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University challenged

Andrew Green gives his perspective on how neoliberalisation has affected staff, students and local communities; why there have been so many recent Vice-Chancellor scandals; and what the marketisation of higher education means for the ability of universities to respond to the future needs of Welsh society.

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Welsh Keywords: Trugaredd

Our Welsh Keywords offers contemporary perspectives on the meaning of words in Welsh, inspired by Raymond Williams’ Keywords. In this issue, Manon Steffan Ros reveals her new word-crush: what is more merciful than mercy, can shift into a word that means bric-a-brac, and in synaesthetic terms is dark green and dusty-smelling?

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Casting off the Shackles: the Future of Community Development

Russell Todd argues that community development within Communities First changed to becoming increasingly about disciplining individuals’ behaviours so that they could conform to Welsh Government priorities, and offers readers inspiration for how they can collaborate in now-flourishing independent projects that enable grassroots social justice.

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Reading Between the Lines: Morfa Mawddach to Llandecwyn

Our series of creative responses to Wales' rail network, Reading Between the Lines, brings new insights into a Wales fragmented by its travel infrastructure. In this issue, Mike Parker offers his uniquely wry, subtly politicised perspective on a beautiful stretch of landscape that has endured against the odds: Morfa Mawddach to Llandecwyn…

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