UWP passionately believes in supporting and disseminating scholarship from and about Wales to a worldwide audience. The Press has served Wales and the international academic community since 1922 by publishing scholarly research in the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences.
We share in the strong national tradition of bringing education and learning to the population of Wales, and consider it our role to support all aspects of learning and the lifelong pursuit of knowledge and academic excellence. Our role in furthering the understanding of Wales’s unique culture, history, heritage, language and politics is critical. Over the past century, we have provided a platform for Wales’s foremost thinkers and have contributed to the building of modern Wales.
UWP is in a unique position as the only not-for-profit academic press in Wales. With the support of the University of Wales, we have been able to remain faithful to our founding mission.
UWP currently publishes around 50 new books and journals a year, primarily in the fields of European studies, philosophy, literature, history, Welsh and Celtic studies. We also produce general interest books about Wales as part of our mission to disseminate research and to make it accessible for a wider audience.
Press Advisory Board
Mr Tony Ball is a former high school teacher and deputy head at schools in south Wales, and for 10 years he was the Senior Vice Principal (Resources) of Coleg Glan Hafren in Cardiff. He also had a career outside of education as a Commercial Director for Glamorgan County Cricket Club and Director/Operations Manager for CH Bailey. Born and educated in Wales, and a science graduate of the University of Wales, Tony Chairs the University of Wales Press Board as an Advisory Board to the University of Wales’ Council.
Mr Chris Burton-Brown is a chartered accountant with 25 years’ experience working within the publishing sector, and has held several Finance Director positions in a number of different companies. He has a particular interest in improving management information to enable better publishing decisions, financial controls, acquisitions and divestments, systems implementations and staff mentoring.
Professor Helen Fulton is an an active member of the Centre for Medieval Studies at the University of Bristol, where she researches the history and politics of medieval literature, Celtic Studies, Arthurian literature and cultural exchanges between England and Wales in the Middle Ages. She has published on Welsh and Irish literatures of the twentieth century and is currently working on an edition of medieval Welsh political poetry.
Mr Richard Owen was the previous Head of the Publishing Grants Department at the Welsh Books Council.
Clare Grist Taylor is a publisher and leader with more than 30 year’s experience across a range of different publishing sectors – academic, textbook, professional and trade. She has published everything from trade books to large-scale online reference products, sold via the trade, direct to consumer and subscription. She started her publishing career with journals publisher, Pergamon Press, was European editorial director at Prentice Hall, managing director of ICSA Publishing and business and operations director at Profile Books.
Helen Fulton, Chair, Professor of English at the School of Humanities, University of Bristol (Medieval Studies)
Jane Aaron, Professor of English Studies, Associate Member Centre for Media and Culture in Small Nations, University of South Wales (Writing Wales in English)
Richard Griffiths, Emeritus Professor of French, King’s College, London, Member Yr Academi Gymreig (French Studies)
Susan Harrow, Ashley Watkins Chair in French Language and Literature at the University of Bristol (French Studies)
Ray Howell, Professor of Welsh Antiquity and Director of the South Wales Centre for Historical and Interdisciplinary Research at the University of South Wales (Archaeology)
Geraint Jenkins, retired Professor of Welsh History, Aberystwyth University
Dafydd Johnston, former Director of the Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies at the National Library of Wales (Celtic Studies)
Montserrat Lunati, Honorary Reader University of St. Andrews (Hispanic Studies)
Tatiana Patrone, Associate Professor of Philosophy at Ithaca College, USA (Philosophy)
Robert Pope, Director of Studies in Church History and Doctrine at Westminster College, Cambridge (Religious Studies)
Diana Wallace, Professor of English Literature, Faculty of Business and Society, University of South Wales
Chris Williams, Head of the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Science, University College Cork (History/Welsh History)
Jonathan Wooding, Sir Warwick Fairfax Professor of Celtic Studies at the University of Sydney (Celtic Studies)