Monthly Archives: May 2014

Hafod-Morfa Copperworks Festival, 14 June

This is from the Copperopolis project over the river. There will be a White Rock exhibition, and John Ashley will give a short talk along with the Maesydderwen School project. Rob Hulme and Brian Perrins will lead walks of the White Rock site. Download details of the day – Hafod morfa copperworks festival june 14 2014 flyer.


“We are entering the final few months of the current development project at Hafod-Morfa Copperworks and think we need to celebrate!

“We are planning an event on 14th June from 1pm to 5pm and we hope you can join us to celebrate the work completed over the last 18 months and breathe life back into the site.

“There will be performance, children’s entertainment, guided tours, workshops, copper making demonstrations, digital interpretation demonstrations, community films and talks. We hope it will offer fun, learning and inspiration.

“We have invited schools and history societies to perform and showcase work completed as part of projects such as the connected communities project. If you are involved in a group and would like to perform/contribute, then please get in touch.”

Stuart Griffin

Project Officer – Hafod Copperworks Development Project

Creative Regeneration – Rethinking Our Built Heritage, Talk 29 May

Research Institute for the Arts and Humanities, History and Heritage Talk

‘Creative Regeneration – Rethinking Our Built Heritage’

Ben Reynolds, Director Trilein Ltd. 2-3pm, May 29 2014, SURF Room, Fulton House, Swansea University

This talk will consider the regeneration of our built environment and heritage, presented by Ben Reynolds, of Trilein Ltd, Urban and Community Regeneration Consultants.

Everyone welcome. To book a place please email Kate Spiller,


Science and Revolution: Richard Price (1723-91) Welsh Radical and Scientist: Talk 23 May

Friday 23 May, 3.00 pm
Robert Recorde Room, Faraday Building, Swansea University

Paul Frame, Richard Price Society

Science and Revolution: Richard Price (1723-91) Welsh Radical and Scientist

A brief look, but with the emphasis on science, at the life and times of Richard Price a prominent eighteenth century dissenter, political and social reformer, founder of life assurance through his work on publishing Bayes’s Theorem on probability, and a supporter of the American revolution and the opening events of that in France. If time permits the talk will also look briefly at the scientific and political lives of his Bridgend nephews William Morgan (winner of the Royal Society Copley Medal, producer of plasmas) and George Cadogan Morgan (writer on electricity and radical republican at a dangerous time).

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Lost Harbour of Ancient Rome – Free Online Course

Explore the Lost Harbour of Ancient Rome – Archaeology of Portus MOOC.

The University of Southampton invite you to join our unique free online course with world-leading archaeologists from the University of Southampton.

  • Ideal for anyone with an interest in archaeology, history, ancient Rome or the very latest digital technologies
  • Free 6 week online interactive course, only two hours per week
  • Be part of a cutting-edge research project

Course starts on 19th May 2014 – Register for free now!

You will chart a journey from the imperial harbour to its connections across the Mediterranean, learning about archaeological discoveries and the many ways in which we use them to understand the history, landscape, buildings, and the people of this unique place. Largely filmed on location in Italy, this free course will also provide you with an insight into the wide range of digital technologies employed to record, analyse and present the site.

Who is this course for?

This course is for anyone who is interested in archaeology, ancient Rome or digital technologies, whether you are a student wanting a taster of our archaeology degrees or simply interested in learning more about the latest discoveries at this fascinating site.

We look forward to you joining us online for six weeks of Roman exploration. Watch our taster video or to find out more or register visit our website.