150th Anniversary

Old College

150 years of academic heritage

2022 will mark 150 years since the formation of Aberystwyth University – Wales’ first university - in 1872.

The University and its current students and staff will join with our global community of alumni, and our friends and partners in Wales and throughout the world to celebrate our unique contribution and academic heritage. This special anniversary is an opportunity to thank all those who have been part of Aberystwyth University’s history, and to look forward as we continue to extend our influence and impact throughout the globe.

The historic Old College (pictured above) is a vital part of Aberystwyth University’s story.  Our ambitious plans to preserve and reinvigorate Old College will coincide with this milestone celebration.  You can learn more about the Old College project plans and how you can contribute here.

Over the course of this 150th year, we will be holding variety of celebratory and commemorative events and activities.  We extend a welcome to our worldwide network of alumni, our partners globally, and our wonderful community here on the western coast of Wales, to join us.