This Research conference will be held in hybrid form again this year, on 30 June, with a face-to-face audience at the National Library in Aberystwyth, as well as a live broadcast to a virtual audience. You can find more information about the conference in the Coleg Cymraeg events calendar.
Coleg Cymraeg Research Conference 2023
Mathematics Workshop 2023 (Welsh Medium)
Interested in studying Mathematics at University? Want to get a glimpse of life as a Maths student and find out what career a Maths degree could lead to? This is your chance to find out more, get a taster of some modules and ask lecturers and alumni your questions! Join us in March for a series of live online Maths workshops. Thursday 9 March 2023, 7pm – Aberystwyth University. Thursday 16 March 2023, 7pm – Cardiff University. Monday 19 June, 09:30 am - Employability If you have any questions please contact email@example.com
Science Conference 2023 (Welsh Medium)
The Science Conference aims to provide an opportunity for scientists to showcase their research in Welsh. Providing a space to discuss science in Welsh has been integral to Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol since its inception, and the conference is going from strength to strength, with a wide range of topics being discussed, from designing a new drug to microplastics! This year for the first time it will be hosted as a hybrid conference in the Council Room, National Library of Wales, on Thursday 15 June 2023. The conference will be hosted in Welsh and simultaneous translation service will be available. To register for the conference please follow the link below. There will be an option to decide if you want to join us in person or online.
Agricultural Conference 2023
A conference for learners in further education colleges and first year students at university studying agriculture. The event will include workshops on subjects that are part of the students' field work. The conference is free and includes tea, coffee and lunch. The conference will be held in Welsh, The conference will be opened by Melanie Owen, S4C ‘Ffermio’ presenter. Wednesday 16 February 2023 - Gelli Aur, Coleg Sir Gâr, SA32 8NJ 10.00 – 10.15 – Arrival and Registration 10.15 – 10.30 – A word of welcome and presentation by Melanie Owen, presenter of the 'Ffermio' programme on S4C 10.30 11.15 - Workshop #1, 'Feeding Grass using Manure' - Nigel Howells 11.15 – 12.00 – Workshop #2 Slurry Project – John Owen 12.00 – 1.00 – LUNCH 1.00 – 1.45 – Workshop #4 –BVD Eradication – John Griffiths, Coleg Gelli Aur 1.45 – 2.30 – Workshop #4 – Choosing a Seed Mix – Cennydd Jones, Aberystwyth University 3.15 – Conference end
'Identities: Welshness' is a series of six public discussions that will explore what is meant by ‘Welshness’ today from various perspectives. The sessions will look at Welshness from the perspective of contributors from ethnic minorities, from the LHDTC+ community, and people of different religions. The conversations will reflect how multifaceted ‘Welshness’ is in the modern era and will stimulate important and relevant new discussions. Anyone can join online to watch the talks and take part in the discussions. All sessions are in Welsh. The event is organised in conjuction between the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol and Bangor University. The sessions will be held monthly on Thursdays between 18:00-18:45: Session #1: 13 October 2022 to coincide with Black History Month) 'In my DNA' - Natalie Jones, a teacher who discusses her work and her identity. WATCH THE RECORDING Session #2: 10 November 2022 (18:00) Cymru Amrywiol - Welsh Plural - Conversation and presentations by contributors to a book, Welsh Plural - Iestyn Tyne, Grug Muse, Hanan Issa (National Poet of Wales), Darren Chetty. There will be simultaneous translation. WATCH THE RECORDING Session #3: 15 December (18:00 - 18:45) A conversation with Joseph Gnagbo. Joseph is a former refugee from the Ivory Coast. As well as speaking French and English, he has learned Welsh since he came to Wales in 2019 and is now teaching Welsh to others. Unfortunately there will be no simultaneous translation available for this session. WATCH THE RECORDING Session #4: 19 January 2023 (18:00) Interfaith in Wales - a discussion with members of Welsh