Judith Dray

Judith Dray


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Hack your records! 10 simple steps for better records management

Posted on 17 February 2017 by Judith Dray

This post is based on a hand-out produced for staff at Cardiff University and was available during the recent Staff Speak Week. As such, it is primarily aimed at Cardiff University Staff and so contains links to internal guidance and procedures. We hope you find something useful!   By managing your records well, you can benefit from easily
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Inspirational People: 3. Kathleen Freeman – Classicist and Fiction Writer

Posted on 13 December 2016 by Judith Dray

For the third instalment of our “Inspirational People” series, we are looking at the inspirational life of an early Classicist at the University.   Name:   Kathleen Freeman Profession: Lecturer in Greek Date: Appointed 1919 – Resigned 1946 AKA:                    Mary Fitt (1936–60) Stuart Mary Wick (1948; 1950) Clare St. Donat (1950) Caroline Cory (1956)   Kathleen
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Inspirational People: 2. Mary “Eppynt” Phillips – The First Female Graduate of the Medical School at Cardiff

Posted on 22 September 2016 by Judith Dray

For the second instalment of our “Inspirational People” series, we are looking back at the first female graduate of the Medical School in Cardiff. In the years following her studies, Mary “Eppynt” Phillips went on to live an undoubtedly inspirational life, making a remarkable contribution to medicine during and after the First World War. In
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Inspirational People: 1. Dame Olive Wheeler

Posted on 22 June 2016 by Judith Dray

Photograph of Dame Olive Wheeler, taken by Elliot & Fry, London. Part of Accession 271. Reproduced by permission of National Portrait Gallery under the Creative Commons License In a new series of snippets from the archive, we’ll be sharing snappy fact files about inspiring individuals from the University’s history. For the first in the series,
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Towards a snapshot of a bygone era: some new records from the Students’ Union

Posted on 5 April 2016 by Judith Dray

The Institutional Archive recently took in some records and artefacts from the Students’ Union. These older records help to fill a gap in our understanding of the Union and the variety of items help us towards building up a mental image of student life in the past. They include minute books dating from the 1930s
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Explore Your Archive: What can the Institutional Archive do for you?

Posted on 16 November 2015 by Judith Dray

This week is the launch week for Explore Your Archive, a campaign encouraging people to discover the stories, the facts, the places and the people that are at the heart of our communities. Archives across the UK and Ireland are taking part to raise awareness of the value of archives to society and of the
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Explore Your Archive: Feedback on the Value of Archives

Posted on 16 November 2015 by Judith Dray

We’re incredibly grateful to members of the Students’ Union for providing some lovely feedback on Cardiff University’s Institutional Archives for Explore Your Archive. Their feedback illustrates the range of values which archives can have for business, for individuals and for society. They can help to improve current business, can be intellectually stimulating, and can evoke
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Cardiff Medical Students’ Contribution to D-Day

Posted on 23 September 2015 by Judith Dray

We recently came across some interesting records in the Archive which can tell us something about Cardiff students’ contribution to the Normandy Landings. On February 22nd 1944, the Ministry of Health sent a letter to “All Deans of Medical Faculties and Schools in England and Wales,” a copy of which has been preserved in the
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A story from the archive: A Royal Visit and the Suffragette

Posted on 19 August 2015 by Judith Dray

In Cardiff University’s Institutional Archive there is a volume described as, ‘Royal visit, 1912 (also earlier royal visits, openings of various college buildings and degree ceremonies 1912 – 1918)’ [Ref.: UCC/CV/3]. Among other fascinating snippets, this volume contains several newspaper cuttings of the King and Queen’s visit to Cardiff in June 1912. During this visit,
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