The Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol will lead the National Eisteddfod’s science and technology for the next three years, starting this year in the Monmouthshire and District festival.
This partnership aims to ensure that science and technology remain an integral part of the Eisteddfod’s work, with high quality exhibitions on the Maes over the next few years.
One of the Eisteddfod’s science and technology aims is to promote STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths), and the Chief Executive, Elfed Roberts, sees this partnership as a great asset to this work. He says, “We are delighted to announce this partnership with the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol, and look forward to working together over the next few years.
“The Coleg Cymraeg has a number of experts across all areas of science and technology, and it’s great that the Eisteddfod will be able to benefit from this.
“Science and technology has been an important part of the Eisteddfod for over forty years, and during this period, the Eisteddfod has been leading the way in introducing scientific developments of international importance with a Welsh flavour. This partnership with the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol has enabled us to continue and develop this work, during an exciting period for the Eisteddfod.”
Dr Ioan Matthews, Chief Executive of the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol, added, “The Welsh language provision available for students to study STEM subjects in Welsh universities has developed hugely since the launch of the Coleg.
“As a national organisation, we look forward to working with the Eisteddfod and with universities across Wales as well as companies and other organisations to make science and technology accessible and available to everyone.”