faith communities. Contributors will include representatives from some of the different faith communities in Wales: Laura Jones who’s Muslim and wishes to translate Islamic texts into Welsh; Kris Hughes a Druid, Prof. Nathan Abrams of the Jewish faith, and Sudha Bhatt of the Hindu Council of Wales. There will be simultaneous translation. Session #5: 15 February (18:00) Sport for All - Prof. Laura McAllister a lecturer at Cardiff University and political commentator, former Chair of Sport Wales, and former footballer will discuss sport, women in sport and sexuality. Joining Laura will be Lloyd Lewis, a professional rugby player and Welsh language rapper, known for his song, ‘Pwy sy’n Galw?’ (who’s calling?). Note the event is on Wednesday evening, not the usual Thursday. Simultaneous translation will be available. Session #6: 20 April 2023 (18:00) An Eisteddfod for All? How does the National Eisteddfod aim to attract and reflect contemporary Welsh speaking Wales? A discussion with Ashok Ahir (Chair of the Eisteddfod), Betsan Moses (Chief Exec of the Eisteddfod), Katie Hall (who’s the Communities Officer and a member of Chroma pop group), Elin Haf Gruffydd Jones (of Mas ar y Maes, the LGBTQ+ activities at the Eisteddfod), and Joe Healy (winner of Welsh Language Learner, 2022). ZOOM LINK TO JOIN SESSION: https://bangor-ac-uk.zoom.us/j/96665711977?pwd=NE8rRVFJV3daMndJUUt6RGZPVVdzQT09 Meeting ID: 966 6571 1977 Password: 878559
Llenyddiaeth Gymraeg: Llwybrau Newydd Conference
Llenyddiaeth Gymraeg: Llwybrau Newydd Confernce 9th June 2022, Siambr y Cyngor, Prif Adeilad Prifysgol Caerdydd, Plas y Parc, Caerdydd, CF10 3AT 9.45am - 17.15pm A Welsh literature conference organized by the School of Welsh, Cardiff University, sponsored by the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol. A full programme of papers ranging from the Middle Ages to Modern Literature, with the keynote lecture delivered by Professor Mererid Hopwood. Click on the link below to view full programme. Free entry and refreshments. Sign up to attend. All welcome. The conference is in Welsh. No simultaneous translation. For more information, please contact the organizers: Dr Rhiannon Marks (MarksR@caerdydd.ac.uk) and Dr David Callander (CallanderD@caerdydd.ac.uk)
Cynhadledd Antur - Adventure Conference
Adventure Conference (Held on18/02/2022) The one-day "Adventure" conference aims to close the gap between industry and students with the focus on outdoor sports content. Held at Yr Egin in Carmarthen, student can join in person and online. Three amazing guest speakers want to share their vast experiences and inspire the students. The three speakers will be: Lowri Morgan - broadcaster, adventurer and author, BAFTA-winning and internationally renowned Rhodri ap Dyfrig - Online Content Commissioner for S4C, the national Welsh language broadcaster, with editorial and strategic responsibility for Hansh Llion Iwan - Llion is Welsh indie Cwmni Da’s Managing Director. He spent a decade at the BBC, producing and directing documentary films for BBC1, 2, 4 and as a freelance director.
Welsh-medium Research Conference 2022 (30 June 2022)
This Conference was held in a hybrid form this year, with an in-person audience at the National Library in Aberystwyth, and it was broadcast live to a virtual audience. The Coleg's annual Research Conference is for everyone who conducts and is interested in academic research through the medium of Welsh, whatever the field and whatever the discipline. Scientists, humanists and sociologists from all over Wales and beyond are invited to share the fruits of their research and to discuss with other like-minded Welsh researchers. The aim of the conference is to give the next generation of academics an opportunity to present their research before an audience of peers. The conference is also an opportunity to network with Welsh-speaking researchers and to foster a wider community of academics who promote Welsh-medium provision in our universities. Click below to see short presentations specially recorded for the conference. There are also links to view the research posters displayed during the conference. Recordings of the main presentations given live during the conference, and the question and answer sessions will be added below shortly.
