Did you know that, since 1974, World Environment Day has been celebrated on 5 June? This year the theme is biodiversity and you can test your knowledge in the online United Nations quiz. The Archives holds collections that may be of interest to people researching biodiversity in the Swansea area. One collection of particular interest … Continue reading Lower Swansea Valley Project
When faced with the prospect of war, many people rally to their country’s call. Patriotic sentiments often act as motivating factors for volunteers to the armed forces. However, when these attitudes lose their appeal and recruiting figures stall, the state may introduce conscription, forcing able bodied men to enlist. This was evident in Britain during … Continue reading International Conscientious Objectors’ Day
Due to the current COVID19 pandemic, the Richard Burton Archives temporarily closed its doors to the public on 19th March, and since then all staff have been working from home. The last month has been a bit of a blur of frantic messages to IT, getting to grips with remote working, and an increase in … Continue reading Keeping up with the archivists
The Welsh Varsity may not be happening on 29 April this year but here's a look back to the Intercollegiate Week of the 1920s. In the 1920s, in February or March, an inter-collegiate event took place between the university colleges in Wales. This was quite similar to modern day Varsity, but alongside Swansea and Cardiff … Continue reading ‘Varsity’ 1920s style
This silk playbill produced by Ebley portable theatre highlights the important role played by district nurses in providing much needed care in a pre-NHS South Wales Coalfield when the risk of injury and death was ever present. Performances were often given in aid of a local patron’s chosen charity thus promoting the theatre owner as … Continue reading Faith, Hope and Charity!
2020 - A new year, the start of a new decade and with it birthday celebrations for Swansea University - 100 years! Swansea University is not alone with 2020 also seeing the likes of Ideal Home magazine, Ercol Furniture, Mazda cars and Haribo reaching their Centenary Year also - sweet! These organisations were founded in … Continue reading Llongyfarchiadau – Congratulations!
We’re delighted that the Raissa Page Collection has been launched and that the catalogue is now accessible. If you missed the launch here’s an opportunity to hear from the project archivist, David Johnston-Smith, and you can also read about this unique collection and the project work in his blog post for ArchivesWales. Images: Copyright Adrianne … Continue reading The Raissa Page Collection
Nadolig Llawen - Happy Christmas
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Henry Lewis, yn eistedd ail o'r dde yn y rhes cyntaf, gyda staff Coleg y Brifysgol Abertawe c.1920 (2017/06) - trwy garedigrwydd Archifau Richard Burton, Prifysgol Abertawe Athro cyntaf Adran y Gymraeg ym Mhrifysgol Abertawe - neu Coleg y Brifysgol, Abertawe, fel yr oedd - oedd Henry Lewis (1889-1968). Derbynodd Cadair y Gymraeg ym 1921, … Continue reading Papurau Yr Athro Henry Lewis | The Papers of Professor Henry Lewis