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THE HERALD FRIDAY AUGUST 26 2016


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Cancer Research Wales celebrates fifty years


In the last


15 months, Cancer Research Wales


has


pledged an extra £2.6m for new cancer research projects, and as part of its anniversary year, the charity is hosting a series of science cafes across Wales. D i s c o v e r


CANCER RESEARCH


WALES would like to invite you to come and meet with them at Victoria Hall, Bryn Road, Lampeter on Tuesday, September 13, between 6.45pm and 9pm for a fascinating night of science and discovery. Cancer Research Wales is


celebrating 50 years of funding world-class research across Wales. The charity ensures that all


money raised is spent in Wales and annually spends over £1.5m. Currently, it funds around 50


projects related to cancer prevention, early cancer diagnosis as well as new and improved treatments in the hospitals and universities across the Wales.


how mutations cause cancer, and how scientists in Wales are


training viruses to tackle malignancy. Learn how genetics are being


used to individualise cancer therapy and find out what cancer stem cells are and the role they play in making cancers more aggressive. Talks and displays will also


demonstrate the importance of the immune system in cancer and how the latest innovations in medical imaging and radiotherapy are improving treatments for cancer patients in Wales, and much more. Entrance to this event is free.


For further information, please call Dr Lee Campbell on 029 20316976 or search ‘CRW Lampeter’ on Facebook.


ABERYSTWYTH UNIVERSITY


is delighted to invite local people and visitors alike to discover more about the Old College as part of Open Doors 2016 on Thursday (Sept 8). Part of the European Heritage Days


programme, which takes place in 50 countries across Europe, Open Doors is the largest volunteer event in the heritage sector in Wales. The Old College is a Grade I listed


building located on the seafront in Aberystwyth. With castellated towers and gargoyled parapets, this iconic building is the birthplace of university scholarship in Wales and one of the UK’s most significant 19th century buildings. Originally built as a hotel by railway


contractor Thomas Savin, the Old College was purchased by the Welsh University committee for £10,000 in


Borth British Legion clifop act of remembrance AN ACT of remembrance took


place at 6.30pm on Wednesday, August 24, in which the Borth British Legion gathered near the cliffs of Borth in their annual service to commemorate the fallen. Among those present at the service


were Branch President, Mark Williams MP, and Chair of Borth Community Council, Cllr Carol Bainbridge. Rev’d David Williams and Stuart Bell officiated. The remembrance service was


followed by a social evening with light refreshments in Borth Community Hall, which was well attended.


1867, a fraction of the amount it had cost to build. The first students arrived in October 1872. The University is currently planning


to transform the building into an integrated centre of heritage, culture, learning and knowledge exchange at the heart of a new cultural quarter in the historic centre of the town. It will provide unique opportunities and benefits for the university, the local community, the region of Mid Wales and Wales. Plans include a museum, art gallery


space, shop and restaurant/cafe. Artist tenancies, functions and room hire for community groups are also intended to form a part of the new life of Old College. The total project could mean a multi-million pound investment phased over the years up to an official opening during the University’s 150th


anniversary in 2022. Dr Rhodri Llwyd Morgan, Pro Vice


Chancellor at Aberystwyth University, said: “We are delighted to be involved in Open Doors 2016, which is co- ordinated in Wales by CADW. This is a fantastic opportunity to explore and enjoy the stories behind Old College, to learn about history of the building and discover more about the exciting proposals for the regeneration. “The subject of one of this year’s


fascinating talks will be ‘The Stones of the Old College Aberystwyth’ when Dr Tim Palmer from the Department of Geography and Earth Sciences will discuss the different varieties of natural stone used to build the Old College. So come along and find out more about this wonderful aspect of our town’s heritage. The other good news is that entry is free and all are welcome.”


23 Community Open Doors at Old College


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