Lampeter Society

Lampeter Campus Quad

The Lampeter Society is the alumni association which exists to support the activities of the university campus at Lampeter. Membership is open to all past and present students and staff members of the university whose activities are or were mainly based at the Lampeter campus.

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The Lampeter Society produces an annual newsletter The Link.  Subscribers to the Society receive a paper copy, or you can view online editions below.  As well as keeping you up to date with what's happening in Lampeter, we also like to include your news!

Tell us what you're doing, have done or are about to do and we shall try to include it in our next edition.

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London Branch Dinner 2018 - Friday 11th of May 2018

Dinner will be held at the National Liberal Club, Whitehall Place, London, SW1A 2HE 

Please aim to arrive by 7pm to dine at 7:30pm

All cheques for £33 should be sent to Richard Haslam, 29 Gilbert Street, Enfield, EN3 6PD 

For more information or correspondence please email:


Friday 13th July 2018 to Sunday 15th July 2018 - Lampeter Society Annual Reunion - contact Peter Bosley for details.

Further information and booking forms for the Lampeter Society Reunion will be included in the 2018 edition of The Link which will be available in April 2018. 

Further information regarding the 2018 Lampeter Society London Branch Annual Dinner here will also appear here in due course. 

Book your place:


General Matters
Gemma Russell 
University of Wales, Lampeter, Ceredigion. SA48 7ED
Phone: +44 (0) 1570 424776

Chair of the Lampeter Society

Esther Weller 

Vice-chair of the Lampeter Society

Victoria Welsby 

Lampeter Area Organiser
Revd Bill Fillery
Falcondale Drive,
SA48 7SB
01570 421425 or 07792958431

Lampeter Society Regional Organisers

Brecon Branch
Canon Elwyn John,
The Almonry, Cathedral Close, Brecon, Powys

Cardiff Branch
John Loaring,
45 Westbourne Road, Eglwys Newydd, Cardiff C14 2BQ

London Branch
Richard Haslam,

Swansea Branch
Margaret McCloy,
32 Marina Villas, Trawler Road, Maritime Quarter, Swansea, SA1 1FZ


With term just about over, and with a moment to finally breathe, I ‘d like to take this opportunity of thanking everybody for their generous and gracious support over the last few months, and to wish everyone a very happy Christmas and prosperous New Year. I have taken the liberty of posting a recent photograph from a local photographer and owner of a newly opened gallery in Lampeter and taken from his drone during the recent snowy weather. It's a wonderful shot and captures the specialness of the College despite the scaffolding and turquoise cover in the bottom right-hand corner.

As ever our academic and administrative staff in Lampeter have been outstanding in their dedication and hard work. Some of that work has included conference organisation such as the two day event on the 100th anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution, arranged by Dr Alex Scott and Andy Bevan, and an exhibition (entitled Layers of the Landscape) on recent archaeological findings at Borth and its relationship to local folklore and legend, organised by Erin Kavanagh and Dr Martin Bates, and which is still in situ in cloisters for anyone passing through in the next couple of months.  Academic staff from Theology, led by Dr Catrin Williams, gave papers at a three-day conference on Interfaith dialogue at UNESCO, Paris, where we were jointly responsible for organising the second day of panels and papers. And just last week Theology were again busy helping organise a day conference in Cardiff, in association with the Muslim Council of Wales, the Knowledge Exchange Partnership and the King Abdullah University of Saudi Arabia, on the theme of peaceful co-existence.

Alongside these events, we have run our regular series of Research Seminars and Lectures with prominent academics from across the UK, in addition to the astonishingly rich output of research from our own academic staff with books over the last few months appearing from Dr Louise Steel and Dr Katharina Zinn, and from Dr Haeussler. This term the College has been fortunate to play host to several visits from Universities with an eye on exploring opportunities for partnership. One of these, Southern Utah University, we discovered has a rich collection of native American archaeology as well as a replica Globe theatre which would be open for our students to access.  The other was Nanyang University, based in central China but with a rich history and culture from ancient times, and with whom we are working to develop partnerships in the area of Chinese literature, ethics, religion and cultural heritage. The College has also been working closely with both the Strata Florida Trust and the St Padarn’s Institute of the Church in Wales. And on the social side, we again hosted the Town’s Christmas Faye, this year opened by the newly elected MP for Ceredigion, Ben Lake, in addition to a Christmas party for students and two very successful friendship dinners with guests from the Staff, Town, visiting University representatives and student body.

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