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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 […]

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.   Kathleen Freeman, 1922 Name:   Kathleen Freeman […]

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, […]

Inspirational People: 1. Dame Olive Wheeler

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 […]

Towards a snapshot of a bygone era: some new records from the Students’ Union

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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)’ . […]

Cardiff Fête and Pageant, June 1931

Cardiff Fête and Pageant, June 1931

Posted on 10 July 2015 by Judith Dray

In the summer of 1931, Cardiff Castle was taken over by students and staff of the University College of South Wales and Monmouthshire. Over the course of the 24th and […]