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The Cardiff Series

14 May 2012

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Audiences at one of the world’s most famous literary festivals will be able to learn first-hand about some of the University’s world-leading research.

Six Cardiff academics – internationally recognised for their work- will speak at the 2012 Hay Festival as part of The Cardiff Series.

This year, Professor Julie Williams and Dr Ian Jones of the School of Medicine and the University's Neuroscience and Mental Health Research Institute; Dr Andrew Edgar, School of English, Communication and Philosophy; Dr Adam Corner, School of Psychology; Dr Isabelle Durance, School of Biosciences and the University's Sustainable Places Research Institute; and Steven Vaughan, Cardiff Law School will each discuss their area of work with audiences.

Running from 31 May – 10 June 2012, the festival attracts the most exciting writers, filmmakers, comedians, politicians and musicians, amongst others, to inspire, delight and entertain.

Professor Williams will speak about her cutting-edge research into Alzheimer’s disease while Dr Ian Jones will talk about the link between childbirth and mental illness. The topic of Dr Corner’s talk is geoengineering, and Dr Durance will explain why we need to safeguard river landscapes. Steven Vaughan will discuss responsible innovation and new technology in his talk.

The Cardiff Series has been organised by the University’s Community Engagement Team and speaking about the event, James Vilares, Community Engagement Officer said: "The Hay Festival is a fantastic forum for sharing ideas, and the fact that The Cardiff Series has increased to six lectures for Hay’s 25th anniversary festival is a testament to the world-leading quality of research our academics are undertaking at Cardiff University."

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