Baby Brian and 13,000 other lives

Spring 2010

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A Scar on Our Soul


Wales and Europe Beyond 2013

Graham Meadows has some ideas for Welsh policymakers on influencing the future direction of cohesion policy


ClickOnWales IWA Awards – Merfyn Jones takes over IWA North Wales Branch

Gareth Jones 1933 – 2009

John Osmond on a man who wielded great policy influence across the parties


Roadmap for Our Souls

Paul Jeremy

Subtleties in Translation

Judith Kaufman

Gender Imbalance

John Dixon

Small Country: Big History

Trevor Herbert

Holtham Meets Calman 

Iain McLean

Child Poverty

Missing Out on the Essentials

John Osmond finds that education offers the best means for stemming the rising numbers of Welsh children living in severe poverty

Finding the Tipping Point

Sarah Lloyd-Jones reports on the Glyncoch initiative to tackle low education achievement

Effective Parenting

Judy Hutchings says Wales should build on its record of early intervention to tackle children at risk

Out of Sight Out of Mind

Anita Myfanwy makes the case for moving child poverty and social exclusion in rural Wales higher up the policy agenda

Tackling Severe Child Poverty

Trudy Aspinwall sets out some priorities for the Welsh Government

Politics and Policy

Future of the Red-Green Alliance

(i)    Jonathan Edwards: Fault Lines in Welsh Politics
(ii)    Mark Drakeford: Labour Faces the Future

The Power of Purchase

Kevin Morgan argues that a chronic procurement skills deficit is a hidden crisis in the Welsh public sector

Provincial Stagnation or European Powerhouse

John Winterson Richards suggests Wales faces a far more radical choice than we might imagine


Wales Needs a Delivery Plan

Geraint Talfan Davies discovers a gulf between business and government at the IWA’s inaugural National Economy Conference

Wage Rates and Profitability Explain Lagging Economy

Eurfyl ap Gwilym questions whether Wales is being held back by an over-large public sector

Opaque Funding Streams

Stevie Upton calls for greater transparency and more evaluation of the Welsh Government’s economic policies

Improving What We Already Do

John Ball says we need to understand the true meaning of innovation

Merthyr’s Progress

Rhys David measures the gap between vision and reality in the contemporary development of the first town of the industrial revolution

Saving 13,000 Lives

Angela Gorman describes the work of her Welsh charity which prevents women dying during childbirth in the developing world

Trading Chwarae Teg

Ann Hemingway and Elen Jones celebrate the second anniversary of Wales’ declaration as the first Fair Trade Nation


To Cull or Not to Cull

David Hedges reports on the controversy over tackling TB in badgers in Pembrokeshire

Science Shops Wales

Steven Harris advocates a bottom up approach to supporting participation in the knowledge economy


Future of Our Universities

Merfyn Jones argues that investment in higher education shoud remain a national priority

The Case for Self-Regulation

Gareth Elwyn Jones argues that the profession would do away with the General Teaching Council for Wales at its peril


Beauty and Blaenau Ffestiniog

Peter Ogden applauds the bid by the town at the heart of Snowdonia to become part of the National Park that surrounds it

Planning for Behaviour Change

Chris Mills explains how Environment Agency Wales is gearing up for climate change

Making Waste Pay its Way

Malcolm Chilton says non-recyclable waste should be used to generate sustainable electricity to help secure our future energy needs


Improvising a Tradition

John McGrath explains how newly launched National Theatre Wales is part of a nation-building project

‘Ravishing Blind Harmony’

Rhian Davies provides a curtain-raiser for this summer’s Gregynog music festival

Hurricane from Llangennech

Dylan Iorwerth remembers the late Hywel Teifi Edwards

Last Word

Time to Overcome Tribal Loyalties

Peter Stead