Lampeter Society

Alumni: 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 2019
- Friday 10th of May 2019

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 - Menu TBC

The regulations of the National Liberal Club require that gentlemen wear a lounge suit or similarly-tailored jacket with collared shirt and tie (jeans or trainers are not permitted). Ladies should be dressed in a similarly smart manner.

As places for the dinner are limited and in order to confirm with the club in sufficient time all cheques for £37 should be sent to Richard Haslam, 29 Gilbert Street, Enfield, EN3 6PD by Friday 3rd May 2019

If you do not own a chequebook please contact Richard below to organise a bank transfer 

For more information or correspondence please email:


Lampeter Society Annual Summer Reunion
- contact Esther Weller for details: 

Thank you for your interest in the 2019 Lampeter Society Reunion. It will definitely be a weekend not to be missed. Will Team 70s retain the 2019 Intergenerational Cup? What secrets will you uncover in the 2nd Great Lampeter Treasure Hunt? We’ve got a weekend packed full of activities for you to join in should you wish. If you want to spend a weekend catching up with old friends, re-living those Lampeter years or just chilling in the bar, this weekend is definitely for you! 

Friday 19th July 2019 to Sunday 21th July 2019 

Book your place:


General queries about the Society 

Chair of the Lampeter Society and Reunion Co-ordinator:
Esther Weller (1999) 

Vice-chair of the Lampeter Society
Chris Deacy (1994) 

Secretary of the Lampeter Society
Victoria Welsby (2004) 

Treasurer of the Lampeter Society
Andrew Leach (1977)  

Lampeter Area Organiser
Revd Bill Fillery (1969)
Falcondale Drive,
SA48 7SB
01570 421425 or 07792958431

Lampeter Society Regional Organisers

Cardiff Branch
John Loaring (1966/1967)

London Branch
Richard Haslam (1994)

Swansea Branch
Steffan ap-Dafydd (1976/1991)

Severnside Branch
Peter Bosley (1967/1977)

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


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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