Events & Activities

Programme for 2017-2018

Since its foundation in 1835 the Royal Institution of South Wales has been dedicated to the ‘cultivation and advancement’ of knowledge. Each year it arranges talks, open to members and the public alike, with this aim in mind.

This year's programme is as varied as ever. ‘Swansea and the world’ is our scope. Our themes cover history, art, society, science and technology, in the past, present and future. Our speakers are always expert and often well-known. The discussions are lively and thought provoking. To see some of the highlights from last year's programme, click the Event Archive tab below.

Click each event for more information. We hold all our events in Swansea Museum unless noted otherwise. If you have a question, please contact our events organiser at


  • History Day & Journal Launch / Diwrnod Hanes a Lansiad Cylchgrawn

    Saturday 23rd of September, 2017 at 10:00am

    History Day & Journal Launch / Diwrnod Hanes a Lansiad Cylchgrawn

  • Jenny Williamson

    Thursday 14th of September, 2017 at 6:30pm

    Jenny Williamson

  • Lyn Evans

    Thursday 16th of March, 2017 at 7:30pm

    The Large Hadron Collider: a marvel of technology / Y Gwrthdarydd Hadron Mawr: rhyfeddod technolegol

  • Martin Thomas

    Tuesday 28th of February, 2017 at 12:00pm

    Heritage in health / Treftadaeth mewn iechyd

  • Rory Farelly

    Tuesday 21st of February, 2017 at 1:00pm

    The journey of being patient- and family/carer-centred / Y daith o fod yn ganolog ar y claf ac ar y teulu/gofalwr

  • Hamish Laing

    Tuesday 14th of February, 2017 at 1:00pm

    Healthcare for the future: meeting the challenges / Gofal iechyd ar gyfer y dyfodol: cwrdd â’r heriau

  • Andrew Davies

    Tuesday 7th of February, 2017 at 1:00pm

    Meeting local health and social care demand in the 21st century / Diwallu anghenion iechyd a gofal cymdeithasol lleol yn y 21ain ganrif

  • Prof. Gareth Jenkins

    Thursday 27th of October, 2016 at 7:00pm

    Blood tests for cancer: the future of cancer diagnosis / Profion gwaed ar gyfer canser: dyfodol diagnosis canser

  • History Day & Journal Launch / Diwrnod Hanes a Lansiad Cylchgrawn

    Saturday 24th of September, 2016 at 10:00am

    Another successful History Day and Swansea History Journal launch!

  • Annual summer outing

    Thursday 12th of May, 2016 at 9:15am

    An account of the Annual Summer Outing 2016

  • William Grove

    Thursday 22nd of October, 2015 at 7:30pm

    Lecture on William Grove, pioneer of the fuel cell.

  • Josef Herman in Wales

    Thursday 17th of September, 2015 at 6:30pm

    Josef Herman in Wales, held at Dynevor Centre for Art and Design

  • The Newport Medieval Ship

    Thursday 3rd of September, 2015 at 7:30pm

    Seafaring and Iberian trade in the fifteenth century

  • Culture and the arts - Swansea on the world stage

    Tuesday 10th of February, 2015 at 12:00am

    Lecture given by Professor Peter Stead.