Monthly Archives: April 2016

Locating Disability in Britain’s Industrial Revolution, 5 May …

Swansea University Research Institute for Arts and Humanities



Professor David Turner (Swansea University)

Thursday 5 May 2016 at 6.30 pm
Faraday Lecture Theatre, Faraday Building, Swansea University, Singleton Park, Swansea, SA2 8PP (This is an accessible venue)

Everyone is welcome and admission is free.  To reserve your free place go to, email or tel 01792 295190 to leave your name.

Light refreshments will be available before the lecture from 6.00 pm.


3D Tour of 1666 London …

Six students from De Montfort University have created a stellar 3D representation of 17th century London, as it existed before The Great Fire of 1666. The three-minute video provides a realistic animation of Tudor London, and particularly a section called Pudding Lane where the fire started.…/fly-through-17th-century-londo…


Heritage Placement Opportunities …

Research Institute for the Arts and Humanities, Key Skills Programme



Skills Training – Career Development –  Employability Enhancement

This programme will be of interest to students from within and outside of heritage and heritage-related disciplines, including IT, management, tourism and literature.

National placements including:

  • Royal Commission for Ancient Monuments of Wales (RCAHMW)
  • Big Pit, National Coal Museum
  • National Waterfront Museum
  • Gwent Glamorgan Archaeological Trust (GGAT)
  • The Dylan Thomas BirthHouse, 5 CwmdonkinDrive
  • The Egypt Centre, Swansea University
  • Richard Burton Archives, Swansea University
  • South Wales Miners Library

Open to all postgraduate students and ECRs at Swansea University, including MA, MPhil and PhD students .

Placements include travel allowances, bursaries and funding for accommodation where applicable.

Please visit the website to download the application form and to access information on all available placements, funding for travel and accommodation and details on how to apply.

Deadline for applications: April 25th at 5pm. Please direct enquiries and completed application forms to Kate Spiller, Project Coordinator:


Tangle Jack on the Copper Jack, 24 April …

Sunday 24th April 2016 – 16:00

On Sunday 24th April at 4pm a guitar duo Tangle Jack will provide an afternoon concert on Copper Jack. The programme will contain a mix of genres,  mainly of a relaxing nature.

Reservation of places is advisable as numbers are limited. Our usual Cruise prices of £8 for adults apply. Please call Copper Jack on 07785347549 for tickets.


Classical Music on the Copper Jack, 22 April …

Friday 22nd April 2016 – 14:00

To celebrate 100 years since the birth of Yehudi  Menuhin, Live Music Now, an organisation set up by Menuhin is arranging classical musical concerts in unusual places.

Copper Jack will be hosting a concert by  Icaris, a guitarist and flautist, on Friday 22nd commencing at 2pm.  The event will last around 90 minutes and weather permitting will include a cruise up The River Tawe.

Tickets for the event are rather limited but are available by calling SCBT on 07785347549.



Wales on Wheels 2016, 14 May …

The fourth Wales on Wheels is confirmed for Saturday 14 May 2016. As before it will be held in and around the National Waterfront Museum and Dylan Thomas Square in Swansea Marina. There will be a dinner at the Marriott on the evening of Friday 13 May.

Click WoW 2016 Flier for full details.

Click Wales on Wheels 2016 dinner menu  for dinner details. Bookings and menu choices are required by 4 May. The speaker is Philip Kirk, former Managing Director of the Oxford Bus Company and now Archivist of the Kithead Trust.

See previous WoW at Wales on Wheels

The event is a joint effort by the Roads & Road Transport History Association, National Waterfront Museum, Swansea Museum, and Swansea Bus Museum. Participation and entry is free.

Swansea Bus Museum – ride a double-decker from the Museum to Mumbles!
Ryland Classics
Swansea Museum truck and bus
Barry Bus Museum
Classic Vehicle Enthusiasts Group
Yeoman Living History –
Swansea Motorcycle Club
Skewen and Pontarddulais Classic Car Clubs
Swansea Historic Vehicle Register
Welsh Area Fire Engine Restoration Society
Swansea Fire Service
Pink Cadillac
University of Wales Trinity St David’s School of Applied Design (modern racing cars)
Tools for Self Reliance
Wallace and Gromit van and motorcycle with sidecar
Mametz Woods Classic Car Run 2016
Sinclair C5 with pedals for kids
Penydarren Steam Locomotive accompanied by Mr Trevithick himself –
Gilbern Club
Swansea Railway Modellers Group
Bryngold Books
Oxfam transport book sale
Oxford Diecast

Hafod-Morfa walk, Saturday 9 April …

If you’d like to know more about Swansea’s copper heritage and Swansea University’s involvement in the site’s development, why not join us on a walk around the Hafod Morfa Copperworks site on Saturday 9th April at 11:00 a.m. The walk will start from the Museum Collection Centre.

To book your place please phone the Museum Collection Centre on 01792- 467282