One Day Interactive Humanities Workshops

The Humanities Workshops offer an engaging and accessible introduction to some of the academic topics explored in the Humanities Faculty. 

10.00 -10.30       Arrival + Tea & Coffee

10.30 - 11.30      Dr Paul Wright – ‘The Politics of Poetry’

11.30 - 12.30      Quentin Drew - 'Politics and the Past'

12.30 - 1.30        Lunch

1.30 - 2.30          Dr Kerem Öge - ‘How to Prevent the End of the World: Politics and Economics of Climate Change’

Location: Old Hall, St. David’s Building

Cost: £30 (inclusive of lunch and refreshments)

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Quentin Drew - ‘In the Footstep of Gerald’ - A Guided Tour of the Remains Strata Florida Abbey

A coach will leave from the Lampeter Campus at 10am.

Please bring a packed lunch and appropriate clothing and footwear.

Cost: £30 (inclusive of transport costs)

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Dr Martin Bates – ‘The Excavations at Llanllyr’

A coach will leave from the Lampeter Campus at 10am.

Please bring a packed lunch and appropriate clothing and footwear.

Cost: £30 (inclusive of transport costs)

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10.00 -10.30       Arrival + Tea & Coffee

10.30 - 11.30      Dr Lester Mason - ‘With truth and justice on our side - War Memorial unveiling speeches in west Wales 1919-1924

11.30 - 12.30      Dr Katharina Zinn – ‘The representation of Ancient Egypt in Modern Popular Culture’

12.30 - 1.30        Lunch

1.30 - 2.30          Dr Alex Scott - ‘Re-thinking the 80s’ 

Location: Old Hall, St. David’s Building

Cost: £30 (inclusive of lunch and refreshments)

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10.00 -10.30       Arrival + Tea & Coffee

10.30 - 11.30      Dr Rebekah Humphreys - ‘What is Speciesism?’

11.30 - 12.30      Prof David Cockburn - ‘Free will in a determined world?’

12.30 - 1.30        Lunch

1.30 - 2.30          Dr Tristan Nash - ‘Moral Dilemmas’

Location: Old Hall, St. David’s Building

Cost: £30 (inclusive of lunch and refreshments)

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10.00 -10.30       Arrival + Tea & Coffee

10.30 - 11.30      Dr Kyle Erickson – ‘Edges of the Ancient World’

11.30 - 12.30      Dr Louise Steel - ‘Mycenaean figurines’

12.30 - 1.30        Lunch

1.30 - 2.30          Dr Erietta Bissa – ‘Amazons in Myth and Culture’

Location: Old Hall, St. David’s Building

Cost: £30 (inclusive of lunch and refreshments)

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10.00 -10.30       Arrival + Tea & Coffee

10.30 - 11.30      Dr Emma-Jayne Abbotts - ‘The Anthropology of Food’

11.30 - 12.30      Dr Ros Coard – ‘Death and the Body’

12.30 - 1.30        Lunch

1.30 - 2.30          Luci Attala - ‘Virtual Reality: what does being human mean?’

Location: Old Hall, St. David’s Building

Cost: £30 (inclusive of lunch and refreshments)

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10.00 -10.30       Arrival + Tea & Coffee

10.30 - 11.30      Prof Janet Burton - 'The role of monasteries in medieval society'

11.30 - 12.30      Dr Nick Campion - ‘The End of the world’

12.30 - 1.30        Lunch

1.30 - 2.30          Prof Jane Cartwright - 'An Introduction to Welsh Hagiography and Saints'

Location: Old Hall, St. David’s Building

Cost: £30 (inclusive of lunch and refreshments)

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10.00 -10.30       Arrival + Tea & Coffee

10.30 - 11.30      Prof Bettina Schmidt – ‘Women and the changing religious landscape of Brazil’

11.30 - 12.30      Dr Catrin Williams – ‘Harlots and Heroines: Biblical Women and their Afterlives’

12.30 - 1.30        Lunch

1.30 - 2.30          Dr Sarah Lewis - ‘Religion and the 2011 Census' 

Location: Old Hall, St. David’s Building

Cost: £30 (inclusive of lunch and refreshments)

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Overnight Accommodation is available. For further Information please contact the Faculty Office: facultyoffice@uwtsd.ac.uk

Weekly Mindfulness

Mindfulness is the psychological process of bringing one’s attention to experiences occurring in the present moment, which can be developed through the practice of meditation and other training.

Monday evenings (6-7.30pm) from 17th September to 12th November

This will be priced at £120/ £80 and will run for 8 weeks, a course book will need to be purchased at an additional £4.10 on kindle or £11 new hard copy.

Location: Founders’ Library

£120 – normal rate

£80 – concessionary rate. Please contact Heather Fish (h.fish@uwtsd.ac.uk) for more details.

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Weekend Masterclasses

For 2018 UWTSD Lampeter is launching a range of  new weekend residential or non-residential courses to take advantage of our beautiful location, the stunning local countryside and the quiet and historic campus. All weekend courses include Dinner, Bed and Breakfast accommodation on the Friday and Saturday nights  and lunch on the Saturdays. It is also possible to join these weekend courses without the accommodation option if you are a local resident or wish to stay in another location.