Science Conference 2022 (Welsh Medium)
To coincide with the Coleg Cymraeg's ten year celebrations, the Coleg’s annual Science Conference is also celebrating it’s tenth anniversary. The conference aims to showcase leading scientific research by Welsh language scientists. Providing scientists with the opportunity to discuss the sciences in Welsh has been at the heart of the Coleg since its inception and the conference is going from strength to strength. Join us at MedRus Conference Center, Aberystwyth University, on Wednesday 15 June 2022 to hear the various presentations. Nia Jones, Bangor University - Modeling microblastic dispersal around the north Wales coast Iwan Palmer, Cardiff University - Microplastics Detection and Isolation: From the laboratory to the classroom Abigail Lowe, National Botanic Garden and Bangor University - Pollinator gardening: Using DNA from pollen to find out which plants pollinators visit Ben Walkling, Swansea University - Are Welsh Coal Tips a New Risk? Owain Beynon, Cardiff University - Measuring Anharmonic Effects in Catalysts Generating Renewable Fuels Fergus Elliott, Bangor University - Wireless Sensing in Industrial Environments Manon Owen, University of Leeds - Exploring Metformin Mechanisms on Fetal Growth and Long-Term Fetal Cardiometabolic Health Mari Davies, Cardiff University - Developing an innovative treatment for lysosomal storage diseases The Conference will be held in Welsh.
Journalism across the world 2023
Online sessions discussing the work and experiences of journalists who work, or have worked abroad, and the importance and role of the Welsh language in their career. It is an opportunity for students, learners, pupils and academics interested in journalism to hear from, and question a host of journalists. Remember to register for the seminars. 2023 SEMINARS: Illtud Dafydd, 31 January 2023, 5pm (WATCH THE RECORDING) Sports journalist with the international news agency Agence France-Presse in Paris. Megan Davies, 15 February 2023, 5.30pm (WATCH THE RECORDING) A journalist who has worked for Vogue in Paris before returning to Wales to work for BBC Wales. Andy Bell, 15 March 2023, 7.00pm (WATCH THE RECORDING) Journalist, producer and reporter who has worked in Australia for over three decades and is the 'voice of Australia' for Welsh-language media.
Working with Children and Young People Conference (16 Feb 2022)
Free online conference on possible career options for those wishing to work with children or young people (not including teaching). The conference was held on Wednesday 16 February 2022 through the medium of Welsh with no simultaneous translation. 1.00: Keynote Speaker – Gwenllian Lansdown Davies, Chief Executive of Mudiad Meithrin 2.00: Employability Panel – The Urdd (Aled Pickard), Academy Arts Performing School and actress (Jalisa Andrews), GISDA (Siân Elen Tomos), Play Wales (Matthew Jenkins) 2.50: BREAK 3.00: Enterprise – a talk with Gwenllian Stephens who set up Cwtch Nursery in Carmarthenshire 3.30: Further Qualification Panel – learn about pursuing other courses after leaving college; speech therapy (Catrin Phillips), probation (Eirian Evans), social work (Gwenan Prysor, Bangor University) and university research (Cadi Siôn, Bangor University) 4.15: Open discussion 4.30: Finish Recordings of the individual sessions can be veiwed below:
This is a conference for students aged 16 years and over in schools, colleges and universities who are considering a career in engineering, computer science or a related discipline. What career paths can you follow? What demand is there for your skills in Wales and in Welsh? The Conference will be held over Zoom through the medium of Welsh with simultaneous translation to English You will hear from people who work in these disciplines. You will also be given the opportunity to ask questions. Chair: Ann Beynon, Former EHRC Commissioner Wales, Former Director, BT Wales. Speakers: Peter Gwyn Williams - Digital Infrastructure Department, Welsh Government Carwyn Lloyd-Jones, Director of ICT & Digital Business, Digital Health and Care Wales Mark Davies, Civil Engineer, Director at EDAF Siwan Owen, Associate Development Manager at Electronic Arts Ceri Mai, Degree Apprentice in Cyber Security Gwynedd Council, Hywel Ifans, Director at BCC IT Rhys Williams, Systems & IT Manager, Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol