Aberystwyth University (Welsh: Prifysgol Aberystwyth) is a university located in Aberystwyth, Wales. Aberystwyth was a founding Member Institution of the former federal University of Wales. In 2006 the university had over 12,000 students in seventeen academic departments.
Founded in 1872 as University College Wales, Aberystwyth became a founder member of the University of Wales in 1894 and changed its name to the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth. In the mid 1990s, the university again changed its name to the University of Wales, Aberystwyth. On 1 September 2007, the University of Wales ceased to be a federal university and Aberystwyth became independent again. However, students enrolled from the 2009/2010 academic year onwards, or whose first year of study was in the 2008/2009 academic year, can choose to receive their degree from the University of Wales or Aberystwyth University.
The National Student Survey named Aberystwyth fifth in the UK in 2006 and tenth in 2007 for overall student satisfaction. In The Times Good University Guide 2008, it shared with five other UK universities the highest score for "student satisfaction" and ranked 39th out of 113 overall, while more recently The Guardian University Guide 2011 ranked it 49th out of 118.
Old College, site of most of the university's administration, plus the Departments of Welsh and Education
The University was founded in 1872 as University College Wales. The first Principal was Thomas Charles Edwards and initially there were 26 students. Before 1894, when the college joined the University of Wales as a founder member, students were submitted for examinations to the University of London).
The university's coat of arms was awarded in the 1880s. The shield features two red dragons, the red dragon being a common symbol of Wales, and an open book, symbolising learning. The crest is an eagle or phoenix above a flaming tower; it possibly symbolises the rebirth of the College after the fire of 1885. The motto is "Nid Byd, Byd Heb Wybodaeth": "A World Without Knowledge, is No World At All".
The Department of Sports and Exercise Science was established in 2000, and joint honours Psychology degrees were introduced in September 2007.
Reputation and academic rankings
The Times Good University Guide 2011 ranked Aberystwyth 40th overall out of 114 institutions in the UK, and the university's School of Law came 34th overall out of 87 law schools across the UK.
Aberystwyth was given 6th place in the 2008 Times Higher Education Supplement's Student Experience Rankings, a survey of student satisfaction in their university ranging from teaching standards to social life.
In the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE 2008) the computer science department was ranked 17th in the United Kingdom and first in Wales, with a 100% research quality profile.
As of June 2012 Aberystwyth is one of 190 schools worldwide with MBAs accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA), a self-described "membership association for MBA students and graduates, accredited business schools and MBA employers". The university's MBA was also accredited by AMBA in 2007.
Aberystwyth says that its Institute of Geography and Earth Sciences was the first British university department to offer single honours degrees in human geography and physical geography. It was ranked 11th out of 60 UK universities for Geography and Environmental Studies in The Guardian's 2009 University Guide, and the 2009 Times Good University Guide ranked it 12th out of 76 geography and environmental science-related departments.
The Department for International Politics was founded in 1919 and Aberystwyth says it is the oldest such department in the world.
In 2007 the university came under criticism for its record on sustainability, ranking 97th out of 106 UK higher education institutions in that year's "Green League" table. It ranked 76th in 2009.
Aberystwyth university was ranked 40th overall in the UK in the 2011 Times Good University guide.
Old College South Tower
The Department of History and Welsh History, and the Institute of Mathematics and Physics, trace their beginnings back to the formation of the University in 1872. The Department of Law was established in 1901. The School of Art dates from 1917 when it was part of the only British university concerned with the Art and Crafts Movement; in 1936, it became a sub-department within the Education Department, where the Joint Honours Art scheme was established in 1965. Single Honours Art and Masters degree schemes were introduced in 1974, one year after the subject had once again been given autonomy as a university department. Modern languages have been taught at Aberystwyth since about 1874. The Department of Information & Library Studies was founded in 1989 following the merger of the University with the College of Librarianship Wales. The Institute of Biological Sciences was formed in 1993 from the Department of Biological Sciences, the Department of Biochemistry and the Genetics Group of the Department of Agricultural Botany. These former departments, in turn, can trace their beginnings to the foundation of the University. In 1993, budgetary considerations caused the University to permanently close its department of philosophy. The efforts of some student philosophy organizations have so far failed to restore any funding for a philosophy department at Aberystwyth although there are a number of political philosophy-related modules covered by the Department of International Politics.
List of Departments and Institutes
- Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences
- Computer Science
- School of Education and Lifelong Learning
- English and Creative Writing
- European Languages
- Institute of Geography and Earth Sciences
- History and Welsh History
- Information Studies
- International Politics
- Law and Criminology
- School of Management and Business
- Institute of Mathematics and Physics
- Sport and Exercise Science
- Theatre, Film and Television Studies
Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences
The Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS) is a research and teaching centre at Aberystwyth University for the study of biological, environmental and rural sciences.
IBERS brings together staff from the Institutes of Rural Sciences and Biological Sciences at Aberystwyth University and the Institute of Grassland and Environmental Research (IGER). Around 300 research, teaching and support staff conduct basic, strategic and applied research in biology from the level of genes and other molecules to the impact of climate change and bio-energy on sustainable agriculture and land use. They also provide skills training. There is formal collaboration with the College of Natural Sciences in Bangor University.
Aberystwyth says IBERS has a long history of substantial investment in facilities, and its geographic location allows easy access to natural habitats and managed landscapes. The library (including the nearby National Library of Wales) and IT network are available to the University as a whole, and there is a new building.
Department of Computer Science
The Department of Computer Science, founded in 1970, is known for its research in Computational Biology and Robotics
The RAE 2008 ranked the department 20th in the United Kingdom for Computer Science and Informatics.
The RAE 2008 rated 70% of the Department of Computer Science's research activity as "world leading" or "internationally excellent" and the remaining 30% as "internationally recognised". The department was the only such department in Wales to have had all its research classed as "international quality".
AberMUD, the first popular internet-based MUD, was written in this department of the university by then-student Alan Cox.
Institute of Geography and Earth Sciences
The Institute of Geography and Earth Sciences (IGES),formed in 1989 from the former Departments of Geography (established in 1917) and Geology. houses the E.G. Bowen map library, containing 80000 maps and 500 atlases. Aberystwyth says it was the first department to offer students single honours degrees in human geography and physical geography. In the RAE 2008, the Institute ranked in the top 12 departments in Britain for Geography, with 20% of its research classed as "world leading" and 45% classed as either "world leading " or "internationally excellent".
Glacial research, the Institute's most notable topic, is conducted by the Glaciology Centre, which has strong international links. This research has expanded to include the study and mapping glacial landforms on Mars.
Department of Information Studies
The College of Librarianship Wales (CLW) was established at Llanbadarn Fawr in 1964 in response to a recommendation for the training of bilingual librarians that was made in the Bourdillon Report on Standards of public library service in England (H.M.S.O., 1962). The College grew rapidly and claims to be Europe's largest institution for training librarians. The independent College merged with the University in August 1989. The new department has since introduced courses by open, part-time and distance learning to supplement full-time student numbers.
Since 1956 the university has also offered professional training in archive administration and records management, first as a Diploma course and since 1995 as a modular Master's course run in partnership with the National Library of Wales and the Ceredigion Record Office, who contribute to the taught courses, support the practical work of the students and assist with research projects.
Department of International Politics
International Politics building.
The Department of International Politics at Aberystwyth was founded in 1919, and claims to be the first such department in the world. It was founded shortly after World War I with the stated purpose of furthering political understanding of the world in the hope of avoiding future such conflicts. This goal led to the creation of the Woodrow Wilson chair of International Politics.
The department has 500 undergraduate students and 120 postgraduates studying at Masters Degree and PhD levels Of all Aberystwyth's submissions to the RAE 2008, it had the highest proportion of research that was classed as world-leading in terms of originality, significance and rigour.
The department has had various notable academic staff in the field including E. H. Carr, Leopold Kohr, Andrew Linklater, Ken Booth, Steve Smith and Michael Cox. In 2006, a new building for the Department of International Politics was completed and opened on the main Penglais Campus.
The department is also home to a number of journals including "Intelligence & National Security", "International Relations" and "Critical Studies on Terrorism".
Department of Law and Criminology
The Department of Law and Criminology is housed in the Hugh Owen Building on the main campus. Founded in 1901, it includes the Centre for Welsh Legal Affairs, a specialist research centre. All lecturers in the Department are engaged in research and the International Journal of Biosciences and the Law, and the Cambrian Law Review are edited in the Department. Recently the Department has worked closely with the Quality Assurance Agency in testing new processes for teaching quality assessment. The Department offers the two-year LL.B scheme to graduates in a discipline other than law. Information published in 2006 indicates a progression rate from first year to second year of about 93.5% on the LLB courses.
In 2006 the Department of Law & Criminology started a Legal Practice Course (the LPC is a requirement for practice as a solicitor in England and Wales). The 2009 Times Good University Guide ranked Aberystwyth's School of Law 34th overall out of 87 law schools across the UK.
Department of Psychology
In 2007, Aberystwyth added Psychology to its portfolio of module schemes by establishing a Centre for Applied Psychology within the Department of International Politics. This allowed the university to establish several new joint honours degrees schemes and led to the establishment of a new independent Psychology Department in 2008, the first time Psychology has been offered as a study course at Aberystwyth for 50 years. The department has the stated aim of full British Psychological accreditation by 2012.
Department of Theatre, Film and Television Studies
The Department of Theatre, Film and Television Studies was established in the late 1970s and incorporates a BBC studio built in 2001.
Institute of Rural Sciences
The Institute of Rural Sciences on Llanbadarn Campus was formed by the merger of the Welsh Agricultural College, which had hitherto been independent, and the University's Department of Agriculture in 1995.
School of Management and Business
In 1998 the Department of Economics (founded 1912), the Department of Accounting and Finance (founded 1979) and the Centre for Business Studies merged to create the School of Management and Business. The MBA programme at Aberystwyth was established in 1985 and is accredited by the AMBA. The school's postgraduate programmes in Management and International Business Management are both MBM (Masters in Business Management) accredited by the Association of MBAs. In 2006 the school was ranked 16th in Europe for accounting research by the Journal Accounting and Business Research and 22nd in Europe for Finance and Financial Economics by the Journal of Business Finance & Accounting. Aberystwyth says that in the most recent (2007) subject-specific teaching quality reviews, Aberystwyth's Accounting and Finance degrees schemes and Economics degree schemes were both classed as "excellent", the highest category awarded. Aberystwyth also says that the research training Masters are also ESRC 1+3 recognised.
School of Art
Art has been taught at Aberystwyth since 1917, when it was one of only a few British universities concerned with the Art and Crafts Movement. Today, the School has a portfolio of undergraduate and postgraduate degree schemes, allowing either specialised or interdisciplinary studies of Fine Art, Art History, and Museum and Gallery Studies. The School is located in the listed Edward Davies building (originally a chemistry laboratory) and houses studios for painting and photography, darkrooms, print workshops; also a Mac suite, lecture theatres, seminar rooms, a museum, two modern galleries, and extensive art archives as resources for students. The Guardian's University guide 2012 ranks Aberystwyth University as 8th out of 82 universities for Art and Design.
Department of Sport and Exercise Science
Established under Prof. Jo DoustIn in 2001, the Department of Sport and Exercise Science was taken over by Prof. David Lavallee in 2007. It delivers undergraduate programmes in sport and exercise science, performs research in the sport and exercise sciences, and provides consultancy services to individuals and organisations in Wales and the rest of the UK.
Students won the 2007 and 2008 British Psychological Society (BPS) Division of the Sport & Exercise Psychology H.T.A. Whiting Undergraduate Dissertation Prize.
The department is active in research, with members of staff involved in various projects including collaborative work with other Universities and organisations. In the RAE 2008, the Department of Sport and Exercise Science had 65% of it submitted research classed as "recognised internationally" and 15% as "international excellence".
Geography of the university campuses
Old College east entrance
The main campus of the university is situated on Penglais Hill, overlooking the town of Aberystwyth and Cardigan Bay. The Penglais Campus is the site of 12 of the University's 17 departments, as well as most of the student halls of residence. Just below the Penglais Campus is the National Library of Wales, one of Britain's five legal deposit libraries. A BBC article suggests the library is "considered to be one of the world's greatest libraries, and its international reputation is certainly something that all Welsh men and women are intensely ... proud of". The original university building, next to the sea, known as "Old College", is the site of most of the University's administration as well as the Departments of Welsh and Education. The Llanbadarn Campus is located approximately one mile to the east of the Penglais Campus, and hosts the Institute of Rural Sciences and the Department of Information Studies. Additionally, the Llanbadarn Campus is the site of the Aberystwyth branch of Coleg Ceredigion, a further education college, and not part of the University. The School of Art is located between the Penglais Campus and the centre of Aberystwyth, in what was originally the Edward Davies Chemical Laboratory, site of the now-defunct Department of Chemistry.
The various student residences owned, leased or managed by the university offer over 3,500 bed-spaces in total. All have wired access to the University's computer network and a support network of residential tutors.
- Cwrt Mawr (self-catered flats, capacity 485)
- Pantycelyn (traditional catered predominantly Welsh speaking hall, capacity 260)
- Penbryn (traditional catered hall, capacity 525)
- Rendel (Blocks 1 & 3) (2 is now emergency accommodation and office space)
- Davies Bryan (Block 4)
- Alban Davies (Block 5) (Now remodelled into academic space for the Psychology Department)
- Ifor Evans (Block 7)
- Thomas Charles Edwards (Blocks 8 & 9) (Now remodelled as Cwrt Mawr Blocks M & N)
Names of halls within Penbryn are no longer used; they are now known by their numbers
- Trefloyne (self-catered flats, capacity 146)
- Rosser (self-catered en-suite flats, capacity 332), expanded in 2011 to include new postgraduate block
- Aeron, Cletwr, Dyfi, Einion and Leri – 5 residences that housed a total of 298 catered students (closed in June 2007 and since demolished)
Pentre Jane Morgan (the Student Village):
- 178 self-contained houses typically accommodate 5 or 6 students each, with greater capacity in rooms that have bunkbeds, allowing for 9 students each in some cases.
- A second student village is planned, to be built by 2014, to provide more ensuite acommodation following the closure of Llanbadarn in 2007 and Pantycelyn in 2013. Sited opposite the existing student village, it will accommodate an estimated 900 students. With the closures of Llanbadarn and Pantycelyn, the expansion will provide a total of 500 additional rooms.
- Brynderw (self-catered flats, capacity 146)
- Seafront Residences (self-catered flats located on the seafront and Queen's Road, overall capacity 720–800 including the redeveloped Alexandra Hall and Clarendon House Postgraduate residence). The original Seafront residences (Plyn' and Caerleon) were destroyed by fire in 1998. Seafront residences include Alexandra, Aberglasney, Balmoral,Blaenwern,Caerleon, Carpenter, Ceredigion, Clarendon, Pumlumon and Ty Gwerin Halls. 
The University also own a small number of houses such as Penglais Farmhouse (Adjacent to Pentre Jane Morgan) and flats in Waun Fawr, which are let on an Assured Shorthold Tenure to students with families. Provision of disabled access rooms is catered for within the existing student village.
List of Presidents of the University
- 1872–1895, Henry Austin Bruce, 1st Baron Aberdare, GCB PC DCI FRS.
- 1895–1913, Stuart Rendel, 1st Baron Rendel of Hatchlands, PC.
- 1913–1926, Sir John Williams, 1st Baronet, of the City of London, GCVO DSC MD LLD.
- 1926–1944, Edmund Davies, Baron Edmund-Davies, PC MA LLD.
- 1944–1954, Thomas Jones (T. J.), CH MA LLD.
- 1955–1964, Sir David Hughes Parry, QC MA DCL Hon LLD.
- 1964–1976, Sir Ben Bowen Thomas, MA LLD.
- 1977–1985, Cledwyn Hughes, Baron Cledwyn of Penrhos, CH PC.
- 1985–1997, Sir Melvyn Rosser, Hon LLD FCA.
- 1997–2007, Elystan Morgan, Baron Elystan-Morgan, LLD.
- 2007–present, Sir Emyr Jones Parry, GCMG PhD FInstP .
List of Principals and Vice-Chancellors of the University
- Henry Bird, lecturer in art history (1936–1941)
- Ken Booth, professor of International Politics
- Edward Carr, Historian & Woodrow Wilson Professor of International Politics
- Henry Walford Davies, first Gregynog Professor of Music, composer, broadcaster, Master of the King's Music
- John Davies, Welsh historian
- R. Geraint Gruffydd, Chair of Welsh language and literature (1970–1979)
- David Russell Hulme, Director of Music (from 1992), conductor and musicologist
- Robert Maynard Jones, Chair of Welsh language (1980– until retirement)
- D. Gwenallt Jones, poet, Welsh lecturer
- Leopold Kohr, economist and political scientist
- Dennis Lindley, Professor of Statistics 1960–1967
- David John de Lloyd, Gregynog Professor of Music, composer
- Richard Marggraf Turley, poet, Professor in Department of English and Creative Writing
- Ian Parrott, Gregynog Professor of Music (1950–1983, composer and musicologist
- Joseph Parry, Professor of Music, composer and conductor
- Sir T. H. Parry-Williams, poet and author; Professor of Welsh 1920–1952
- F. Gwendolen Rees, F.R.S., professor of Zoology
- William Rubinstein, professor of history
- Evan James Williams, F.R.S. professor of Physics 1938-1945
- Michael Woods, professor of Geography (current IGES head)
- Marie Breen Smyth, a reader in political violence in the International Politics Department.
- Alex Maltman, professor of Geography
Royal and Establishment alumni
- Ian Banks, author, Professor of Men's Health, President of The Men's Health Forum, BMA
- Ken Booth, E H Carr Professor of International Politics and Fellow of the British Academy
- Emrys G. Bowen FRGS, FSA, BA, MA, LLD, DUniv, Geographer
- E. H. Carr, historian, journalist and international relations theorist
- Sir Edward Collingwood FRS CBE DL, mathematician and scientist
- Alan Cox, Programmer (major contributor to the Linux kernel) (1980s)
- D.J. Davies (1893–1956), Economist, Socialist Plaid Cymru Activist, Constitutional Monarchist.
- Sir Henry Walford Davies KCVO OBE, Gregynog Professor of Music, composer, broadcaster, Master of the King's Music 1(1934–1941)
- Dr. Peter Dennis, Lecturer and Researcher in Ecology
- Rev Prof Samuel Ifor Enoch, Theologian
- Andrew Gordon Naval historian
- Sir Deian Hopkin, Historian
- David Russell Hulme, Director of Music (from 1992), conductor and musical historian
- Emrys Jones, Professor of Geography at the LSE
- T. Harri Jones, Poet
- Roy Kift, Dramatist and writer
- Mary King, Political Scientist
- Leopold Kohr, economist, jurist, political scientist and philosopher
- Andrew Linklater, Woodrow Wilson Professor of International Politics
- Paul Maddrell, political scientist
- Carl R May, sociologist
- Sir Mungo William MacCallum, noted literary critic on English and German literature
- Kenneth O. Morgan Baron Morgan of Aberdyfi, historian and author
- Mihangel Morgan, leading Welsh language writer
- Twm Morys, poet
- Tavi Murray, noted glaciologist, received the Polar Medal.
- Ernest Charles Nelson, noted botanist
- Sir Hugh Owen, educator
- Sir T. H. Parry-Williams, poet, author and academic
- Jan Pinkava, Oscar winning animator, Pixar, (1981–1985)
- F. Gwendolen Rees FRS, Emeritus Professor, zoologist and parasitologist
- Lewis Fry Richardson D.Sc FRS, mathematician, physicist, meteorologist, psychologist and pacifist
- H. J. Rose, Emeritus Professor, Classics scholar and Fellow of the British Academy
- Frederick Soddy, Nobel Prize Winner in chemistry (1921)
- Sir John Meurig Thomas FRS, Chemist, Professor, Author
- Professor Paul Thomas AM, founding Vice-Chancellor of University of the Sunshine Coast
- Nigel Thrift, Geographic Scholar and Vice Chancellor of Warwick University
- Steve Smith, MSc PhD AcSS, international relations theorist
- Sir Charles Webster KCMG, historian, diplomat and former President of the British Academy
- David John Williams, Writer
- Sir Glanmor Williams, eminent Historian
- Rev Prof John Tudno Williams, Theologian
- Waldo Williams, Poet
- Rev Prof William Richard Williams, Theologian
- Dame Marjorie Williamson DBE, academic, educator, physicist
- Sir Alfred Eckhard Zimmern, classical scholar, historian, political scientist and Woodrow Wilson Professor of International Politics.
- Tun Salleh Abas, Lord President of the Federal Court of Malaysia (1984–1988). The Lord President of the Federal Court of Malaysia was the title of the head of the judiciary (now Chief Justice) of Malaysia until 1994.
- Sarah Caudwell, former lecturer in law. She was a barrister and writer of detective stories.
- Sir Ellis Jones Ellis-Griffith, 1st Baronet PC KC, former barrister and Liberal politician.
- Elwyn Jones, Baron Elwyn-Jones CH PC, Attorney General for England and Wales (1966–1970) and Lord Chancellor (1974–1979)
- Sir Samuel Thomas Evans GCB PC QC, barrister, judge, Liberal politician and last QC under Queen Victoria.
- John Morris, Baron Morris of Aberavon KG PC QC, Chancellor of the University of Glamorgan and Attorney General for England and Wales (1997–1999)
- Sir Alun Talfan Davies, former lawyer, writer and publisher.
Civil Service alumni
- Joe Borg, European Union Fisheries and Maritime affairs Commissioner
- Captain Roderic Bowen KC, former Liberal MP and Deputy Commons Speaker
- Nick Bourne former Welsh Assembly Member and Leader of the Welsh Conservatives
- David Davies, 1st Baron Davies, Liberal politician and philanthropist
- Glyn Davies, Conservative MP for Montgomeryshire
- John Hugh Edwards, former Liberal politician
- Gwynfor Evans MP, first Member of Parliament for Plaid Cymru
- Stephen Gilbert Liberal Democrat MP for St Austell and Newquay
- Neil Hamilton, former Conservative MP, barrister
- Lady Sylvia Hermon MP, Ulster Unionist politician
- Emlyn Hooson, Baron Hooson QC, former Liberal politician
- Cledwyn Hughes CH PC, Baron Cledwyn of Penrhos, former Labour MP and parliamentarian
- Dato' Seri Hishammuddin Hussein, Malaysian Home Minister
- Dan Jarvis MP, Labour MP for Barnsley Central
- Carwyn Jones AM, First Minister of Wales, Assembly Member for Bridgend
- Mustafa Kamal, Mayor of the City of Karachi
- Gerry MacLochlainn Sinn Féin politician
- John Morris, Baron Morris of Aberavon KG, PC, QC, Labour politician
- Elystan Morgan, Baron Elystan-Morgan, former Labour MP for Ceredigion and Home Office Minister.
- Roland Moyle, Labour politician, Parliamentary Private Secretary to Clement Attlee.
- Caroline Pidgeon, Liberal Democrat politician in the London Assembly
- Gwilym Prys Prys-Davies, Baron Prys-Davies, Labour politician and candidate in by-election won by Gwynfor Evans (see above)
- Goronwy Roberts, Baron Goronwy-Roberts PC MA, former Labour MP
- Dan Rogerson MP, Liberal Democrat politician
- Dr Ahmed Shaheed PhD, Maldivian politician.
- Gareth Thomas, former Labour MP
- Gareth Thomas, Labour MP for Harrow West
- Mark Williams MP, Liberal Democrat member of Parliament for Ceredigion (2005–present)
- Cath Bishop PhD, former professional British rower, turned civil servant
- John Dawes, Rugby player, who captained Wales and the British Lions.
- Carwyn James, Welsh and British and Irish Lions rugby coach (1949?–1951)
- Leigh Richmond Roose, MM, International footballer
- Berwyn Price, International 110m hurdles athlete, Commonwealth Games & World Student Games gold medallist.
- Jonathan Spratt, professional Rugby Union player for Ospreys.
- Angela Tooby, Five Time Winner of Welsh Cross Cross Country Championships, English Cross-country champion 1985, UK Cross-country Champion 1988, silver medal World Cross-country Championships, Auckland.
- Neil Brand, writer, composer, and a silent film accompanist
- Shân Cothi, operatic singer and actress
- Jane Green, best-selling fiction writer (1987)
- Sarah Hall, writer and poet
- David Russell Hulme, conductor and musicologist
- Aneirin Hughes, actor
- Emrys James, actor
- Alex Jones, presenter of the BBC tevevision programme The One Show
- Melih Kibar, former Turkish composer
- Alun Lewis, Second World War writer and poet
- Hayley Long, fiction writer
- Sharon Maguire, film director of Bridget Jones's Diary
- William Mathias, composer
- Robert Minhinnick, poet, essayist, novelist and translator
- Rachel Roberts, actress
- Lisa Surihani, Malaysian actress
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- J Roger Webster, Old College Aberystwyth: The Evolution of a High Victorian Building (University of Wales Press, 1995)
- Emrys Wynn Jones, Fair may your future be: the story of the Aberystwyth Old Students’ Association 1892–1992 (Aberystwyth Old Students’ Association, 1992)
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