Month: May 2015

Photograph of the old college on Newport Road

Access and learning for all: University College of South Wales and Monmouthshire in the 1880s (Part 1)

Posted on 28 May 2015 by Judith Dray

Old college building on Newport Road “Nerth gwlad ei gwybodaeth – A nation’s strength is in its learning” In 1882 the first draft of proposals for the planned University College of South Wales and Monmouthshire set out that the College should provide the following forms of education:- students taking a degree at any of the
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Could better Records Management have saved the clones? Orphan Black, inadequate archivists and the 5¼” floppy disk dilemma

Posted on 14 May 2015 by Judith Dray

By Siân Collins WARNING: SPOILERS FOR SERIES 2, EPISODES 1-8 OF ORPHAN BLACK!! I am currently catching up with the second series of Orphan Black. Although I’m enjoying the story I’ve been distracted by two things. First of all, Sarah was led down to the crypt of a church where the archives of a local
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Ever wondered about why some lecture theatres have particular names?

Posted on 6 May 2015 by Sian Collins

We were asked a few months ago about the meaning behind the names of certain buildings and lecture theatres in Cardiff University. Their names are something that many of us take for granted and probably don’t think about too much. However, when we started to look into it we unearthed some interesting stories about people
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