This week’s blog is by Dr Errietta Bissa, Senior Lecturer in Ancient History at UWTSD Lampeter. She recently had the opportunity to sit in on Rhodri Thomas’s class on proto-satanic figures. We have all heard about the Dead Sea scrolls, but not many know about the satanic (or proto-satanic) figures that are discussed there. I […]


Today’s blog post is by Sarah Roberts, a Special Collections Curator at the Roderic Bowen Library and Archives, which houses the Special Collections of UWTSD, the university’s oldest printed books, manuscripts and archives and is one of the principal resources for academic research in Wales. A first edition of Thomas Hobbes’ Leviathan is currently on display […]

Philosophy & Ethics

This week’s blog continues our series introducing staff who have recently started at UWTSD. This week’s interviewee is Dr Kerem Öge, who is a Lecturer in International Political Economy at UWTSD Lampeter.   What areas do you research? My research expertise lies at the intersection of International Development and Comparative Politics, with a particular focus on […]

Philosophy & Ethics

The university that came to be (after a few name changes) the University of Wales Trinity St David, was founded in 1822. At that point it was St David’s College. The college admitted its first students on St David’s Day 1827, but received its Royal Charter the following year. This is the oldest charter in […]


At UWTSD Lampeter we offer prospective students the chance to come and try out university life for a few days during our Student Experience Weekends. Stephany Aymerich, who is studying for the MArts in Classical Civilisation at UWTSD and was one of the student ambassadors who took part in the latest Student Experience Weekend, wrote of her […]

Student Life

This week’s blog is by Beñat Eguiluz Miranda, a PhD student in maritime archaeology and history at UWTSD Lampeter, and the Marie Curie Fellow with the ForSEAdiscovery Project. Every time somebody asks me ‘what is your research on?’, I don’t know what to answer. It is like gathering your scattered thoughts into some kind of […]


Lucinda Walker, a third year Anthropology student at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Lampeter, has had an article accepted for publication in the international publication, Anthropology Now. She submitted a paper to the popular journal and was quickly informed that the article would be published in the April edition. The article explores the […]


This week’s blog is the first in a series introducing staff who have recently arrived at UWTSD. The first blog is on Dr Shadaab Rahemtulla, who joined the Faculty of Humanities and Performing arts this semester.   What areas do you research? My research focuses on “liberation theology”. This is an approach to theology that asks […]


This week’s blog is by Dr Paul Wright, Assistant Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Performing Arts and Senior Lecturer in English. It’s the start of the new semester and I am teaching my favourite course, a third year class on contemporary literature. In coming weeks we will discuss amongst other things Angela Carter’s […]

English & Creative Writing