Dathlu Ein Canmlwyddiant: Prifysgol gymunedol ar lwfan rhyngwladol Cyfres Darlithoedd Cyhoeddus Abertawe 2020

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This event is part of the Centenary series

Speaker

Launch of the Centenary Essays Website / Lansio Gwefan Traethodau’r Canmlwyddiant
Prof Hywel Francis, Lecture Series Co-ordinator
Prof Paul Boyle, VC
Sian Williams, Head of Special Collections

Lecture / Darlith:
Dr Sam Blaxland

Refreshments available from 1pm / Lluniaeth ar gael o 1yh

Speaker's Biography

Ganwyd a magwyd Dr Sam Blaxland yn Sir Benfro. Mynychodd Ysgol Gyfun Tasker Milward cyn mynd i Brifysgol Caerdydd i astudio Hanes. Graddiodd ag anrhydedd dosbarth cyntaf yn 2012 ac enillodd radd Meistr yn 2013. Rhwng 2013 a 2016, bu'n astudio am PhD ym Mhrifysgol Abertawe, wedi’i ariannu’n llawn gan Gyngor Ymchwil y Celfyddydau a'r Dyniaethau. Testun traethawd ymchwil Sam oedd y Blaid Geidwadol yng Nghymru rhwng 1945 a 1997, a bu'n rhaid iddo deithio ledled y wlad ar gyfer yr ymchwil, gan gynnwys treulio cyfnodau hir yn Llyfrgell Bodleian Rhydychen. Ers diwedd 2016, mae Sam wedi bod yn Gymrawd Ôl-ddoethurol yn yr Adran Hanes ym Mhrifysgol Abertawe, lle mae wedi bod yn ymchwilio ac yn ysgrifennu ei lyfr ar hanes y Brifysgol i nodi ei chanmlwyddiant eleni. Ochr yn ochr â hyn, mae'n Diwtor Hanes Modern ac yn darlithio ar agweddau amrywiol ar wleidyddiaeth a chymdeithas Prydain ac Ewrop yn yr ugeinfed ganrif. Ers 2017, mae Sam wedi cyfrannu'n rheolaidd at y cyfryngau darlledu yng Nghymru a Phrydain, fel arbenigwr gwleidyddol ar y teledu a'r radio, gan gynnwys rhaglen brecwast y BBC, Newyddion 6 y BBC a rhaglen dros nos canlyniadau etholiad cyffredinol 2019 ar y BBC.

From: Jan. 21, 2020, 1 p.m.
To: Jan. 21, 2020, 3 p.m.
Location: Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea University, Singleton Park, SA2 8PZ, Swansea

We are pleased to invite you to attend the launch of the Centenary Essays Website, followed by a lecture by Dr Sam Blaxland - 'Campus and Community: Writing the History of Swansea University'

The primary purpose of this talk is to kick-start the centenary lecture series by providing a very brief overview of Swansea University's rich and fascinating history. It will also cover how Sam Blaxland approached writing a centenary history volume to mark this occasion. His forthcoming book Swansea University: Campus and Community in a Post-War World, 1945-2020 is a deliberate break from most 'top-heavy' narrative institutional accounts. He will discuss how he approached the topic in this way and why he focused on themes like the evolving nature of academia, changes in youth culture, the shifting nature of the relationships forged between staff and students, and the way in which the University - or 'the College' as it was known for most of its existence - interacted with its wider communities. He will also cover why he chose to begin the study in 1945. The book is also different to most other institutional histories in that research for it involved a large and wide-ranging oral history project. This lecture will demonstrate how the testimonies of past students, academic, and non-academic staff have added depth and colour to the book's analysis.

This event is free.

All welcome!


Contact: South Wales Miners' Library (Email: miners@swansea.ac.uk) - Telephone: 01792 518603


Event created by: m.orford

 
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