Aberystwyth University

Aberystwyth University possesses a long and distinguished record of undertaking cutting edge research that has been recognised as being world leading or internationally excellent in terms of originality, significance and rigour, and as stated in the University’s Strategic Plan 2012-17 ‘We are committed to building on this success over the next five years and are working towards a strong return in the Research Excellence Framework exercise in 2014 from which we can further build in the period to 2017’.

Research is an integral part of the University’s mission and work. It is supported by a Research Strategy, the purpose of which is to ensure that the University can continue to produce a significant volume of high quality work and respond to the rapidly changing environment in the UK in relation to research and its funding.The University has an excellent range of facilities and resources to assist with research activities including four substantial libraries, access to a wide range of electronic information sources, and the vast resources of the prestigious National Library of Wales on its doorstep.

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The first BBC television transmissions, September 1929. Science Museum

How public TV broadcasting was born

The first public television broadcast took place on September 30, 1929. The world would never be the same again.
La Belle Dame sans Merci, as painted by Frank Dicksee, circa 1901. Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery, given by Mrs Yda Richardson/Wikimedia

How a stone knight inspired two very different visions of love from John Keats and Philip Larkin

Chichester Cathedral's stone effigy famously influenced Philip Larkin's An Arundel Tomb. But a new discovery suggests it may have inspired the tale John Keats wrote as La Belle Dame Sans Merci too.
The low solar corona as viewed in extreme ultraviolet light. Bright regions are where the most energetic solar storms are born. An eruption in action can be seen in the bottom-left. NASA’s Solar Dynamic Observatory (SDO) satellite.

Total solar eclipses reveal the dark and stormy side of the sun we never see

Scientists spend years preparing for the two-minute window of a total solar eclipse.

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