The Winning Poster

The Wales DTC was pleased to host a PhD student poster competition at the WISERD Conference… and the winner was Amy Jones with her poster on Walking Wales.

Dr Lynn Williams and Amy Jones

Dr Lynn Williams presents Amy Jones with the prize certificate

Amy received a cash prize of £200 from The Learned Society of Wales, the competition sponsor. Dr Lynn Williams presented the certificate and prize. A slideshow of images from the poster competition and the presentation can be viewed on the WISERD website.

Amy, who is an ESRC-funded student of the Wales DTC at Swansea University, is researching “Walking Wales: Global Positioning and Sense of Space”. This looks at how the physical act of walking the newly completed Wales Coast Path creates a sense of identity. “I am particularly interested in issues of mobility and movement and how walking unhindered along a continuous coast path could connect people to Wales, facilitating a feeling of belonging to the land and to the Welsh nation. I am also interested in discovering if walking along the same route/sharing the same space establishes a relationship and unites all those who walk the Wales Coast Path.”