#GreatThinking for the Great West
The GW4 Alliance is bringing together leading experts to debate and shape the future of the Great West.  We provide opinion on the latest policy developments and showcase the strengths and aspirations of our region.

If you are interested in writing for the series, please contact GW4 Communications Officer Nichola Purdue at info@gw4.ac.uk, who will provide more information.

Catalysing societal change by promoting interdisciplinary research

Interdisciplinary research has traditionally been considered as risky, less prestigious, and more resource-costly than single-discipline projects. Scientists working across more than one discipline were assumed to have failed in their…

July 30, 2019 | Dr Sarah Sauchelli Toran Read Full Story

New £5m research centre highlights world-leading GW4 climate change expertise

GW4 held a one-day workshop, last month, on climate resilience for researchers across the network to share ideas and explore collaboration opportunities for addressing climate change. This meeting was extremely…

June 12, 2019 | Professor Lorraine Whitmarsh Read Full Story

Climate resilience, and why it might not be as good as it sounds

As an early career climate researcher, new to the growing field of science around resilience, I attended the GW4 workshop and was struck by the long discussions around what resilience…

May 24, 2019 | Dr Freya Garry Read Full Story

Can Cardiff deliver on its creative promise?

Clwstwr (team pictured above) is led by Cardiff University in partnership with University of South Wales and Cardiff Metropolitan University. It brings together all the major Welsh broadcasters with independent…

April 2, 2019 | Professor Justin Lewis Read Full Story

Bringing Space Technologies to the South West

What is the European Space Agency’s regional strategy? The vision of ESA Business Applications is to improve the lives of people on Earth through Space. We make this possible by…

March 5, 2019 | Donna Lyndsay Read Full Story

Making connections between our archives and digital technology

The ‘GW4 Treasures’ consist of each institutions’ Special Collections and Archives holdings. When taken together these contain of over 10km of rare books, 5km of manuscripts and include archives from…

December 19, 2018 | Dr Michael Goodman Read Full Story