Professor Williams’ fight against Alzheimer’s

Summer 2010

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Falling out over money


Wales 2100: year zero

Peter Stead says that, at the start of a new century for our country, we need a new politics


Inspire Wales Awards recognise active citizenship

Creatinging a positive business environment – response to Economic Renewal consultation

Resilient personality answer to ageing – new report


Ethnic cleansing in civic Wales– Simon Brooks

Time for the Eisteddfod to bloom– Mark Rendell

Subtleties in Translation-Judith Kaufman

Powys tries combining cultures and the back office- Carl Cooper


Double coalition land

Roger Scully ponders the outcome of next May’s Assembly election when all the parties will be in government

Back to drawing board on social care

Joseph Carter urges the Welsh Government to examine the tools at its disposal for reforming social care funding

Legislating between equals

Iwan Davies says London cannot continue treating the Welsh Government as though it were another Whitehall department


Jury out on Ieuan’s new direction

Stevie Upton and Brian Morgan assess the Welsh Government’s response to private sector views on economic renewal

How to capitalise on the payroll

Chris Jones says we should emulate American-style Credit Unions to kick-start business finance in Wales 

Food in the City

Whole food system

Elin Jones explains the thinking behind her emerging food strategy for Wales

The political economy of food

Kevin Morgan argues that food planning is one of the most important new social movements of the early 21st Century

Market garden venture reduces carbon footprint

Steve Garrett describes the creation of an organic food-growing cooperative outside Cardiff 

How we could run our own rail service

Stuart Cole explores the opportunities that might arise from Germany’s acquisition of Arriva


Social Policy

Dual sector revolution comes to Wales

John Osmond reports on a transformation of the Welsh education system

Innovate or die

Marcus Longley explains why to survive the Welsh NHS must speed up change

Adding life to years

Odette Parry agrees with a new IWA study that we need to change the way we think about ageing



Economic growth’s collateral damage

Katie-jo Luxton bemoans the loss of our biodiversity hard drive

Tackling coastal flooding without relying on concrete

Richard Ellis describes how the National Trust is coping with sea incursion at Freshwater West in Pembrokeshire



Alzheimer break-through in Cardiff 

Julie Williams asks why mental health remains the poor relation in medical research funding 

Wales needs a science museum

John Tucker says our scientific heritage should be collected and celebrated


North East Wales

Banality of the border

Simon Gwyn Roberts investigates the annonymity of north-east Wales’ psychogeography

Border wars

Jane Redfern Jones makes plea for the identity of Wrexham

Mold’s sense of place

Derek Jones casts an eye over a town that is slowly changing



Flying the Welsh flag

Rhys David interviews Alan Edmunds, editor of Wales’s sole national newspaper



Thinking about history

Colin Thomas says the makers of a BBC Wales landmark series should avoid paying safe

Art of the world

Tessa Jackson reflects on eight years at the helm of Artes Mundi

Sydney Harbour Comes to Glamorgan

Stephen Knight describes how a voluntary group of enthusiasts are putting the pier pavilion back into Penarth

Cynghanedd gives life to Welsh verse

Mererid Hopwood discovers enticing connections between the Meistersinger and our bardic traditions

Ancient Britons and London Aborigines

Prys Morgan ponders the long history and continuing role of the Cymmrodorion


Last word

The Canada option- Peter Stead