The renewable energy sector is growing as states aim to curtail their carbon emissions and establish a more sustainable strategy to generate energy. Despite this, there are arguments that large-scale renewable energy developments do not contribute towards community sustainability and local economies. According to recent research, community energy projects – renewable energy projects that are part or fully owned by a geographically distinct community – are seen as a means of generating energy in a way that is more sympathetic, equitable and sustainable. This article reviews the current literature that debates the benefits and obstacles facing the community energy sector.
Renewable community energy: A review of the current situation and future po...
Renewable community energy: A review of the current situation and future possibilities of this unique sector
Searching for subjectivity in Tahar Ben Jelloun's L'Homme rompu
After a brief summary of the recent theoretical context of masculinity studies and the notion of identity, this article will analyze the construction of masculinity in a novel by one of Morocco’s most notable authors, Tahar Ben Jelloun’s L'Homme rompu. It will refer to this theoretical context in order to highlight the full weight of discursive pressures that are exerted on the individual. It will offer an in-depth analysis of masculinity and identity in the novel and, with reference to its unofficial sister-novel, Simone de Beauvoir’s La Femme rompue, will question to what extent the existentialist concepts of individual choice and subjectivity are still valid in the current theoretical climate.
‘A new world where justice dwells’: Morgan John Rhys’ (1760–1804) vision
In this article it is argued how Morgan John Rhys’ (1760–1804) belief in the Second Coming and Millennium influenced his participation in the campaign to abolish slavery, the French Revolution and America. It is shown how Millenarianism was a force that shaped Morgan John Rhys’ worldview and influenced his social action and campaigns. Also, it is shown how William Williams, Pantycelyn (1717–91), preceded Morgan John Rhys in this context. My argument, with comparative reference to Williams and Rhys, is that Evangelicalism and the Enlightenment were not intellectual enemies, and that Millenarianism was one of the most important driving forces in the lives of these two men, who were integral to the life of eighteenth century Wales.
Efrydiau Athronyddol (Philosophical Studies): a heritage that should be tre...
Efrydiau Athronyddol (Philosophical Studies): a heritage that should be treasured
This article describes the origins and some of the history of the Welsh-language philosophy journal Efrydiau Athronyddol, which was published from 1938 to 2006. The majority of the papers published in the journal were presented at the annual conference of the Welsh-speaking Philosophy section of the Guild of Graduates (Adran Athroniaeth Urdd y Graddedigion), an annual conference which continues today but which was established in the early 1930s. The article describes the nature and content of the first issue, and provides a summary of some of the main themes of articles published. It shows how the character of the journal underwent a significant change in 1949 as a result of a deliberate policy on the part of those most closely involved with the running of the journal and indeed in the Philosophy section of the Guild. The journal subsequently changed from being a purely philosophical one to a more interdisciplinary publication which dealt with a much wider range of topics, many of which had a distinct focus on Welsh intellectual life. The second half of the article focuses on one of the most influential papers ever published in the Efrydiau, namely ‘The idea of a nation’ by Professor J. R. Jones. Published the year before Saunders Lewis’s radio broadcast ‘Tynged yr Iaith’, its main claims are described and subjected to critical analysis. This paper exemplifies what was best about the journal: it is philosophical, but also interdisciplinary – drawing on poetry and history – and makes powerful political claims which led to Jones being described by Professor D. Z. Phillips as the philosophical inspiration for the Welsh Language Society, in addition to an acknowledged influence on the thinking of Saunders Lewis.
Cynhadledd Crefydd a'r Byd Modern
Mae'r adnoddau hyn yn deillio o gynhadledd undydd a gynhaliwyd ym mis Medi 2014 ar y pwnc 'Crefydd yn y Byd Cyfoes', dan nawdd y Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol. Y nod oedd rhoi cyfle i fyfyrwyr israddedig a disgyblion chweched dosbarth ddod ynghyd i drafod materion crefyddol sydd o bwys cenedlaethol a rhyngwladol. Ceir yma rai o'r cyflwyniadau a gafwyd ar y testunau canlynol: Seciwlariaeth Ffwndamentaliaeth Dyfodiad yr Apocalyps Freud
Cynhadledd Pontydd Cyfieithu
Cynhaliwyd cynhadledd Pontydd Cyfieithu ym Mhrifysgol Aberystwyth ar 19 Ionawr 2017. Yma, ceir rhaglen y gynhadledd ynghyd â ffeiliau sain a/neu fideo o bob cyflwyniad neu sesiwn. Cliciwch ar Cyfryngau Cysylltiedig uchod i lawrlwytho'r ffeiliau.
Cynhadledd Ryngwladol 2014
Yn y casgliad hwn ceir cyflwyniadau o Gynhadledd Ryngwladol y Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol, 1-3 Gorffennaf 2014. 'Pa le i'n hiaith mewn Addysg Uwch?' oedd thema'r gynhadledd ac mae'r cyflwyniadau'n ymwneud yn bennaf â pholisi iaith ac addysg yng Nghymru ac Ewrop.
Symposiwm Gair am Gelf
Cyflwyniadau o Symposiwm Gair am Gelf, 21 Hydref 2013. Gwenllian y Beynon, cydlynydd y symposiwm, yn cyflwyno'r cyrsiau celf cyfrwng Cymraeg sydd ar gael. Yr artist Osi Rhys Osmond yn trafod pwysigrwydd yr iaith Gymraeg a chelfyddydau cyfrwng Cymraeg.
E-badges Guidance (Rewarding Welsh Skills)
Guidance: Using E-Badges as a method of recognising and rewarding Welsh language skills development. This guidance document was prepared by Pembrokeshire College and gives an insight into how they developed a badge award scheme to recognize the progression and development of learners' Welsh language skills. If you are interested in replicating this scheme at your college, an electronic copy of the resources (Moodle compatible) is available on request filling in the form below.
Gwasanaethu Trwy'r Gymraeg App
The aim of this app is to support learners and workers in the Public Services sector to use the Welsh language with the public. The vocabulary used within the app is compatible with the vocabulary that is included within the Pearson BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Public Services specification. The app intoduces Welsh vocabulary and terms and contains audio clips to help users with pronunciation, along with interactive quizzes to test users' new knowledge.
Prezi Workshop by Dyddgu Hywel
This workshop contains simple step-by-step information and training in the use of the presentation software Prezi. What is Prezi? Prezi is a presentation software that engages students in the classroom. It's an innovative way of presenting different topics by using movement and space to bring your ideas to life, and make you a unique presenter. Content of session What is Prezi? Prezi Taster Prezi Training Benefits of Prezi
Socrative Workshop by Dyddgu Hywel
This workshop contains simple step-by-step information and training to use the Socrative app with your students in class, in a lecture or seminar. What is Socrative? It is a great app that encourages effective engagement and can also be used for assessment and learning. Content of session What is Socrative? Socrative Taster Socrative Training Benefits of Socrative