New WISERD research centre launches at Senedd

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WISERD’s Centre for Welsh Politics and Society is based at Aberystwyth University

A new WISERD research centre at Aberystwyth University dedicated to developing a greater understanding of contemporary politics and society in Wales completed its launch year with a reception in Cardiff Bay on Thursday 14 December.

WISERD’s Centre for Welsh Politics and Society (CWPS) brings together geographers, modern historians, political scientists and psychologists to tackle some of the pressing social and economic issues that face Wales today.

The reception, hosted by National Assembly for Wales Llywydd (Presiding Officer) Elin Jones AM, took place at the Pierhead Building in Cardiff Bay.

Leading CWPS researchers discussed their work with a varied audience from across Welsh civil society. The Centre’s three main themes are: Governance, Participation and Civil Society; Language, Culture and Identity; and Global Connection.

Speaking ahead of the event, Professor Michael Woods, Co-Director of WISERD’s Centre for Welsh Politics and Society said: “The reception in the Pierhead is a great opportunity for us to tell Cardiff-based politicians, civil servants and civil society leaders about the excellent research being conducted in the Centre, and to demonstrate that Aberystwyth University is contributing to the social and political life of the whole of Wales.”

Co-Director Dr Anwen Elias added: “The reception tops a busy first year for CWPS and we are grateful to Elin Jones AM for her sponsorship of the event.”