Residential Weekend Course - With Heather Fish and Kerry Morgan

Friday Aug 31st - Sunday Sept 2nd

This weekend retreat, set on the lovely Lampeter campus, offers a blend of approaches designed to enhance our sense of well-being and aliveness. Suitable for beginners and more experienced practitioners, the experiential activities encompass meditation, mindful movement and a variety of yoga practices.

  • With accommodation £240.00
  • Without accommodation £190.00

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Residential Weekend Course - With Rajesh David and Marye Wyvill

Friday 28th- Sunday 30th September

The search for harmony, balance and rhythm, vital for well-being, are the common threads running through this weekend. While Rajesh will be sharing techniques of Nada Yoga, effecting the transition from sound to silence through music, mantra and meditation, Marye will be focusing on the practices of “Bones for Life”, designed to address the problem of osteoporosis

  • With accommodation £240.00
  • Without accommodation £190.00

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Friday June 22nd - Sunday 24th

A guided tour with an authentically Welsh flavour to learn about how to interpret a town. This tour is aimed at the interested amateur who wishes to develop their skills set and capacity as a Blue or Green badge tour guide or indeed as a local historian. The idea is to develop your skills in unravelling the many threads of physical landscape to reveal the history and heritage of a town.

The weekend will involve:

Lecture and guided tour of Lampeter by Conway Davies- renowned local historian, academic and BBC TV Wales guest presenter. Exhibition and talk on the Roderick Bowen Archives of Lampeter town past and present. Certificate of attendance and “Sense of place guided tour” Pack.

  • With accommodation £240.00
  • Without accommodation £190.00

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Friday August 10th - Sunday 12th

Marvel at the wonders of the Welsh coastline on a guided tour, taking in the sights, sounds and history of the West Wales coast. In line with the “Visit Wales” year of the Sea we are proud to present this new tour of the Welsh coast. This is our Year of the Sea. The 870-mile Wales Coastal Path runs the whole length of our coastline, passing seascapes of breath-taking variety, from fens to towering cliffs, featuring hundreds of harbours, coves, inlets and islands, and 230 beaches. Every cove and clifftop comes with legends of pirates and smugglers, wreckers and saints. There are classic harbour towns, modern marinas, ancient castles and elegant Victorian and Edwardian resorts.

  • With accommodation £240.00
  • Without accommodation £190.00

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Friday 27th April - Sunday 29th

The weekend course will include a short trip to sites concerned with Dylan Thomas’ work and life on the Saturday morning when we will visit the harbour town of Aberaeron and Dylan Thomas Boathouse in Laugharne. During the day we will focus on the influence of the region on his work. This will give scope to use the figure he represents as a springboard to fresh and stimulating writing in the afternoon session, later on in Lampeter, where students will also have the chance to enjoy a guided tour of Lampeter’s Roderic Bowen Library and its “Year of the Sea” exhibition, which contains one of the most important collections of rare books and medieval manuscripts in Britain.

  • With accommodation £240.00
  • Without accommodation £190.00

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Friday June 22nd - Sunday 24th

Like any other narrative, a creative travel article is a story. It draws readers in from the first crucial ‘hook’, then continues to engage their emotions while it moves towards a satisfying ending. This workshop will explore story telling techniques that can be applied to travel writing. After writing notes and looking for inspiration during the morning’s visit, we will spend the afternoon considering how to structure the narrative and use descriptive language to convey a sense of place. By the end of the day, we will aim to have the beginnings of a travel story that not only informs readers but takes them on a journey. There will be a travel-themed quiz on Saturday evening, with wine and treats to sample from around the world, while Sunday’s feedback session will focus on how the stories can be improved. To take away, there will be a downloadable e-book with further tips on travel writing and how to get published.

  • With accommodation £240.00
  • Without accommodation £190.00

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Friday August 10th - Sunday 12th

Ever since Dorothy Wordsworth persuaded William to come down from the mountain, with his lofty, idealised view of the sublime, and engage with the actual detail of the natural world, there has been a debate about how we ‘write nature’. In particular, writers are ever more conscious of how the physical act of walking, or travelling, and looking, affects our perception and experience of the natural world. With a focus on journeying along the margin between sea and shore, we will explore ways to express our unique observations and feelings about the journey. How do we observe? How do to we relate to the natural spaces we move through? What do we choose to look at? How do ecological or political issues affect our way of seeing? We will look at strategies to turn these observations into creative writing, and to find exciting forms to convey the experience of the journey.

  • With accommodation £240.00
  • Without accommodation £190.00

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Friday October 26th - Sunday 28th

Writers and readers have always been fascinated by the uncanny and the gothic, by the spirits and forces that flicker at the edges of our perceived world. Hauntings can take many forms: the longed-for return of a beloved, or the projection of one’s own guilty conscience. Wish fulfillment, or psychotic delusion.

A ghost is essentially the past encroaching on the present, a disturbance of life’s equilibrium. The best ghost stories serve to de-familiarise the world we live in, unsettling the order of stable perceptions and forcing us to look at reality anew. One effective way is to use the very landscape a character inhabits to build tension and atmosphere: autumn leaves collecting like blood spills on the ground or storm clouds the colour of a fading bruise...

  • With accommodation £240.00
  • Without accommodation £190.00

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