Month: June 2015

Officer Training Corps at Cardiff University

Posted on 18 June 2015 by Judith Dray

In the 1910s, the University College of South Wales and Monmouthshire (a predecessor body of Cardiff University) attempted to set up an Officer Training Corps. This would allow students to train as military leaders during their studies at Cardiff with the aim of applying for Commissions afterwards. Without the training, students aiming for a military career
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Access and learning for all (part 2)

Posted on 8 June 2015 by Judith Dray

“Female students shall be admitted to attend any of the courses of instruction…” By Siân Collins Following on from our blog post last week about equal opportunities for all social classes at the University College of South Wales and Monmouthshire (later Cardiff University), this time we look at how female students were welcomed and encouraged
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Death of John Viriamu Jones, Cardiff’s First Principal

Posted on 1 June 2015 by Judith Dray

Today (1st June 2015) marks the 114th anniversary of the death of John Viriamu Jones, the first Principal (equivalent of the Vice-Chancellor) of the University College of South Wales and Monmouthshire (later Cardiff University). Although a prominent physicist who worked extensively on the ohm, Viriamu Jones’ enduring work is his contribution to education. The order of proceedings for
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