Bailey

The world-leading Cardiff Catalysis Institute (CCI) is moving from strength to strength in 2016. From creating gold catalysts that are revolutionising the manufacturing industry, to advances in water purification and cleaner car emissions, these are just some ways in which Cardiff scientists are translating catalysis research into areas that the public will find valuable and
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Aberfan remembered

Posted on 18 November 2016 by Susie Bailey

On 21 October 1966, a massive spoil-heap slid onto the mining village of Aberfan near Merthyr Tydfil, burying Pantglas Junior School in the valley below and killing 116 children and 28 adults. This tragic event changed the lives of many and the way mines and quarries were managed for the future. To commemorate the tragedy,
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Class of ’66 return to Cardiff’s School of Geography and Planning

Posted on 19 October 2016 by Susie Bailey

Fifty years since the first class graduated from what was then ‘Town Planning Studies’ at the School of Architecture and Environment, the Class of ’66 returned to Cardiff  University for their gold reunion. The class were joined by both current students and staff from the School of Geography and planning and were eager to share stories and relive memories from their time
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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
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Cardiff University documentary stars

Posted on 13 October 2016 by Susie Bailey

Cardiff University students past and present become documentary stars. ‘Doctoriaid Yfory’ (‘Tomorrow’s Doctors’) is a new S4C series  which follows 15 medical students at Cardiff’s School of Medicine as they get to grips with the emotional, physical and mental challenges of studying medicine. The series has proven to be a big success, rivalling long standing soap opera ‘Pobol
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#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
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Meet #TeamCardiff – Alexa Normore

Posted on 24 September 2016 by Susie Bailey

  Alexa Normore (Optometry 2015-) shares her motivation for running this year’s Cardiff University/Cardiff Half Marathon. “I am originally from Canada where I was played ice hockey competitively representing my University, province and  country.  After moving to Cardiff to study Optometry, I used more of my spare time to do things that I had not had the chance to do previously
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Meet #TeamCardiff- Andrew Hollins

Posted on 24 September 2016 by Susie Bailey

  Dr Andrew Hollins (PhD 2001) is running this year’s Cardiff University/Cardiff Half Marathon in memory of two Cardiff University cancer researchers. “I’m running firstly in memory of Professors Alan Clarke and Chris McGuigan, two great Cardiff University cancer researchers who each sadly passed away in the last twelve months. Secondly, I want to generate support
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Meet #TeamCardiff – Mark Elliott

Posted on 23 September 2016 by Susie Bailey

In the lead up to the Cardiff University/Cardiff Half Marathon we are shining a spotlight on some of our #TeamCardiff runners. Senior lecturer from the School of Chemistry Mark Elliott, shares his story.   “I have just passed the slightly scary milestone of having worked at Cardiff University for 20 years. I’ve never been much of a runner, although I
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Meet #TeamCardiff – Ben Parker

Posted on 22 September 2016 by Susie Bailey

Ben Parker (Criminology 2014-) has taken on the challenge of running the Cardiff University/Cardiff Half Marathon  after being influenced by a group of friends. “I’ve chosen to run for cancer research at Cardiff University because the work they do is invaluable and pioneering. Cancer is something close to my heart with relatives having sadly passed away and people
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