The Next 30 – Wales’ Rising Stars

Spring 2017 #58

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The End of the Liberal Elite

Christopher Gage
The decline of the West’s liberal elites and the rise of a new brand of conservatism.

Making Wales Better: The Next Thirty

To celebrate 30 years of the IWA making Wales better, we introduce thirty of the nation’s rising stars

Interview: Kully Thiarai

Jasper Rees
New Artistic Director of National Theatre Wales talks about being a far from obvious choice

Left behind: Brexit and the valleys, a story of decline

Photo Essay: Seb Cooke

Interview: Jo Kiernan

Jess Blair
Former Special Adviser talks of her ten years by the side of two First Ministers

A Studio Visit: John Abell

Jonathan Glasbrook Griffiths
‘If it’s good enough for William Blake, it’s good enough for me,’ says one of Wales most exciting creative minds

Interview: Shahien Taj

Dylan Moore

Inside Story: Wales Act

Stephen Crabb
From lofty ambition to law, the former Welsh Secretary reflects on the Wales Act’s journey

Cardiff: Creative City

Ana Gonçalves

Parity of Esteem?

Marcus Longley & Peter Martin

The Buzzard & The Chicken

Gary Beauchamp & Tom Crick, Alan Lewis
A new series in which the views of policymakers are presented alongside those of practitioners

Interview: Joanna Penberthy

Dylan Moore

A Welsh Brexit

Jo Hunt
What next for Wales after the UK leaves the European Union?

‘Never waste a good crisis’:

Plugging the infrastructure funding gap in a post-Brexit Wales

Swansea: time to deliver

Dai Lloyd

Interview: Kirsty Williams

Owen Hathway

Hay Festival at 30

Peter Florence

Poetry: Hedd Wyn at 100

Menna Elfyn



50 Buildings That Built Wales
by Mark Baker, Greg Stevenson and David Wilson

Jonathan Adams

What I Know I Cannot I Say/All That Lies Beneath
by Dai Smith

Peter Stead

Testing Times: Success, Failure and Fiasco in Education Policy in Wales Since Devolution
by Philip Dixon

Rajvi Glasbrook Griffiths

Our Holy Ground
by Jon I. Morgans and Peter C. Noble

Andrew Sully

by Cynan Jones

Katie Munnik

Farewell Innocence & Ride the White Stallion
by William Glynne-Jones

Aled Eirug

Last Word

Rhian Elizabeth

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