UWTSD’s Postgraduate Interdisciplinary Research Conference was a major success this year. The conference took place in Carmarthen on April 20th. 45 people attended and 25 gave papers. The conference had participants from all campuses including London, Lampeter, Carmarthen and Swansea. The 25 speakers included 6 distant learners from abroad who presented their papers via Skype. […]

Ancient World

On April 23, we commemorated the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare. At UWTSD Lampeter, the Roderic Bowen Research Centre houses a fine collection of early printed works by and about the bard, including illustrated editions, critical studies, adaptations, forgeries and expurgations, perhaps the most notorious of which is the Family Shakespeare on […]

The blog below was written by UWTSD Associate Professor Thomas Jansen, Director of the Confucius Institute, who is currently visiting Beijing Union University, one of UWTSD’s partner institutions. Beijing, Saturday 7th May This is my second day in Beijing visiting Lampeter’s partner institution Beijing Union University (BUU). Coming back from breakfast at the university canteen at […]

Chinese Studies

This is the third year of the UWTSD Lampeter Student Led Awards, and on Wednesday a number of students and staff got together for the celebration and presentation of the awards. The Student Led Awards are organised by the UWTSD Students’ Union and are based upon a process of nomination and selection by the students. The […]

Ancient World

Anthropology lecturer Luci Attala (UWTSD) gave an inspiring keynote lecture at the Wales Nexus Conference, which focused on Learning and Teaching in Higher Education in Wales. The conference hosted several academics who demonstrated clear synergy between research and teaching, and showcased practitioners who have successfully integrated research with teaching and learning. The event began with […]


6pm, Friday 22nd April Arts Hall, Lampeter Campus, University of Wales Trinity Saint David This talk is open to the public and free of charge. The University is delighted to host Satish Kumar on the 22nd April and welcomes members of our local community to join us for an exciting and interesting evening. Born in […]


We are looking forward to Professor Bettina Schmidt’s monograph Spirits and Trance in Brazil An Anthropology of Religious Experience which will be published by Bloomsbury in 2016. The exciting new monograph examines the “social dimension of spirit possession” by exploring Afro-Brazilian religions such as Candomblé and Umbanda and spiritism. Drawing from ethnographic research carried out […]


UWTSD is the proud home of the Roderic Bowen Library and Archives (RBLA). The RBLA has in its collections 35,000 early printed works, 8 medieval manuscripts, around 100 post medieval manuscripts, and 69 incunabula. The RBLA is open not only to researchers but also to all of our students, undergraduate and postgraduate. Students in history and […]


One of the great delights of Lampeter campus students and academics is the pre-eminent position of Lampeter in the history of Welsh Rugby. The 2015 /2016 season is the 150th anniversary of the first competitive rugby match ever played in Wales. The game was played on the University’s playing fields in the town and the […]