This event is part of the Centenary series
Karmen ThomasSpeaker's Biography
Mae Karmen Thomas yn fyfyriwr PhD yn yr Adran Hanes ym Mhrifysgol Abertawe, dan oruchwyliaeth Christoph Laucht a Tomas Irish.Mae Karmen yn astudio hanes yr adran wyddoniaeth yn y Brifysgol, drwy ddatblygiad yr adrannau gwyddoniaeth a sefydlwyd yn ystod blynyddoedd cynnar y sefydliad.From: May 20, 2020, 2:30 p.m.
The lecture explores the connection between the provision of scientific teaching and research and the establishment of the University College of Swansea in 1920. From the late nineteenth-century scientific higher education in Wales was provided by the University of Wales and the three constituent colleges of Aberystwyth, Bangor and Cardiff. The lecture will argue that underpinning the foundation of the Swansea institution were debates pertaining to the University of Wales' unsatisfactory record of providing scientific higher education that addressed industrial problems and needs. Furthermore, the question of the effectiveness of the Welsh university federal system in establishing and promoting science disciplines at the three colleges is an important discussion, especially as the pressures of World War I shaped the urgent need for scientists and a skilled workforce. Drawing together these deliberations the lecture will conclude that the provision of scientific tertiary education was a vital element in the decision to site another university college in South Wales.
Contact: South Wales Miners' Library (Email: firstname.lastname@example.org) - Telephone: 01792 518603