History Day 2017 Programme

History Day & Journal Launch / Diwrnod Hanes a Lansiad Cylchgrawn

Saturday 23 September / Sadwrn 23 Medi 2017 10:00am-4:30pm

Swansea Museum (10am-12.30pm) and National Waterfront Museum (2:00pm-4:30pm) / Amgueddfa Abertawe (10am-12.30pm) ac Amgueddfa’r Glannau (2:00pm-4:30pm)


In association with the Swansea Branch of the Historical Association / Ar y cyd â Changen Abertawe y Gymdeithas Hanes
Refreshments available / Lluniaeth ar gael


     The morning at Swansea Museum – this can get very busy, come early to ensure a seatHD2017 - Reform.jpg

10.10 launch of Volume 25 of the Swansea History Journal / Minerva – it is available throughout the day - for a taste of what's inside click here.

10:30 Mark Lodwick, "Recent finds from Swansea & the surrounding area". Mark is Finds Coordinator for the Portable Antiquities Scheme in Wales based at Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales.

11.30 Helen Hallesy, “Swansea Commemorative Pottery: Politics, Royalty, Reform, Wars”  Helen, a long term Council member of the R.I.S.W. and advisor to Swansea Museum on ceramics, has published books on Ynysmeudwy Pottery, the Glamorgan Pottery, and a collector's exhibition book of the Swansea Potteries. Her talk introduces her brand new book on this theme, which will be available for the first time. Come & get a copy !

12.40 Debate: “Nostalgia and History have nothing in common” all welcome, have your say


The afternoon at the National Waterfront Museum just three minutes walk away

2.00 Teresa Hillier, “Legacy of Longfields - a project which examines a pioneering disability charity for children with cerebral palsy, established in 1952”   Teresa is the project manager and also a PhD student in disability history at Swansea University.

2.40 Ian Smith, “Community Museums”  Ian is Modern & Contemporary Curator at the National Waterfront Museum in Swansea and will talk about his programme of engagement with local groups.

3.30 Gerald Gabb, “Swansea & the Sea”  a former museum education officer, Gerald has researched and published Swansea history

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The R.I. welcomes the partnership of the Swansea Branch of the Historical Association in putting on the History Day.

The R.I. and H.A. are grateful to Swansea Museum and the National Waterfront Museum for accommodating the event.