16 June 2022

Bicentenary – where higher education began in Wales

Upcoming Bicentenary Events

The Foundation stone was laid for St David’s College Lampeter on the 12 August 1822; it welcomed its first students on St David’s Day 1827 and received its Royal Charter in 1828.  It is the oldest degree-awarding institution in Wales.

Colleagues across the University have developed a programme of events and activities to mark the celebrations. You will find details on our bicentenary webpages which include a list of such events. These are being continuously updated as more events are confirmed, and we will share them via the Staff Bulletin.  Please let us know if you wish to include any events to our calendar.  Our planning considers the possible Coronavirus context in 2022 and therefore mitigation arrangements are in place.

The Library and Learning Resources team has created a series of physical and online exhibitions as well as seminars celebrating the key individuals in the University’s story and the treasures contained within its collections. 

In the meantime, here's a list of the events coming up in the next few weeks.