In this podcast, Dr Jane Davidson joins UWTSD’s Dr Jeremy Smith to discuss her new book #Futuregen: Lessons from a Small Country. During this episode, Jane explains how, as Minister for Environment, Sustainability and Housing in Wales, she proposed what became the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015 – the first piece of legislation in history to place regenerative and sustainable practice at the heart of government. Unparalleled in scope and vision, the Act connects social, environmental, economic and cultural wellbeing and looks to solve complex issues through better decision-making.
As former Pro Vice Chancellor at UWTSD, Dr Jane Davidson also explains how she embedded the Well-being of Future Generations’ Act into all of the University’s activities.
Mon, 24 Aug 2020 11:16:32 +0000Chwarae Lawrlwythwch
The Black Lives Matter and Rhodes Must Fall movements have brought renewed attention to the ongoing legacies of slavery, racism and colonialism in all aspects of society - including higher education.
In this podcast, Dr Alexander Scott, Lecturer in Modern History, explores these contemporary issues and discusses the connections of cities, universities and prominent individuals to transatlantic slavery and abolitionism.
Wed, 01 Jul 2020 10:30:43 +0000Chwarae Lawrlwythwch
As we stand on a crossroads after a long period of lockdown, Mererid Hopwood, Professor of Languages and Welsh Curriculum at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, contemplates the challenge of choosing the path that leads to the place where we can give a fairer society its foundations. The place where we share this planet’s water and its fruits between us: co-sharing and co-operating; where there is an understanding between us, where we share an understanding, where there is a peace, a tangnefedd between us: where we share peace; the shared world, shared between us … all.
Tue, 30 Jun 2020 15:34:53 +0000Chwarae Lawrlwythwch
A ninnau’n sefyll ar groesffordd wedi cyfnod hir o ymynysu, mae Mererid Hopwood, Athro Ieithoedd a’r Cwricwlwm Cymreig ym Mhrifysgol Cymru Y Drindod Dewi Sant, yn ystyried yr her o ddewis y llwybr sy’n arwain at roi seiliau i gymdeithas decach. Y man lle’r ry’n ni’n rhannu dŵr a ffrwythau’r ddaear rhyngom: cydrannu a chyfrannu; y man lle mae dealltwriaeth rhyngom: cyd-ddealltwriaeth; y man lle mae tangnefedd rhyngom: y cyd-fyd - y byd i bawb.
Tue, 30 Jun 2020 15:29:32 +0000Chwarae Lawrlwythwch
With the majority of the population in Wales still at home, many are using this time to improve their health and fitness.
Here, Dr Peter Herbert, a Physiologist at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David and a leading authority on fitness in the older generation discusses why it’s the middle aged or elderly that will benefit the most from leading a more active lifestyle.
Thu, 18 Jun 2020 09:30:23 +0000Chwarae Lawrlwythwch
With schools in Wales preparing to welcome all pupils back at the end of June, how will teachers be able to ensure learners – especially younger children – adhere to the two metre social distancing guidelines?
Here, Dr Nalda Wainwright, Director of the Wales Academy for Health and Physical Literacy at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David discusses how this challenge could present schools with an opportunity to think differently about the use of playtime – using it as a time to develop children’s movement and to lay the foundations of physical activity for later life.
Tue, 16 Jun 2020 09:36:10 +0000Chwarae Lawrlwythwch
27 May is the UN’s Psychology Day – a world-wide celebration of psychology that provides an opportunity for psychologist to explain the role of psychology in addressing concerns of global importance. To mark the day Dr Paul Hutchings discusses migration and the psychological impacts on refugees arriving in the UK.
Tue, 26 May 2020 17:34:32 +0000Chwarae Lawrlwythwch
We’re living in unprecedented times. It has been said often during the past few months as we struggle to comprehend what the ‘new normal’ will look like. But how can we re-emerge from this global crisis?
Here, Ali Franks, the lead lecturer for the BA Applied Drama argues that, in the wake of Coronavirus, society will need socially engaged artists and the transformational power of the arts to rebuild and reconnect the lives of individuals and communities . . .
Fri, 22 May 2020 09:00:05 +0000Chwarae Lawrlwythwch
With the discussion about pupils’ return to school ever-present in the media, we hear from Gareth Evans, Director of Education Policy at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David’s Yr Athrofa: Institute of Education and Humanities as he looks at the challenges that lie ahead for schools, their teachers and the new curriculum in Wales.
Thu, 21 May 2020 08:49:26 +0000Chwarae Lawrlwythwch
Given the present circumstances it is perhaps inevitable that historians, and in particular those who spend their career studying the Great War, would look for similarities between the Covid-19 virus and the influenza epidemic that caused such havoc across the world between 1918-1920.
Listen to Dr Lester Mason, a lecturer in History at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David as he considers the impact of the Spanish Flu epidemic and whether we can learn anything from its devastating effect.
Wed, 13 May 2020 12:14:55 +0000Chwarae Lawrlwythwch