Tag Archives: Swansea University

‘Careers in Libraries and Archives’, 2 June 2015 …

Research Institute For Arts and Humanities
‘Careers in Libraries and Archives’

Dr Katrina Legg, Archivist, Richard Burton Archives,Elen Davies, Librarian,Swansea University

Venue: Glyndwr Room A, Glyndwr Building, Swansea University

2 June 2015 – 2-3pm

Don’t miss the upcoming masterclass

Focused on: Enhancing Employability – Career Development

The session will be informal and will offer a chance to pick the brains of an  experienced working professional and to ask questions and gain advice.

The session are open to all students and non-students.

Places are limited.

Reserve your space today:

Contact Kate Spiller, Project Coordinator: k.spiller@swansea.ac.uk


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).

For further information contact: j.v.tucker@swansea.ac.uk

Working in Heritage Day, 19 February

Heritage Skills Programme, Working in Heritage Day, Wednesday 19th February,

12.00 – 13.00
Ian Smith (National Waterfront Museum)
Work and interpretation at the National Waterfront Museum
13.45 – 14.30

Paul Roberts (British Museum)
Informal talk with students about work at the British Museum

14.30 – 15.00
Sam Wale (Egypt Centre)
How I got my dream job!

15.00 – 15.30
Caroline Graves-Brown and Wendy Goodridge (Egypt Centre)
Applying for jobs in museums

16.00 – 17.00
Paul Roberts (British Museum)

Organising a major exhibition at the British Museum: Pompeii

Keep your eyes peeled over the next couple of weeks as the Key Heritage Skills Programme will be announcing new heritage placements opportunities and speakers very soon (http://www.swansea.ac.uk/riah/graduate-centre/heritageskillsprogramme/.)  Updates will issued on the website and sent via email.

For more details on the ‘Working in Heritage Day’ please contact Dr Jo Berry: J.T.Berry@swansea.ac.uk

HLF Funding Opportunities Workshop

Connected Communities Project

Funding Opportunities Workshop

Everyone Welcome

Join us at Mount Zion Chapel, Bonymaen for a workshop to learn about funding opportunities available for local community projects.

Organised by Swansea University’s ‘Connected Communities’ project, this workshop is open to everyone who is interested in acquiring funding for community heritage projects, including:

  • First time applicants to the Heritage Lottery Fund
  • Those who have received Heritage Lottery Fund grants and are looking for support for further activities

  Mount Zion Chapel, Bonymaen

December 13, 2013

 10.30-am – 12.30pm 

Led by Adam Hitchings, Heritage Lottery Fund

Refreshments available. 

If you would like to attend please contact Kate Spiller, Connected Communities Project Co-ordinator : k.spiller@swansea.ac.uk to reserve your place.  

HA Anniversary Lecture, 19 October

Mechanization in Ancient Greece and Rome (illustrated)

Dr Tracey Rihll of the History and Classics Department of Swansea University, in collaboration with the Classical Association.

It is not commonly known that machines powered by human or animal muscle, by water, by air, by steam, and by falling weights were employed in Greek and Roman agriculture, quarries and mines, manufacturing establishments, service businesses and homes, either to make tasks easier to perform or allow them to be performed at all. Knowledge about such machines was formed and disseminated in writing. Known books on machinery were written by a dozen individuals, including Arkhimedes.

(This replaces the scheduled lecture by Professor John France, which will be delivered at a later date. www.haswansea.org.uk.)