Cardiff University, Cardiff, United Kingdom




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Cardiff University is founded on 24 October 1883 as the University College of South Wales and Monmouthshire. This prompted a public holiday, a procession through the city and the ringing of church bells all day.A statue of Lord Aberdare stands in the city's Alexandra Gardens to mark his contribution to education.

The Violence and Society Research Group wins the 2009 Queen's Anniversary Prize for bringing about practical action to reduce violent assault injuries at a local, national and international level.

A key University study which helped uncover two new genes associated with Alzheimer's disease is recognised as one of the top 10 medical breakthroughs of 2009 by TIME Magazine.


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