Month: March 2015

Sir Mortimer Wheeler at Cardiff University

Posted on 26 March 2015 by Judith Dray

Dubbed ‘the most famous British archaeologist of the twentieth century’, Sir Mortimer Wheeler was the first lecturer in the archaeological department at University College Cardiff (now Cardiff University).[1] He held a joint position with the National Museum of Wales as Keeper of the Archaeological Department. He became Director of the National Museum of Wales before
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On Managing Records and Personal Data at Dunder Mifflin: The Michael Scott Approach

Posted on 26 March 2015 by Judith Dray

I’ve recently been watching the US series of the Office – for purely professional purposes, of course… I was struck by the amount of times records management issues jumped out at me (a worrying thing to admit, I know!). In Series 2, Episode 21 “Conflict Resolution” which originally aired in May 2006, the office manager
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The UK’s First Female Professor: Millicent MacKenzie

Posted on 17 March 2015 by Judith Dray

Hettie Millicent Hughes was Normal Mistress at the University College of South Wales & Monmouthshire from 1891-1904.  “Normal Mistress” was a term to describe someone who provided instruction to trainee teachers.  We have a copy of her 1898 contract – see image below. Millicent was made an Associate Professor in 1904 and Professor of Education
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Belgian Refugees

Posted on 13 March 2015 by Judith Dray

Belgian Refugees in Cardiff, Weekly Mail, 1914. The BBC News Magazine ran an article in September last year which posed the question of how 250,000 Belgian refugees who came to Britain during the First World War could possibly have left without leaving a trace (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-28857769). Not quite without a trace – Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot
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