Winter 2017 #59
A report card: Wales – will do better
Kevin Gardiner offers a candid assessment of where Wales is at, and advice on how the nation might go forward
Passing (It) On: Dai Smith
Zig-Ah Zig-Ah Rachel Trezise
The Difference between a Terrorist and a Hero Rhian Elizabeth
Ken Skates: people, place and politics
Rhea Stevens meets Ken Skates, Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Infrastructure and finds a man rooted in formative experiences in his native north east Wales
Are we building a successful future?
Dr Philip Dixon provides a detailed assessment of progress on schools’ curriculum reform
How can change happen?
Gill Morgan argues that barriers to change in public services are bound up in the failure of policy makers to involve the front line staff charged with delivery
North east Wales Connections
North east Wales: Unfamiliar Complexities
Grahame Davies is proud to claim an overlooked, misunderstood identity
Future of the North
Llyr Gruffydd argues that investment in north-east Wales is vital; Darren Millar emphasises the importance of infrastructure, and calls for greater devolution to the region
Laying down the drawbridge
Hannah Blythyn welcomes the opportunities of cross- border collaboration and innovation provided by a Mersey Dee Alliance
The Hussey Report: Solving Wales’ most urgent and intractable policy conundrum
Prof Marcus Longley meets Dr Ruth Hussey between her team’s interim and final reports on Health and Social Care in Wales
Brexit and agriculture: What next for Welsh farming?
Dr Nicholas Fenwick argues that agricultural economic modelling highlights the need for a sensible Brexit timescale
Faith in Focus: A glimpse of the future?
Jim Stewart considers the rich tapestry of stories that have brought Christians from more than one hundred countries to now largely secular Wales
The robots are coming…
Professor Julie Lydon considers how Wales can seize the opportunity to increase productivity and sustain our communities
Earning Potential: What Welsh graduates can expect
Dafydd Trystan and Hugh Jones provide an analysis of new data linking university courses to median graduate salaries
‘We don’t have to catastrophise’
Ahead of the opening of P.A.R.A.D.E., a reimagining of the 1917 ballet that birthed a cultural revolution, Dylan Moore meets Marc Rees and Caroline Finn
How Red Was My Valley?
Dr Ben Curtis gives an assessment of the historical significance of the Communist Party within the south Wales coalfield
Who cares for young carers?
Vanessa Webb calls for a joined up approach
Why Wales Never Was: the Failure of Welsh Nationalism
Women who blow on knots
Quest and Odyssey: Stories of journeys from around Europe from the Aarhus 39 Ed
Hinterland: Ceredigion Landscapes
David Wilson, Ed Talfan and Ed Thomas
Into the wind: the life of Carwyn James